Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Murdoc, 20 Aug 2004.
spent a over a week doing this one...
Nice, very nice. I always liked the idea of top mount rads. For added style/siliness you could have the tubes looping back in the top of the case with bulkheadfittings.
Wow! Thats one of the cleanest looking heatercores i've seen. What did you make the shroud from?
Thanks, the case looks huge now, like a beast
I thought about looping over the pipes, but i wanted to be able to remove the rad without disconnecting the pipes, so i slotted them through the back.
I made it from a sheet of 16Awg alu from maplins, spent about 4 days making it :/ made the bastic shape bent it in the right shape, filled it (corners) painted sanded refilled, spent ages sanding and painting...
also thanks to Dodge for his help!
Is there a risk of the alu flexing and cracking the filler or is it all pretty secure?
The first time I used the filler on the shroud it did crack all too easy, byt then i got some car body repair mesh normally used with the filler and super glued it to the back of the corners, it holds it really tight and their is a lot of force when screwing it down but no cracks
One thing you need to do tho is seal around the shroud otherwise your loosing most of the air out of the gaps between core and shroud insted of it going through the core. = very bad performance hit
The way i do it is to put some strips of aluminium insulating tap around the gaps. It works a treat and looks good too.
Is the shroud made to the dimensions i gave you? it looks slightly smaller to me but i could be wrong.
Lookin good dude! I may have to pick you're moddin mind for some knowledge
If you look closely theirs rubber around the top and bottom of the shroud, seals it nicely!
I used my own dimensions in the end, fairly similar to yours thou
Thanks jsj! anytime...
Just ordered a Brass Top RBX from Coolercases! excellent price and its shiny!
should improve my temps some!
Got home from stockport and waiting for me was my Brass RBX! Spent the evening puting it in...and my computer wouldn't turn on! I remounted (many times), diconnected all but vital stuff, pulled processor out to inspect their was a rounded rounded corner but it was slight and though this may be the problem but unlikely. Went to bed knackered got up tried a different proc no luck, then worked out it was the way i had the pipes, they were pulling the block off the mount! So i took the case apart and altered the holes where the pipes are, now it works great!
at stock under load (prime) 35°C
2.5ghz - 1.75v load ~43°C
EDIT: The Brass top looks damn sexual!!! and for the price £30 buy one! http://www.coolercases.co.uk/water_blocks_dangerden.htm
nice work on the core.
I might have to try that with one of my '77 b'villes...
Their should be a guide up soon on www.gurureview.co.uk I spent a lot in materials I didn't use in the end, and too much money on paint hopefully I will help some people avoid the same.
what size of tubes u using ???
1/2 inner and 3/4 outer ???
yes, my personal choice also the choice of Vauxhall which makes it easier as long as you dont need to change the position of the barbs.
very nice indeed,
though eww you have a Qtec psu
Old thread tho brang up
That PSU can get my XP2400 to 2.7ghz, 260fsb 1:1 with a 9800pro so its not too bad
Thanks for the comments, I gave the W/C a cleanout the other day with Dodge's help, removed the BIX from my case and just using the heatercore, loudest thing is my hard-drive/ 9800 pro cooler which is soon to be replaced
So nice to see you over here! I thought you only lived in other forums. I have read your heatercore guide a bunch of times, still deciding on what core I want in my case (I only have a 6"x10" area) so I can build mine and get this new w/c rig off the ground.
By the way, 'doc, that design looks beautiful! I like the external (though not my personal choice), and the rubber sealing was an excellent touch.
Can we have some updated pics 'Doc?
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