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Cooling Finally switching over to watercooling

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by rvk2, 31 Jul 2005.

  1. rvk2

    rvk2 What's a Dremel?

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    Ok guys, i've had it with the loud noise the constant crashes in the summer for my pc....i'm taking the plunge and going over to water cooling. Just ordered all my parts from various websites, and hopefully they should all come in by the end of the week :).....as for the waterblock, I'm gonna make my own. Why? just cause I can :)......now here's what I'm building: a really big cubic water block, about 2inch cubed....it will have water going in right through the center, and then have pipes around the block (think heat pipes) just to circulate the water even more around the block.
    Now the only part I'm having problems with is the water impingement structure...anyone have any thoughts or ideas on the best way to design that? I'm looking at other waterblocks and can't decide which one would be the best. I'm open to any advice you guys have. So how can i maximize water impingement?
     
  2. biff

    biff What's a Dremel?

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    Impingement style blocks are a pretty exact science. And AFAIK usually only used on low flow systems. I think you would be far more likely to get results that you can live with going the higher flow route. The blocks are easier to make too... unless you're have and are handy with a CAM milling machine.
     
  3. kaotic504

    kaotic504 What's a Dremel?

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    i thought impingement style blocks were better for high flow systems, i.e. the STORM. also, i wasn't aware that making jets was easier than other block either. but i'm no expert.
     
  4. Firehed

    Firehed Why not? I own a domain to match.

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    They can work on both high and low flow systems (the Cuplex XT from Aqua Computer has an impingement system, and is a low-to-medium flow block). However a design like that is quite tricky.
     
  5. biff

    biff What's a Dremel?

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    Shows what I know. I thought the jets in an impingement setup would be too restricive to be used in a high flow setup, because as far as I thought the jets required the high pressure differential to work.

    Either way I think DIYing an impingement block and hoping for success on your first water rig is a bit optimistic. I thought more something along the lines of the Maze4 would be much easier, and its not too hard to make one that will work reasonably well.
     
  6. Top Nurse

    Top Nurse Minimodder

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    The Swiftech Storm (aka Little River G4/5) is an impingement style block with jets. It's just that after doing its impingement that the water is relativel free to return back to the system as opposed to other impingemnt systems like AC uses. You might look at the Cuplex Pro as a first generation nozzle cooler, the Cuplex XT as a second generation nozzle cooler, and the Storm as a third generation nozzle cooler. However, if you decide to use the Storm I think you need to make sure you have at least 1 liter/min actual flow or it will be worse than other similar blocks.
     
  7. clocker

    clocker Shovel Ready

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    Enjoy your foray into watercooling...it is a lot of fun.
    But...

    If your machine is too loud and crashes due to heat, it means that your aircooled configuration was deficient, not that aircooling in general is and only water will save you.
    A case with poor airflow will be just as bad whether you use water or air as your cooling method.
     
  8. ifyouknowme

    ifyouknowme What's a Dremel?

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    120mm circle cutter make some nice big fan vents and run them slow will cool anything
     
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