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Heatsink to waterblock?

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sfa ok

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Would it be possible and/or intelligent to make a waterblock that somehow creates a good seal around a good heat sink (i.e. my Alpha 6035), I have access to a CNC mill and could easily make such a thing once/if I figure out how to seal and attatch it. Any suggestions?
 

stool

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If I understand you correctly, you wish to incorporate your Alpha into a heatsink. I don't know if he still does, but Chip at http://www.overclock-watercool.com used to make waterblocks from heatsinks sent to him. There could still be guidance on his pages, or you could contact him for advice.
 

Shadow ÒÓ

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Gafrioni (Apr 03, 2001 08:37 p.m.):
Would it be possible and/or intelligent to make a waterblock that somehow creates a good seal around a good heat sink (i.e. my Alpha 6035), I have access to a CNC mill and could easily make such a thing once/if I figure out how to seal and attatch it. Any suggestions?

sure it is! I did it some time ago.....I took a stock OEM heatsink and wrapped 3 sides with 1/8" alum....cut the fins out and put nipples on it.

[img=[URL]http://albums.photopoint.com/j/View?u=96108&a=12347703&p=37324227&Sequence=0&res=high[/URL]]

The result was perfection!

[img=[URL]http://albums.photopoint.com/j/View?u=96108&a=12347703&p=36013143&Sequence=0&res=high[/URL]]

although the pictures suck =)

[img=[URL]http://albums.photopoint.com/j/View?u=96108&a=12347703&p=36013141&Sequence=0&res=high[/URL]]
 

Hoot

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I seem to recall reading an article in the past two months here, where the author had either Danger Den or Swiftech mill fins inside one of their standard water blocks. There was negligible if any improvement. You'd think it would work better with all that surface area to contact the water flowing through, but perhaps it causes too much turbulence.

Hoot