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06-10-2019 01:07 PM
makecool
This is now done already . You can view and have some useful information for your project .
04-08-2019 12:51 AM
Dimebagg You don't need to run a car radiator.

What you need is a junk refrigeration condenser and included fan. They are small and have very powerful fans. You then get 10-15m of pipe i use 6mm ID and mount the fan and condensor unit outside. A single d5 will be able to push that far but i use dual d5 in series. I guarantee you that this setup will outperform any overkill internal mounted setup and be silent.

I now run a hailea 1000a 1hp water chiller in place of the setup above.

If you want advice pm me.
04-08-2019 12:38 AM
Luke Cool Let's look at the design difference.
A PC cooler is built for a smaller scale. The fins and coils are close together, designed to be cooled by a small fan.
A car radiator has its fins and coils a ways apart. It is designed to let a lot of air pass through it.
Most car radiator are bigger than your PC; a house fan like a 20 inch box fan would work well with one. It is possable to make a system like this that doesnt look ghetto, but it will take quite a bit of work. And will not fit in your PC case.

A car radiator can be used to cool a PC, but that is not what it was designed to do. There are better choices out there that are more efficient, easier to use, cheaper, and more closely fit this application.
03-29-2019 12:00 AM
Cyber Locc
Quote: Originally Posted by treetops422 View Post
I was looking for daily use and to see what that setup was capable of.


I was zapped out by the time I listed the waterblock, I will def get something else. I really wouldn't want to replace the water pump over and over. "140 dollars full custom loop." Yeah but after looking at how easy it is to make your own oversized reservoir\radiator\fan setup.... The prices for tiny little radiator\res look like a joke.



Supposedly car ac radiators are usually copper.


If I do plan to tinker, I will get a reliable pump\water block. If it's not to hard on the pump Ill run it up to the attic to reduce noise\heat in my apt. Or closet. Regular pc Radiator\Fan\Res seem waaay over priced. They assume I care about having all my components inside my case. I can do better.


p.s. That liquid cooling system I brought premade in my first post failed in the first week and almost killed my rig (pump). I had to ship it back to get a replacement.
Ya the Rez, and rads and fans, if you dont care what they look like ect, go ham. The pump, and Block I would not skimp out on.

the biggest concern with the CPU block, Temps aside is the fact if that leaks, your system is KO. That is the last thing you want to start gushing water, you can get ray storms and such pretty cheap these days, its honestly worth it for the peace of mind alone. Same with pump, the risk of failure could be a problem. If the res leaks, its not a biggie, shoot I break resovoirs all the time, and fixn them with hot glue bwhahaha. However, I live by the motto there is some things you just dont cheap out on. Pumps, Blocks, and Power Supply's fall in that boat. Not to say thats fool proof, I have seen nice blocks leak, and have had a Corsair PSU catch on fire on me (luckily I was there, beside it when it happened, it literally caught on fire, after frying some cathodes and some Hard drives), so stuff still can happen, just minimizing risks.

That all said, I think you are going to find Car AC rads are not as cheap as you think. They are about the same price as our rads in that size range, look at heater-cores, thats a 120/140 rad at best, they are 40 dollars and so is a WC rad.

https://shop.advanceautoparts.com/p/...343/18820061-P (pretty sure thats Alu)

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/B-RD...896772932.html 31 dollars, 140mm rad.


There is a reason we swicthed to pc fans, mostly to mount in the case, but for more optimal surface are nothing not hit by a fan and improved on pc rads for our needs over the years. Their is actually a lot of R&D that has went into improving our hobby.


I still think after finding the rad, adapting the fittings, getting a good pump and block, building all this and making it work, Material and Time invested, an EK fluid gaming kit would have been cheaper.
03-24-2019 10:51 AM
treetops422 I was looking for daily use and to see what that setup was capable of.


I was zapped out by the time I listed the waterblock, I will def get something else. I really wouldn't want to replace the water pump over and over. "140 dollars full custom loop." Yeah but after looking at how easy it is to make your own oversized reservoir\radiator\fan setup.... The prices for tiny little radiator\res look like a joke.



Supposedly car ac radiators are usually copper.


If I do plan to tinker, I will get a reliable pump\water block. If it's not to hard on the pump Ill run it up to the attic to reduce noise\heat in my apt. Or closet. Regular pc Radiator\Fan\Res seem waaay over priced. They assume I care about having all my components inside my case. I can do better.


p.s. That liquid cooling system I brought premade in my first post failed in the first week and almost killed my rig (pump). I had to ship it back to get a replacement.
03-24-2019 09:27 AM
Hydroplane A car radiator will work fine. Only real issue is the inlet/outlet are pretty big so you may need a big pump to move water effectively as well as some sort of adapter. Also most car radiators are aluminum which would cause issues with copper/nickel blocks.

Not sure I'd recommend doing it though, the coldest you can cool your water down to is room temperature. Regular PC radiators can get you very close to that, easily.
03-23-2019 12:47 PM
white owl At the very least I'd get a cheapo block from aliexpress or similar. Something actually made to be fit to a CPU would be ideal and wouldn't cost much more. There is little performance difference between cheap chinese CPU blocks and expensive ones but make sure you get one with some sort of channels over the CPU.
03-23-2019 12:33 PM
Cyber Locc How are you going to attach that block to a CPU lol?

Why try and reinvent the wheel? We used card radiators and Aquarium pumps in the early 2000s, We moved away from that junk for a reason. Take the advice of those before you, dont try to cheap out and by out of spec junk to save a few bucks and have to deal with issues and trial and error we did.

Companies have came about, WCers have found what works and what doesn't, we already did all the leg work with the junk, buy whats easy and available. If I were you, just buy an AIO, that 25 dollar pump, that you didnt link but I am sure you are going to buy. Ya it looks like a D5, it will also not pump the way it says it will, and it will be dead in 3 months. I got my brother in law in WCing and he bought 5 of those things in a year, and finally bought a D5.

Your not saving money doing this, blocks are not expensive because its for WCing, they are expensive because its expensive to make not junk. D5s are not "official" WC pumps, they are rebranded Laing D5s, and they cost more than what they do from WCing companies then non WC companies, or at least the same amount. They are not expensive because they are WC, they are expensive because they are Good Pumps.

Same with radiators, good quality alu rads, cost as much as copper WCing rads, and Alu is alot cheaper, its also not nearly as good as copper.

If you want to cut costs, and dont care about using Alu, get a fluid gaming kit, 140 dollars full custom loop. Your project will cost you the same if not more, as initial cost. And then cost you 10x more when everything keeps breaking.

Also it isnt going to cool anything to anywhere near 5ghz, that block has no channels, thats a box for water to run through lol. It isnt going to cool anything, aside from the fact it cant be mounted on a CPU.

Unless you meant to link this one, https://www.ebay.com/itm/Cooling-Wat....c100005.m1851

Which even still. How you going to mount it? You realize they are oxidizing the cold plate? That thing is going to fry any CPU you put it on. that is a Wish.com special man.

IMO, its not worth the cost of a decent rig to gamble on Chinese junk. Which is what everything your trying to buy is. If you really think a 4 dollar ebay waterblock is going to cool anything, you need to stop now. Before you break your rig.
03-23-2019 12:30 PM
white owl
Quote: Originally Posted by The Pook View Post
4690K is 22nm and (slightly) more tolerant to voltage than 14nm. If OP is just going for a max OC run then 1.45v is fine.
Exactly. If 14nm can take it there's no reason 22nm can't lol.
1.45v is more or less safe but I wouldn't use that much if I depended on the system. At this point the 4690k is pretty limited in a lot of ways and it's not like it was ever an expensive CPU so yeah hitting it with gobs of vcore can be fun.
Like I said, mine did 5ghz on a garbage air cooler and even on air it kept scaling reasonably well. Sadly my 4790k doesn't.
03-23-2019 12:24 PM
The Pook
Quote: Originally Posted by pdasterly View Post
he has 4690k

4690K is 22nm and (slightly) more tolerant to voltage than 14nm. If OP is just going for a max OC run then 1.45v is fine.
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