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Fit's Mini Phase build log

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by Fitseries3, Jul 8, 2008.

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    After a few months of contemplating whether or not just buy a phase or to just build one myself i have decided to just do it myself. why? most phases are $500+ and are USUALLY in a generic yet decent looking case and have a short suction line which doesn't allow for flexibility in tech-station/ benching situations. most pre-built/manufactured phases are designed to be put under a case such the ever so popular LIAN LI styled cases. i choose to build my own to better suit my wants and needs.

    i have sought after a reasonably small compressor to take up as little room as possible. while not as powerful as larger compressors, it will still perform wonderfully for what im wanting to use it for. most people go for the big setups to get as cold as possible but im shooting for -40 degrees Celsius while using easy to find and low cost parts and supplies. i will try to build this for under $200, which i know sounds crazy but im gonna show you that a good quality phase doesn't have to cost more than a water setup.

    dont get TOO excited now... this build is going to take a few weeks at the least but please keep watching... it will be exciting!
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    IM ALREADY Tooooooooooooooooooo EXCITED! :p
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    Oh..a project log for this, should be fun to see it grow.
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    heh.. maybe if planned. i've got my HVAC license . ;)
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    Whoa whoa there, no need to be all foreboding. I think it'll go swimmingly, patience being the key. Now you can put up some real outrageous benchies w/ all that hardware moving through your rig all the time, :toast:.
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    Damn man, your into everything aren't you!? Sweet, now I am hit into this! Sounds like nothing more then fun my friend! :toast:
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    Sorry. All electronics already go to me. It's in his will.
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    That seems a little suspicious that you know that if you ask me..........
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    here's a few...

    im LUCKY that i found a pump that runs on straight R134a. im gonna use a 80/20 split R134a and anhydrous ammonia.

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    im getting one of these custom made from Piotres...
    mine will be sleaved in orange though.

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    Oh do I wanna see this happen. Looks like quality craftsmanship so far. :)
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    Awesome fit! Looks real good so far, I may be doing this myself someday!:toast:
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    subscribed. Convince me and i'll do one myself as well!!!
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    looking great so far. Nice work. Keep us updated.
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    peter is from poland, and his machine work is top notch. if you plan to build one, take in mind that it is not easy. tuning, cap tube diameter and length, getting nitrogen (purging w/ propane is a big safety hazard), gauges, torches, brazing rods, refrigerant, refrigerant license if you want anything other than r134, load tester, condenser size, fans, insulating, making a housing....

    but once you build 1, you could build more to recoup what you just spent in building it :D
    im assuming you have to acrylic fabrication from your dtek tops so, an acrylic case would be cool!

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    thats a piece of pie :confused:
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    er.... my budget just got smashed...

    it wasn't a surprise though. good craftsmanship costs money. i think it's worth the price for a good suction line/evap setup.
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    not to rain on the parade but -25 to -45 idle temp's would prolly equate to just a few degrees below 0 which you could easily achieve with a good TEC setup :eek: and better look at different refrigerant's other than 134a

    good luck and post lot's of pix
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    this is gonna sound odd but.... im not trying to go extreme with my extreme cooler here. -100c is not needed for me. i'll be happy with -40c which is -40f(odd but true). actually... i may shoot for a bit colder.. how about -50c which is -58f.
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    well. fit, i may have some good news for you. i have a vapochill that can hold my e8500 @ -40c loaded w/ 1.7v

    it also just so happens that i am moving and need to get rid of it ;)
    send me a pm.
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    i have spent hours and hours and hours reading countless pages. im not a dummy in HVAC/R either. i have a license and i have worked in HVAC/R before so i have plenty of experience.

    im trying to build one that will fit in my TJ07 and run 24/7 with the least amount of condensation and not have to insulate the entire computer.

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