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Hey guys....

new here...actually new to this whole modding computers thingy...

anywho, i'll be getting an ATI 9800Pro 256mb video card and i've heard that those suckers like to run hot....so that got me looking into better cooling solutions which led me to watercooling...

as i will have some free time in the next week or so i decided to make my own watercooling system.

my biggest problem was the waterblock and after thinking it over, decided that it was a worthy challenge and that i will build my own! unfortunatelly i dont have access to cool milling machines....just some basic tools and some spare parts...

so i decided to make it out of a couple of old Heasinks...

what do u guys think of that? they would have more than enough surface area for water to draw the heat away from the CPU....

anywho, even though this whole thing started because of the Video Cards need for cooling, i dont know if i'm even gonna cool it down...

cheers guys and i'll keep u guys updated
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welcome to the forum!!!!!!!!!!!

great idea dont know if it will work will i guess a little trial and error wont hurt!!!!!!!!!
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well...we'll see wont we? lol

this was my plan....ultra cheap

i have two old Intel Heatsinks...

my idea was to convert one heatsink so it has water running by the fins, not air...for that to work i would need to close off the top and sides....but because the fins are one piece, and dont let air/water run from fin to fin, i have to build little end tanks where the inlets and outlets would attach to...

this is where the other heatsink comes in...i'm gonna use the fins from that heatsink as plates to close the other heatsink in....how am i gonna "glue" em together? JB weld...LOL, ya some of u are shaking your heads but i used it on my cars Intercooler and it help up great to 22 psi...so hopefully it will work on this aluminium as well...

dont worry, LOTS of testing will go in before this system comes NEAR my computer...
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Yeah, the hardest thing would be getting it sealed properly. JB weld rules though. Just slop a couple layers on (after letting the first dry) and sand it down later.

Normal AMD CPU heatsinks work very well also. Just mod it a little and find out how to mount it. A lot of people use rubber bands to strap them on.
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you got a drill press? i saw a website where a guy made fins throughout 2 peices of copper, slapped em together and then threw it on, sorry i dont have the link though. but hey, that'll make 3 of us tryin to make our own waterblocks... well except death made his already, and its the shizniss lol
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well...we'll see wont we? lol


this was my plan....ultra cheap


i have two old Intel Heatsinks...


my idea was to convert one heatsink so it has water running by the fins, not air...for that to work i would need to close off the top and sides....but because the fins are one piece, and dont let air/water run from fin to fin, i have to build little end tanks where the inlets and outlets would attach to...


this is where the other heatsink comes in...i'm gonna use the fins from that heatsink as plates to close the other heatsink in....how am i gonna "glue" em together? JB weld...LOL, ya some of u are shaking your heads but i used it on my cars Intercooler and it help up great to 22 psi...so hopefully it will work on this aluminium as well...


dont worry, LOTS of testing will go in before this system comes NEAR my computer...

why is that link going to my profile page?
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Ultimate thread necro!!

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