bit-tech.net

Go Back   bit-tech.net Forums > bit-tech.net > Article Discussion

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 28th Feb 2010, 10:57   #1
Sifter3000
I used to be somebody
Moderator
 
Sifter3000's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: The South Sea Bubble
Posts: 1,766
Sifter3000 has yet to learn the way of the DremelSifter3000 has yet to learn the way of the DremelSifter3000 has yet to learn the way of the DremelSifter3000 has yet to learn the way of the DremelSifter3000 has yet to learn the way of the DremelSifter3000 has yet to learn the way of the DremelSifter3000 has yet to learn the way of the Dremel
How To Make Your Own Watercooling Reservoir

Gary Voigt, esteemed maker of the Art Deco Zenith 5-s-29 Radio Case Mod, takes us step-by-step through how he hand-crafted his very own watercooling reservoir.

http://www.bit-tech.net/modding/guid...ng-reservoir/1

__________________
The Rt Hon Alex Watson.
Dennis Publishing Emerging Platforms, bit and CPC alumni.

My weblog is The Wired Jester.
Photos on Flickr.
Sifter3000 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28th Feb 2010, 11:26   #2
Jehla
Supermodder
 
Jehla's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 371
Jehla is a hoopy frood who really knows where their towel is.Jehla is a hoopy frood who really knows where their towel is.Jehla is a hoopy frood who really knows where their towel is.Jehla is a hoopy frood who really knows where their towel is.Jehla is a hoopy frood who really knows where their towel is.Jehla is a hoopy frood who really knows where their towel is.Jehla is a hoopy frood who really knows where their towel is.Jehla is a hoopy frood who really knows where their towel is.Jehla is a hoopy frood who really knows where their towel is.Jehla is a hoopy frood who really knows where their towel is.Jehla is a hoopy frood who really knows where their towel is.
Brilliant! Been looking for something like this.
Jehla is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28th Feb 2010, 11:46   #3
robyholmes
I'm under your desk...
 
robyholmes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: North Yorkshire
Posts: 100
robyholmes has yet to learn the way of the Dremel
Alas some modding! Great work bit-tech!
robyholmes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28th Feb 2010, 11:47   #4
PingCrosby
Supermodder
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Sunny Redcar in Cleveland
Posts: 379
PingCrosby is a hoopy frood who really knows where their towel is.PingCrosby is a hoopy frood who really knows where their towel is.PingCrosby is a hoopy frood who really knows where their towel is.PingCrosby is a hoopy frood who really knows where their towel is.PingCrosby is a hoopy frood who really knows where their towel is.PingCrosby is a hoopy frood who really knows where their towel is.PingCrosby is a hoopy frood who really knows where their towel is.PingCrosby is a hoopy frood who really knows where their towel is.PingCrosby is a hoopy frood who really knows where their towel is.PingCrosby is a hoopy frood who really knows where their towel is.PingCrosby is a hoopy frood who really knows where their towel is.
Excellent...well done and very informative
PingCrosby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28th Feb 2010, 12:06   #5
The_Beast
I like wood ಠ_ಠ
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 7,379
The_Beast - it's over 9000!!!!!!!!1!1!1!!!The_Beast - it's over 9000!!!!!!!!1!1!1!!!The_Beast - it's over 9000!!!!!!!!1!1!1!!!The_Beast - it's over 9000!!!!!!!!1!1!1!!!The_Beast - it's over 9000!!!!!!!!1!1!1!!!The_Beast - it's over 9000!!!!!!!!1!1!1!!!The_Beast - it's over 9000!!!!!!!!1!1!1!!!The_Beast - it's over 9000!!!!!!!!1!1!1!!!The_Beast - it's over 9000!!!!!!!!1!1!1!!!The_Beast - it's over 9000!!!!!!!!1!1!1!!!The_Beast - it's over 9000!!!!!!!!1!1!1!!!
Very nice, cool tubing trick too
__________________
- i7 3770k - MSI Z77A-GD65 - EVGA GTX 570 - 8Gb G.Skill Sniper (1.25v) - Fractal R3 Black - Corsair H50 - Corsair 750HX - Samsung 830 128Gb SSD - 6 Samsung F4EG 2TB - 2 WD Black 1TB - 2 WD Black 750GB - Dell UltraSharp U2410 - WASD V1 Custom - IBM Model M SSK - KBC Poker (Ergo-Clears) - Logitech Mx518 & G500 - Audio Technica AD700 - Logitech Z4 - Windows 7 Pro -
The_Beast is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28th Feb 2010, 12:14   #6
Tattysnuc
Thinking about which mod to do 1st.
 
Tattysnuc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Liverpool
Posts: 1,246
Tattysnuc is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.Tattysnuc is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.Tattysnuc is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.Tattysnuc is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.Tattysnuc is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.Tattysnuc is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.Tattysnuc is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.Tattysnuc is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.Tattysnuc is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.Tattysnuc is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.Tattysnuc is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.
Do you not have to be carefulabout using metals in a cooling loop? I've read about galvanic erosion or something like that?

It's to do with having two different metals. Don't know much more about it than that.
Tattysnuc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28th Feb 2010, 12:23   #7
Lizard
@ Scan R&D
 
Lizard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 2,890
Lizard can run CrysisLizard can run CrysisLizard can run CrysisLizard can run CrysisLizard can run CrysisLizard can run CrysisLizard can run CrysisLizard can run CrysisLizard can run CrysisLizard can run CrysisLizard can run Crysis
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tattysnuc
Do you not have to be carefulabout using metals in a cooling loop? I've read about galvanic erosion or something like that?
Yes, different metals will cause galvanic corrosion, in which ions move from one metal to the other. It doesn't happen quickly, but it will eventually destroy your waterblocks/fittings/radiator/pump.

Which is why you should always add a corrosion inhibitor to the coolant (along with an algae killer too).
Lizard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28th Feb 2010, 13:18   #8
capnPedro
Hacker. Maker. Engineer.
 
capnPedro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: North-East England
Posts: 4,381
capnPedro is a hoopy frood who really knows where their towel is.capnPedro is a hoopy frood who really knows where their towel is.capnPedro is a hoopy frood who really knows where their towel is.capnPedro is a hoopy frood who really knows where their towel is.capnPedro is a hoopy frood who really knows where their towel is.capnPedro is a hoopy frood who really knows where their towel is.capnPedro is a hoopy frood who really knows where their towel is.capnPedro is a hoopy frood who really knows where their towel is.capnPedro is a hoopy frood who really knows where their towel is.capnPedro is a hoopy frood who really knows where their towel is.capnPedro is a hoopy frood who really knows where their towel is.
That's why things are nickel plated. It prevents corrosion. A rule of thumb is to use either all copper blocks/rads/etc or all aluminium blocks.
__________________
There is no better previewing system than the 'Submit Reply' button.

I <3 Aquatuning & Enermax long time!
capnPedro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28th Feb 2010, 13:56   #9
rickysio
N900 | HJE900
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 964
rickysio has yet to learn the way of the Dremel
Or a cheap(er) res - cut up a water bottle. Use the bottle cap as the filler, and use two holes at the side for input and output. I used to use a bottle for pneumatics, so I did find out that blutack is something exceedingly airtight.
rickysio is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28th Feb 2010, 14:35   #10
Yemerich
I can has PERSUADETRON?
 
Yemerich's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Sao Paulo - Brazil
Posts: 1,114
Yemerich is almost as Godly as yodasarmpitYemerich is almost as Godly as yodasarmpitYemerich is almost as Godly as yodasarmpitYemerich is almost as Godly as yodasarmpitYemerich is almost as Godly as yodasarmpitYemerich is almost as Godly as yodasarmpitYemerich is almost as Godly as yodasarmpitYemerich is almost as Godly as yodasarmpitYemerich is almost as Godly as yodasarmpitYemerich is almost as Godly as yodasarmpitYemerich is almost as Godly as yodasarmpit
Now THAT's a cool article!

Good work!
__________________
----------------------------- Yemerich -----------------------------
Hephaestus (best design Windows Vista Magazine - 2007, MotM nominee 2008)
Odinn (CCE best design in CP-Brazil 2008)
Hades (Best advanced casemod design CP-Brazil 2010)

Take a look on my projects here.
Yemerich is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28th Feb 2010, 15:03   #11
feedayeen
Multimodder
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 204
feedayeen has yet to learn the way of the Dremelfeedayeen has yet to learn the way of the Dremelfeedayeen has yet to learn the way of the Dremelfeedayeen has yet to learn the way of the Dremelfeedayeen has yet to learn the way of the Dremel
What about those of us who want the ultra large reservoirs that water beds provide?
feedayeen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28th Feb 2010, 15:18   #12
Zurechial
Elitist
 
Zurechial's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Ireland
Posts: 2,038
Zurechial can run CrysisZurechial can run CrysisZurechial can run CrysisZurechial can run CrysisZurechial can run CrysisZurechial can run CrysisZurechial can run CrysisZurechial can run CrysisZurechial can run CrysisZurechial can run CrysisZurechial can run Crysis
Great article, very useful and informative!

That trick with the tubing is excellent too, I'm definitely going to make use of that in future.
__________________
Main: CM Cosmos II <-> i7 4770k <-> EVGA GTX 780Ti SC <-> Sabertooth Z87 <-> 16GB DDR3 <-> Samsung 840 Pro <-> Crucial M4 <-> Dell U2410 <-> HP ZR24w
Laptop: Core i7 2670QM<-> GTX 570M <-> 8GB DDR3 <-> Crucial M4 <-> XMG P511
Zurechial is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28th Feb 2010, 15:50   #13
glaeken
Freeeeeeeze! I'm a cawp!
 
glaeken's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,885
glaeken has yet to learn the way of the Dremelglaeken has yet to learn the way of the Dremelglaeken has yet to learn the way of the Dremelglaeken has yet to learn the way of the Dremelglaeken has yet to learn the way of the Dremelglaeken has yet to learn the way of the Dremelglaeken has yet to learn the way of the Dremel
Love the air pressure and tubing tricks.
__________________
I drink your milkshake! I drink it up!
My Graphics Blog | Optix.NET
glaeken is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 28th Feb 2010, 16:54   #14
Alec**
Minimodder
 
Alec**'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Surrey, UK
Posts: 21
Alec** has yet to learn the way of the Dremel
This article has fantastic timing!! Me and a mate are planning a old Stacker Res-Orection, the clue is in the name that it will feature a large (custom made) Res. Was planning to order the parts tonight and this article has helped (especially with type of plastic) Thanks! Should be posting results in a couple of weeks (might start a thread up on here).
Alec** is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28th Feb 2010, 17:24   #15
disturbed13
Hypermodder
 
disturbed13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: middle of stop light city evansville in
Posts: 816
disturbed13 has yet to learn the way of the Dremel
now thats cool
nice job
__________________
If you think you can, then you CAN. If you think you cant, your RIGHT.
he who can destroy a thing, controls a thing
Project Lithium - 10.23.10 more paint and some hardware
Quote:
Originally Posted by jhanlon303 View Post
The modder in me says whack a hole, fool!
disturbed13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28th Feb 2010, 17:45   #16
Burnout21
Is the daddy!
 
Burnout21's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Bindi's cupboard
Posts: 8,549
Burnout21 is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.Burnout21 is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.Burnout21 is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.Burnout21 is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.Burnout21 is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.Burnout21 is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.Burnout21 is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.Burnout21 is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.Burnout21 is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.Burnout21 is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.Burnout21 is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.
perfect timing! I am currently designing a reservoir for my project and i was wondering about using acrylic cement. I've used it plenty for bonding other projects but was a little worried about using it for a reservoir.

Also the tubing trick is awesome!
__________________
Project log Mocha70
Workstation: Q6600, DFI P45-T2RS Plus, 8GB Reaper HPC, Quadro FX3450, 60Gb Vertex 2
Game: i7 930, GA-X58-USB3, 12GB Kingston, GTX280, 1Tb Seagate, WC
Burnout21 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28th Feb 2010, 18:58   #17
Xtrafresh
It never hurts to help
 
Xtrafresh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: St. Martin, Dutch Antilles
Posts: 2,990
Xtrafresh can run CrysisXtrafresh can run CrysisXtrafresh can run CrysisXtrafresh can run CrysisXtrafresh can run CrysisXtrafresh can run CrysisXtrafresh can run CrysisXtrafresh can run CrysisXtrafresh can run CrysisXtrafresh can run CrysisXtrafresh can run Crysis

I'm absolutely interested in doing this, i have some very specific requirements for the res that's getting a key spot in my next mod. Great stuff man!
__________________
Think of how stupid the average person is, and realize half of them are stupider than that.
- George Carlin
Xtrafresh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28th Feb 2010, 19:33   #18
talladega
I'm Squidward
 
talladega's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Demote Thread Krabby Patties: 7,219
Posts: 5,259
talladega is a hoopy frood who really knows where their towel is.talladega is a hoopy frood who really knows where their towel is.talladega is a hoopy frood who really knows where their towel is.talladega is a hoopy frood who really knows where their towel is.talladega is a hoopy frood who really knows where their towel is.talladega is a hoopy frood who really knows where their towel is.talladega is a hoopy frood who really knows where their towel is.talladega is a hoopy frood who really knows where their towel is.talladega is a hoopy frood who really knows where their towel is.talladega is a hoopy frood who really knows where their towel is.talladega is a hoopy frood who really knows where their towel is.
Excellent guide! I liked the part about forming the tubing. Very helpful!
__________________
derp
talladega is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28th Feb 2010, 20:51   #19
Darkraven
Multimodder
 
Darkraven's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Monroe, Louisiana US
Posts: 120
Darkraven has yet to learn the way of the Dremel
Well done article, nicely written and good layout. Enjoyed reading it, course the information has tobe just stored on minds back page while waiting to get rich & famous to finally get into water cooling.
__________________
Aluminum is my buddy.
Darkraven is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28th Feb 2010, 22:38   #20
dslickness
Minimodder
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 21
dslickness has yet to learn the way of the Dremel
Thank you so much for posting a Modding Article!! Bit-tech.net used to have so many modding guides (some of the best), and then suddenly they trashed most of the guides.

Anyway, thanks for the info. I wish I knew more about Extruded Acrylic back then. I will come back to this page for info on tube molding.
dslickness is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 04:56.
Powered by: vBulletin Version 3
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.