Discussion in 'Case Mod Gallery' started by caveman_1990, Mar 23, 2007.
lol. np, it's definately unique!
I want to talk about WHY there's no fluid in the heat pipe when you took it apart. I've read descriptions on heat pipes before and they say there's liquid inside.but then no ones taken one apart like you have.So whats the point of heat pipe. to move hot air back and forth.
LOL that is what I was TALKING ABOUT ALL the time other than a few people believed in me noone else did.
have you called zalman and asked them WHY?
I did email them like two times and what do I get back........ NOTHING
Thats zalman for you, I asked them 9 times and no response.
LOL you emailed tothem too ?
Will this is my theroy.
1. Copper is a very good conductor.
2. The heat has to be spread out through out the cooler.
3. Using a huge solid tube would cost too much.
4. So How to solve this probelm. Use thinner tubing.
5. But wait its still to expenive. Thats make it wholo inside.
6. OK now cost down but the consumer wont buy it.
7. We have to make a special feature out of the heat pipe.
8. Thats say."Inside the heat pipe there is liquird or gas in side."
AND PEOPLE LIKE ME would say "WTF its common sence, pressured gas to make it liqiud ? wtf no way to dangures. Liquid ? what liquid I dont see an. poision gas that I open it would become CARBON or H2O.............. I dont think so I dont think any posion labeling on the package.
SO yea that is what I think happed.
I'm starting not to like heatpipes, everyone I touch is super hot, built 6 or 7 systems with a heatpipe theme, going to stay away from the lie, so my new build will be a Foxconn N68S7AA nForce 680i SLI, going to put it in a Silverstone BJ07 Black case, just waiting for my new camera and some other parts, going to make my first worklog with this setup.
I thought this was explained somewhere on TPU... I guess not though.
What I've read about how it works: Water will boil at a lower temperature when put in a vacuum. Since Zalman, or any other company for that matter, cannot use special supercooling liquids for cost's sake (and for safety regulations), they must resort to using plain old distilled water to serve as the active ingredient in heatpipes. They put a small amount of water into the tubes and then vacuum seal it, reducing the water's boiling point. From there it's common knowledge; the heat from the CPU causes the water in the vacuum sealed tube to vaporize into gas and rise to where the fins are, taking heat with it. After the heat is released, the water then proceeds to condense and travel down the tube where it will repeat the cycle for as long as there is enough heat to vaporize the vacuum sealed water. The reason why you don't (or didn't) see anything when the heatpipes were opened was because the very, very small amount of water that was in the tubes either a) evaporated into the surrounding air or b) diffused into the air to the point where you wouldn't notice anything there.
Either way, very cool mod and a very clean setup. It would be awesome if you could polish the copper tubing up a bit but I guess you can't have it all
There is never supposed to be liquid in an air cooler heatpipe!
THank and yup I cant have it all....... BUT I wish I did ^_^
a 10 from me great job man
vote for me too plz(project geminii part2)
LOL thanks. I will post comments on your rig.
lol you have no idea what we are talking about.
i have been there also. and i believe you.lol
I worked my ass of to solder a few extra heatpipes on my previeus motherboard..
Asus m2n32 sli-deluxe
its in my old gallery..
just visit my new gallery first and there is a link to my old
But i cut the old heatpipes open and changed them with thicker ones.
And yes, there is NO fluid or gasses in them...
its works by moving hot air back and forwards...
vote for me too. i dont know how to make a link..
but just search for firefly's
the you will find it i think..
greetings eric huizer
Caveman, excellent work. Have U considered taking this further and modding the existing chipset heatsinks ?
I am considering doing this myself on my rig.
AWESOME work! 10/10 Well deserved.
I found my old 9700led I thought I had lost, and the second I found it I thought of this old thread. Time for a little modding???
I voted 2/10 because:
home made res...??
Excellent display of what modding really is. This is certainly one of the more inventive ideas I've seen to date, and it's been done really well.
To above: voting 2/10 for something homemade is like denying what modding is...
10/10 from me.
Now if only I could learn how to weld copper....
I voted 4/10 because:
Mixing copper/alu isnt a good idea.
This is just what i think.
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