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There are some car radiators that are made from aluminium.
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Well, regardless when your PT Nuke arrives you're going to need some additive to prevent corrosion in your Al block (since, as you know, PT Nuke is only a biocide).

Correct me if this is a silly question, but why go through the trouble of making and anodizing your own Al block when you can probably get a production copper block cheaper that will leave you with less headaches/worries?
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post #13 of 28
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There are some car radiators that are made from aluminium.
Right... fitting one of those into your case or mounting fans on that radiator is going to be difficult unless you want to custom machine your own mounting bracket.
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A transmission radiator might be the right size.
    
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post #15 of 28
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Yeah, but I've already got a 2kw condensor from some massive fridge, it's copper inside..
And it can fit 4x120mm fan's so it's big enough to NOT fit in my case..
And, it so happens that we have a 20000 euro cnc machine for my dad's company in this building And we have an anodizing station set up also.
This project (a full loop with cpu and maybe gpu) will end up costing me about 40euro's, so now you understand the budget also Thanks for everyone's help, I think I will go with the antifreeze, as it's a biocide and prevents corrosion to some extent..
Also it has a nice colour
    
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post #16 of 28
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Thanks for everyone's help, I think I will go with the antifreeze, as it's a biocide and prevents corrosion to some extent..
Also it has a nice colour
You're welcome, enjoy the build!
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post #17 of 28
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Yeah, but I've already got a 2kw condensor from some massive fridge, it's copper inside..
And it can fit 4x120mm fan's so it's big enough to NOT fit in my case..
And, it so happens that we have a 20000 euro cnc machine for my dad's company in this building And we have an anodizing station set up also.
This project (a full loop with cpu and maybe gpu) will end up costing me about 40euro's, so now you understand the budget also Thanks for everyone's help, I think I will go with the antifreeze, as it's a biocide and prevents corrosion to some extent..
Also it has a nice colour
Wow, sounds awesome! I wish I had access to equipment like that...

But why do you still want to make the block from aluminum? Why not custom mill it from copper? It would make everything a lot simpler.
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post #18 of 28
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Just wait for the Nuke mate. Good water cooling is all about patience and precision. Don't rush anything. You can use just distilled water for a couple of days (1 to 1.5 weeks) until the PT Nuke arrives
This. I just used distilled while I was waiting for my silver coils to arrive since my GF threw out my PT Nuke thinking its really old eye drops...
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This. I just used distilled while I was waiting for my silver coils to arrive since my GF threw out my PT Nuke thinking its really old eye drops...
ROFL

Good thing nobody in your house tried putting the biocide in their eyes
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ROFL

Good thing nobody in your house tried putting the biocide in their eyes
Haha that's what I thought too. I left it on my desk along with my scissors, advil and stuff so i'm glad I didn't have to make a trip to the hospital.
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