A few suggestions for Koolance

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A few suggestions for Koolance

Postby bambihunter » Thu Jul 09, 2009 10:09 am

I have really liked the products Koolance offers. I have had a few problems most which have been resolved admirably by Koolance. However, like ANY product, there is room for improvement, or additional items. I just thought I'd write a few of mine, maybe others can do the same. I know more products mean more money but maybe something will be of interest.

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My first (and favorite) suggestion is "nested elbows". This means pairing two nozzles as a package that have different heights so that when angled the same direction the rear one would clear the first. There would have to be enough clearance for compression fittings.

2. I would also like to see some type of extremely quiet (or possibly even passive if possible) external unit for home theatre pc's (HTPC). Ideally, it would look like audio equipment like most HTPC cases do. Maybe it would utilize a large hidden 360mm fan for high air flow but with low noise. This type of unit would be stand-alone with the pump, res, rad, fan(s), and controller (everything but the blocks) and shouldn't have the glitz and glamour of the ENU external units with no lighting or external displays (but hidden behind a panel is fine).

3. I would love to see a rear res fill connector so that you could use a remote fill port. If you've got a PC full of RP-1000's or RP-980's as I do they are not easy to pull out even far enough to fill.

4. Taller shroud options to use thicker radiators without using a riser or filling so much of the case. I really like the look of the shrouds, but the risers take it from looking like an integrated product to a cheaper looking add-on.

5. Shrouds for the deeper (35mm, 38mm, or deeper) fans

6. Shrouds (seems to be a common theme huh?) :lol: for other sized radiators (80's, 92's, and especially the 140's)

7. Radiators in different sizes. I had to get my 2x80mm and 92mm radiators from another source. I would have much rather gotten them all here.

8. Put G1/4 threads on your EXTB-P24 funnel.

9. Make a a curved pipe somewhat like the CNT-VDA34 but curved to 180 degrees. It would be beneficial for them to be available with both male and female ends (or one of each).

10. Put a 6mm drain on a 13mm 90 degree. This would be PERFECT for conecting to the power supply or coming out of a low radiator.

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Put sound dB ratings on all products that make noise (fans, pumps, etc). I see they are slowly doing this...

Put the fan's CFM used to rate your radiators (i.e. if you used a 100cfm to get 400 watts of cooling) so that we would have a relative example so we'd know if more could be tweaked from it.

Don't auto-logout so quickly on the main site. Most other sites I go to I can be away longer than I can here, and if I do get logged out it remembers me so I don't have to type my complete username/password like I do on there (I don't have this problem on the forums).

There is an EXTREMELY annoying bug in the forums that after your post gets so long it starts jumping every character you type unless you scroll down to the new line. This is hard to describe so if you've not seen it I might have to capture a video of it.

We also need a report button to report spam or other inappropriate content on the forums.
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Re: A few suggestions for Koolance

Postby Special--k » Thu Jul 09, 2009 6:25 pm

these are some good suggestions.

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Re: A few suggestions for Koolance

Postby Knuckles6 » Sat Jul 11, 2009 4:37 pm

I would really like to see a mounting bracket for the INS-FM 16 flow meter.

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Re: A few suggestions for Koolance

Postby [Koolance] Tim » Tue Jul 14, 2009 9:36 am

Good ideas, keep them coming. :)

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Re: A few suggestions for Koolance

Postby Izerous » Tue Jul 14, 2009 9:56 am

I tried pushing them for a passive rads and 140mm rads a while ago. I'm glad I'm not the only one that would like to see them.
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Re: A few suggestions for Koolance

Postby bambihunter » Tue Jul 14, 2009 11:24 am

Oh, one other major one (at least for me) is something like the PSU-1300ATX-12N but with INTERNAL G1/4 connectors instead of external. That's the one thing keeping me from buying it already.
Last edited by bambihunter on Wed Jul 15, 2009 8:12 am, edited 2 times in total.
PC5-1336BK
PSU-1300ATX
2 VID-NX295S
2 RP-1000
RP-980
CPU-350AC
2 CHC-122
MVR-100
AMD 955BE, 6 250gb in RAID0, 8GB OCZ Flex 1200, 2 EVGA GTX295 FTW's. Loop 1: CPU & quad GPU's. Loop 2: PS to 120mm to NB/SB/Vreg's to dual 80mm rad/fans

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Re: A few suggestions for Koolance

Postby Mik » Tue Jul 14, 2009 8:55 pm

Certainly with you on the internal nozzles for the PSU. With a full set of cards and no spare expansion slots either the case has to have holes to route tubing through or an external solution is needed (I use an EXOS LT). For those of us with the PC5 1336 case a (new, Koolance made) 2x80 rad sitting over the PSU with a small and simple pump res could form a lower compartment loop maybe keeping a couple of HDs chilled at the same time. And count me in on the remote filler too. When I finally get around to my parallel pump system that will be a big plus. Every time you pull out an RP1000 for filling is another chance for the leakage gremlins to strike.

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Re: A few suggestions for Koolance

Postby [Koolance] Tim » Wed Jul 15, 2009 3:49 pm

Placing the nozzle sockets for the PSU-1300ATX-12N on the internal chassis side was our original intention, but there were physical limitations within the PSU that prevented us from doing so. It's possible this might be done in future models, however, users should be aware that the liquid-to-liquid heat exchanger and nozzles would add quite a bit of depth. The PSU-1300ATX-12N already requires 10-11" of front-to-back distance with cables, and an internal LLE+90° nozzles would be another 2.5-3". Many newer chassis wouldn't have a problem with that, but it does cause additional incompatibility for others.

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Re: A few suggestions for Koolance

Postby Izerous » Wed Jul 15, 2009 7:31 pm

Ideally for the PSU nozzles keep the exchanger on the outside to keep current case compatibility and have 4 nozzle spots, 2(1in 1 out) inside and 2(1 in 1 out) outside. The only real trick doing that from a design point of view would be the piping to go from the external heat exchanger to where you would place the nozzles on the inside. Could be done but would definitely require design work.
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Re: A few suggestions for Koolance

Postby Mik » Wed Jul 15, 2009 7:52 pm

I see the argument for maximum case compatibility; I was coming from the standpoint of having already given up a drive bay so the extra length can be accommodated without further sacrifice. Izerous's idea is a good one although it will likely add further cost to an already pricey component.


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