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I've started this project with a very limited budget and came up with this.

Its an AC condenser with a custom fan shroud and an oak skeleton with an old card retainer cut from a Pentium 2 case....LOL. Opinions wanted.

Has anyone tried using something like this for a rad? I know rads are cheap but this is free and if it works as good as say a 360mm rad I saved $100. Its cut out for six 92mm fans and I was planning on low speed to cut noise.

I need to cool the CPU and north bridge on a Mini ITX or mATX motherboard.
Looking at 775 or 1155 as they OC well.


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Have you tried cutting open the ends and running some water through it? Im sure if water runs through nicely then it should work pretty good. just get some 92mm high static pressure fans and it would work nicely.

that is the same design that Thermaltake uses on their rads, so i don't see why it wouldn't at least work decently.
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No I haven't tried it yet.It will be sweet if it works though! I'm excited to try it but I haven't got a chance yet. When it s running it will be 3/8" out and dual 1/4" in.... not much choice there unless I can find a "Y" Two 1/4" to Single 3/8" solder on fitting.(yeah right) I will post temps and OCs if anyone is interested. This is the rad from the "indoor " part of a dead window shaker AC unit.

EDIT: I tried running water through it and it seems clear of debries
Edited by nukem - 1/14/11 at 9:07pm
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i would recomend flushing it will with a soap or detergent before running it through anything. ac units have freon and mineral oil in them to keep the compressor lubed. i dont know how it will react with the rest of your components. however, it should cool really well.
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Would ya kindly clean your rad....

Done. Currently mixing and going to cycle a dish + laundry detergent plus 66% distilled vodka.... I mean water.
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post #6 of 8
You should be able to get some dual 1/4" to 3/8" adaptors for it. just not solder on ones.

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/97...l=g30c427s1070

I would probably recommend making sure there is nothing inside that pipe where it goes from 1/4" to 3/8" on the rad.
post #7 of 8
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[quote/]I would probably recommend making sure there is nothing inside that pipe where it goes from 1/4" to 3/8" on the rad.[/quote]

Good call and thanks for finding an adaptor for that. Guess I was thinking of the wrong shniz to close the loop. XD
Edited by nukem - 1/14/11 at 9:35pm
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post #8 of 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by nukem View Post
[quote/]I would probably recommend making sure there is nothing inside that pipe where it goes from 1/4" to 3/8" on the rad.
Good call and thanks for finding an adaptor for that. Guess I iwas thinking of the wrong shniz. XD[/QUOTE]

there is another one that is cheaper too.
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/97...l=g30c427s1070

while you are at it, you can order some parts from frozencpu
I would recommend this for a block
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/11...?tl=g30c85s139
cheap and will get the job done very nicely.

here is a cheap pump if you need one
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/96...tl=g30c107s152
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