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I am building myself a new PC from old old parts I had lying around which I plan to overclock as much as possible and I have decided to to use a DIY custom water cooling loop to cool it. The radiator will be from a dehumidifier and is massive compared to commercial radiators (~30cm/~30cm) so any cooling bottlenecks will most likely be in the block itself.
For the block, I wish to machine it out of a copper bus bar on a lathe since I do not have access to a milling machine. This is why the block is of radial design.(https://docs.google.com/document/d/1iqaE0iuYg5EJN9UN_0X-NGkip_7cziRleGsE45wdJY4/pub) The water enters through the center and makes its way outwards through a series of concentric circles before exiting through two opposite outlets on on the outermost circular channel.

What is your opinion on this design of block how would it compare to a design where the water enters on one side and passes through straight channels to the other side? And can you think of any ways which could improve the performance of this design?


PS: The diagram is missing the center input hole.
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It would be super restrictive.

Making straight lines to the outer edge would be better then having an oval shaped edge with the points being the outlets would work better. The real problem is getting the fins thin enough and keeping them close together

The thinner and tighter together the better.
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Thanks. Would cutting more gaps in the rings help solve the problem of water restriction or is the problem more rooted in the water having to change 90 degrees every time it moves out a ring?.
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