Originally Posted by Slappa
That sounds like a great idea. You will get way better load temps with a real kit then my AIO H50.
I did in fact try the salt, it did damage the paint on the rad a bit. I only got 1-2 degrees lower as well on temperatures.
As far as insulation goes, I just used plumbers putty around the cpu socket. No use in going much further then that, you'll only need more insulation for DICE cooling and colder.
It would make more sense to just get a DICE pot and directly cool it that way. However, if you don't have one available, I'd encourage the experimentation. Although, I am a little weary on how the loop will hold up with such cold temps.
Well, they may not be to much better considering I will be using a TDX block on a Xeon so I don't know how that is going to handle that load yet, if it doesn't melt
I will definitely be skipping the salt then haha.
Oh, you didn't get any type of condensation on the tubing itself? I am a little weary of that, I may just wrap the tubing my buddy gives me in some armaflex anyways to possibly keep the temps cooler lol. And why did you use plumbers putty instead of eraser? I am not really lookin to gunk up my new R3E
Well, I don't have much funds currently to get a DICE pot but I may order a 2" tall by 2" diameter disk of ultra conductive copper and start making my own with my garage tools, and just use a aluminum top. However I want to do some cold runs asap with my new setup lol so I am thinking I'll do the slush box next weekend and I'll do some more research on the DICE slush. I'll most likely have to use acetone or something if I wanted to use DICE slush box.