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Just made a ram cooler again.
Could find the temp diode but i will find it tomorrow and then i will also make the green af the little pcb black.
 
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That's pretty nice, what does it display? Temp?
 
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Update:
Modded floppy frontbezel from Antec 900 into RAM cooler with 2x50mm fan and thermal readout.

Also modded my fan for the gpu.
I found a old Zalman cooler and salvaged the fan, and screwed it on to the cooler with very tiny screws.:D Before i had a 120mm fan on it with idle temp of 42. Now it's 31.:cool:
It's a bit louder but i don't care.:laugh:
 
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my old case that i really made horrid.



i screwed up on the side window job, so i used something like modders mesh to cover up the mistake lol, it looked like a minus 10 dollar case when i was done.

also butchered up the back plate, since the fan size it could handle was no where near 120mm (showed the two side by side), i had no option but to ...demolish the back panel.


2 days later, i bought a new case.
 

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Its my first post, so be easy. This was all for fun, nothing was meat to happen!



ATI Rage 128mb run with a custom pot and dry ice.

 
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why is this thread dead? im a passionated ghetto-modder too^^
 
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seriously , good thread. keep it going!! I'll figure something out!

and I LOVE slain's dry ice pot - friggen awesome!
 
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need pics of my improvements^^
 
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So, my long promised shots of my improved copperpipe-radiator... it surely is nothing special, but has its benefits
 

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Update:
Modded floppy frontbezel from Antec 900 into RAM cooler with 2x50mm fan and thermal readout.
http://img.techpowerup.org/090129/Capture013.jpg
Also modded my fan for the gpu.
I found a old Zalman cooler and salvaged the fan, and screwed it on to the cooler with very tiny screws.:D Before i had a 120mm fan on it with idle temp of 42. Now it's 31.:cool:
It's a bit louder but i don't care.:laugh:
http://img.techpowerup.org/090129/Capture012.jpg
did you go back to air cooling :confused: or is this from the time before the rad?


on a side note, you would think with the recession, this thread would be popular :laugh:
 
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So, my long promised shots of my improved copperpipe-radiator... it surely is nothing special, but has its benefits
i see thermaltake there. BAD! :shadedshu
TT water cooling is crap, and its aluminium too. you'll get corrosion, a lot of corrosion :nutkick:.

PS one of the tubes is kinked and will restrict waterflow. in the upper side of the pic.

nice idea tho, i really like the concept. ;)
 
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the rads are copper, only the fins are aluminium... i know its tt, but its not as crappy as you may think, its simple, yes, but theyre pump is quiet good, and the block is very non-restrictive... only thing to mention is, that the fans are not capable of cooling the rads properly... the fins are too fine, you will need a fan with much static pressure.

i wanted to go water for cheap, and now i constructed a copper monster featuring 6,6 pounds of copper. its only a few degrees away from professional custom-cooling.... i supect the block beeing too big and heavy,yet not surfaced enough... will get a new block in a few months maybe...

jeah i know, it got more than one kink... thats the problem with making it round... but the restriction is not too hard, my pump doesnt moan, theres sufficient water transfer in my res... atm i wont have to do much, that will change if i construct my new build in a few days... any tips kinking copper back, without breaking it?
 

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the rads are copper, only the fins are aluminium... i know its tt, but its not as crappy as you may think, its simple, yes, but theyre pump is quiet good, and the block is very non-restrictive... only thing to mention is, that the fans are not capable of cooling the rads properly... the fins are too fine, you will need a fan with much static pressure.

i wanted to go water for cheap, and now i constructed a copper monster featuring 6,6 pounds of copper. its only a few degrees away from professional custom-cooling.... i supect the block beeing too big and heavy,yet not surfaced enough... will get a new block in a few months maybe...

jeah i know, it got more than one kink... thats the problem with making it round... but the restriction is not too hard, my pump doesnt moan, theres sufficient water transfer in my res... atm i wont have to do much, that will change if i construct my new build in a few days... any tips kinking copper back, without breaking it?
mmmh if your ok with the rads, i bet you'll get much better temps getting a good CPU waterblock, even a cheap one. TT's pump is not only very weak, but has a very high failure rate too, i would suggest to get a more reliable one as the first upgrade. but its up to you.

i'm not a expert and sadly cant help you out with the kinks. any way you could kink it back?
 
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it surely is no iwaki, but i puts a steady stream up, tho its not under much pressure. the pump+res is above everything, in the dvd-bay, pump is very quiet, it vibrates a little bit, but a piece of isolationfoil, eleminated that noise. i dont know anything about the failure rate of this pump, but i personally never stumbled over issues with the 400 litres pump
(that should be plenty for cpu only?
... just with the 90 liters pump...

for the copper i will have to use very precise, but massive violence and a pipe wrench, i guess
 
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I used to think my XSPC pump was good enough too, until I bought a MCP355 ;)

Unkinking pipes will be a tough job, I really wouldn't know how you could do that...
 
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Here is another one:p

 
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wow , very nice work guys seems i will be visit this thread everyday to see more creative things
 

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Sometime when I get home I will post pics of my franken-8500gt. I believe its a P4 Heat sink strapped on with sip ties, with an 80mm fan screwed on, with ram coolers. That little POS does alllmost 1ghz on the core the last time I tried. (something like 920mhz, 450 is stock) Course it didnt help much cause the ram is terribad and wont clock more than +15mhz. I never messed with voltage though so maybe its time to fry that SOB now that I dont need it anymore lol.

Also, heres an idea for ramsinks for video cards and such. I had an ati radeon 9200 128 and put an aftermarket cooler on it, and for ram sinks I took those drive bay covers that you find in stock cases like compaqs and such (the really thin aluminum thats underneath the front panel) and bent the little fins out and then used heat sink glue to hold them on. Worked out pretty good as I remember. I'll try to find pics so you can see what I mean.
 
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