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Modding How To Make Your Own Watercooling Reservoir

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Sifter3000, 28 Feb 2010.

  1. Sifter3000

    Sifter3000 I used to be somebody

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  2. Jehla

    Jehla Member

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    Brilliant! Been looking for something like this.
     
  3. robyholmes

    robyholmes I'm under your desk...

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    Alas some modding! Great work bit-tech!
     
  4. PingCrosby

    PingCrosby New Member

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    Excellent...well done and very informative
     
  5. The_Beast

    The_Beast I like wood ಠ_ಠ

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    Very nice, cool tubing trick too
     
  6. Tattysnuc

    Tattysnuc Thinking about which mod to do 1st.

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    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.
     
  7. Lizard

    Lizard @ Scan R&D

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    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).
     
  8. capnPedro

    capnPedro Hacker. Maker. Engineer.

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    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.
     
  9. rickysio

    rickysio N900 | HJE900

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    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. ;)
     
  10. Yemerich

    Yemerich I can has PERSUADETRON?

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    Now THAT's a cool article!

    Good work!
     
  11. feedayeen

    feedayeen New Member

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    What about those of us who want the ultra large reservoirs that water beds provide?
     
  12. Zurechial

    Zurechial Elitist

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    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.
     
  13. glaeken

    glaeken Freeeeeeeze! I'm a cawp!

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    Love the air pressure and tubing tricks. :thumb:
     
  14. Alec**

    Alec** New Member

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    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).
     
  15. disturbed13

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    now thats cool
    nice job
     
  16. Burnout21

    Burnout21 Is the daddy!

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    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!
     
  17. Xtrafresh

    Xtrafresh It never hurts to help

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    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!
     
  18. talladega

    talladega I'm Squidward

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    Excellent guide! I liked the part about forming the tubing. Very helpful!
     
  19. Darkraven

    Darkraven New Member

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    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.:D
     
  20. dslickness

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    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.
     
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