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Ok so I'm making the CPU block homemade. My first model is gonna be a 1mm piece of copper with 6mm (1/4") pipe bent with a pipe bender into kinda a zig-zag pattern.

I have two options for the external part.
1) Koolance Exos 2.5 $374.99
or
2)Build my own

Heres the parts I have come up with for building my own:
Koolance ENC-1020BK Enclosure/Riser, Black $74.99
Koolance 3-fan shroud $34.99
Danger Den Round (Cylindrical) Reservoir $25.00
X-Flow Black Ice Xtreme II Radiator $53.95
Pump: Make suggestions (no overly large ones though)
Aerocool Xtreme Turbine 2000 Black 120mm LED Fan $16.99 x2
120mm Blade Fan Grill $4.99 x2
Total
$232.89 (without pump, $332.89 figuring a pump maximum $100)

Any thoughts?

P.S. Just state which you think is a better route to take, don't start flaming against Koolance. I've heard it and am like 80% sure I'm going to build my own, just decided to throw the exos into this post anyways.
 

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Why would you watercool an alienware? Especially building your own block. $3000 in the toilet because did not do something right with the block.

Alienwares run cool anyways. They have very good ventilation.
 

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Originally Posted by kylej866 View Post
Why would you watercool an alienware? Especially building your own block. $3000 in the toilet because did not do something right with the block.

Alienwares run cool anyways. They have very good ventilation.
Agreed. And it wont be portable and most likely ugly.
 

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honestly, wow, why?

A) laptops are meant to be portable... having to carry around a rad, pump, fans, shrouds, lines, tubing etc... kills that...
B) if you're not going to be moving it around, why didn't you just get a desktop?
 

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why wold you like to cary a laptop with a big radiator beside it
its a good idea but really dude
 

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please stop destroying his thread guys. he is asking a question and why should we turn him down? i recommend the d5 because it is quite and i can't even hear mine.
 

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Why would you watercool an alienware?QUOTE]

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Originally Posted by RAND0M1ZER
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why the hell would you want to do this?

honestly, wow, why?
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why wold you like to cary a laptop with a big radiator beside it
its a good idea but really dude


Because it's there?

The reasons why NOT to do it are all pretty much related to practicality and cost. Practical? Waste of money for what you get out of it?

What forum is this?

I certainly wouldn't do it, but hey......if you've got an itch: scratch it.
 

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Are you going to watercool a alienware m17x?

No an M17 but there prolly similar in design

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Why would you watercool an alienware? Especially building your own block. $3000 in the toilet because did not do something right with the block.

Alienwares run cool anyways. They have very good ventilation.

That's why you pump water through the block for about 12hrs straight to check for leaks.

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Agreed. And it wont be portable and most likely ugly.

If you notice I'm trying to house all the external components in a case for looks and as far a portability I'm gonna use quick disconnect nozzles on the rear of the computer case and the exos (or my homemade version whichever I go with) so it can easily be disconnected and then put in a case for carrying. Heck the M17 weighs 10lbs, its not exactly the most portable thing to start with so its like why not?

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i need pix nao

I'll try and get some up tomorrow of the waterblock. I just cut the plate for it.
To Do:
Drill screw holes
Bend copper pipe
Solder pipe to plate

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why wold you like to cary a laptop with a big radiator beside it
its a good idea but really dude

Hmm.. for a workout lol
 

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It's completely possible to make it mobile. I already told him how to do it. Pretty much all he needs is the parts and a descent bookbag that he can put it in and BAM, watercooler on the go
 

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please stop destroying his thread guys. he is asking a question and why should we turn him down? i recommend the d5 because it is quite and i can't even hear mine.
Seriously...... People need to back off otherwise he might go to a forum that doesn't give him 6 pointless posts about how it's a stupid idea. (Which I don't think it is)

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It would be funny as hell to see him sitting in starbucks on his WCed Laptop.

I want to see pictures of how the block is gonna work.
It would be cool as hell! Custom Watercooled alienware laptop is 10000x cooler then just an expensive alienware laptop.

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What's going to be used to power all the water cooling stuff?
Just the pump and the fan on the rads need to be powered and he shouldn't have a lot of fans.

I hope you go through with this dude.
 

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I think this would be cool. I would have the waterlines coum out the back and have the rad mounted on the back of moniter. I think a 2 fan rad would be enough? And for the cooling block I would sandwich the pipes in copper not just soderd to the top.
 
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