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Discussion in 'Extreme and Water Cooling' started by link1896, Jan 8, 2007.

  1. link1896

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  2. Jeremiah

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    Duuuuuuuuuuude! :Paranoid:
     
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    id have all 3 emergency services on standby when u fire it up for the first time!
     
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    That's just tremendous :thumbup:
     
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    That looks fairly dangerous... :shock:
     
  7. DavLe.BeRRy

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    This shall be an interesting outcome indeed
     
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    oh its a psu, i thought it was two video cards lol :tongue:
     
  9. Philbee

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    holy crap, thats awesome
    just like in the old science fiction movies ;)
     
  10. Rmatin04

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    How exactly is it supposed to work? The contact area for the water seems to be very small compared to the aread you're trying to cool.
     
  11. Kiba

    Kiba RIP Lest we forget!

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    divided by zero ??? OH SHI-!!!!


    edit my also want to ask a mod to change the thread name. water cooled "PUS" sounds like your conducting medical experiments :Paranoid: ...your not right ... RIGHT !?!?!
     
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    How much to make me one?
     
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    LOL LHG sees the potential hehehe

    Nice job mate seen a few PSU watercooled over the years non as neat as yours top effort...
     
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    Man that is awsome.... their wont be problem unless ther is a leak in that exact area of the loop. and id say theres no chance of that.

    nice work mate
     
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    Will there be an inbuilt radiator+pump in the psu case? :)
     
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    lmaooo, why would you inbuild a pump and rad, too small????

    you woulld problii have it on a seperate loop or on a previouys loop.
     
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    water cooled pus, haha, the fun of typos when tired. where do I start?

    first of all I play with silly stuff like electricity and water at work, so there is minimal danger for me, but because this is the internet, "I saw it on the internet" isn't enough training/experience. Mains electricity has a good chance of killing you if you are stupid or careless.

    Don't attempt this if you are not sure what you are doing.

    dangerous? dangerous is a 10,000 watt 50 volt 200 amp power supply that will do 2000 amps into a dead short until you trip breakers, coupled to a 50kV igniter circuit too.They are xenon lamp power supplies. The things that give film projectors their light. Nothing like fixing one at midnight or first thing Monday morning. I've watched 500kV arc 3-4 feet through the air and strike someone on the arm, even better, "I told you so" hahahaha


    To the creation. The pipe, which is 12mm water pipe, I machined in the mill into a C section, the water actually makes contact with the plate. Its a tight fit over the plate, so there isn't a solder layer between the copper plate and water.

    As to heat, I assumed a worst case, 500w psu, lets say it has 70% efficiency (its an 80plus psu though!)
    thats 150 watts of heat worst case scenario, with every hot part bolted to water cooled copper, including the main transformers frame, I'm expecting nothing to get hot, let alone past the point of safe operating temp. I've cooled power amplifier transistors with a similar cold plate arrangement and they ran cold. My old concerns at all are the output inductors.


    As to selling, if this works as well as I'm hoping, I think I could make them for less then a pacific island's debt, enough to interest a few. time will tell.


    as far as leaks go, sure a leak will be catastrophic, but so far i've tested to 80-90psi with no signs of a leak.


    as to what loops/rad/pump, see my sig for "rad". HTPC might share this radiator, or i might do another, not sure yet, got a pile of old ac condensers and evaporators. Planning to put one part of a small one inside the box with two yate loons to keep the box air temp down, box will be 100% sealed to help silence.


    I'll post pics as we progress, got a few more to add now of different angles.
     
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    nice work.

    I rarely post in here anymore. Too much off the shelf crap and not enough home brew.
     
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    thanks dude, been meaning to add ur plex top block with nothing but a drill and dremel is quite an achievement
     
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    yep, with no water cooled psu's it was my only solution. there were stories for a while that zalman was going to release a water cooled psu, but it never happened, and then 8 months later they released a heat pipe cooled one that is ho hum.
     

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