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Hi everyone,

I'm new here but not new to wc. I have always dreamed about having a or making my own wc system. But there is 2 problems - im cheap and dont want to spend over $50 and i have have any copper to make my own blocks etc.

Recently i found this heatsink:


Im planing to run a copper pipe through the hole (the red circle) and route it back along the groove on the side (blue circle) Im also thinking of putting a fan on top. I have seen other people doing this with the mosfets inside PSUs - a copper tube attach to a peice of metal with transistors on it.

Is this good or bad? Will it provide enough cooling for my Duron (Spitfire) 850Mhz? (It will probaly be overclocked so this is about 60-75W of heat) Currently, its at 45*C idle no overclock.......

My calculations tell me no but i just want advice form the pros

More info.......if needed

850Mhz Duron (i might upgrade very soon)
K741GX Asrock Mobo
512mb DDR400 Ram
Radeon 9200 (AGPx8)
40Gb Seagate 7200RPM HDD
300W cheap chinese PSU

Thx
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post #2 of 6
Even if you could efficiently make the pipes to transfer heat, they lie too far from the center of your processors HSF and there's a big ole chunk of aluminum in the way (bad). If you could possibly add a new layer to the bottom (of copper) and run the pipes through the two, with a little heatpipe action going on, then you may actually have something.

Good luck!
    
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Originally Posted by Intel-legent
Hi everyone,

I'm new here but not new to wc.
Constructing a waterblock is MUCh more complicated than you seem to ralize.

Read some of the threads here from people that have successfully done so.
http://forums.procooling.com/vbb/forumdisplay.php?f=37
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Originally Posted by billbartuska
Constructing a waterblock is MUCh more complicated than you seem to ralize.

Read some of the threads here from people that have successfully done so.
http://forums.procooling.com/vbb/forumdisplay.php?f=37
You wanted advice from the pros, and you'll search long and hard to match what bill just offered!
  
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post #5 of 6
wont the copper corrode away the aluminum super fast because both metals are physically touching one another. If you use aluminum tubes you might have a prayer.. good luck
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Originally Posted by Intel-legent
Hi everyone,

I'm new here but not new to wc. I have always dreamed about having a or making my own wc system. But there is 2 problems - im cheap and dont want to spend over $50 and i have have any copper to make my own blocks etc.

Recently i found this heatsink:


Im planing to run a copper pipe through the hole (the red circle) and route it back along the groove on the side (blue circle) Im also thinking of putting a fan on top. I have seen other people doing this with the mosfets inside PSUs - a copper tube attach to a peice of metal with transistors on it.

Is this good or bad? Will it provide enough cooling for my Duron (Spitfire) 850Mhz? (It will probaly be overclocked so this is about 60-75W of heat) Currently, its at 45*C idle no overclock.......

My calculations tell me no but i just want advice form the pros

More info.......if needed

850Mhz Duron (i might upgrade very soon)
K741GX Asrock Mobo
512mb DDR400 Ram
Radeon 9200 (AGPx8)
40Gb Seagate 7200RPM HDD
300W cheap chinese PSU

Thx
If you are interested I have a couple of waterblocks laying around, you would just need to make some type of retension system to suit your socket/motherboard.

Let me know what you reckon, I'd be willing to give you one if you are prepared to cover the postage cost....as you can't PM me drop me a message in msn.
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