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Thread: Installed my Iwaki 20RZ, pics
06-26-04, 03:20 PM #1
Installed my Iwaki 20RZ, pics
Here it is:
I made a redwood box for it:
My radiator, for those who havn't seen it yet (50' of 3/4" copper, burried in wet ground):
My temps have dropped 3C using this pump. Before I was using a Groundfos circulation pump with similar head but much higher GPH (1250 GPH) and higher wattage (185W). My overclock didn't increase. I switched to the Iwaki to lower my electric bill.
Here's the rest of the pics. I got rid of condensation by sealing up my case so no air goes in or out and pumping the cold water through a heatercore and fan inside the case which cools the air while recirculating it.
Last edited by pelikan; 06-26-04 at 06:59 PM.
06-26-04, 03:30 PM #2
Far and away one of the most ingenious (and quiet ) watercooling setups I've seen. Do have one question though: how's your flow with that much tubing? I know Iwakis have a lot of head, but that's really gotta be pushing that 20RZ
06-26-04, 04:32 PM #3
06-26-04, 05:21 PM #4
funny to see something I once had now installed, far far away.
glad to see its working for you, nice setup
06-26-04, 06:53 PM #5
Thanks for selling me the pump greenman100.
That's right, I used to have an eheim 1250 in there. The flow was, suprisingly, pretty good. Since the copper is 3/4", it is not very restrictive at all. I think I calculated a 2' pressure drop in the 50' of pipe.
Then I got a Grundfos pump for free. That thing has 25' of head and 1250 GPH. I was getting about 4 GPM with it. It worked great but it used 185W and I got sick of paying a higher power bill.
This Iwaki is perfect. I'm getting pretty close to the flow I got with the Grundfos, but with only 55W.
06-26-04, 06:58 PM #6
What makes the ground wet? How deep is the copper tubing burried?
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06-26-04, 07:02 PM #7
Here's a pic from just before I trimmed the plastic and filled the dirt back in. It's burried about two feet deep. The plastic keeps water in.
06-26-04, 07:06 PM #8
The heatercore in this pic isn't cooling the water. Its job is to keep the case cool using the cold water from the burried radiator outside. I covered all the holes in the case with duct tape and put the psu outside the case. So with the side panel on the case is comletely sealed. I did this to stop the occasional condensation problems I was having. It's a cool, dry little micro-environment in there.
06-26-04, 08:39 PM #9
that's crazy! and by crazy i mean awesome!
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06-27-04, 01:31 AM #10
It looks like you are cooling your intake air with that rad in the front, right? If so that is a great idea. Looks like you have a sweet setup.
06-27-04, 10:46 AM #11Originally Posted by InvisGreenMan