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Windows 7: Home-made Liquid Cooling

09 Sep 2011   #51
LiquidSnak

W7 Professional x64
 
 

After adding the return line inlet to the reservoir, I put five feet of hose on each side and ran the pump off of 9V for some time. The system is absolutely silent, and so far, leak free. When my camera charges, I will shoot a video when I'm absolutely sure that it is leak proof. Unfortunately I miscalculated the volume of the system to be 32 fluid ounces, when in fact the actual volume of the system as is is 36 fluid ounces. I'm not going to buy more coolant, so it will have to suffice to dilute it with distilled water and hope the non-conductivity holds.


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09 Sep 2011   #52
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Distilled water is what I use in my system, and after testing it with a multimeter it appears to be pretty non-conductive.

Also, what pump did you buy? Mine cost like $70 and I would have loved to buy a less expensive one if the quality is good.

~Lordbob
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10 Sep 2011   #53
LiquidSnak

W7 Professional x64
 
 

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10 Sep 2011   #54
LiquidSnak

W7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by darksupernova View Post
This is totally brilliant, I wish I had the confidence to try this!
Thanks

I've found with projects, you just have to work out a plan of attack and go for it. I've tried about four ways of sealing the heatsink before epoxy dipping worked ^_^ Hot glue is your friend, also.
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10 Sep 2011   #55
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LiquidSnak View Post
That is still half of what I spent on mine!

~Lordbob
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10 Sep 2011   #56
LiquidSnak

W7 Professional x64
 
 

The only qualm I have is will it be putting out enough pressure to run through a radiator. If not, I'm thinking of running copper piping in a loop, and having that be either cooled by fan inside the computer, or by some other exotic element just for sh*ts and grins.
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10 Sep 2011   #57
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LiquidSnak View Post
The only qualm I have is will it be putting out enough pressure to run through a radiator. If not, I'm thinking of running copper piping in a loop, and having that be either cooled by fan inside the computer, or by some other exotic element just for sh*ts and grins.
Hell, just make your own rad. Wrap the copper piping into a few U curves close enough together and get some really thin copper strips to make fins with, then just attach fans and you're done!

~Lordbob
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10 Sep 2011   #58
LiquidSnak

W7 Professional x64
 
 

Looked them up and picked up a transmission oil cooler (3/8 inch inlet outlet, the same as the rest of my project) for 23.99 at schucks auto parts. The last part I needed, which brings my total to just over a hundred dollars for a system with a reservoir, CPU block, radiator, lines, and fittings for a GPU block as well. The only thing I would have to buy is a GPU heatsink and two more fittings to make it into a watercooling block.

I added two fans to the cooler, antec 3 speeds. Though I forgot one had blue LED's -_-'

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11 Sep 2011   #59
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Pick up your room young man........that's what I hear in the background !
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11 Sep 2011   #60
LiquidSnak

W7 Professional x64
 
 

hahahaha. It's so true.
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