Originally Posted by eRazorzEDGE
true, maybe i'll throw some iron chunks n there instead with a magnet?
ok, so they use brass and copper n rads... is the brass just tubes and end caps? and wouldn't that have and effect on the copper water blocks? or anything copper n ur loop?
and what about the nickel plated barb fittings?
Brass and copper are fine together and the chrome is fine to...Mostly in a WC'ing loop the main metals not to mix are aluminum in any shape, form, plated, anodized, varnished, lacquered,permed, filleted, just don't use it...
Stick with copper, brass and the chromed fittings and you will be fine.Aluminum has a lot worse thermal conductivity then copper anyway.Typical cold plate materials are aluminum and copper, but silver plates are now commercially available and the eutectic alloy of silver and copper is being evaluated.The following are the thermal conductivity values (W/mK) used in the calculations:
- Aluminum: 220
- Copper: 388
- Silver: 418
- Silver/Copper (Cusil) Alloy: 515
Source...Cold Plate Materials and Thickness