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Can I solder a connection with a metal that is cooled independently as an addition? I don't mean just adding a fan on the existing one.
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Short answer: NO.
Not without great risk and advanced equipment. Solder is right out (I can explain why if you like) You might maybe be able to TIG weld on fins, but it would be a very touchy job, and you'd risk popping your pipes like water balloons which is what they basically are. I OWN a TIG welder and I wouldn't try it. I just don't have that kind of skill. You;d be best served paying a pro, and they go for around $100/hr.

If you're dead set there Are adhesives designed for aluminum, and some of them are designed for heat transfer. How good they actually work I don't know. That;s a job for the internet and some basic physics. I do know the most popular is 3M t3 or some such and it will NOT work. It's actually an insulator.
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Thanks. +Rep. Now I wonder if I can have a cooler that is modular by its manufacturer and just gets modules on and on, like some kind of International Space Station-type cooler.
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Other than a custom watercooling loop i don't think that will ever come to fruition. Too much money and time to made a modular air cooler if such a thing could even be done for a reasonable price. That said i would be interested to see such a thing.
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Originally Posted by M3nta1 View Post

Other than a custom watercooling loop i don't think that will ever come to fruition. Too much money and time to made a modular air cooler if such a thing could even be done for a reasonable price. That said i would be interested to see such a thing.

Yeah, generally people with this issue go that route. Water is easier to route and attach than heat pipe.

you'd have to bend your pipe, add your fins, then charge your heat pipes, and do it again every time you added to your system. You'd have to make your own pipes to keep it cost efficient, which actually isn't that bad, but you'd have to put up with groove pipes because the others are impossible in non industrial settings, and they have a fairly limited efficient length.

On the whole a much bigger pain in the butt than water.
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Can I solder a connection with a metal that is cooled independently as an addition? I don't mean just adding a fan on the existing one.
No.
Why are you asking? Are you having a cooling problem?
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