Originally Posted by Krunk_Kracker
Hmmm....could someone do me a favor and measure the base plate of their stock LGA775 mobo? That, or possibly the fan mount? I need to know what the MAXIMUM width I can get this made at is.....
Just measured a stock Intel HSF base for the Q6600 1.75" circle. You could fit a 2.25" x 2.25" square between the legs.
EDIT: I would use whatever Copper pipe you can find that is about 2" to 3.75" OD--the rigs I have read and looked at are about 1/4" to 1" thick base plates..depends on what the guy could get/afford.
Thicker would probably be better for stopping the fluctuation of temps.
Yes I agree that pins or rods on the bottom of the HS base projecting upward into the tube would be handy.
However by Filling the tube with a bit of denatured alcohol you can be sure the DICE will draw the heat from the plate.
The tube is wrapped to prevent condensation. I do not think the tube needs to be more than 12" high--even less--as the DICE will subliminate and adding more than what is in contact with the alcohol would not help all that much.
Without a fluid in the tub the ice is only contacting the copper on it's edges here and thereon the base and in the cylinder.
Another neat project i would like to try is the flourinert bath---now that is super easy.
Get a styro tub (cooler) and immerse the entire board/cpu/HS etc in flourinert and add DICE chips to the flourinert. The article on that showed great potential for a longer term subzero session with more time for benchmarks and so on.
EDIT: a 4" x 4" plate with four holes at 2 and 7/8" apart on the corners would do ya.
EDIT: link to the flourinert run: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2000/09...s_run_celeron/