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Shadow ÒÓ

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I'll post pics later but tell me what you think.....

I took an OEM processor heat sink and cut all but the outside "fins" off....then covered the open 3 sides with 1/8" alum plates. Put 2 nipples on that box. (also had a little due-hicky (that's southern) to attach it to the same places my OEM heat sink attached to.

I bought a Transmission cooler and an electrical box (from someone else's idea on the main page) built for underground work to store around 3 quarts of water.

2 8" fans fit perfectly over the "radiator" and a 75 gph (max.....it's variable) fishtank pump will power the thing.

I have a atx full tower case that has a removeable top so I could mount the radiator in it and have adaquate room for ventilation for it.

The entire system fits cleverly in my case and is completely sealed. I intend to mix 1/2 antifreez and 1/2 water to the system for lubrication and anti corrosive material.

Sound good so far? Gawd....I decided to over clock "just a bit" 2 days ago and now I'm building a custom watercooling system today. See what you people have done to me?!?!?! =)
 
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Shadow ÒÓ

Shadow ÒÓ

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ok it's functional as I just finished and I'm able to type so it must be working....

here are a few pics and since I'm not HTML literate (hell I can't even spell it!) I'm leaving the links.... I think Overclockers.com will get a kick out of this! hehe

This is a OEM heatsink....I cut the internal fins out and left the outside walls....used 1/8" alum to cover the remaining sides and cold welded the box together. The pics aren't great but you'll get the idea....

[img=[URL]http://albums.photopoint.com/j/View?u=96108&a=1680340&p=36258526&Sequence=0&res=high[/URL]]

This is another view but still same poor quality....

[img=[URL]http://albums.photopoint.com/j/View?u=96108&a=1680340&p=36258527&Sequence=0&res=high[/URL]]

here's the kit.......

[img=[URL]http://albums.photopoint.com/j/View?u=96108&a=1680340&p=36258525&Sequence=0&res=high[/URL]]

this is the part I think OC.com will like =)

[img=[URL]http://albums.photopoint.com/j/View?u=96108&a=1680340&p=36258528&Sequence=0&res=high[/URL]]

another view.....

[img=[URL]http://albums.photopoint.com/j/View?u=96108&a=1680340&p=36258529&Sequence=0&res=high[/URL]]
 
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Shadow ÒÓ

Shadow ÒÓ

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Jeff Evans (Dec 23, 2000 02:17 a.m.):
it shouldn't say "Max It Out" it should say "Home Of The HardCore!" . . . . . .

IMHO

oh great! NOW you tell me! hehe

Ok I'l do it again.....and "Home of the Hardcore" will be on the next one =)
 

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CFusion (Dec 23, 2000 01:05 p.m.):
ur using too much antifreeze! here is a good coolant recipe:
http://data-detective.com/overclock/new_page_1.htm
It's important to note that not every mixture will work the same in every cooling rig. Different setups use different components, such as different radiators and different waterblocks. This is not the Holy Grale of coolant mixtures. However It seems to me to be a good starting point for your own experiments. The best way to find your optimal coolant recipe is to experiment.
 

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Jeff Evans (Dec 23, 2000 01:51 p.m.):
CFusion (Dec 23, 2000 01:05 p.m.):
ur using too much antifreeze! here is a good coolant recipe:
http://data-detective.com/overclock/new_page_1.htm
It's important to note that not every mixture will work the same in every cooling rig. Different setups use different components, such as different radiators and different waterblocks. This is not the Holy Grale of coolant mixtures. However It seems to me to be a good starting point for your own experiments. The best way to find your optimal coolant recipe is to experiment.

yeah, you're right, but i was just sending that link, because 50% antifreeze is WAYYY too much, and that link is a great coolant recipe, if you are willing to experiment with it
 
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Shadow ÒÓ

Shadow ÒÓ

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Honestly enjoyed building this.....keeps the processor at room temp (with water alone but I'll get some alc and anti soon) w/o problems and thanks for the info on ratio mixtures.

Seeing the price of these systems was what inspired me to build my own, and it only cost me about $60. If anyone is interested in owning one I'll gladly build em one for cost plus shipping. Also the best part of this system, other than the fact it's sealed, is if you have a mid or full tower you "can" make it fit entirely inside your computer. (no more disconnecting hoses or carring 2 boxes) I do recommend you use the same tower I'm using (not really full but damn big) since the radiator fits easily in the removeable top.
 

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Shadow (Dec 23, 2000 07:17 p.m.):
Honestly enjoyed building this.....keeps the processor at room temp (with water alone but I'll get some alc and anti soon) w/o problems and thanks for the info on ratio mixtures.

alc?? anti?? use very little antifreeze (unless you are putting your radiator in a freezer) more antifreeze will NOT help your thermal properties, Antifreeze worsens water's thermal carrying capabilities, but it helps prevent corrosion and algae growth. Redline Water Wetter improves water's thermal properties, and makes up for the loss brought about by antifreeze. Redline Water Wetter is RED, so expect pink liquid as your coolant :) hehe

Happy Holidays to All!

EDIT
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What is "alc"??
 
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Shadow ÒÓ

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I did use this recipe for a starting point....so far I've run my processor (P III 933) up almost 200 mhz and no difference in temp. I needed some burn in time for the new processor so I'll probably fool around with it some more soon....

By Alc I meant wetter water and my origional intent was to use 50/50 water/anti but I've seen the errors of my ways =)

Thanks for the input folks.