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Will that even work?

Say you put a TRUE or something ontop of a waterblock.....

Nevermind the barb placement. would that even be feasible?
 

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Pointless.

The point of water is transporting heat away from the source with low thermal resistence. A heatsink will be less efficent/effective than a radiator.
 

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technically, you could place some sort of hsf on the copper of the base to last the waterblock a few min if the pump stops working
 

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technically, you could place some sort of hsf on the copper of the base to last the waterblock a few min if the pump stops working

In that case, it would be cheaper to just get another pump and run two for redundency.
 

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no, im saying, you have a normal cpu loop, just with a heatsink on top of the waterblock.

you still have a pump, block, and rad...
 

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I was wondering this myself as well... I suppose it would drop temps a bit closer to ambient, but considering how much heat will be getting to the top of the waterblock (which isnt much) i doubt it would make much difference. Interesting experiment to do though.
 

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Why not encase your heatsink and turn it into a giant water block?


i imagine that would be pretty awesome, if it could be done lol...

a true encased in clear acrylic with water running through it.... epic.
 

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At that point, just submerge your PC in mineral oil and call it a day.
 

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no, im saying, you have a normal cpu loop, just with a heatsink on top of the waterblock.

you still have a pump, block, and rad...
I know.

It would be pointless. The water is already moving the heat away to a much more efficient radiator.

It would be like putting a flash light on top of a spotlight. Yeah, you're adding to the light... but it won't be noticed.
 

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If you feel the top of your CPU block in a well set up and adequate loop it will just be a little warmer then room ambient. Like Duckie was saying the heat is being moved to the rad to be dissipated.

I always point a fan at my CPU block, can't hurt even if it doesn't help much. But really designing and building a HSF CPU block wouldn't be worth the cost and effort, I wouldn't think.

You would be better off optimizing your rad/fan set up. Really thats the main tweak left in WC'ing, rad and fans, over rad a little and put as high a CFM fans as yo can stand on it.

But it doesn't hurt to try if you would like to, hey a C is a C, when your topped out on your OC from heat throttle a C cooler temp can be a lot. That can be the difference in getting that last 50-100Mhz CPU-Z.
 
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