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post #21 of 34
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Originally Posted by thedarklordjay
well pumps are cheap that aint a problem.
Pumps are the most expensive part of a setup outside the blocks usually...

Unless it's a used/refurb/piece of poo.
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post #22 of 34
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Originally Posted by Kamakazi
I dont know if you are going to build a WC setup for under a $100 that is better than a BT. But if you want a project just to mess around on, I am sure it will be fun, and hopefully not wet.
haha ill end up, making the block, then going out and never seeing that project again, i bet ya. Ya know what i'll see what i can do, parts i can scavenge. if it happens ill post pics, if not sorry i wasted your time

    
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post #23 of 34
No it isnt a waste, I am just trying to imagine a homemade WC system built super cheap with a "ghetto" homemade block, and to be honest, all I see it water going everywhere.
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post #24 of 34
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Originally Posted by thedarklordjay
oh yea lol. I dunno man, basically as little as possible, cos i just want a project, i said about the cpu block, as i think i can get some copper for free. And me and my cousin could fix it up for the cooler. Can i build a resevoir and radiator, or would they have to be bought?
no you can build those things pretty easy. you just need some copper tubing and soda cans for the radiator and the resevoir just a bucket would do
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post #25 of 34
If you have the skill to build the block you could be able to slap something together for around $50 that wouldn't be too bad. Get an auto heatercore for $20ish, Pump for about $25, Tubing, Make your own res, you may need some fittings, water additive, tube clamps. You could do it if you really want to. It won't be easy though.

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no you can build those things pretty easy. you just need some copper tubing and soda cans for the radiator and the resevoir just a bucket would do
You don't want an open system.
    
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post #26 of 34
There is no shame in asking questions that's the way we all learn...It's just the WB's are a precision job..You can make them with a drill press and a milling bit, it wouldn't be a job I would want to take on, and I've worked with my hands most of my life...and if you spring a leak and fry your rig you are not saving any money...
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post #27 of 34
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Originally Posted by Snerp
If you have the skill to build the block you could be able to slap something together for around $50 that wouldn't be too bad. Get an auto heatercore for $20ish, Pump for about $25, Tubing, Make your own res, you may need some fittings, water additive, tube clamps. You could do it if you really want to. It won't be easy though.



You don't want an open system.
Exactly, i will try, and build it so it looks proper, i'm gonna make the cpu block first priority.
    
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post #28 of 34
Has anyone ever tried the following?

1) Take standard 1/4" copper tubing and form a CPU sized spiral. The center of the spiral is where the tube bends straight up and away.
2) Melt a load of solder onto the bottom of the spiral.
3) Belt sand the solder side
4) Lap the solder side
5) Take the stock HSF from intel (for example) and tear out the copper core leaving only the spring clip.
6) Put some AS5 down and sandwich the copper spiral between the CPU and the spring clip.
7) Clamp on some hoses and feed them to an el-cheapo pump and reservoir.

Sound too ridiculous?
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post #29 of 34
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Originally Posted by thedarklordjay
Exactly, i will try, and build it so it looks proper, i'm gonna make the cpu block first priority.
But seriously, make sure you know what you are doing and getting yourself into.
    
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post #30 of 34
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Originally Posted by FrankenPC
Has anyone ever tried the following?

1) Take standard 1/4" copper tubing and form a CPU sized spiral. The center of the spiral is where the tube bends straight up and away.
2) Melt a load of solder onto the bottom of the spiral.
3) Belt sand the solder side
4) Lap the solder side
5) Take the stock HSF from intel (for example) and tear out the copper core leaving only the spring clip.
6) Put some AS5 down and sandwich the copper spiral between the CPU and the spring clip.
7) Clamp on some hoses and feed them to an el-cheapo pump and reservoir.

Sound too ridiculous?
It seems like it would be more trouble than it's worth. You are better off having the water go directly over the CPU.
    
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