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I've been working on a little project, where I'm trying to water cool my computer with some stuff from home depot and left over from when I updated my computer. I'll likely update this over the course of a few weeks, but so far, all i need is a radiator and a waterblock, probably a GPU one, since my card can get in the 60's when it really gets going.
In the pictures, in order, I have the old CPU heatsink I drilled 2 connecting holes in like a V. Some acrylic sheeting for the reservoir, then the assembled reservoir. I have a 160GPH water pump also that i got for it, i tested it and i got a good amount of flow, so far it's looking like a success.
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post #2 of 22
I would really like to see a break down on that CPU block PLS!
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I'll try to get a few more pics up on that.
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i'm assuming you've looked at heater cores for rads
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Yup, that was what I was planning to get.
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And by "soon" for pics on that water block i made, i meant about 20 min.
Alright, a quick breakdown of it... It's really simple actually and I don't know how well it will work, I got it to about 90*F and I could drop it to 40*F in about 25 sec with water that was at 40*F, so I would say it's working ok.

All I did was drill 2 holes at a diagonal, both facing each other so it formed a V shape, with the bottom of the 2 holes connected, so water goes in one end down one side of the V, and out the other side of it. Pretty simple. I just found some polyethylene hose after that fit and stuck it in there, I'll have to seal it on there somehow though, maybe with some silicone sealant.

-EDIT- It's an AMD athlon 64 x2 stock cooler. Socket AM2+
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post #7 of 22
You should thread it, so you can put fittings on it and have the water actually contact the metal.
    
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post #8 of 22
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There still is about 2" of contact from the 2 points but I see what you mean. Like I said in the original post though, I'm probably going to get a real, purpose made waterblock, not one that I just drilled out, since mine has a measly amount of surface area compared to a real waterblock.
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that looks cool! think im going to subscribe to this! +1 for having the guts to make your own!
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Yeah I'm subbed to this. Definite potential for something cool here.
    
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