Overclock.net › Forums › Cooling › Water Cooling › Copper Pipes
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Copper Pipes - Page 3

post #21 of 66
As far as I know, they use copper for real copper pipes so there is no need to worry about corrosion. It will form a copper oxide but this provides a barrier against furhter corrosion so its actualy beneficial.

It's a novel idea, but you are wating your time and money IMO. It won't be flexible enough.
post #22 of 66
If anyone does this I sure hope they use something like fluid XP+ preformance in this rig just to be safe.
post #23 of 66
Oooh this would be great heat dissapation!
mini ITX
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5-2500K @ 3.8GHz ASRock Z77E-ITX XFX Radeon HD 6950 2GB Kingston Hyper X 1600 RAM (2X4GB) 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
Samsung 830 128GB Western Digital WD2000KS 2TB Antec Kuhler 620 3X Xigmatek 120mm (UV), 1X Xigmatek 140mm (UV) 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Apple 23" Cinema Display HD (1) Apple 23" Cinema Display HD (2) Dell Black Kid 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Seasonic SS-660XP2 660W Cubitek Mini Tank Razer Imperator 2012 Klipsch Promedia 5.1 w/ Pioneer VSX-520 receive... 
  hide details  
Reply
mini ITX
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5-2500K @ 3.8GHz ASRock Z77E-ITX XFX Radeon HD 6950 2GB Kingston Hyper X 1600 RAM (2X4GB) 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
Samsung 830 128GB Western Digital WD2000KS 2TB Antec Kuhler 620 3X Xigmatek 120mm (UV), 1X Xigmatek 140mm (UV) 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Apple 23" Cinema Display HD (1) Apple 23" Cinema Display HD (2) Dell Black Kid 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Seasonic SS-660XP2 660W Cubitek Mini Tank Razer Imperator 2012 Klipsch Promedia 5.1 w/ Pioneer VSX-520 receive... 
  hide details  
Reply
post #24 of 66
Oh it's been done before guys...I can't find the link, but last time this came up (I see this question at least once a month) someone came up with a link.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-3770k Asus Maximus IV Extreme-Z ASUS GTX 770 2x4GB Gskill Ripjaws 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung EVO 840 WD Caviar Green Sony AD-7260S-0B DVD Burner Scythe Mugen 2 Rev. B 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 8.1 Pro x64 QNIX QX 2710 Filco Majestouch-2 Rosewill Capstone-750-M R 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Zalman Z-Machine GT1000 Logitech MX518 Black Banshee Pad Krator N2-20020 (Garbage) 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-3770k Asus Maximus IV Extreme-Z ASUS GTX 770 2x4GB Gskill Ripjaws 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung EVO 840 WD Caviar Green Sony AD-7260S-0B DVD Burner Scythe Mugen 2 Rev. B 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 8.1 Pro x64 QNIX QX 2710 Filco Majestouch-2 Rosewill Capstone-750-M R 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Zalman Z-Machine GT1000 Logitech MX518 Black Banshee Pad Krator N2-20020 (Garbage) 
  hide details  
Reply
post #25 of 66
Thread Starter 
Well i would love to see some finished work on this. It came to me when I was looking at some heat pipes and how they work. I like the copper look they have but I like the idea of water running though them. If any one does find any more articles on this please let me know. Thanks for the help guys!
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphics
Athlon 64 3200+ ABIT AN8 Socket 939 NF4 MSI NX7600GT 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphics
Athlon 64 3200+ ABIT AN8 Socket 939 NF4 MSI NX7600GT 
  hide details  
Reply
post #26 of 66
Thread Starter 
I got to thinking and I went under my house and looked at the plumming. From where I stand there are more then a few 70-90 degree turns in the pipes. SO, it made me think. And i came up with this. As long as I can keep high pressure in the system, water flow will remain high enough to cool my parts. With or with out sharp turns. So, assuming this is right (please voice your opinion though) I suppose I'll be on the hunt for a Pump that will really push a serious amount of water. But i do want to keep the noise level to a minimum. Any thoughts on this?
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphics
Athlon 64 3200+ ABIT AN8 Socket 939 NF4 MSI NX7600GT 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphics
Athlon 64 3200+ ABIT AN8 Socket 939 NF4 MSI NX7600GT 
  hide details  
Reply
post #27 of 66
Copper tubing will dissipate heat better, and the there isn't much wrong with using it if you like to solder. Attaching it to water blocks will be difficult though...

If you do it, leak test it first. Solder can be a pain in the arse.

Corrosion won't be a problem, I mean, look at the plumbing in your house, when's the last time that broke?

Pipe benders are NOT fun. That's all I'm saying on that matter.

Pumps... In my opinion, get a good pond pump, and put it in a wooden box full of foam. That should get rid of the noise. Pressure shouldn't be a problem, even with 90 degree bends with a good pump.
Heap O' Junk
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920 @ 4GHz Asus P6T SE 4850X2 2GB 3x2GB OCZ PC3-12800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x250GB RAID0 7200.10, 320GB 7200.11 Samsung SH-S183ABEBN SATA Windows 7 Pro SM2443BW + HP LP2065 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 v1 Silverstone Zeus ST75ZF TT Lanfire Xaser III Modded Razer Deathadder 
Mouse Pad
Icemat v2 Blue 
  hide details  
Reply
Heap O' Junk
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920 @ 4GHz Asus P6T SE 4850X2 2GB 3x2GB OCZ PC3-12800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x250GB RAID0 7200.10, 320GB 7200.11 Samsung SH-S183ABEBN SATA Windows 7 Pro SM2443BW + HP LP2065 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 v1 Silverstone Zeus ST75ZF TT Lanfire Xaser III Modded Razer Deathadder 
Mouse Pad
Icemat v2 Blue 
  hide details  
Reply
post #28 of 66
why dont you put rubber tubes inside copper pipes

it would look cool and stop the rubber from kinking

but yeah make sure you clear coat them or they well get all black and nasty

but then you could just polish them up with some brasso

well whatever - good luck with your mod
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600/E6600/P4 515/Celery 352 ASUS P5K Premium Black Pearl PNY 8800GTX Gskill HZ 1000s D9GKX 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x WD Raptors 36gb Raid 0 Lite On Sata DVD-RW Custom XP Pro Dual 22" Westys WS 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
A4 Tech Slim Tagan 1100w U95 TurboJet Gigabyte 3D Aurora The Original G5 
Mouse Pad
Giant Rubber / Felt Pad (awesome) 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600/E6600/P4 515/Celery 352 ASUS P5K Premium Black Pearl PNY 8800GTX Gskill HZ 1000s D9GKX 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x WD Raptors 36gb Raid 0 Lite On Sata DVD-RW Custom XP Pro Dual 22" Westys WS 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
A4 Tech Slim Tagan 1100w U95 TurboJet Gigabyte 3D Aurora The Original G5 
Mouse Pad
Giant Rubber / Felt Pad (awesome) 
  hide details  
Reply
post #29 of 66
wwell in my opinion if you want a case frame made of copper pipes i would build into it enough barbs to route tubing to your wb's that way you can still get a good seating on your cpu/gpu or waterever your cooling

and if your not ocing and not pushing to much heat you may be able to get by without a rad allthough that will take some research (trial and error), kind of a cool idea though
xeon
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
W3520 x58 ud5 9800gtx+ tridents 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
wd black x2 W7 64 acer 23 ocz 850hx 
Case
haf932 
  hide details  
Reply
xeon
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
W3520 x58 ud5 9800gtx+ tridents 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
wd black x2 W7 64 acer 23 ocz 850hx 
Case
haf932 
  hide details  
Reply
post #30 of 66
I think he just wants a normal watercooled computer but instead of rubber tubes he wants copper pipes but only for a visual effect
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600/E6600/P4 515/Celery 352 ASUS P5K Premium Black Pearl PNY 8800GTX Gskill HZ 1000s D9GKX 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x WD Raptors 36gb Raid 0 Lite On Sata DVD-RW Custom XP Pro Dual 22" Westys WS 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
A4 Tech Slim Tagan 1100w U95 TurboJet Gigabyte 3D Aurora The Original G5 
Mouse Pad
Giant Rubber / Felt Pad (awesome) 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600/E6600/P4 515/Celery 352 ASUS P5K Premium Black Pearl PNY 8800GTX Gskill HZ 1000s D9GKX 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x WD Raptors 36gb Raid 0 Lite On Sata DVD-RW Custom XP Pro Dual 22" Westys WS 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
A4 Tech Slim Tagan 1100w U95 TurboJet Gigabyte 3D Aurora The Original G5 
Mouse Pad
Giant Rubber / Felt Pad (awesome) 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Water Cooling
Overclock.net › Forums › Cooling › Water Cooling › Copper Pipes