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i might give it a try
what does copper melt at? and if i cant melt it at home what kind of place can melt copper?

also high silver solder should have better thermal conductivity then regular solder, not as good as aluminum or copper though

You are basically doing what a plumber would do. Braze high silver content solder onto copper. It's how water piping is done in homes.
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i might give it a try
what does copper melt at? and if i cant melt it at home what kind of place can melt copper?

also high silver solder should have better thermal conductivity then regular solder, not as good as aluminum or copper though
you are making my brain hurt...read up on some stuff please. you don't just melt some random metal onto another metal and expect it to stick.
    
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An add on thought: Place the coil of copper between two wood plates and put it in a vice. squeeze the round shape into more of a square shape and fill the gaps. Then you could use less solder and expose more of the copper surface to the CPU.
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wow 1084.62 °C (1984.32 °F) for a melting point

and Snerp, this is just preliminary info gathering here
im not looking at specifics yet
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Anyone know the thermal conductivity of silver vs copper?
Silver is about 15% better than copper.
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In response to your squashing idea, 1/4" is pretty darn small to begin with, would it be wiser to take 1/2" copper pipe and do the vice trick and then have like 3/4"x1/4" copper ovular tubing? That would allow more water to pass through faster and might give you more surface area...

What ya think?
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post #17 of 43
but with 1/2 in tubing it would only be able to go in one little circle unless you wanted a huge waterblock

EDIT: 3/8 might be a better solution
    
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In response to your squashing idea, 1/4" is pretty darn small to begin with, would it be wiser to take 1/2" copper pipe and do the vice trick and then have like 3/4"x1/4" copper ovular tubing? That would allow more water to pass through faster and might give you more surface area...

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Not a bad thought. This weekend I might just put my money where my mouth is and try both 1/4 and 1/2.

Also, after squashing, prior to soldering...I'm going to take a rounded pin punch and make dimples all over the bottom side of the spiral. This will introduce turbulence into the flow.

This is beginning to sound viable an do-able without a milling machine.

EDIT: Yeah, 3/8th " sounds better. But, 1/4 inch is readily available. I'm thinking "poor man's" solution.
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Not a bad thought. This weekend I might just put my money where my mouth is and try both 1/4 and 1/2.

Also, after squashing, prior to soldering...I'm going to take a rounded pin punch and make dimples all over the bottom side of the spiral. This will introduce turbulence into the flow.

This is beginning to sound viable an do-able without a milling machine.

EDIT: Yeah, 3/8th " sounds better. But, 1/4 inch is readily available. I'm thinking "poor man's" solution.
If it doesn't cool well at first you could also pinch the tubing in some after the heat sink to slow down your flow some more...Let us know how it does..
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Not a bad thought. This weekend I might just put my money where my mouth is and try both 1/4 and 1/2.

Also, after squashing, prior to soldering...I'm going to take a rounded pin punch and make dimples all over the bottom side of the spiral. This will introduce turbulence into the flow.

This is beginning to sound viable an do-able without a milling machine.

EDIT: Yeah, 3/8th " sounds better. But, 1/4 inch is readily available. I'm thinking "poor man's" solution.
3/8" would be the optimal I think, but with 1/2" I wouldn't bother with a spiral but something more like this:

With more rounded corners of course... I dunno... Looks a bit harder now lol
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