September 22, 2016 at 4:09 pm #410
I thought some of you would be interested in a little project idea of mine… a custom water cooling system. Note that when I say custom, I mean built form scratch. I was thinking about buying an aquarium pump, plastic tubing, metal tubing, and using some old cold brew coffee bottles try and create a water cooling system.
Here is what I am thinking of working with:
And two old stumptown coffee coldbrew bottles (the bottles you see in the link here: http://www.foodservicedirect.com/product.cfm/p/21262543/Cold-Brew-Coffee.htm?gclid=CjwKEAjwgo6_BRC32q6_5s2R-R8SJAB7hTG-wlGD2tWuK6uIUb0Gl6d1pfJz01IoaLUsMFGKX5gHiRoCrQjw_wcB)
What do you guys think? I went ahead and filled a cold brew coffee bottle with hot water to see how well it would radiate heat and it seems to let it go pretty well. I was thinking of using them as radiator tanks (if that is a thing) if they don’t function as a water tank (if being used as radiators, I could always use a plastic water bottle to hold the water, though I would think that the glass would be more sturdy since it is glass, and its glassiness might help with radiating excess heat). I was thinking of mounting this as an external cooling systems and sending the lines through a tube to cool down the CPU.
I should also mention that this is a for-fun project. I wouldn’t dare hook this thing up to my gaming PC, but I do have an old desktop lying around and I saw the Linus tech tips guys do this on scrapyard wars and I wanted to give this a shot. What do you guys think?
March 9, 2017 at 11:45 am #421
Nice man. I have an Alienware Area-51 ALX Aurora water cooler/ pump with 120mm radiator. Just haven’t got around to properly using it on a CPU yet. I wanted to use Clear PVC tubing so I can see the flow of liquid. Just need to bleed/ purge the air by first submerging the radiator under water (distilled), explaining this in words could be quite an ear full. HAHAHA Cool man.
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