Originally Posted by Scarlet Infidel
Good luck with the build, I'm looking forward to it.
It had struck me before how flexible you can be with this system. You are cooling a large area of uniform heat so you have a lot of options.
You could even have 2 or more completely separate cooling loops running through the same water block where the water never actually meets (by using some sort of divider).
I considered doing this
and probably will, but I'dlike to figure out a way to make the inlet be centered instead of on the sides. Plan is to make something very similar to the sketch I made that muffy linked to and then make various mid-plates to test real world what effects I get. Starting out with a simple water-cooled block wih a single mid-plate...one inlet/outlet, then step it up to two inlet/outlet, then add mid-plate sections that will have the two inlet/outlet be competely seperate loops from each other (bottem loop being very restrictive because of high fin count and very thin, which hopefully will allow it to transfer heat sufficiently to the next mid-plate up...which will be very free flowing). If that works out ok, will build upwords with more mid-plates to make a block big enough to take a 62mm tec on all four side. Or fall back to the simpler design of not having seperate loops in one block and build that upwords for the TEC.
My plan of an optional direct contact TEC waterblock for the CPU is not dead yet. Except now it will be direct contact to the cpu and a waterchiller...within the cpu TEC block as well, that can run without the TEC on......just imagine the pic above with more sections and 4 TEC's around it and then 4 blocks for each TEC. All I need now is for all our planes to stop breakng so that the shop where the mill I am using is at is not so busy.