by Greg King on April 17, 2006 in Water-Cooling
Trying to cool your PC on a budget? EVERCOOL may have the solution you are looking for, with their WC-F117 water cooling kit. It comes complete with CPU and GPU blocks and almost everything else you need.
The first item I want to examine is the control unit. This is where the reservoir, pump and radiator are housed. You can see on the front of the unit, there is a dial to control fan speed and 4 buttons that allow you to control LCD color, switch between fans, switch between Celsius and Fahrenheit and finally, switch between temperature display and temperature setting mode. Let’s take a look at the front panel. This picture can be found in the user manual of the F117, which is well written by the way.
The Main Unit of the Water Cooler Front panel Functions
- 1. LCD Function Display
- 2. Fan Speed Control
- 3. Water Flow Display
- 4. LCD Display Light Switch
- 5. UP Button switches between Fahrenheit and Celsius and increases the temperature setting.
- 6. SET Button switches from temperature display to temperature setting mode.
- 7. DOWN Button Switches between displays of FAN 1 and FAN 2 speeds, and decreases the temperature setting.
About the LCD Panel on the Main Unit of the Water Cooler
- 1. Water Pump Monitor
- 2. Noise Monitor
- 3. Water Reservoir Capacity (light flashes when water level is too low)
- 4. FAN1 displays the main unit fan speed (can be adjusted)
- 5. FAN2 displays the system fan speed
- 6. Fan Speed Display
- 7. Temperature Display and Setting
Now that we have an understanding what the outside of the F117 has to offer, lets rip into the inside and see what makes it tick.
As you can see, there is quite a bit going on in that small area. In the front, you have all of your circuitry and a blue LED fan. Behind that you have your radiator as well as your reservoir. The pump is inside the reservoir and behind it all, there is another fan and a bit more circuitry. Like I said, there is quite a bit going on in there but if the airflow is enough; the radiator will do as it should and keep the water temperature level acceptable.