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Is it better to make a thin big water block, or is it better to make a thick small water block?
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It is best to have a very think base which seperates the CPU top and water.

The rest of the thickness does not really matter. The internal design of the block is much much much more important. In addition to larger internal sufrace area via pins/fins, jet impingement or other methods are now used to overcome the Laminar boundary layers for better heat transfer.
Edited by DuckieHo - 4/11/11 at 7:19am
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"very think" Is that short for thin + thick?
Just kidding, but is it thick or thin?

I assume you mean thick. Why is it important to separate the CPU top from water?

Also, can you tell me how fast would heat transfer in, say, a 1 meter long 10mm thick rod, from one end to the other?
I'm asking this as it will help me be creative with making the block.
Edited by wajed - 4/11/11 at 7:28am
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yes, he means a thin block is better.
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Originally Posted by DuckieHo;13083371 
It is best to have a very think base which seperates the CPU top and water.

The rest of the thickness does not really matter. The internal design of the block is much much much more important. In addition to larger internal sufrace area via pins/fins, jet impingement or other methods are now used to overcome the Laminar boundary layers for better heat transfer.

Were you trying to type thin or thick? tongue.gif
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yes, he means a thin block is better.
I think he meant thick?
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Thin base is what he meant.
If you had the technology to do it, no base would be even better, but that would mean sealing the block and each individual pin to the CPU heat spreader...
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