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I should ask my dad about this... He's got a degree in Mechanical Engineering and works for a huge company that specializes in HVAC (Heat, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) also make the seats in cars and controls for building and stuff. (Sears Tower, Trump Towers, Pentagon, Some crap in Dubai). He'll know what to do... Also you should go to the library and pick up a book about thermodynamics. Probably learn alot from that.

Heat moves from hot to cold, so technically you could make a huge heatsink to dissipate the heat. The more surface area you have the better it will cool. Only thing holding you back to a point are the laws of physics.
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post #22 of 33
Synthetic Diamond Heatsinks - http://www.he-diamond.com/english/heatsink.htm

You could always lap a pure silver coin and use that as a heatspreader. If your designing a sutom heatsink, may aswell get rid of the IHS

Also remember that the finish of the material is equally as important as the material itself. There no point having a pure silver heatsink that has giant scratches and has a base that resembles the surface of a gold ball. Lots of inefficiency comes from the heat transfers involved, so make sure you lap the contact surface well!

Also bear in mind that aluminium will transfer the heat into the air than copper or silver. Perhaps aluminium foil folded several times would work really well?

Good luck on your adventure and keep us posted!
    
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Finishing is not a problem. Have all the tools and polish compounds to make it shine like a mirror, and can truly rub out the pitting in common castings.

Will try out pure silver first, then test with other varieties. Really want to test with that newest silver, if for anything, to see if that alloy (which doesn't tarnish much) would have a better effect. Seriously believe oxidation on aluminum, copper and silver reflect on it's absolute cooling power.

Anyone know what's a common gauge used in HS now? 10? 8? Can't tell with this Alpha, since it's embedded in the aluminum block itself.

ADDED: And is it a must to have a solid block? Can the die part of the heatsink allow active cooling to blow on both the die and proc itself? Like micro perforations in the metal?
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post #24 of 33
you could do the classic physics experiment. Coat the silvers in wax heating both together. The first metal the wax falls off of is the best conductor.
    
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post #25 of 33
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Finishing is not a problem. Have all the tools and polish compounds to make it shine like a mirror, and can truly rub out the pitting in common castings.

Will try out pure silver first, then test with other varieties. Really want to test with that newest silver, if for anything, to see if that alloy (which doesn't tarnish much) would have a better effect. Seriously believe oxidation on aluminum, copper and silver reflect on it's absolute cooling power.

Anyone know what's a common gauge used in HS now? 10? 8? Can't tell with this Alpha, since it's embedded in the aluminum block itself.

ADDED: And is it a must to have a solid block? Can the die part of the heatsink allow active cooling to blow on both the die and proc itself? Like micro perforations in the metal?
I think the solid block would be better , if the micro perforations were useful some company would have already done that in thier heatsinks , and I,v never seen any useing them .
edit: chek this maybe you could find somthing useful : http://www.heatsink-guide.com/
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post #26 of 33
If you really think you can make a better HSF than a few dozen engineers whose jobs are specifically designing heatsinks...go for it
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post #27 of 33
I hope you realize that you can't easily make small heatpipes. First, they're just not hollow tubes. You need the right amount of liquid inside. Too much and it won't evaporate as easily. This will reduce efficiency. Too little water and it won't transfer any extra heat. In addition, you have to make sure it won't warp but not too thick to impede performance. Oh, you also have to make the integrals to wick the liquid. Capillary action via sintered powder, mesh cuts, screws shape, etc.

It's hard to find heatpipes retail... got to rip them off something.
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post #28 of 33
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I hope you realize that you can't easily make small heatpipes. First, they're just not hollow tubes. You need the right amount of liquid inside. Too much and it won't evaporate as easily. This will reduce efficiency. Too little water and it won't transfer any extra heat. In addition, you have to make sure it won't warp but not too thick to impede performance. Oh, you also have to make the integrals to wick the liquid. Capillary action via sintered powder, mesh cuts, screws shape, etc.

It's hard to find heatpipes retail... got to rip them off something.
Better bet, forego water and antifreeze, and use phase changing lithium as a coolant. It's what the NASCAR and Indy folks are using to cool off their exhaust pipes.

For example on the technology...

http://www.osti.gov/energycitations/...sti_id=7171814

Alot of interesting stuff you'll learn from studying that F.E.A.R. game.
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post #29 of 33
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maybe if you find a way to make the whole case connected to the heatsink with heat pipes , that would make it the largest heatsink ever .
check out this zalman case the TNN500A http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/coo...n-tnn500a.html

if you are building your case and can use something like this as a model you could end up with a pretty hard core.
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Where there's a will, there's a way. Nothing would change if everyone kept to the status quo.

Besides, I need a better case for my needs, not another $$$ one size fits all solution.
if they're rich and have the equipment to do it..lol
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