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Then you're going to have to get one made then cause it'll be a hefty price to match the size of a Zalman Reserator. I don't see the price of copper going down soon any. It's been going up every year.
how much do you think is the 1-meter-tall res if it is made of full copper or brass?
post #12 of 22
Well most likely if you did find a cnc machine company that would do it. You'd probably have to pay for a solid cylinder of copper with the length you're wanting. Then they would hollow it out and drill/tap the inlet/outlet where you want. I wouldn't expect it to be cheap.

I personally don't know what stuff like this cost. I just know that brass is No.1 wanted metal at recyclers and copper is No.2. If they're the top wanted metals for recycling I would think new copper isn't cheap.
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ZALMAN RESERATOR 1 V2 Liquid {snip} I heard that these things are LOUD
You mean that really loud passive cooler...? No, they are very, very quiet. Even the pumps are pretty much inaudible, although they don't shift much water. I used to have one, which leads me to:

OP, to get something like that in copper you are going to have to get it custom made. It is going to cost you quite a bit, as they will have to machine it out of solid copper bar; I doubt that there are available extruded copper profiles that are suitable.

It will also not perform that well. I replaced my Reserator 1 V2 with a single 120mm rad and Scythe GT AP-15. It actually performed better.
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how much do you think is the 1-meter-tall res if it is made of full copper or brass?
Why bother though? A tube with some fins cannot even come close to matching a radiator.


A 3ft copper rod with a 3" diameter costs $875!!!: http://www.mcmaster.com/?m=true#copper-rods/=cbp2p7

You're looking at around $1K to get that made.... go with phase cooling if price is not an issue.
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Aren't most radiators made for watercooling a computer made with copper tubing soldered to aluminum fins?
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Aren't most radiators made for watercooling a computer made with copper tubing soldered to aluminum fins?
Some are, some are copper with brass fins and some are all brass or copper. The amount of copper that is used in a normal rad is way less than would be needed for a Reserator type tube though.
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post #17 of 22
If it is for res purpose (ie holding water), I suppose regular copper chiller/refrigeration tubing coil could be used as the fundamental building component to diy one.

2 example pics below. The 2nd one is selling at US$70 (Amazon).

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why do you want a copper reservoir? You can't see through it.
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post #19 of 22
First off, the image that you posted is an all-aluminum passive radiator - a number of brands manufacture these, including the Zalman reserator passive watercooling kit. These are not very good performing methods of cooling for modern-day PC watercooling. They worked fine for 35-45w processors back in the day of Athlon XP's, and Pentium 3's, but with processors today that have a minimum TDP (themal design power) of 65 watts minimum, all the way up to 125+ watts, no tower-style passive cooling system of the mentioned style will stand a chance against the heat output of today's systems.

But to answer your main question is that no - they do not make a reservoir/passive radiator tower like the one above out of solid copper, or at least one that I've ever seen. If they in fact did make one out of solid copper, it would weigh at least 20 pounds, and would be extremely expensive - both because of the cost of copper by weight, and because of the amount of machining it would take to die cast, extrude, or mill something that big out of solid copper.

If you REALLY want something like you posted above, but made out of solid copper - your absolute best bet would be to buy some 2" ID high-purity electrolytic copper tubing, and some matching 1/16" copper sheet, and silver solder long strips of copper along the length of the tubing. You would have an ugly, but functional solid copper passive radiator/reservoir tower. Either that, or contact a machinist about having one custom made out of copper stock. You'll be paying into the thousands of dollars for a solid copper cylinder of that size in addition to the cost of lathing and machining.

My honest opinion: scrap the idea, look for something else.


I actually just had a solid copper reservoir for sale in the F/S/T section... but it's A LOT smaller than the ones you posted above, and unfortunately it has already been sold

    
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