Emergency diy cooler, please help with suggestions
Hi all, im in italy, as you all know things are pretty s***t here at the moment. Luckily i have work, however, in the middle of a large animation job (my only work on the horizon). My external watercooler (2x mora3 in parallel) has decided to crap out. First i noticed a leak from inside one rad. (corrosion from using a silver kill coil for 5+ years, according to manufacturer)
Ok, i thought, thats why i doubled every component, redundancy! So i clamped the tubes to the leaking rad. Then the other started drippping. F***k.
The manufacturer kindly offered a discount on replacements, which i ordered (the only rads that will fit the box i built) these are coming from germany, due to arrive thursday. Dropping my dual d5 pumps to mimimum reduced the leak to a few mm in the res every day.
However now, the shipping of the replacements seems stuck at starting point (hardly a surprise at the moment) and today the leak accelerated to losing a cm an hour from the res. I have to basically render 24/7 for the next 2 weeks, and my new 3990x cpu would not appreciate being starved of water in the middle of the night. I *cannot* afford to risk damage to that chip.
So i either shut doen my machine and lose my job, set an alarm for every few hours during night to top up water (and destroy the mdf case of the cooler with damp in the process). Or..
I come up with a temporary solution to replace the rads, that i can achieve from the local hardware store, which is thankfully, open. Ive not been so ive no idea what they have in stock.
Im currently thinking a (very) long hosepipe spread out on the floor might do it? A long piece of copper pipe would be best, but, if they have it, very expensive for a temp solution. Dunno if a pvc pipe would work if long enough. Given the cpu puts out 280w, and i also have dual titan x gpus in the loop ( i can avoid gpu rendering for now) it needs to have a fair capacity.
I also have an ancient (18 years old) black ice triple rad from my first watercooling build. However it was never very good, and definitely wouldnt handle the load i have now, probably even at idle. . Dont even know if its still healthy.. When i dug it out it amazingly still had some water sitting in it.
So, creative solutions with easy to get local parts so i can keep working till my new rads arrive? Appreciate any help i can get.
Many thanks and keep safe all.