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Since the NH-D14 is such an amazing air cooler my idea would be to add it into a water cooling loop. It has heat pipes so anyone think it would be possible to say cut the tops of the pipes open, fashion out a connector to connect the heat pipes into a water cooling loop. So that the liquid runs in one side of the cooler passes through collects heat and takes it out the other side and off the the radiator. Ideas. Got a pay check coming soon and noting to blow it on so may be willing to give it a shot with some of my spare parts laying around.
post #2 of 11
I have considered this myself. I think that because the heatpipes lack any channels or fins to transfer heat to the water that this would not be very effective. If you go for it, maybe try with a 212+ or something so you don't trash a NH-D14 if it's a failure.
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lol thats an expensive cooler to trash, why not just spend buy a nice block?
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If you really want to try this I would use a silver arrow and not a D14. Only 4 heatpipes to ruin instead of 6...
Edited by Epitope - 8/20/11 at 4:09pm
    
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heatpipes arent empty.
if you want to trash it not be able to use it again, send it to me. i'll send you $10 and you can say "oops! didnt work!"
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don't think that will work. but you could try this
i69.photobucket.com/albums/i70/SicBastard/P1190371.jpg
basically stick two coolers together and put one end in your hot water. the large surface area in contact with the water will make energy transfer easier
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don't think that will work. but you could try this
i69.photobucket.com/albums/i70/SicBastard/P1190371.jpg
basically stick two coolers together and put one end in your hot water. the large surface area in contact with the water will make energy transfer easier
that is the single coolest thing I have seen in a long time!
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As has been said, probably won't work very well. Those heat pipes have a special alcohol in them that boils from the CPU heat(creating a LOT of movement) and condenseness in the finned area.
Quite a while ago I played with the whole turbulence thing, and it does make a difference(Thermaljunk CPU block). Drilled the channel in it so that instead of the channel being smooth, it now has a series of partial circles in the sides, and it dropped the CPU temp about 2C under load(I know, could have bought a block off the shelf that would perform better, but what better way to learn than to break out the drill and try it out on a piece of junk).
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ihatelolcats View Post
don't think that will work. but you could try this
i69.photobucket.com/albums/i70/SicBastard/P1190371.jpg
basically stick two coolers together and put one end in your hot water. the large surface area in contact with the water will make energy transfer easier
I remember seeing that before. Do you have a link to where that was being discussed?
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http://forums.vr-zone.com/project-lo...worklog-2.html

as you can see they used an all-copper heatsink in the water and big aluminum with heatpipes in the air. it's really cool lol, i had a similar idea a while back and happened to see this recently. they did a good job on it. and obviously theirs involves peltier devices to cool the water below room temp. very neat )
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