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My class project was to install DD-WRT Linux on a router. I took this a step farther by adding water cooling.

 

Water Cooled D-Link DIR-615 rev C1

 

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http://www.overclockers.com/forums/album.php?albumid=47

 

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On my website i have posted step by step directions:

http://www.djcj.net/portfolio.html#router

 

How to install DD-WRT:

http://www.djcj.net/router-guide.html#dd-wrt

 

How to water cool your router:

http://www.overclockers.com/watercooled-router-mod-tutorial/

 

I have many more pictures so check out the picture gallery!

http://www.djcj.net/routergallery.html

 

While overclocking is possible with some routers, dd-wrt does not currently support it on the dir-615 rev c1. This does not matter a huge amount because this D-Link router has a 400mhz processor stock, compared to many Linksys that run mid 300mhz even when overclocked.

 

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Thank you everyone for your feedback. I have made revisions due to your help!

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My class project was to install DD-WRT Linux on a router. I took this a step farther by installing water cooling. If you are interested in overclocking your router's cpu, water cooling might be a good option for you!

 

Water Cooled D-Link DIR-615 rev C1

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http://www.djcj.net/images/router/4-hq.jpg

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http://www.djcj.net/images/router/19-hq.jpg

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http://www.djcj.net/images/router/3-hq.jpg

 

On my website i have posted step by step directions:

http://www.djcj.net/portfolio.html#router

 

How to install DD-WRT:

http://www.djcj.net/router-guide.html#dd-wrt

 

How to water cool your router:

http://www.djcj.net/router-guide.html#water-cooling

 

I have many more pictures so check out the picture gallery!

http://www.djcj.net/routergallery.html

 

While overclocking is possible with some routers, dd-wrt does not currently support it on the dir-615 rev c1. This does not matter a huge amount because this D-Link router has a 400mhz processor stock, compared to many Linksys that run mid 300mhz even when overclocked.

well i'm impressed !!....good job there mister robb. the vast majority don't even know routers have cpus much less how to mod 'em....you keep up the good work and i hope you get a decent grade for your effort.

cya

cj

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well i'm impressed !!....good job there mister robb. the vast majority don't even know routers have cpus much less how to mod 'em....you keep up the good work and i hope you get a decent grade for your effort.

cya

cj

 

Hahah :D Thanks very much!!! I turned in my report today so we'll see what i get ;)

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Yea... I was about to ask the same thing.

 

That looks like you have just a pump & block...

 

Also, with a case so masive, how did you not fit the pump inside?

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Where is the heat exchanger (radiator)?

 

This AquaBay m5 cooling system wasn't designed with one. It just has a block, reservoir, and a pump. Technically all you need is a block and a pump.

 

Edit: I am looking into buying a radiator, see posts below.

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Yea... I was about to ask the same thing.

 

That looks like you have just a pump & block...

 

Also, with a case so masive, how did you not fit the pump inside?

 

 

I tried for the longest time to get the pump inside the case (my hands were even bleeding). The case is not big at all since it is a Mini-ITX case. The problem was that putting the pump inside was putting too much pressure on the tubing and the block would not have been able to stay on the chips.

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Very cool project....however those CAT cables look hanus! Why didn't you cut them to length?

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Very cool project....however those CAT cables look hanus! Why didn't you cut them to length?

 

Thanks man.

 

The reason partially is because I was trying to meet a deadline / didn't care enough at the time.

 

Edit: Now that I am adding the radiator, I have the ability to to cut/crimp the cables, thanks for the tip.

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This AquaBay m5 cooling system wasn't designed with one. It just has a block, reservoir, and a pump. Technically all you need is a block and a pump.

Not that it really technically matters in this case, but more for the purposes of your academic project, it should be pointed out that the Aquabay M5 is not a cooling system.

 

The Aquabay M5 is a water temperature and level monitoring system, that can be added to an actual watercooling system, to provide a warning alarm in the case of the water level dropping too low, or the temperature rising too high.

 

On the product pages, it shows two examples of how this temperature/level sensor can be incorporated into watercooling:

http://www.thermaltakeusa.com/Product.aspx?C=1162&ID=1638#Tab0

 

By itself, the Aquabay M5 doesn't really do any cooling, as there is no heat exchanger to dissipate the heat energy in the water.

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Not that it really technically matters in this case, but more for the purposes of your academic project, it should be pointed out that the Aquabay M5 is not a cooling system.

 

The Aquabay M5 is a water temperature and level monitoring system, that can be added to an actual watercooling system, to provide a warning alarm in the case of the water level dropping too low, or the temperature rising too high.

 

On the product pages, it shows two examples of how this temperature/level sensor can be incorporated into watercooling:

http://www.thermaltakeusa.com/Product.aspx?C=1162&ID=1638#Tab0

 

By itself, the Aquabay M5 doesn't really do any cooling, as there is no heat exchanger to dissipate the heat energy in the water.

 

Thank you for teaching me this, i understand it better now. I just ordered a radiator from Koolance to hook up asap!

http://www.koolance.com/water-cooling/product_info.php?product_id=555

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I have added the radiator and shortened the Cat6 cables. Thanks everyone for your help.

 

I also added a switch on the front because I could not fall asleep at night with the blazing bright blue fans, LoL

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