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post #21 of 27
Copper is better then Aluminum for air/water/phase/LN2, everything. Not alot of water blocks are made of aluminum because it will corrode over time.

Also, never put anything besides liquid in your loop.. if you put copper powder in there, it will build up eventually within the waterblock and the pump and will break/ruin stuff..
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yeah its like 165-170 but for about 15 dollars more i could get a swiftech h20 120 kit ready made without finding all these parts, but i meant a significant price drop, like how air is now.
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Its not just any diamond, its cubic zirconium (man made diamonds). I doubt the misses would be to happy about getting that in her ring....
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Just as a bit of a side note since we have come around to comparing the properties of the different metals...copper transfers heat better than alu, but alu will dissipate heat faster than copper. That's why you see so many air HSF & Rads with alu fins, but using a copper base or for a rad the tubing inside the rad.
    
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post #25 of 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by Snerp View Post
Just as a bit of a side note since we have come around to comparing the properties of the different metals...copper transfers heat better than alu, but alu will dissipate heat faster than copper. That's why you see so many air HSF & Rads with alu fins, but using a copper base or for a rad the tubing inside the rad.
My mum was right, you DO learn something new every day!

I never thought about why heatsinks had a copper base & alu top
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hmm same thing, makes sense though.
    
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post #27 of 27
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Originally Posted by atomicfission92 View Post
yea its weird, I forgot what the reaction is, something like the copper or aluminum stealing electrons from one another. idk all I know its a big no-no.

It's called "Galvanic Corrosion" even if the aluminum is anodized it will still corrode after a while...
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