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Cooling Custom WB and lapping results

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Rekarp, 24 May 2005.

  1. Rekarp

    Rekarp What's a Dremel?

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    Over the past few days I have been wanting to cool my main pc so it can be quite and cool. I have been working on my gaiming pc watercooling which was getting a little expensive so i decided to go DIY on the main pc. The water block consists of 1/2" aryclic and a 1 1/2" copper top. I got the idea from Owen's copper cap but with a twist. Instead of having a copper plate and the copper cap on top, I flipped it over so the cap was the base of the block. In the aryclic top i used a hole saw to bore halfway through it so the cap can sit in it and then it was sealed with some plumbers goop. I did not tap any of the holes to keep the tools needed and price low. It uses 3/8" I.D. tubing and im hoping it would be a good performer. I have not tested it yet so stay tuned.

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    As you can see, the makers of the cap imprinted there name on the bottom. It is lapped to 600 grit since i used the higher grits on my Dtek WW. Speaking of which heres part two of the post

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    Lapped to 2000 grit :cool:
     
  2. jaguarking11

    jaguarking11 Peterbilt-strong

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    The DIY blocks very good. I would expect it to perform better if you had put a twisted wire in the inlet going all the way to the bottom to create turbulance.

    But awsome work.
     
  3. Rekarp

    Rekarp What's a Dremel?

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    Thx man heres an update

    I did a little tweaking with the cpu design and came up with this. Due to the fact that the brass tubes are close together, worm clamps are a tight fit. So with one tube longer it should fix that problem. I then made the indention for the cap deeper, about 3/4" deep, to move the inlet closer to the copper. Shown below is the final block (unless it leaks) on a test board i have.

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    I then decided to make a gpu block for the video card. So i used the same idea of the cap block to make a single slot cooling for my Fx5200.

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  4. Rekarp

    Rekarp What's a Dremel?

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    I made an external cooling box for it. All it needs are some fans and it will be ready to go. Ran it for 24 hours and no leaks in the box.

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    Next time im hoping to get some leak testing done.
     
  5. jaguarking11

    jaguarking11 Peterbilt-strong

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    Wow thats some nice work. Dont let ppl discurage you by not posting. This is interesting.

    BTW what kind of heter core are you using? It looks nicely moded.
     
  6. NoCoolOnesLeft

    NoCoolOnesLeft What's a Dremel?

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    I seriously don't have the guts to make my own WC gear... i dont even have the guts (or money :p ) to buy WC gear thats already made! Water + Computer + me = Disaster waiting to happen.
     
  7. Rekarp

    Rekarp What's a Dremel?

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    thx jaquar


    a little update.
    Leak testing the whole system right now

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    Rekarp What's a Dremel?

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    whoo success!!! so far Version 4 of the block has not leaked as of yet. And im posting on my main machine using this block :rock: . Temps arnt ground breaking or anything but simplicity and price was the biggest of the enemys. My Dtek WW beats the thing by like 10*C at idle but it cost like $40 more. I havent added the GPU block in the loop because i need some mounting gear for it. Also it running passive since i havent recieved the fans yet for it.

    Well heres the setup

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    Everything crammed inside

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    Ohh noossss... :D lets hope this works

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    Bios temps

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    Im still a little nervous about it leakin. (i check on the block about every 30 seconds lol)
     
  9. JRY

    JRY What's a Dremel?

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    wow...that's pretty good.
    nice temps :)
     
  10. jaguarking11

    jaguarking11 Peterbilt-strong

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    Im suprised that with that monster of a case you chose to make an external unit for the rad pump and fans. It would have been mutch cleaner and possibly better performing if you built it inside the case.

    But the results are gr8 so modd on.
     
  11. Rekarp

    Rekarp What's a Dremel?

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    thx. The reason its outside is because the case itself is very poor in air circulation so putting it outside would be the best. This case will be modded over the summer so i dont want to cut it soon.

    Some quick overclocking. Running a 2500+ Barton at 2.2, stock voltage. Before, i could only get it to run at 1.9 on air and the temps where much higher then this.


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  12. Gioz

    Gioz What's a Dremel?

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    good work ;)
    is very interesting
     
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