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post #11 of 19
ok.... i'm kinda lost. not exactly sure what you are trying to build so gonna just confirm the intent here. are you trying to build something like what's in this video?

if that's not what you are trying to build, then i don't think what you are trying is going to work very well since the copper tubing used in CPU coolers are NOT hollow tubes. they are heatpipes with grooves, metal sintered material or mesh inside. with the mesh and groove type it "may" work but you will have to remove the mesh wick inside if you are working with mesh type heatpipe and groove type will have some additional resistance to liquid flow as well as reduced flow volume.

a better approach would likely be building your own heatsink out of copper tubing from home depot
Edited by psyclum - 9/21/15 at 10:18pm
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ok.... i'm kinda lost. not exactly sure what you are trying to build so gonna just confirm the intent here. are you trying to build something like what's in this video?

if that's not what you are trying to build, then i don't think what you are trying is going to work very well since the copper tubing used in CPU coolers are NOT hollow tubes. they are heatpipes with grooves, metal sintered material or mesh inside. with the mesh and groove type it "may" work but you will have to remove the mesh wick inside if you are working with mesh type heatpipe and groove type will have some additional resistance to liquid flow as well as reduced flow volume.

a better approach would likely be building your own heatsink out of copper tubing from home depot
That's not quite it. I wanted to get a stock air cooler use the cubes as a water block basically. But I already have a kiln and was playing with the idea of Muslims my own solid CPU block big enough to use a 120mm fan.
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so... something like this?

http://www.overclock.net/t/1185703/new-hybrid-air-water-cooler

Exactly like that!
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gave me an interesting idea and I have just the right parts to test it.. almost. smile.gif
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Exactly like that!

the way that cooler is designed is they stuck a waterblock on TOP of a normal heatpipe cooler so it can operate with or without the liquid component. without liquid, it functions as a normal heatpipe based cooler. when you run water through the waterblock, then obviously the water will be cooling down the heatpipes instead of the cooling fins.

I know you want the heatpipes to function as water pipes but that's simply not how heatpipes are designed. you have to specifically look for a cooler with mesh type heatpipes and cut the pipes to remove the mesh so it would be a hollow pipe, then solder the pipes into a series which in itself can cause problems when you run water through the pipes. when you move water through long pipes up/down and back/forth like that, it tends to cause torsional stresses which over time may affect the mounting stability of the cooler overall. even under the best case scenario, you are applying additional stress to the mobo from the added weight of running water through the pipes and the mechanical advantage that weight gains from the length of the pipe.

remember the additional weight of the water is multiplied by the length of the pipes from the mechanical advantage of that length. plus if you intend to add fans onto the cooler itself, it may cause problem with the mobo PCB
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the way that cooler is designed is they stuck a waterblock on TOP of a normal heatpipe cooler so it can operate with or without the liquid component. without liquid, it functions as a normal heatpipe based cooler. when you run water through the waterblock, then obviously the water will be cooling down the heatpipes instead of the cooling fins.

I know you want the heatpipes to function as water pipes but that's simply not how heatpipes are designed. you have to specifically look for a cooler with mesh type heatpipes and cut the pipes to remove the mesh so it would be a hollow pipe, then solder the pipes into a series which in itself can cause problems when you run water through the pipes. when you move water through long pipes up/down and back/forth like that, it tends to cause torsional stresses which over time may affect the mounting stability of the cooler overall. even under the best case scenario, you are applying additional stress to the mobo from the added weight of running water through the pipes and the mechanical advantage that weight gains from the length of the pipe.

remember the additional weight of the water is multiplied by the length of the pipes from the mechanical advantage of that length. plus if you intend to add fans onto the cooler itself, it may cause problem with the mobo PCB

Sorry for the delay ive been working many hours at work lately, but yes after doing much research ive decided i would be much better off just buying everything and using it for its intended purpose. But i have finished my water cooling loop if you guys want to see it here. I know its in the wrong section sorry.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1575828/just-finished-my-water-cooling-loop-let-me-know-what-you-think-guys
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post #18 of 19
cool build. but with that much rad space, you really should consider putting the GTX under water too biggrin.gif kind of a waste of all that rad space for only the CPU while the GPU is screaming for more cooling.
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cool build. but with that much rad space, you really should consider putting the GTX under water too biggrin.gif kind of a waste of all that rad space for only the CPU while the GPU is screaming for more cooling.

yeah that will be down the road for sure, as of right now im super interested in overclocking the CPU, its still still in the works but ive got up to 4.8ghz
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