Originally Posted by ThriftyPo
hey tippy, big fan of your work on Mr. Bubbles. I need to get some custom water cooling parts for my PC in order to cool it. It reaches almost 60c on full gpu+cpu load. I'm currently leaving it off right now, and figuring out how to cool the thing. I'm having trouble finding custom water cooling parts in hong kong, however I found a place that sells the Thermaltake Bigwater 760 plus. Maybe I can modify it so that it can cool my machine. The issue is that the pump is pulling the coolant from the reservoir, however, the reservoir is going to be above the tank, meaning I cant pull the oil from my machine. If I plan on buying it I will probably need to modify it. How is your oil cooling setup?
If you're going to stay with oil cooling, I would recommend getting a good air cooler and a high rpm fan. I recommend staying away from anything that would require modification to work. I would say get at least a thick 480 rad and a pump (or two or three) that can turn over all the oil in the tank in at most 5 mins. You should be able to just submerge the pump(s) and have it pull from the tank. If using more than one pump, you should stagger the location of the pumps so that they're drawing from opposite areas in the tank.
Originally Posted by Nocturin
A large ID rad will help with the extra viscosity, maybe a small auto rad would be what you need. A submersible pond pump or something like that should (! research) work, and it would have a larger head pressure to push through the larger rad .
While you might be able to get a car rad to work, it'd be easier to get something like a TFC Monsta or multiple thick rads that were made to have fans mounted on them. That heat still needs to get out of the oil and having fans mounted directly on the rad is better than having to rig something up with a box fan and a car rad. Automotive rad fans are LOUD, too.
Careful on recommending a pond pump. Some of them have such high flow rates and pressure heads that you could damage the rad if you're not careful.