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post #11 of 17
"I wonder if you can make like one giant pipe that comes from the HS and stick out really far with tons of fans and a 25 cm fan. that would be cool."

That design sounds like a small-scale (relatively) version of the cooling towers used by power stations. It could be done, yes. It wouldn't be that difficult, for someone with the materials, tools and experience.

But those materials are a *lot* of copper pipe, a vacuum pump, and some knowledge of how to fill what is effectively a pumpless evaporative cooler. So, any professional HVAC engineers here, give it a go! Oh, and it will also fill up a good chunk of your room.

It seems a bit... pointless. You will get completly silent cooling, not even the slighest vibration, but it would get your temp any lower or your proc any faster than a decent watercooling system. You will be able to get much better performance with a pelt.
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post #12 of 17
is it safe to open them up?
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post #13 of 17
probably not, and why would you want to?
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post #14 of 17
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Originally Posted by treborfrank
is it safe to open them up?
No the gas in poisiness and you wont like the after affect mate.

However as stated within the Heatpipes are refridgerant gas and a type of alcohol.
post #15 of 17
heat pipes are for moving alot of heat from one area to another.. simple as that.. where there isnt the room to have effective heating. ie.. on a video card, u can move the heat up away from the surface of the card and then put a proper cooling device on the heat pipes..

if u want to use heat pipes as cooling ur nuts... its not practible.. can be done but y.. the cost for a heat pipe to be made to fit your application would cost as much as a basic water cooling.. and at that point u still have the video card and chipset that have fans.. so to heatpipe all them would cost you about as much as a phase unit.. and heatpipes cant cool below room tempiture.. not to mention the weight.. it would need braced so it doesnt pull the board out of place...
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post #16 of 17
Opening a heatpipe is perfectly safe. There isn't enough gas in there to do you any harm at all - worst that might happen is sting your eyes if you are close. It will, however, destroy the heatpipe completly.
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post #17 of 17
Where can i get heatpipes?

I want to make my own Northbridge cooler but i can't find any, I took apart a gigabyte 3D cooler but the pipes would'nt come out the base
    
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