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YARDofSTUF
11-26-03, 06:12 PM
Res. w/cooling solution, Active but maybe with a heatsink deal too.



What about a heatsink buit into the inside?

does Lexan transfer heat well?

Mark
11-26-03, 07:16 PM
i saw a guy at [H] build a lexan encloser type deal with a swiftech heatsink inside, not sure how well it worked, i think his name was borgbob or something like that, maybe do a search over there.

ScottE
11-26-03, 09:55 PM
Originally posted by YARDofSTUF
Res. w/cooling solution, Active but maybe with a heatsink deal too.



What about a heatsink buit into the inside?

does Lexan transfer heat well?


Lexan is a polycarbonate resin. (fairly hard plastic) It's not going to transfer heat well.

Faust
11-26-03, 10:09 PM
Originally posted by ScottE
Lexan is a polycarbonate resin. (fairly hard plastic) It's not going to transfer heat well.




:nod: :nod:


platics by their very nature are not good conductors of energy. metals are much better, especially silver, gold, copper and aluminum.

in this case, i would think aluminum would be the cheapest bet for a resevoir, and wouldn;t oxidize as badly as copper.

if you want to get really really tech, you could install a peltier on the cooler. this heat dissipation wouldnt be that big a concern assuming this is an external cooler.

lonewolfz28
11-26-03, 11:21 PM
Be careful mixing aluminum and copper in the same loop. That's just corrosion waiting to happen even with antifreeze. I'd be worried about losing cooling ability by having to run more anti-freeze to counter the corrosion potential.

If you have or could learn plumber's soldering skills, you could make one like the one I made out of 1" dia. copper tubing sections (biggest that I could get easily). It just depends on your install. I came up with an idea for an inverted "L" shaped one after I'd already finished and installed my tube one. The tube one didn't bleed well with high flow. Once I added 3 waterblocks to the system it bled very well. I'll get some pics uploaded over the holidays.:cool:

YARDofSTUF
11-27-03, 05:22 AM
Ya I know mixing copper and aluminum isn't so good, which is why I thought about Lexan, but aren't my Black Ice rads. aluminum too?

YARDofSTUF
11-29-03, 08:08 PM
bump

lonewolfz28
11-29-03, 11:43 PM
Originally posted by YARDofSTUF
Ya I know mixing copper and aluminum isn't so good, which is why I thought about Lexan, but aren't my Black Ice rads. aluminum too?
They're copper. http://www.dangerden.com/mall/Radiators/hwlabs.asp

"#
120 mm (4.72 inch) Copper core consisting of flat tubes for maximum heat conductivity
# High-density copper fin configuration for enhanced heat dissipation "

lonewolfz28
11-30-03, 12:02 AM
Finally got around to uploading the pics of the reservoir I fabricated out of 1" copper tubing pieces:
http://www.team-tnt.net/album_pic.php?pic_id=82
http://www.team-tnt.net/album_pic.php?pic_id=83
http://www.team-tnt.net/album_pic.php?pic_id=84
http://www.team-tnt.net/album_pic.php?pic_id=85

YARDofSTUF
11-30-03, 03:33 AM
Nice job man!

I'm looking for something a bit bigger tho.

lonewolfz28
11-30-03, 11:42 AM
Yeah, it's only 8" long minus the top cap. But, you could add as many sections as you have room for. I was actually thinking of making another one that is an inverted "L" and would end up being ~ 24" long as it ran up the back like the current one and then travelled along the outside of the motherboard side of the case from back to front. The Lite-on FS-020 has a shelf that'd be perfect for keeping it inside the case but out of the motherboard area. You could run it along the outside of that side to gain a bit of a radiator effect.

There's a few people that I've seen do passive cooling setups using 1/2" and 3/4" copper tubing. One guy ran about 40' of 3/4" back-and-forth under the hearth on his fireplace. I don't know that I'd want to go that crazy with it.

Another mounted what amounted to two large, transmission coolers to the unused side of his case. They covered the entire side and didn't need any fans to keep him within decent temps (low 50's in the summer if I remember right).

Cypher
11-30-03, 01:06 PM
I use this one myself:
http://www.xoxide.com/ware.html
If you want to build your own here's a great guide for you YoS:
http://www.overclockers.com/tips1089/

ghost
11-30-03, 11:24 PM
http://www.doersch.info/sg/_bows.gif lonewolfz28

You rule man, that's a sweet setup.