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homemade water cooling for everyone ;) - january, 2006.

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by turpija, 5 Jan 2006.

  1. magicpixel

    magicpixel What's a Dremel?

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    I haven't posted on B/T for over a year although I did pop in every so often.
    Just had to say that your mod cought me and now I'm checking in every few hours so I don't miss an update! :D

    Ok. all that said,...
    DAMN THAT IS 1 B@LLZY MOD! :rock:

    You've got me thinking about starting something simillar water block wise and just wanted to ask if you would mind if I pick your brain every so often? :idea:

    You guys(and gals) are so talented it hurts :D
     
  2. turpija

    turpija What's a Dremel?

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    Power suppy is assembled ...

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    I didn't make a block for southbrigde, but as it can get pretty warm and I decide to use original passive cooler from northbridge.
    But it's too big, so little hacksaw action ...

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    and there is no obvious way to mount it, I will glue it. Hardly seen, but there is small drops of glue one every corner and in middle is thermal compund ...

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    Applying some pressure and after some time it's good to go ;)

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    While playing with glue I've put some insulation under those resistors, and under mountings for cpu block ...

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    Here is cooler on southbridge, and block on northbridge ... slowly putting all blocks on motherboard ...

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    And all blocks on the board. And damn, motherboard is super heavy now !

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  3. jopers1986

    jopers1986 Minimodder

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    totally love this idea, good workmanship

    one quick ques tho, not sure if it's been asked already, but do you think that one rad will be powerful enough to cool alllllll that gear?

    just curious :D
     
  4. turpija

    turpija What's a Dremel?

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    this rad could probably work without fans ... but when i finally run it, then i'll know for sure ...
     
  5. scifi3018

    scifi3018 Minimodder

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    thats the spirit :)
    Ill see if it works when it works
     
  6. Shpoon

    Shpoon What's a Dremel?

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    Awesome, I'm glad I've been watching this :)
     
  7. speedfreek

    speedfreek What's a Dremel?

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    Those poor ram sockets, so much weight.

    I like what your doing here, keep at it and it looks close to being finished.
     
  8. yahooadam

    yahooadam <span style="color:#f00;font-weight:bold">Ultra cs

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    you might need to fasion some plastic supports (like the ones that take heat away in zalmans silent case) to support the motherboard

    with that much weight on it, you could snap it

    (dont forget you have to add the weight of the water aswell)
     
  9. th0r

    th0r What's a Dremel?

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    very good project
    I would like do the same :D
     
  10. turpija

    turpija What's a Dremel?

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    Yes, every single block is pretty heavy, and motherboard itself has a "few", but it doesn't seem like a problem as motherboard is attached with 6 or 7 screws and it very stable. Force is much bigger on graphic card because it's "hangin" in air but unless i drop whole case from roof it should be all ok ;)
     
  11. koola

    koola Minimodder

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    Simply awesome!

    I would like to see some cable ties on the PSU tubes just in case the heat forces them off ;)

    Other than that, great work.
     
  12. perplekks45

    perplekks45 LIKE AN ANIMAL!

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    Try to make some kind of stabilizer for your gfx card. Just a simple thingy though... nothing special. It might look nice and definitely will help. :)
     
  13. AstroMakaku

    AstroMakaku What's a Dremel?

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    lol DO IT DO IT! DROP IT FROM ROOF! lol, just kidding, good job man I'm hanging on the edge of my seat waiting to see the finished project its awesome looking. GOOD JOB! :rock:
     
  14. Burnout21

    Burnout21 Is the daddy!

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    im worried that your memory will be ripped ot of the board when those memory blocks full of water! good luck my friend, and i shall reply in the manner of a ebay feed back:

    A+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    lol!
     
  15. teamtd11

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    wow wow and wow. cant wate to see it all up and running :D
     
  16. Stuntman

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    This is the one project log that I ALWAYS look for when visiting the boards. I love this! ^.^
     
  17. turpija

    turpija What's a Dremel?

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    thx guys for support !

    I'we been on trip (not drugs :D) for some time and wasn't able to make update. But here is little one :) ... pump can't fit at planed location, reservoir leaks, and tubes will have to be rearanged (it sounds like total disaster but it's not that bad :D ) ... I'll post some pictures later today or tomorow
     
  18. perplekks45

    perplekks45 LIKE AN ANIMAL!

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    There's no way you'll post 'em tomorrow! NOW!!! :D
     
  19. hellas91

    hellas91 What's a Dremel?

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    We wont uppp! :p

    Very good work,turpija ;)

    :)
     
  20. turpija

    turpija What's a Dremel?

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    After motherboard is all assembled, next is graphic card. You've already seen it but it's nice ... and still damn heavy ;)

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    ... but when trying to put in on motherboard, a problem occured. It's wasn't enough room for plexi ram holders od graphic card because blocks on system ram. So i've cut plexi a little, and it's ok now :D

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    And then major problem !
    pump cant' fit where it suppose to ... actually it could, but i can't connect tubes on :duh:

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    After some time thinking what to do, and how to mount it. I've realised there is no way it could fit down there, so only logical place was under DVD and HDD, and with use of some old CD-ROM housing it's perfectly fixed in place ... later i've cut that plate at apropriate lenght and polish it a little ...

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    This is not image you see often :D ... putting thermal grease on hdd ...

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    All tubes connected ... looks like mess ;)

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    But when things start to go wrong it just can't stop ... and reservoir leaks :waah:
    So i've disassembled it and I'll try some alternative methods to make it work and to be reliable.
    And I'll have to rearrange a tubing a little to make some space as this is way too big crowd at top, and nothing at bottom ...
    Hope to fix all this setbacks and have it all running :thumb:
     

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