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The Ultimate External Radiator Project

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by 1pq-Lamz, 20 May 2019.

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Which design was better (also I've already decided xD)

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  1. 1pq-Lamz

    1pq-Lamz New Member

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    Been working with external radiators for a while now. Radiators can take all kinds of shapes and form from air-con rads to car rads. For this project, I've got my hands onto some custom make copper rad with aluminium fins, supposedly able to cool 600W for its 200*200*45mm size.
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    The plan is to have 4 of them connected in series + a dual-d5 pump all mounted into an inclosure.
    Many designs were scrapped, e.g.
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    Taken into consideration of the cost, size and functionality, I've settled with this design.
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    So parts are ordered
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    Some serious sanding and polishing needed.
     
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  2. 1pq-Lamz

    1pq-Lamz New Member

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    Quick radiator case fit
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  3. storm-83

    storm-83 Member

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    very "cool" design and concept!
     
  4. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Neat! I haven't seen heater cores re-purposed for PC in a long time, and never as pretty as this.
    Welcome to Bittech, by the way. :D
     
  5. Goatee

    Goatee Well-Known Member

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    Very pretty!
     
  6. kim

    kim hardware addict

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    that's beautiful :thumb:, and I am impatient to see some cooling results, what exactly are you planning to cool ? :idea:...600w of hardware consuming..:geek:...or some extreme OC ? pls...tell us more :naughty:
     
  7. 1pq-Lamz

    1pq-Lamz New Member

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    ImI running a 6700k + 2080ti, 6700k oc to 5ghz on 1.58v and 2080ti on 2130/8300, 600w seems about right. Each radiators is rated to cool over 600w with tons of air flow btw, but since I plan to have low rpm for less noise, more are needed.
     
  8. The_Crapman

    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun.

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    1.58v! :jawdrop: Are you currently using it to power a small steam turbine for your villages electricity?
     
  9. 1pq-Lamz

    1pq-Lamz New Member

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    Chill bro, it's common for a 6700k, ive deliddd it, got a copper polished ihs and got temps at around 75c under aida64 fpu stress test.
     
  10. Jeff Hine

    Jeff Hine Nothing special

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    Looks like it's gonna be a radiator/cooler with a PC attached to it. :D
     
  11. The_Crapman

    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun.

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    No. No it really isn't. 1.48v is the top end of 24/7 voltages. 1.58v is lunacy and regardless of core temp, you’re very much killing that cpu.
     
  12. 1pq-Lamz

    1pq-Lamz New Member

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    It is quite unfortunate that my 6700k isn't the best when it comes to OC, 4.6ghz will run at 1.46v with auto voltage settings, so pushing further will require more voltage. Ilve been running it on 4.8ghz 1.52v for the past couple of years now, and only recently bumped to 5ghz (5ghz wasn't even achievable before) when I updated my build with a 2080ti. So not to worried about increasing 0.6v as long as it is stable.
     
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    Radiator cases painted. IMG_20190511_182004.jpg IMG_20190512_211653.jpg
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  14. storm-83

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    how are the radiators connected to individual cases?
     
  15. SHNS0

    SHNS0 Enter Plasma

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    1.58v, what an absolute savage :hehe::hehe::hehe:

    Great rads! Though I'm not sure how efficient it is to have 2 of them one after the other. Was there no way to give fresh air to all 4 of them?
     
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    1pq-Lamz New Member

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    They are not connected rather, the radiator is placed inside the casing. Since all dimensions have veen measured, the design ensures minimal gaps between rad and casing. And after assembly, rads are connected via tubes, and case are connected to the outer case which basically inter links all parts so there's no movement. Although kinda fragile after all, won't be moving this thing around on a daily basis so itsi fine.
     
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    1pq-Lamz New Member

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    These rads and normal PC rads aren't the same. These are designed with low fin density for higher air flow, so even if 2 are stacked on top of each other, there should still be sufficient air flow to cool both. Having all 4 receiving fresh air will require basically double the size of base, not as compact as I would like it to be.
     
  18. SHNS0

    SHNS0 Enter Plasma

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    Yeah, I think also that having a fan in the middle doing a sort of "push pull" will help with air going around the round tubes properly. They look amazing!
     
  19. MLyons

    MLyons Half dev, Half doge. Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Very interested in seeing where this goes. Nice job.
     
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  20. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    I just remembered some tests that showed stacked rads didn't work very well. I hope this setup works for you, since it's a lot tidier looking.
     

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