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Cooling Cheap `n` Nasty water cooling

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Kipster, 11 Jul 2003.

  1. Kipster

    Kipster What's a Dremel?

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    Was bored the other day so thought id venture into the world of water cooling.

    The water block is an old Zalman flower, which happened to be lying around :)

    This Mod cost nothing as everything was lying around.




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    Here it is ready to be converted to take water

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    2 holes drilled through the center for the pipe

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    And another 2 holes drilled in the fins

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    The pipe used is Brake pipe which is cheap, threading it through was a pain as it kept jamming

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    Pipe threaded through forming 2 loops

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    Front side

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    Now to sloder the pipe to the base and fins, i used a Plumbers blowtorch and plumbers solder, it took ages to heat this thing up :)

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    Here the fins are soldered to the pipe

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    Ooo looks lovely :D, actually i was lucky as it just cleared those caps

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    I dont have any pumps, tanks etc, so i hooked it upto the garden hose and fed it through my bedroom window :eeek:

    So did it work ??

    Yep pretty well :hehe:

    Test rig was a classic thunderbird @ 1GHz

    Ran it in the bios with no water, heated it up till it reached 60 C, ran out to the garage turned on the hose and within a few minutes the temp came down to 26 C, which i thought was pretty cool, (no pun intended :hehe:)

    So next plan is to get a windscreen washer pump and a small radiator, so that it can all fit in a case. :D

    Dunno if its been done before :confused:
     
  2. ZapWizard

    ZapWizard Enter the Mod Matrix

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    That is totaly ghetto, but it rocks..

    I moved to modding, as I don't think with the garden hose, it's not a complete guide.

    I like the zalman's smashed fins.
     
  3. M_D_K

    M_D_K Minimodder

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    Now that is a ghetto block i love it dude :p
     
  4. malcs

    malcs oops! i put a hole in the ***** :(

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    Totally ghetto dude :rock: :rock:
     
  5. Guest-16

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    best ghetto mod ive seen yet imo :rock: :clap:
     
  6. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    Dude that's so damn Ghetto it's unbelievable... good idea; might use that for my old Zalman which lies around here with no purpose... Don't wanna buy another by any chance?? :naughty:
     
  7. overfloe

    overfloe What's a Dremel?

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    wow. now zalman has got an idea for a new waterblock :lol: LOL
    ghetto style
     
  8. M_D_K

    M_D_K Minimodder

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    Ok this should be added to the most ghetto :D
    in the mod awards :p
     
  9. Kipster

    Kipster What's a Dremel?

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    Yep sorry i thought about it and it aint really an article :D

    Thanks for the comments ppl, its an easy mod to do Drill, pipe and blowtorch thats all you need. :hehe:

    It was either a Thermalright SLK-800 or the Zalmam as a copper HS is needed to solder the pipe, ive never been impressed with the Zalman Flower Crap cooler IMHO, so it drew the shortest straw
    :D
     
  10. Guest-2808

    Guest-2808 Guest

    Nice mod dude, and an interesting idea...

    No, not the waterblock, but the hose pipe! Where I live, water in unmetered, you just use as much as you like. So, why bother with a radiator when there is a free supply of cold water? :D

    Seriously... it would even carry the heat away so your case/room would not heat up (good around this time of year).

    MoJo
     
  11. Ubermich

    Ubermich He did it!

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    I'd be slightly worried about corrosion personally... but meh. I was planning a block similar to this, but never got around to it (ME not getting around to something? NAH) I was gonna do a copper block w/ copper tubing though so minimal corrosion... ah well.
    Like the garden hose idea though :lol:
     
  12. DeLorean5000

    DeLorean5000 What's a Dremel?

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    :jawdrop: :nono:
     
  13. 1398342003

    1398342003 Ubermodder

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    That's horrible :eeek:

    I think that it would be better if you just went through the base. The pipes in the fins do little, except make it more getto.
     
  14. Melov

    Melov What's a Dremel?

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    rofl
     
  15. ReFredzRate

    ReFredzRate Relix Headshot!!

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    Never thought it would be this easy to make watercooling.... :)
     
  16. KMS-oul

    KMS-oul You think you know me.

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    thats as cheap and nasty as it gets. Me likes :D
     
  17. Fly

    Fly inter arma silent leges

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    I can feel pain from the Zalman HQ in Seoul...

    :waah:

    Ghetto-tastic tho!
     
  18. Haddy

    Haddy World Domination

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    onward to extreme kooling where it belongs....Nice mod though...
     
  19. Jamie

    Jamie ex-Bit-Tech code junkie

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    That is amazing, never thought I would see it done quite like that, the best of luck with the other components :clap:
     
  20. Guest-2808

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    What's all this about?

    Sure, corrosion is an issue, but it's not impossible to solve. I can think of a couple of ways... you could flush the system to clear it out every now and then, or maybe use low corrosion materials for your waterblock. There has to be something that will conduct heat but is not corrosive... like stainless steel perhaps?

    It must be possible. I think about all the crap that goes through a garden pump, yet somehow it does not get trashed.

    MoJo
     
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