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post #1 of 34
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Hi there,

i'm looking to build a system but without a radiator, is that possible ?

what are my options ?

i'm all ears.

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post #2 of 34
Zalman makes something called a Reserator. It's a tower of pure quiet water cooling.

No radiator needed.

It's something like having a tall cylinder extruded heatsink that liquid flows through. The shape dissipates the heat.



ThermalTake Symphony Mini Liquid cooling system does very much the same thing as the Zallman.



There are other DIY things that people have done successfully over the years like tapping into a cold water tank under ground. The bad boy tank was a 55 gallon plastic drum.
Edited by bmaverick - 7/6/08 at 8:08pm
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post #3 of 34
A radiator of some sort is needed for water cooling to work.

You might be able to get by with a giant reservoir (several cubic feet), but that would not be practical.

A reservator is combo reservoir and radiator, which is prob. what you are looking for.
post #4 of 34
You could venture into bong cooling. Im sure its not what you want, but it works without a radiator.
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post #5 of 34
It wouldn't work well...

Without a radiator, there's no way to disperse the heat effectively. If it doesn't burn the chip, your water will eventually evaporate. THEN you'll be screwed.

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Quote:
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You could venture into bong cooling. Im sure its not what you want, but it works without a radiator.
gah, beat me to the idea
ya, bong cooling forgoes the metal part in the "liquid => metal fins => air" affair that radiators use.

one issue is that it eats up lots of coolant simply because it's evaporating away in order to dissipate the heat.
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post #7 of 34
Quote:
Originally Posted by Firestorm252 View Post
gah, beat me to the idea
ya, bong cooling forgoes the metal part in the "liquid => metal fins => air" affair that radiators use.

one issue is that it eats up lots of coolant simply because it's evaporating away in order to dissipate the heat.
is bong cooling a real thing??

I would suggest a humongous reservoir instead of a radiator as well... that's about the only other thing i can think of.
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post #8 of 34
CoolIT Systems has the Boreas.

Connect your tubing to the water blocks and go!


Edited by bmaverick - 7/6/08 at 8:19pm
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post #9 of 34
There is no watercooling without a radiator. That's what dissipates your heat.
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post #10 of 34
You can find radiators pretty cheap, cheaper than finding an alternative cooling solution.

A long piece of copper tubing buried in your yard would work but copper isn't cheap and you would probably need a bigger pump to run it, or a constant stream of cold fresh water from your well

I've tried 5gallons of Ice cold water you would be supprised how fast it warms up.
Edited by USFORCES - 7/6/08 at 8:32pm
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