Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by MKmods, Apr 3, 2009.
Ah ok. Makes sense now.
I was gonna use gum but it wouldnt transfer heat good, also when it got warm it made my comp sell sweet and I kept getting hungry....
With my builds there is no way I would trust tape to hold a solid copper heatsink if it fell off it would destroy the comp.
So I started using this a while ago and it works excellent
Arctic makes 2 different versions, I use the better one. (more $$) I remember reading quite a while ago if you mix about 10% of AS-5 with the epoxy it sticks well and is removeable.
Im too chicken to try it.
Here is an old heatsink I removed a few years ago...
That epoxy REALLY sticks good (poor memory chip)
Thanks A Cheese Danish for bringing that up so there is no mistake..
Thanks for clearing that up for me
May have to keep this in mind
Edit: lol I just noticed that the heatsink also took a nice piece of hardware with it!
Sick looking so far MK! Very sick! reading it threw now!
Jealousy - I have it.
Ok I got one block done (5V one)
Here it is soldered to the PCB
I drilled 2 intersecting holes, 1 is for the copper rod that will stick through the mobo tray and the other one I tapped with 6-32 threads to allow an allen set screw to tighten against the rod to make contact but be removeable as well.
Insert the rod
I am using a red case screw right now but it will be removed and a small set screw will replace it.
Think of the copper blocks as feet that will support the PS onto the mobo tray (but I will be using a thin piece of plastic between them and the mobo tray as the Carbonfiber conducts electricity)
Now I need to do the 12V-1, 12V-2, Ground and 3.3V ones.....
looks pretty nice man.
How hot is it going to be between them and the mobo tray? You might have to think of the type of plastic to use between them....
good luck with this... (not that u need it...)
thats an excellent question I tested it with my laser temp meter and it was no prob. For the plastic most of the PSs that I have dis assembled over the years have a sheet of plastic between the PCB and floor.. I just cut a piece of it.
I thought you were going carbon fiber?
I am but it is conductive. I will be putting a thick polyurethane coating (adds depth, shininess as well as insulates ) the plastic is just to be safe.
you are on the right track, man!
can't wait to see the finished product! good job mate..
Thanks Vlad, welcome to the thread
awesome mods, looking forward to seeing the end result. subscribed!
hi MK! managed any work over the weekend?
I am fiddeling with my PC Power & Cooling 510, Since I got the AMD 940 I may use the 510 to OC the crap out of this comp.
PS: tzitzibp, nice 3DMark06 scores on ur comp...I got to the 13-14k range and am looking forward to getting a bit more with the 940.
Hey Hows the mod going it looks amazing...the best part is that you havent given up!
go for it!
thanks, man! I am looking on breaking 24k, but my 4870s don't OC well when the QX is over 4.2ghz...cry:
Welcome to the thread Arrakis+9 and <<Onafets>>...
Ok here is what the 510 looked like in the beginning
Here it is in an earlier mod with the wiring unwrapped
So far I have got this
Things done so far
Removed all the big wiring
Shortened all the internal wiring and sleeved it
Rerouted the control wiring (this PS has 3 controls to adjust the 3.3,5 and 12V rails externally)
lots of respect, man!
I know a lot of people who have minor modded a psu (including myself), but you are the only one that trully mods the hell out of this psu and not just replace the fan or shorten the outer cables....
btw, talking about fans...are you putting back that 80mm fan or changing it ?
and if you are changing it... what to?
.... and is that caging going back on? cause if it not... then you could get a couple of low profile 100mm fans and keep it pefectly cool and quiet!
I will be running a pair of 80s to cool the PS. I will design a tunnel to duct air from one side to the other .
The original 510 case was thrown out a long time ago and honestly it was too crowded to be efficient. (the 510 is one freaking awesome PS quality wise, just needed a bit of help in the wiring,cooling dept)
Jealous? Yes iam.
Want one? Yes i do.
Worship? I think so.
Well done mate, looking good. I just wish i had your talents when i started my desk. Keep up the good work.
I think i speak for everyone when i say: "More Pictures!"
I should have known...
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