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In my search for info on the subject I came across this thread.


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Originally posted by Blitzer
I know most kids could use cooling? :shocked: :freak:
Got me...lol

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I agree it's a lot of work but I really like the idea of the in/out manifold rather than daisy chaining from one water block to the next. That way everything gets the coolest temp possible. So far I haven't found a prefab version so the only way to do that is to have it custom built:frown:
 

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Originally posted by feetpiece
I agree it's a lot of work but I really like the idea of the in/out manifold rather than daisy chaining from one water block to the next. That way everything gets the coolest temp possible. So far I haven't found a prefab version so the only way to do that is to have it custom built:frown:
If I remember my fluid dynamics and heat transfer classes correctly, you will have to be careful of a few things:

1) that the pressure drops/friction losses across all of the separate circuits are of similar magnitudes. If not, you may end up starving one of them as the coolant takes the "easy" way through a more freely flowing one.

2) It is possible, IIRC, to have to fast of a flow rate. If there is not enough contact time, very little heat is transferred until the deltaT is bigger -- defeating the purpose of liquid cooling.

Thermo and fluids were more than 20 years ago now, so I could be wrong. :frown:20 years -- I've become an old fart:frown:

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It's a very cool project, don't get me wrong... but even the huge amount of labor involved aside, I have to wonder if he spent as much on copper as he would have spent on a pre-made kit. Also, since copper oxidizes, wouldn't aluminium have been a better choice for the blocks? I wouldn't feel too good about a green chunk of copper sitting on my CPU.
 

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Aluminum will not last long sad to say. Copper is good if you take care of it. He did clear coat it.

All that work and a sliced finger. I don't think it was worth the trouble. But, it would be something to be proud of for sure.
 

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Ah yes the Tinker is a wonderous person. Just for the love of tinkering is enough reason to take on such a project.

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Originally posted by Creeper1313
It's a very cool project, don't get me wrong... but even the huge amount of labor involved aside, I have to wonder if he spent as much on copper as he would have spent on a pre-made kit. Also, since copper oxidizes, wouldn't aluminium have been a better choice for the blocks? I wouldn't feel too good about a green chunk of copper sitting on my CPU.
I have this block o' Zalman copper sitting on my CPU right now, and it isn't clearcoated or anything that I know of; that'd interfere with the transfer of heat.



And, besides being heavy it is the next best thing to liquid cooling; and at only $40 it is an outstanding buy.

Another thing; they don't turn green either. :crazy: At least mine hasn't.
 
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