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Is it possible to weld a heater core's inlet and outlet to the heat pipes of a home-made hdt block? Wouldn't that eliminate the deltat of cpu blocks to almost 0 celsius, instead of the 35 celsius deltat of most high end blocks?
post #2 of 10
I am confused as to what you want to do? are you talking about air cooler heatpipes or what?
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I mean to make a copper cpu block, drill holes in it, and fill those holes with copper pipes by welding the pipe to the block. Then, cap and sand the bottom to have a heatpipe direct touch heatsink. Then, fill the pipe with alcohol, and solder the other ends to the inlet and outlet of a radiator/heater core. This way, you would not be limited by the thermal abilities of water, and would be able to keep your cpu a lot cooler.
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I mean to make a copper cpu block, drill holes in it, and fill those holes with copper pipes by welding the pipe to the block. Then, cap and sand the bottom to have a heatpipe direct touch heatsink. Then, fill the pipe with alcohol, and solder the other ends to the inlet and outlet of a radiator/heater core. This way, you would not be limited by the thermal abilities of water, and would be able to keep your cpu a lot cooler.
I don't think this would net you anything that performs BETTER than a water block really, (if I'm understanding what you're trying to do anyhow). Not to mention water is about 3x more conductive for heat than alcohol is, so you're throwing a worse heat carrier into the system... either way you can't get below ambient temp with that setup so it's really better than a wc setup.

On the other hand it does sound like a cool project just for S&G's
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you can't get below ambient temp with that setup so it's really better than a wc setup.
Wouldn't it be worse or possible equally as good (best case scenario imo), not better?
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Basically, I mean something just like this:
http://www.overclock.net/cooling-exp...ipe-phase.html

Wouldn't it conduct a lot better, leaving you very close to ambient temps with a big enough radiator?
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I mean to make a copper cpu block, drill holes in it, and fill those holes with copper pipes by welding the pipe to the block. Then, cap and sand the bottom to have a heatpipe direct touch heatsink. Then, fill the pipe with alcohol, and solder the other ends to the inlet and outlet of a radiator/heater core. This way, you would not be limited by the thermal abilities of water, and would be able to keep your cpu a lot cooler.
I see what youre saying, but if youre going to do all that, why not just go WC. Unless you WANT to do that simply because its cool and never been done, if thats teh case i say go for it dude.
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I do plan to watercool. But, if this idea leads to considerably lower temps, it's worth a shot.
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either way this will not cool below ambient. and so far as cooling per space required i would still say that a standard wc setup will perform better; with kits like the XSPC rasa its actually reasonably priced too... I doubt the heater core would do as well for heat dissipation as a low end rad would do tbh.

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Wouldn't it be worse or possible equally as good (best case scenario imo), not better?
This is also a good possibility mainly just because rads provide more contact surface area than heater cores do. It won't do BETTER, so might as well stick with whats proven
Edited by asuindasun - 7/22/11 at 1:12am
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I thought about doing something like this a while back, but the practical implementation of this are hard to achieve in your average garage workshop.

I would suggest having a look at this:


It's an engineering fluid that boils at around 34oC and provide some serious amounts of cooling.

Assuming you used a different coolant that this company makes with a lower boiling point you could enclose that and use it as an intermediate step, but if your cooling is insufficient (remember you're cooling something in the gas phase, heat transfer will be poorer so you need either a large delta or more surface area) it will all boil, increase the pressure, maybe leak and kill your heat transfer from the CPU.


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