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post #11 of 24
Ok, this is MUCH more in depth and harder than just building a PC.

If you know EXACTLY what you are doing, have the tools to do so, and supplies needed. ... It's cheaper.... That being said ... If you had those things .. you wouldn't ask. You can find some VERY good priced phased change units here.
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Because of the room needed?

And building is the way to go.
Room isn't an issue for my application.
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Room isn't an issue for my application.
What is your application and are you the same guy who asked me via email for a price qoute on a 4 headed gpu cooler and 2 headed cpu cooler for under your acrylic desk?
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What is your application and are you the same guy who asked me via email for a price qoute on a 4 headed gpu cooler and 2 headed cpu cooler for under your acrylic desk?
I am not.....though funny you should mention acrylic as the system ultimately will be in an acrylic fish tank filled with mineral oil, the phase change unit outside the tank of course.
post #15 of 24
It's a pain because of the heatload, orientation, and size of the GPU card when it comes to insulation. Might just be PCB specifications and thickness, but normally the entire GPU card ices. So you have to block insulate, and with multiple GPU's it becomes a tight squeeze.
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It's a pain because of the heatload, orientation, and size of the GPU card when it comes to insulation. Might just be PCB specifications and thickness, but normally the entire GPU card ices. So you have to block insulate, and with multiple GPU's it becomes a tight squeeze.
I only plan to use one nvidia 580, and insulation won't be an issue anyway.

What tools are you talking about that are expensive? I need specifics so I know whether to start saving for that cooler express unit now or attempt to build my own.
post #17 of 24
well no matter what type you build you will need to know how to braze pipe.So you will need a torch. Also will need gauges to check the pressures and adjust load. Also will need a vacuum pump to evacuate the system and check it for leaks before filling it up. a cylinder of nitrogen to keep out oxygen and moisture while you are brazing the pipes to keep oxidation from forming inside the pipes. Also if you plan to go really cold you will need a license to even purchase the refrigerant needed. Aside from that you will need to know the basics of construction.

It is not something to just play with. But if you are willing to put in the time and learn it is pretty fun. Maybe take a class at a local tech school to get you started if you are really wanting to get into it.
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well no matter what type you build you will need to know how to braze pipe.So you will need a torch. Also will need gauges to check the pressures and adjust load. Also will need a vacuum pump to evacuate the system and check it for leaks before filling it up. a cylinder of nitrogen to keep out oxygen and moisture while you are brazing the pipes to keep oxidation from forming inside the pipes. Also if you plan to go really cold you will need a license to even purchase the refrigerant needed. Aside from that you will need to know the basics of construction.

It is not something to just play with. But if you are willing to put in the time and learn it is pretty fun. Maybe take a class at a local tech school to get you started if you are really wanting to get into it.
My father is capable of helping me with the brazing, but I'm thinking I might just be better off buying because of the time involved.
post #19 of 24
That may be true, if you want it done right the first time, contact a builder, then at least you'll get some experience in with it.
post #20 of 24
Im in the same boat. easier to buy but however I kind of need 2 heads to fit into a Xeon X5690 CPUs into the evga-sr2 check it out

Here's the phase w/ Dual Evaporators
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