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Help me find a Alphacool silver passive rad!

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ok guys I'm trying to do this cooling experiment and with ira-k's wonderful link to these waterbong coolers I need to use a tall passive rad. I'm looking for a Alphacool Cape Cora 142 Convect Single passive rad in silver.

I can only find black and all the silver ones are sold in the uk or somewhere over in europe and are expensive.. I "need" to keep cost down because of all the other parts I have to buy for the crazy cooler I'm making.
link to my build: http://www.overclock.net/cooling-exp...ing-tower.html

I need only one or 2 at the most.
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Couldn't you just spray paint the black ones silver?..Black are the only one's I know of here...I figured you would like that link...Thats old time WC'ing there.......A friend of mine used to run a bong...Cooled well but he would lose over a gallon of water a day..It was a open loop....
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Originally Posted by ira-k View Post
Couldn't you just spray paint the black ones silver?..Black are the only one's I know of here...I figured you would like that link...Thats old time WC'ing there.......A friend of mine used to run a bong...Cooled well but he would lose over a gallon of water a day..It was a open loop....

well, i figure if i spray paint it, the paint would block the heat transfer like a coating so thats the last thing i want to do. But the reasons for silver is it will be easr to see whats going on inside the clear pipe and the color black actually absorbs heat. The best material would be copper but I cant find anything long and narrow with fins and stuff which makes this alpha cool passive rad the next best thing.

I'd like to keep this closed but by the fact that the heat has to escape somehow it has to be open somehow. Also when I use fans I have to have air exit for the fans to push anything.
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well, i figure if i spray paint it, the paint would block the heat transfer like a coating so thats the last thing i want to do. But the reasons for silver is it will be easr to see whats going on inside the clear pipe and the color black actually absorbs heat. The best material would be copper but I cant find anything long and narrow with fins and stuff which makes this alpha cool passive rad the next best thing.

I'd like to keep this closed but by the fact that the heat has to escape somehow it has to be open somehow. Also when I use fans I have to have air exit for the fans to push anything.

Yeah I wasn't thinking about that, but then again rad's are painted and it doesn't hurt them....That is really the biggest down fall of something like this an open loop...You will evaporate a lot of water ever day plus it's open to organisms, pond scum kind of...Still cool though....
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Yeah the evaportation thing is what im tying to keep abosolutly minimal. I pretty much have pan how to make that pvc pipe waterbong work with fog. But I have to call a few places for some speacal pvc fittings and order them. I can't believe the price of Clear PVC pipe. The few places that offer a by the foot option want over 45 bucks a foot.

I think this new design will keep the evaporation to a minimum buy condensing the water in return tubes and giving the fog time to settle back to the pool. There will still be vent holes but I expect by the time the air reaches it, the fog will have settled leaving mostly exhaust air.
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