May 16th 2010
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Prometeia Mach I extracted from case, new mounting mods and LCD panel added. System regassed with higher performance r404 coolant. Case modded to fit build of Phase change cooler in bottom section. Case modded to move PSU housing. 3.5" slots removed for LCD display. Holes cut in top for fans & handle (now removed. Side panel modded to take large 200mm fan, side panel modded to take 2 x 200mm fans, new chrome grills on top, uv lighting and cables. Think thats about it, doubt you will find a more compact build of a PC with phase change cooler anywhere
I have had this down to -40C no problem without load, as with any phase change cooling system there is a lot of heat given out by the compressor and heat exchanger so it was a challenge to work out the best way to cool the unit and stop the alarm going off at 40C (compressor heat not the CPU heat). Finally I sectioned the two functions of the case. Air input to motherboard by 200mm fan and hard drives by 120mm case fans, extraction balanced by 2 x 80mm and 1 x 120mm fans in top of case. For the phase change cooler tried 2 standard air in fans on the exchanger and then fans drawing out on a side panel. Reversing this and putting the system under +ve pressure works better and variations are much smaller. So 2 x 200mm input fans at approx 140cfm with an output 56cfm fan at the heat exchanger and also through the PSU. Works like a dream and is well stable. Strangely found that allowing the unit to power off itself then restart by keyboard means it reaches temp in a couple of minutes. Much faster than a cold start. Don't have a clue why. More pics to follow