WaterChill KT12A-L30 - An Xtreme Solution for Xtreme users
Posted by: Rchiilleea on: 28.12.2005 01:00:00 [ Print | 0 comment(s) ]
Opening box I was pleased to see the foam for added protection during shipping, after removing it I came across the hat, lan yard and all the parts of the kit. Another thing I was staring at was the size of the triple 120mm radiator, it was huge and two things came to mind here. 1. what case and where. 2 .extra cooling power. Well before I decide what case ect lets get the kit out of the box.
Included in the kit isÖ well rather than listing lets take a look closer shall we Starting with the radiator and fans.
The Radiator is well made and I could find no damage anywhere, the fans and all screws where present and everything was in order, taking a closer look at the radiator we can see the fittings.
These are 10mm push pull fittings, which are safe and easy to use, some are worried about this sort of connection because of the push pull, but from my own experiences with them, I do not worry. I have never had a problem with them and neither should you, as they are safe enough for the setup here.
The fans are Adda 120mm, these are low noise according to Asetek and Should help quieten the system as well as cooling it.† Letís move onto the pump setup including the reservoir
The pump is a Hydor LC30, this is rated a 1000 litres an hour and should be more than efficient for this setup. Also on a plus note, Hydor pumps are generally quiet so the sound should not be too loud from this either.
The reservoir itself is pretty small but it should be more than efficient enough for the job, this can be placed either on its own or with the pump to form almost one unit.
As you can see, to use the reservoir in this way you need the metal bracket included in the kit. However, it also can compact the pump and res setup if space is an issue. To power the pump Asetek use a cable that ensures the pump and the fans turn on the moment you hit that Power button,
The power lead connects to the PSU on the outside and then runs into the case through a backplate, this leads to a box that the pump connects to as well as the fans. It also has a voltage selector for the fans to change between 12v and 6v. This is a good thing considering one motherboard manufacture recently decided that its CPU fan start up voltage will be about 7 Volts. (Yes that right MSI what are you thinking).†
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