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As far as i can see this would be a great idea...

Have a 5 1/2" copper reservoir with a 120mm fan slapped on top of it cooling the copper down....
 

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Originally Posted by xms

As far as i can see this would be a great idea...

Have a 5 1/2" copper reservoir with a 120mm fan slapped on top of it cooling the copper down....

Solder some fins on that puppy for some serious cooling
 

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Originally Posted by spookedjunglist

Solder some fins on that puppy for some serious cooling


Exactly. I was thinking that the resevoir could take up 1x 5 1/2" bay, and then there could be fins on top with a 120mm fan strapped to them, which occupies another 5 1/2" bay.

I think that really might help with temps.
 

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Why don't you make a resovour the size of a hard drive and get one of those hard drive coolers that already have fins and fans on them.
 

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Solder isn't the most thermaly conductive thing in the world you know, and if you're a perfectionist like me, haveing some junky looking copper box covered in solder inside your case would really annoy you
 

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silver solder?

would hta tbe solder with silver mixed in?

or just pure silver?

cause if its just pure silver, dun see how it could be classified as solder.. as its just silver!
 

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Originally Posted by YiffyGriffy

I still like my idea
And will probably implement it when I get water cooling.

Yeah, i'm a perfectionist too, so i like your idea...

Now where on earth could i get a copper reservoir....i certainly cant make it...no tools.
 

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it isn't that hard to make... bend some thin copper, make a circle of it, like this:
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Originally Posted by xms

Yeah, i'm a perfectionist too, so i like your idea...

Now where on earth could i get a copper reservoir....i certainly cant make it...no tools.

 

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im pretty sure theres solder out here with silver in it (60/40 or somethin like that, but expensive) u could also braze the fins on. brazing rods are made out of brass n copper i beleive might help with thermal conductivity. i think this is a great idea btw! basically like having 2 radiators!
 

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I am having a hard time understanding why you would want to do this, other than the look-cool factor. I don't think it would really help temps very much, as the water doesnt stay in the res long enough to do anything. It might help a little, but personally I don't think it would be worth the time and effort. The reason a heatercore works so well is that is splits the water up into about 3-6 channels per side of the heatercore. This really increases the surface area, and all those fins do a great job of dissipating the heat. Anyway, if done right it would look uber-sweet, but I just don't think it would actually help temps any.
 

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Instead of using a copper resivoir, which woulden't have much surface area..

why not use liek 4 foot of 1/2" copper?

I have 6 foot of it in my setup, and it barley restricts flow..
I blow through it, and its barley restricted.. I blow thruogh 2 foot of 1/4" tubing, and its WAY more restrictive...



Im thinkin of rebuilding this one, so its smaller, and will fit in front of my 4 fton case fans inside my case...

 
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