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you mean the copper cap? yeah I could cut it down some! thats not a bad idea! how deep do you sudgest I make it between the base and the cap top? oh and how much does the volume of your block change the temps? I have seen people build these really large, here check it out! http://www.overclockers.com/tips730/ <---sorry for posting from that site lol I dont like it much. I kinda thought giving the water a little more time to sit in the block wouldnt be a bad idea...I could be wrong though im just a noob. also I already cut off about an inch of the cap from when I bought it.
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that pump is just funny...I might display that just for a good laugh.
however ill redesign the bottle housing somehow and make it a little more water tight.
oh, using a waterbottle is a good idea! I have that same pump (from an old 20gallon fishtank ) and I was wondering how I could get the water to go in one direction. Thanks!

Are you going to be using a radiator and a bong? That will be interesting...
How did you shape the water block? The aluminum piece that is... I'm going to go copper hunting unless I can find a cheap waterblock somewhere.
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post #63 of 160
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yeah that waterbottle pump mod is funny but it works pretty good once you get it sealed up. its not going in my loop though its just for testing the block...I guess i could put it in the loop if I need it for something but it has very low head and im afraid its just not strong enough...i havent played with it much.

that aluminum came from an old socket A heat sink I pulled off an old rig. couldnt find the exact one but you get the idea.
then i cut the fins off with a hax saw and sanded it down then used a dremmel to cut the new channel and pins alot of work for a test base...now on to the copper! DONT USE ALUMINUM ON YOUR BLOCK!!!

I think I will be just using a bong. I really like the bong idea and the temps people are getting off them.
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I too am probably going to use a bong cooler. Sub ambient temps are just crazy for a budget cooler!
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I thought you were going to run a barb down almost to the top of your block base, like in the link?

I don't think i would worry about jetting it now that you are going with a Bong, the bong will do most of the work for you...Might not hurt to reduce the 1/2-3/8" just before it hits the base with a 1/2-38" copper reducer...That will increase your water velocity with out causing a lot of restriction, should give you a little more turbulence right over the core, if you center it there..
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yeah that was the plan...set the inlet 1/4" ubove the base.I guess it would look better with the barbs at the same height...ill look for one of those things your talking about...I might just have to change the barbs all together I should go with screw down ones and use an extention like your saying.
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I'd just leave the outlet barb up higher, I guess, have it flush against the top of the cap so that water has a easy way to get out...You know what I mean, it would have a smooth and easy transition out, smooth the edges up a little...I don't know if it would make a dimes worth of difference, it might help a little though...
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post #68 of 160
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yeah if you look at this pic


you can see that one barb is down lower then the other...the outlet barb is flush with the copper cap and the inlet is almost touching the base

oh man that needs a good sanding lol
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Oooops...Yep thats what I meant...
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Ira...so many threads so little time You do a great job of keeping up though for as many threads you help!
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