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I wonder if those are actually heatpipes or just copper tubes...
If you dig around his site you will find (re that particular article) that they begin as copper tubes ... but in the end, he creates true heat pipes (even showing how to test the thermo-conductivity) by adding an activating gas and sealing them ...

The guys on a binge, man ...

I read half of his articles last night ... good stuff.

    
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I wonder if those are actually heatpipes or just copper tubes...
Here's the part where he seals and tests the heat pipes: http://www.silentmods.com/section2/item247/part3

( I want to move in next door to him )

    
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Ehhh... isn't that a BT thats under the PCIe slot??
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Ehhh... isn't that a BT thats under the PCIe slot??

Read the full article ...

If I recall correctly .. he did hack a BT for it's mounting mechanism ... but can't be sure ...
    
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So heatpipes on a motherboard are pure copper right?
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So heatpipes on a motherboard are pure copper right?
The heatpipes are pure copper but they are hollow so that an 'actuating' medium can be pumped into them as they are sealed.

The actuating medium is what actually transfers the heat along the pipe and can be anything from distilled water to assorted sorts of vapor actuators ...
    
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post #18 of 32
I'm sure that system runs quite cool for being passively cooled
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post #19 of 32
Ok, 2 thoughts....

1. With the price of copper these days, there is a LOT of money in that case.

2. I so want that.
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post #20 of 32
Nice stuff...definitely food for thought.
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