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Title: Watercooling project
Post by: spic0m on April 03, 2008, 07:46:41 AM
Since i see we are full of people knowing PIC's here i need HELP.
Its time for my watercooling project to start taking shape, but, i don't want to just put a peltier and a thermosensor to work. I want to have a stand alone system with its own power supply and some AI (provided by PIC's) and also some visual readings (LCD screen). My only prob is that i have no idea of program PIC and implement them in the project, anyone willing to help with code and stuff? I think this could be a very good project and a good subject for discussion here in the forum. If this turns out well i can sell you the patent  :P
Title: Re: Watercooling project
Post by: kam on April 03, 2008, 08:08:01 AM
I can help you spic0m with PICs. But we share the money :P
Title: Re: Watercooling project
Post by: tpone on April 03, 2008, 18:46:09 PM
I can promote your idea but i want 15%  :P :P :P
Title: Re: Watercooling project
Post by: kourt on April 03, 2008, 19:34:06 PM
Also me with 1%. ;D
Title: Re: Watercooling project
Post by: methos on April 03, 2008, 19:39:39 PM
Ok, i understand Kam, he will help. Tpone also will promote the idea. You kourt? Why you want 1%?
Title: Re: Watercooling project
Post by: kourt on April 03, 2008, 19:50:10 PM
Because i will bue it ;D
Title: Re: Watercooling project
Post by: spic0m on April 03, 2008, 19:58:22 PM
bue?
Title: Re: Watercooling project
Post by: kourt on April 03, 2008, 20:02:01 PM
Like good-buy  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Watercooling project
Post by: spic0m on April 03, 2008, 20:03:40 PM
Buy it? You can make one with plc you know  ;D
Title: Re: Watercooling project
Post by: kourt on April 03, 2008, 20:05:52 PM
No i don't
Title: Re: Watercooling project
Post by: spic0m on April 03, 2008, 20:27:15 PM
I'm thinking of a watercooling system (w/c from now on) that measures temperature in several points of the circuit, activate the peltier when needed and also in case of emergency shut down the pc or the pump or i don't know what. Don't forget that everything has to be seen in a nice LCD and also controlled (on-off, different readings, etc.). Is this possible? Can it be done, the software part i mean.
Tomorrow i'll post some draft scetches.

The project will be named Heavenly cooled  :D  ;D  :D  ;D  :D  ;D  :D  ;D  :D  ;D
Title: Re: Watercooling project
Post by: kam on April 03, 2008, 21:54:32 PM
Lol! I like the name!

Everything is possible! Tell me exactly what you like!
Title: Re: Watercooling project
Post by: SiEger on April 03, 2008, 23:37:08 PM
Why don't you place the peltier where it belongs? On the CPU directly?
Title: Re: Watercooling project
Post by: Erkeli on April 04, 2008, 11:26:45 AM
Directly on the cpu? Man it changes the temperature VERY fast. Won;t this be a problem?
Title: Re: Watercooling project
Post by: spic0m on April 04, 2008, 15:32:52 PM
who said it belongs to cpu direct? If you want also to cool the GPU what then, put another peltier?
And i leave aside the fact that due to the big temp differences you got ALOT of moisture in the cpu.
The idea is that one peltier can cool the water in the tank and the water the cpu, gpu, norhtbridge and whatever else you want. By this way it is more easier to controll it and i believe more safer, i've seen cpu's break from the sudden temp difference!
Title: Re: Watercooling project
Post by: Supernova on April 04, 2008, 18:30:59 PM
And also do not forget that the heat from CPU stays in the box. Peltier just transfer it from one side to the other...

And the moisture thing that spic0m said. Is very important to take in account.
Title: Re: Watercooling project
Post by: FelIX on April 04, 2008, 20:48:24 PM
The idea of cooling water is banging but is it needed? Is it so hot to need a cold water? I mean, simple water cooling with fan and radiator is not sufficient?
Title: Re: Watercooling project
Post by: manley_V on April 04, 2008, 22:13:22 PM
Cat, spic0m lives in Greece. Have you any idea of Greece during summer? 45 degrees under shadow...

40 days a year with no sun

Water cooling is simply inefficient. Actually Greeks lives hugging an air condition. If you live north you may not know what this device is  ;)
Title: Re: Watercooling project
Post by: spic0m on April 05, 2008, 09:41:35 AM
Manley is right, as we speak now i have cpu temp at 40 degrees celsius and case 33, it's not much but remember we are at the start of April. Also the pc is going to be a server working 24/7 so i want it trouble free. And after all i like it this way  ;D  ;D.
Title: Re: Watercooling project
Post by: jupiter1991 on April 05, 2008, 11:48:06 AM
Come on man, 40/33 are bellow average...
Title: Re: Watercooling project
Post by: spic0m on April 05, 2008, 12:01:11 PM
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Come on man, 40/33 are bellow average...
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it's not much but remember we are at the start of April

Anyway here is a draft sketch on how i imagine it, along the pipes path should be temp sensors and some switches to close the water flow in case of failure or maintenance.

Title: Re: Watercooling project
Post by: Seawolf on April 05, 2008, 18:04:06 PM
i'm curious to see this project!
Title: Re: Watercooling project
Post by: Andre on April 06, 2008, 14:06:10 PM
Yep me too!
Title: Re: Watercooling project
Post by: spic0m on April 06, 2008, 16:47:27 PM
With the help of the admin i believe you see it, next week i'm ordering stuff!
Title: Re: Watercooling project
Post by: Alex on April 06, 2008, 23:23:39 PM
What kind of stuff?
Title: Re: Watercooling project
Post by: spic0m on April 07, 2008, 20:22:36 PM
thermo sensors, pump, small stuff.
Title: Re: Watercooling project
Post by: methos on April 09, 2008, 18:29:02 PM
ALRIGHT!  ;D
Title: Re: Watercooling project
Post by: spic0m on April 11, 2008, 21:07:14 PM
Admiiin, wake up, we have to discuss the details! Are you in or not?
Title: Re: Watercooling project
Post by: kam on April 13, 2008, 14:46:44 PM
Admiiin, wake up, we have to discuss the details! Are you in or not?

of course im in!
Title: Re: Watercooling project
Post by: spic0m on April 13, 2008, 20:45:18 PM
So, lets get to work!
Title: Re: Watercooling project
Post by: Mercury on April 14, 2008, 19:04:00 PM
Yes people get to work! We all want to see this thing!