- Jan 8, 2014
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|System Name||MSI GT70 20C-065US|
My hope is to create one of the first water cooled laptops that is 100% self contained. (I.E No tubes routed out the back of the laptop to a Radiator or external source of power).
My plan is to expand the HDD bay into the DVD bay by removing some of the case. This will allow room for me to place a custom made reservoir/pump combo. If necessary I will expand the base of the case to allow for more room. I will be using acrylic tubing and will need to make a custom water block for the CPU and GPU.
1. SpaceProcess: (As I edit the now section down below the comments will be place here as a build log)
2. Water Blocks
Obviously space is going to be a HUGE issue. The radiator/Fan combo is going to be the biggest constraint I am feeling but the pump reservoir combo is a close second. I'm currently making measurements and placing them into a log they should be available soon.
This will be the first and probably only time that I will be making my own water blocks. Tons of research is going to be needed to be taken and It might not even be possible to make one that is in such a small form factor to fit inside my laptop. (Even if I do modify the case to make it larger)
This radiator is going to probably going to be the thinnest radiator ever placed into a computer I need some experiments to see if if the amount of heat transfer that is going to be taken place in combination with the amount of cooling the small fan will be doing will be enough to show a significant temperature difference from the stock cooling.
Tubing is going to be a bit of a problem but solvable I think. My plan is to use acrylic tubing. I want something that I can heat up and bend and still have it be sturdy and stationary. Space, Space, Space and not the to infinity and beyond kind.
The only source of power is going to be 2 SATA power connectors. I don't even know if the battery will have enough juice to run this set up without the power being plugged in. (Because MSI has a utility which will allow the laptop to draw power from both the battery and the power brick if necessary.) If the battery can't output the power for the pump and the fan AND of course a noticeable overclock there is no point in continuing since it would no longer be mobile.
Right now I am exploring my case a bit to see if I can even make the modifications I believe are going to be needed to make everything fit. Taking measurements and what not. Hopefully I can update soon.
Please leave any and all thoughts, concerns, question, remarks, etc. I would like this to not only become my project but the project to all of those on TPU. Thank you.