Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by fyes, 14 Apr 2005.
#60 i know that but the circle fin design looks best in my eyes
Wasn't intending to critisize. Just mentioning it reminded me of it. And I do love the Reserator.
Radiator Design Update
Well, I thought it would be a simple exercise to add some details to the radiator... ack! Not. Turns out I still have a few things to learn about part constraining when creating assemblies in my solid modeller software.
Anyway, here's my attempt at getting the art deco look I mentioned earlier. Not sure about the proportionts yet, so any input is most welcome.
Last image is a close up of the caps at the top of the pipes, inspired by this poster:
Happy 4th of July all my American fellow modders. And to all my fellow British citizens -- don't worry, it wasn't worth keeping a hold on this country anyway.
You got some nice skills
Happy 4th to you too.
Thanks dude. We'll see what happens when the fabrication actually starts.
i don't think that radiator desing is able to exthange all that heat. need more surface to exthange heat
Dude! Contact Piloux and and have him to put this in his Black Mesa case:
That looks so Half-Life!
The Zalman website claims the Reserator has a "dissipation area" of 1.274 square meters, and the Thermaltake Rocket claims 1.256 m^2. My current design has an approximate surface area of 0.735 square meters, so it may be a little on the low side, but I'll probably add some more fins to it.
Anyway, my Athlon 64 3200 runs very cool, so it may not be an issue. A little bit of testing in the future will certainly answer it for us.
What you may want to do is actualy switch to 1/2 copper pipe insted of 1inch pipe and run more of it around. If you realy design it well you can have the rite bends in the copper pipe to emulate that design you have done and then solder fins in it to add to that. This way you got a radiator/res/a work of art.
I sugest you keep the copper look. You can do that by sanding the copper after soldering and then either apply clear coating or polyurathene by brush.
I wish you luck.
Interesting idea, but I've already purchased all of the 1-inch diameter pipe.
Yep, that's definitely what I'm working towards.
Thanks! I'm probably going to need a lot of it.
HMMM, how are you going to get the water to go back to the loop? as i only see one inlet/outlet, you plan on having it pissing out the tops of those 4 like tops?
Well, in the words of Yoda, "Uncertain, the future is."
I'm still toying around with some ideas. I should have some updated designs in the next couple-o-days.
yes, but yoda also said "full of crap you are" (or do i say that... hmm either one works)
if your using dual tubes WITHIN the other tubes, so there is a smaller tube that takes the liquid to the top of the towers, and then the actual towers are the way back, that would work quite nicely!
Huh, I must have missed that episode. On the other hand, one would expect a coment like that from a Guildford boy.
I like the tube-within-tube idea.
Shuddit! guildford sucks, i live in farncombe (bout 1 mile away) but no ones ever heard of farncombe in the UK, so i just say guildford, which is a bit bigger
tube within a tube came to me 'cause i was thinking about promethia and thats how they get the coolant to the core
Christmas in July
So the friendly UPS man brought a gift from McMaster today:
Let's see, we got:
4 outlet instant fitting manifold
Brass instant fitting straight adapters
Nickel plated brass plugs
Two pipe adapters
And, the grand prize -- a 1/4-inch NPTF pipe tap. Huzzah.
Everything is for the radiator, except the two nickel plated plugs. More on those later.
Wow, good work, but I hope this is just a coinsidence, considering I started the same type project about 5 months ago. Although mines way more extreme than yours, your work is still good. I'll post my stuff once I completly finished, otherwise check my soilwork case work log at creativemods, hasn't been updated forever since I was banned. w00t!
Home made waterblocks and radiator? Hah, neither one of us was the first to come up with that idea. Now, if your radiator looks anything like mine, that would be a neat coincidence.
Cool. Looking forward to seeing it.
Update July 8
Construction of the GPU block has begun.
Template for punching some holes in the copper:
Holes nicely punched:
A little bit of drilling:
And some tapping. (ugh, what a pain):
1/8-inch end mill is on order, so hopefully I can start cutting the channels soon.
Damn that block is going to be sweet! i cant wait to start making my own blocks!
that looks like its going to work very well, its very maze4 like
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