I've been developing custom workstations since 2009 and it been a very interesting hobby. I've noticed if you add some LED lights to any build you will make it look cool, and if you pay somehow about USD $1500 plus you will have high performance, however through the period of time, i learned that best workstation is dependant on performance & Stability of that performance through the years.
Seeking best performance I've developed my custom coolant chiller and name it (Poseidon) which i will try to make it available commercially.
The main objectives of the custom chiller is to provide an additional coolant to bring down the temperature of the liquid used to cool PC main components (CPU, GPU, M.2 & RAM) temp stable around 15c regardless of the room temp.
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Main characteristics of the Poseidon: 1- Small size to fit medium / large workstations cases 2- Can be customized internally / externally in the build 3- Full control via remote applications installed on phone or PC 4- Comes in different configurations, single & dual compressors for extreme build and 24h operations 5- Safe for home use 6- User-friendly (simple mode for any user) & (Manual mode for advanced)
Currently, you can notice the chiller mounted under the table (Picture 7) with an independent circulation pump and flexible pipes, for Testing & Developing purpose only.
Once the full testing period is done, (3 months) 24/7 operation daily, Poseidon will be mounted in case within the PC case and it will work like any other PC configuration.
If you are wondering whats the purpose of the liquid chiller within a PC?
To simplify the answer is to be somehow independent of the room ambient temperature, and provide fully distributed coolant for all the PC components.
Liquid coolant is fully dependant on room ambient temp, it only circulates the airflow in the room and by touching the hot surface it can help reduce the temp. However, if the ambient temp is hot then your air / liquid coolant will be useless.
To help you understand this better, take an example situation where you put a heater in the room in winter, the temperature of the room will jump to +25c and at this temperature, your complete components (CPU, GPU, SSD, M.2, Motherboard, Ram Power Supply etc) will suffer and performance of your workstation will degrade.
The (Poseidon) chiller can help in the overclocking but its designed for different purpose, the main objectives is to keep the liquid used in coolant the PC components at a temp of 15-18C and independent of the room ambient temperature.
In addition, this built took into consideration cooling other components (CPU, GPU, M.2, SSD) HDD and RAM water block is yet to be included, at a temp of 15C yet room temp is somehow 22 - 28C. Yet performance and stability is not affected even after long operation time and extreme tweaking.
I was able to overclock the CPU stable to 5.3ghz, and play for hours using 3840x1080 @144hz stable including HTC VR
Since 2019 i have upgraded my workstation with the following:
1- Developed Liquid coolant Chiller 2- Upgrade to i9 9900k 3- Upgrade to Asus Maximum XI 4- Samsung 970 Pro m.2 nvme 5- HTC VEVO Pro VR
So the new Poseidon is not an ordinary build, and yet not complete, its concept I'm working to develop and hoping that I can customize a modular system for commercial/consumer purpose.
If you have any questions, please l do welcome your feedback here or via my email email@example.com