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Been wanting for a while now to mess around with some Dry Ice and then going on to LN2. I've been reading a lot about it, but can't seem to find anything on wall thickness, base thickness ect. I have a complete understanding on how it works, just need to know how to get the pot made! I've PMed Kingpin over at XS, hopefully he can help out a bit.

Anyone have any ideas? It'll be mad fun because I have a ton of old CPU's and mobo's lying around :evil:
 
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Here is a great article with pics and cost of supplies .
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BUMP

Although that'sa nice read, it's not entirely what I'm looking for...
 
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Krunk, I found this reaserching it as well: I am contemplating DICE also for my nuclear-temp-quad.

Madshrimps had a nice DIY container.
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Well.....

Material = Copper.

Tube thickness doesn't matter too much. Thicker is would be a bit better. Just make sure to insulate it or heat from the enviroment will evaporate LN2/DICE faster

For the base, thinner would be better to reduce thermal resistence. With DICE, you want to put little teeth/spike on the base inside the tube. This allows the DICE to be crushed up while inside the tube.
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Originally Posted by Krunk_Kracker View Post
Been wanting for a while now to mess around with some Dry Ice and then going on to LN2. I've been reading a lot about it, but can't seem to find anything on wall thickness, base thickness ect. I have a complete understanding on how it works, just need to know how to get the pot made! I've PMed Kingpin over at XS, hopefully he can help out a bit.

Anyone have any ideas? It'll be mad fun because I have a ton of old CPU's and mobo's lying around :evil:
what about carving a bunch of heat sinks out of dry ice and replacing them periodicly.

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whatever you use to cool the cpu and gpu you should suspend the mobo over a tub of dry ice so as the DICE cool and releases all its chilley vapors they cool the mosfets and mobo .

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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.....
 
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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/

http://www.octools.com/index.cgi?cal...ion2/day1.html
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Diagonally its 4.125 inches.

Vertically its .125 shy of 3 inches.
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