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post #21 of 78
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Lol look at those fins, they arent even evenly spaced appart!!
I don't even see how the hell the water is going to flow.. its just going to hit that very top fin..

Thermaltake needs to stop making watercooling products... They make great cases, PSUs and non-water cooling products but their watercooling blocks/systems are just horrible..
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Ah, crap.

I started looking at this thing again and now I have an intense desire to redesign yet another thermaltake liquid cooling product. Ya think they'll hire me if I do? I'll be the guy in charge of making things work right.
post #23 of 78
I think the design would be better if it didn't have to transfer heat from the core, to the block, through the pipes, to the fins, into the water, and through the radiator...

I think core, block with fins, water, radiator would be better.
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I like the idea of somehow enclosing BT or Tuniq and making it a LC system...lol.
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post #25 of 78
looks like a tuniq tower with water running through it, if thats the case it should work nicely
post #26 of 78
Looks like the fins would just bend...depending on your flow rate.
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I like the idea of somehow enclosing BT or Tuniq and making it a LC system...lol.
not tuniq or bt but similar



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post #28 of 78
Here's a thought ... get rid of the fins altogether ... then have 2 smaller diameter heatpipes in a loose spiral coming up from the base to the top of the block. This would maximize surface area contact with the heatpipes while allowing better water flow, as well as causing the water to go into a vortex spin through the block ... thus causing more tubulence as as the incoming water strikes the base of the block ... better flow characteristics.
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Here's a thought ... get rid of the fins altogether ... then have 2 smaller diameter heatpipes in a loose spiral coming up from the base to the top of the block. This would maximize surface area contact with the heatpipes while allowing better water flow, as well as causing the water to go into a vortex spin through the block ... thus causing more tubulence as as the incoming water strikes the base of the block ... better flow characteristics.
If I can recall correctly heatpipes don't work so well when being twisted or not upright. also it would absolutely not maximize surface area, right now they are flat, which is best for SA
post #30 of 78
THe heatpipes aren't flat .. the attached fins are. I was suggesting removing the fins and then having more room for a longer heatpipe spiraled inside the same area. As far as the orientation of heatpipes, I'm uncertain as to the optimal positioning ... seeing as how alot of the configurations on motherboards ( Striker, P5N32-e, etc ) and Tuniq towers etc. have horizontal piping as well that appears to do at least "some" ammount of cooling.
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