A few suggestions for Koolance

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Re: A few suggestions for Koolance

Postby Izerous » Mon Nov 16, 2009 11:04 am

I'm finally retiring the pc2-901 case that I have had for so many years and have a Corsair 800D coming that should arrive sometime this week, it isn't the Extended Ascension I was originally after but $300 w/ $5 shipping vs ~$550 + then shipping and customs I can deal with the differences I do and don't like. The 800D has been the first case in quite a few years that has actually grabbed my attention enough to be interested.

Back on topic, with how I plan to change the flow path for the 800D since I'll have it gutted I have to admit the idea of having the threaded angled disconnections Bambi mentions would make things quite a bit easier and cleaner than having the angled nozzles and then disconnects later in the loop near the video cards.
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Re: A few suggestions for Koolance

Postby [Koolance] Tim » Mon Nov 23, 2009 3:30 pm

bambihunter wrote:I think it would even would be sufficient to have a G 1/4 fitting on the face of the unit. Then, you could just lean the computer back to fill it.


This is the direction we're hoping to go. Extending the fill port with some type of fitting or hose can then be left to the customer, depending on what they want or can fit.

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Re: A few suggestions for Koolance

Postby [Koolance] Tim » Fri Dec 04, 2009 5:39 pm

Ok, let's take a whack at a couple of the easier ones first. Many others are being worked out, but they'll take more time. We noticed a lot of rad comments :). Thanks to everyone for your suggestions.

bambihunter wrote: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.


How about this? It also avoids us having to double nozzle SKU's.

bambihunter wrote:Put G1/4 threads on your EXTB-P24 funnel.


Done.

bambihunter wrote:Put the fan's CFM used to rate your radiators...


This is available (at least now) under the "Other Data" popup graphs. We list the specific models of Koolance fans used for rad testing. Just plug it into the search box on our website and it'll pull up the full fan specs.

bambihunter wrote:We also need a report button to report spam or other inappropriate content on the forums.


There's a link to do this next to each post in the upper right next to "Quote". You'll only see it when logged in, though.

Knuckles6 wrote:I would really like to see a mounting bracket for the INS-FM 16 flow meter.


This is in the works.

omegastitch wrote:Another suggestion for Koolance, more variety in coolant color options...


Also in the works.

bambihunter wrote:Another idea (which isn't my own) is to put screw guards on the radiators.


This is currently available with Koolance "high flow" copper core rads (HX-CUxxxxV). Our other models will have a similar feature soon.

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Re: A few suggestions for Koolance

Postby Izerous » Sat Dec 05, 2009 12:15 pm

Actually I really like the alterenative approach to the right angled fittings. Also quite funtional to clear things like the large thumb screws on some CPU blocks if you were to use 2 together.
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Re: A few suggestions for Koolance

Postby bambihunter » Thu Dec 10, 2009 11:52 am

AWESOME Tim!!! :mrgreen:

I liked the idea of a one piece nested elbows but that is definately an acceptable means to accomplish the same thing and is easier to manufacture and to warehouse. Are they tall enough to still do the same thing even with 13mm compression fittings? If so, I will be getting some of them too.

I LOVE the threaded funnel. I will be ordering one with my next order. That is exactly what I was picturing. This will help overflowing the res when the system surges on startup.


This is proof that Koolance values customer feedback and at least considers its feasibility. When people say otherwise on the forums I will direct them to this thread. Thanks for listening Koolance! 8-)
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Re: A few suggestions for Koolance

Postby bambihunter » Thu Dec 10, 2009 2:12 pm

Another idea (well, actually more of a wish), would be a 3x120mm with top pump like the PC3-720's but with a longer radiator. Something sized like the 4x120 unit only with a pump and top res.
*** I guess basically an Exos 2.5 without the riser*** http://www.koolance.com/water-cooling/product_info.php?product_id=668 (basically it would mount like http://www.koolance.com/water-cooling/product_info.php?product_id=636. That should be

Yet another idea would be a copper radiator version of: http://www.koolance.com/water-cooling/product_info.php?product_id=636. If you didn't want to make a special one just for a direct drop in, then make a single SKU for all the parts needed for it and leave out the aluminum radiator. In other words, if it takes one of these http://www.koolance.com/water-cooling/product_info.php?product_id=916, one of these http://www.koolance.com/water-cooling/product_info.php?product_id=817, and/or whatever it takes for a single-click order of what it takes to make the exact same thing as the EHX-1320BK but with a copper radiator.

Keep up the good work! :ugeek:
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Re: A few suggestions for Koolance

Postby bambihunter » Tue Dec 22, 2009 9:29 am

Another idea would be to put an external molex connector on your power supplies. This would be great for powering external fans, pumps, etc. I have an old Antec 380w that I have used for years and I love it... It has the pictured plug to cover it up when not in use.
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Re: A few suggestions for Koolance

Postby bambihunter » Mon Dec 28, 2009 9:34 am

Another idea would be a low pressure but high volume external AC powered pump that can be run dry. Something like this would be ideal for flushing a system when it comes time to change the coolant. Thus far I have been just draining and refilling my systems since I always seem to have them apart before the scheduled maintainance. However, they nearing that time and I haven't found an easy way to flush large loops with multiple rises and falls.
I have thought about using an air compressor turned way down, but I am sure they will blow oil or debris into the loop. Hooking it up to the water line would work, but again that would introduce junk into the loop.
Ideally, would be a pump (if it exists) that could pump both air and water to flush out the system. Does such a beast exist? Also, it would be cool if it was easy to hook up a reservoir to it or draw water straight from a jug such as a gallon jug of distilled water.


Big thanks to Koolance on the suggestions they have taken and used (such as the 140mm radiators, the coupling adaptor, threaded funnel, etc). None of us expect them all, but it is great you guys are at least considering our ideas...
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Re: A few suggestions for Koolance

Postby Mik » Tue Dec 29, 2009 1:06 am

I agree with that; in fact I suggested something along those lines a few months back viewtopic.php?f=11&t=812 . Since then Koolance has added some new products which could work together with a dry running pump. For example, if you could attach it to the new threaded funnel at the top and fit a ball valve with a run- off tube at the bottom.
I think it's great that Koolance responds to its customers' ideas and I congratulate bambihunter on coming up with so many practical solutions and products.

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Re: A few suggestions for Koolance

Postby bambihunter » Mon Jan 18, 2010 7:34 pm

Another idea now that Koolance now offers 140mm radiators would be a 3x140mm radiator with a shroud with the cutouts like the Exos 2.5 where you would have a 3x140mm radiator and then a square cut out for the TNK-400. http://www.koolance.com/water-cooling/product_info.php?product_id=296
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