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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-19-2015, 03:12 PM - Thread Starter
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I am very interested in getting into LN2 and/or Dice, and i happen to have the tools necessary to put CPU pots together, using either steel or copper.

I was wondering, would it be a good idea to make an LN2 or Dice pot out of steel? Or is it much preferable to make it out of copper- i know copper has better heat transfer capabilities, but it is also a LOT harder to efficiently solder together copper than it is to weld steel metal together. (for me at least, other people may find it easy to solder but I find that i am much better at welding, for whatever reason)

So basically, is steel an acceptable materiel for a CPU pot?

Also, does anyone have recommendations for how large to make the amount of metal between the CPU and the LN2/DIce? I.E. how much metal would make the pot be a fast pot, vs a slow pot.

I was thinking about taking some steel pipe, good 1.5" ID and ..25" thick pipe, and welding a hunk of steel to the bottom, being around 1" to 4" (depends on what kind of thermal properties steel has) and then i have a pot. May find a larger pipe, or something but that is the basic idea.

Could maybe do a square design, if I can't find any pipes with large enough inner diameters. 1.5" is semi-ok, but 2.5" - 4" would be preferable.

May just do it in copper though, with a similar design but soldering rather than welding.

Thanks for any input!

(and heres what kind of pipe i was thinking of using, not exactly what i want but is fairly close: http://www.homedepot.com/p/Unbranded-1-1-2-in-x-10-ft-Black-Steel-Sch-40-Pipe-GS11-210BTBE/202310232 )
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It depends on what you will be doing when frozen. If your just going for cpuz runs tuen any simple pot will work. My ghetto $25 pot performs the same as a 3.5lb copper pot for cpuz runs. If you plan on doing 3d benching or really any CPU benching then you should go with copper as it will be needed to maintain temps.

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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 09-14-2015, 03:55 AM
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If you are more comfortable with welding copper can be tig welded with the right techniques have a look through youtube

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