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SlaterSpeeds 'Liquified' - Update 09/08/04 - Stage2 Started!! (Painting)

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by slater, 9 Feb 2004.

  1. Spotpuff

    Spotpuff What's a Dremel?

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    Wouldn't it be better to just have the water flow from one end of the block to the other, instead of over the center and out both sides? (I'm assuming that's what you're doing due to your "more pressure" comment).

    That way you can simplify your tubing layout and still get the same performance thereabouts.

    I'm not sure about the performance hit (in terms of temperature) from having the coolest water be warmed up slightly by the block as it travels from one side, to the middle, then to the other side. My feeling is it wouldn't matter, since the water in your whole setup is going to heat up anyways, and the temperature delta for water coming into the block is going to be marginal compared to water exiting the block; the radiator is cooling everything anyways and it's all about how fast that thing can dissipate heat.

    Then again I've never made a block before so I don't know.
     
  2. slater

    slater Mummy Says Im Special

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    The way you are suggesting will work its just it will not work aswell.

    Theres loads of reasons why. eg.The water wil be slowed by friction with the sides of the channels before it gets neer the cpu die which would degrde performance. Thers too much to explain here but trust me its the best way. remember the critical bit of the block is directly over the cpu die. Take a look at the top production waterblocks (RBX & WW) they are very simlar designs to mine.
     
  3. 3N1GM4

    3N1GM4 What's a Dremel?

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    :jawdrop: oo oo make me a shroud... DOH would be a waste... im in the USA :( dammit...

    it looks GREAT... keep it up man
     
  4. PaulW

    PaulW What's a Dremel?

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    Agreed that shroud looks Excellent! Damn I'm soooo jealous!

    I'm going to be making my own too, but I can't weld at all, plus I'd feel I'd be copying you if I made it out of alu like that!

    Still :thumb: it looks amazing! Top work!
     
  5. slater

    slater Mummy Says Im Special

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    Some progress pics

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    Heatrcore setup. Im using a pair of 120x25mm evercool fans. Their loud at 12v but silent at 5v so i will probably put them on a rheo so i can have the best of both worlds. The pushed quite a bit of air tho so im happy :)
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    I also cut a hole in the mobo tray so that the fan could fit:)
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    Gonna order some tubing/barbs and wireing stuff this week
     
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  6. fastbullit

    fastbullit What's a Dremel?

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    dude that looks sweet :baby:
     
  7. Pygo

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    Is that a windowed hdd I see? :jawdrop:

    Looken good so far btw ;)
     
  8. 3N1GM4

    3N1GM4 What's a Dremel?

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    wow, this is looking really really good, and i cant wait too see it finished... and i still want one of those shrouds :(
     
  9. slater

    slater Mummy Says Im Special

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    Yup its dead now tho. and i lost the plexi for the top :sigh:
     
  10. Pygo

    Pygo Rick Relixed

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    Thats too bad. Might I ask how it died?
     
  11. slater

    slater Mummy Says Im Special

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    Probably because i cut the top off:). it was a 4.3gig so quite large in comparison to the drives that others have modded. Since it died alot of people have told me that the bigger the drive is the harder it gets to do the mod without the drive dieing. Ive only ever seen people do it sucsessfuly with a 850mb or smaller drive.

    It probably died because it got dust in it or something. It only lasted a day or 2 but then had bad sectors. It still spins and the arm still flicks back and forth so i keep it for showing off purposes. :D
     
  12. PaulW

    PaulW What's a Dremel?

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    That really is coming on nicely! Jealous! :lol:

    How did you attach the shrouds to the hcore? did you solder them on?
     
  13. slater

    slater Mummy Says Im Special

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    Nope i used some 3mm stud (threaded bar) that goes right through the heatercore shrouds and fans. With a little persuasion the stud will push through the fins of the core. it normaly breaks a few of the fins off but doesnt go through any veins so the wont leak. :thumb:
     
  14. Wicked Li'l Bender

    Wicked Li'l Bender What's a Dremel?

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    Nice work so far!

    I will be using a heater core from a city transit bus in Korea, looks much the same cept there is 1" nipples on it.... What would you suggest using for cleaning the scale ad deposites out of the wee beastie? I was thinking thermite or PBX-N... but friends are saying that it is just a scosh too drastic.
    BTW., Nice welding on the shrouds now just buff the #<!! out of them to remove the grinder markings, and put the core under a presher washer to clean the gunk out between the fins, and tooth picks work great for straightening the mashed fins... Get 'er done!
     
  15. slater

    slater Mummy Says Im Special

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    Humm well i Have used things like limescale remover and stuff like that before but the best thing would be hydrocloricacid, that works great.

    The real reason for delay is that i need some money to order tubing,barbs and other stuff like that
    I should be doing a bit more to this over the weekend so stay tuned :thumb:
     
  16. Wicked Li'l Bender

    Wicked Li'l Bender What's a Dremel?

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    When you instal your tubing, measure it closely, then after cutting, drop it in boiling water, It will mold easily to whatever shape and it will keep from kinking! just a thought.
     
  17. Father-Time

    Father-Time Minimodder

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    This is great work, do you pack vans for living by any chance?
    That shroud is real good work :thumb:

    You had to be a little worried pusthing that 3mm stud through. :worried:

    :clap: :clap: :clap:
     
  18. slater

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    In case you wanted to know what it looked like inside! :thumb:
     
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  19. Pygo

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    I hereby condemn you from Bit-Tech for teasing me...
    j/k

    Looks great. You should maybe file/sand away some of that solder, and make the surface more smooth.
     
  20. kill_me_quick

    kill_me_quick Big and Blue

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    yeah thats cool, i was wondering how the water got to the outside edges. i also see the cosmetic damage fixed with solder :naughty: neway i still really like the block. have u tested it in a closed system?
     

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