Thread: DIY CPU water cooler
My recent project DIY CPU water cooler. I'm not desperate to overclock my pc, but want to make it to work quiet. First I'm going to replace CPU heatsink/fan with heat exchanger , if this is going to work, a graphic card will be next. I've managed today to cut out 2 parts of heat exchanger from 12mm aluminium plate.
Last edited by wiatroda; 17-03-2011 at 08:50 PM.
Looks nice, will be interesting to see how well it performs. I think it would be better to have thinner channels and more of them, but I'm sure that whatever you do will be far better than most air cooling systems.
What are you doing about getting the area where the block contacts the CPU smooth? It needs to be a very flat surface to work well.
I'm thinking of making one at some point. You can simulate the heat flow very nicely in solid works without too much effort. What socket is yours?
brings back memories, i used to overclock my PC's when i was younger, and had full water cooling to keep the noise down.
May be better to make it out of copper and also lap the underside to get it as flat and smooth as possible.Visit Us: www.zappautomation.com
Pics below shows a heat exchanger mount cut out from 3mm stell.
There is some more pictures & details of this project at my website:
Finally a clear pipe arrived today. I decided to try gravity circulating cooling system before I start to mess with any pump. At the moment of writing this a computer is on for more than an hour. Temperature of CPU is 33C. CPU usage is about the same like last time picture. So for now full success :dance:.
When you get time can you run IntelBurnTest v2.50 and report your CPU temps?
This will really test how good your cooling is."If first you don't succeed, redefine success"
Few issues appears:
1st- Top surface of the CPU is not perfectly flat
2nd- Average temp of the chipset is higher than 55 centigrade with standard heatsink.
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