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post #31 of 97
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Originally Posted by Pawelr98 View Post

Yeah but big bong can chill the water below ambient temp





http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AgGRIIN01Vs

Evaporator cooler, as it proper name is, is loud as hell. You are turning your water cooler in to Niagara falls. Might as well get some peltiers instead. Waters vapor pressure is so low that you will find the cooling effect not worth the 2-3 degree it might give you.
Edited by Cidd - 3/4/13 at 8:31am
post #32 of 97
If you have the time to do this.. go for it, and make a build log cause this sounds quite interesting lol.

I personally understand the fun of DIY. But I wouldn't wanna risk my components by creating a DIY watercooling system.
Especially since I only really have one main machine.

You should be a lot safer now that you're going for retail commercial made blocks though.

As for fittings, if you want to be cheap, get 1/2" ID barb fittings and squeeze some 7/16" ID tubing over it.
A 10ft spool of 7/16" ID tubing should be cheap at any hardware store. And at that point you can use zipties as hose clamps, but the tubing will be stuck on the barbs pretty tight already.

As for pumps, I've used an aquarium pump for a custom loop in the past, and im currently using a pretty good aquarium pump for well.. my aquarium.
The one I used to use:
http://www.drsfostersmith.com/product/prod_display.cfm?c=3578+4587+23814&pcatid=23814 (1200 model, $33, ANNOYINGLY LOUD, did not come with fittings from what I remember, I jammed tubing in the holes and used tape.)

The one I use now:
http://www.drsfostersmith.com/product/prod_display.cfm?c=3578+4587+21413&pcatid=21413 (L30 model, $38, comes with suction cup base that isolates vibrations very well, very quiet. also comes with 1/2" fittings)

Could probably find those pumps for even less at other retailers. Cant recommend any since you live in australia.

But yeaa have fun. Make sure your heater core is copper or else youre gonna have some nasty corrosion.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AgGRIIN01Vs

Evaporator cooler, as it proper name is, is loud as hell. You are turning your water cooler in to Niagara falls. Might as well get some peltiers instead. Waters vapor pressure is so low that you will find the cooling effect not worth the 2-3 degree it might give you.

Some silencing and it's going to be dead silent.
Edited by Pawelr98 - 3/4/13 at 10:45am
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Oh man, why oh why did you guys convince this poor guy to go with all the crap of a bong cooler! damn it.. biggrin.gif

are you absolutely sure you now want a bong cooler? tongue.gif forget ebay friend, you are in australia then try to check out the OCN marketplace, plenty of good stuff being sold for pretty cheap. and shipping wont be too expensive either. If you are going for brand new then go for the D5 pumps, they are awesome.. Good luck with your bong dude thumb.gif.

OCN marketplace has nothing in aus
Atomic forums has nothing for sale
ebay has nothing i want

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/370713571238?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649 is the pump i'm probably going to get.

if someone can find me a cheap peltier etc i'll get it, but i chose this because of great temps/cost ratio.
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LOL damnn nearly 2000GPH and 4.5m head.. I wonder what our waterblocks are designed to handle o_o
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post #36 of 97
I think there are mix feelings on this build. But for me I personally feel like if you have most of the parts already without having to spend so much then go for it and prove most people that its capable. BUT, if you are planning to spend money and it ends up going over your budget, I really think like most have said that you rather just get a H100 ( not an i ). I really think you can find a used set up and parts for a nice price on the classified section but I know its not as easy to find what you are looking for.

Either way I am entertained to see what you can come up with. Good luck but I'll be checking out this thread if you do decide to move forward on your experiment thumb.gif
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I love ghetto builds, it requires a lot of imagination. I'm rooting for you OP!
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i know broke but.. you can go jerk it in a cup to afford a new mounting kit for your water block.

How many times for Titan SLI?
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How many times for Titan SLI?
25-30 loads, eww.
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25-30 loads, eww.

Challenge accepted.
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