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GuppyFishNoob 21-05-15 12:49 PM

DIY Watercooling Radiator compatibility
 
Hey guys im currently in the middle of a DIY watercooling project for my PC. After searching on eBay i managed to find a mercedes benz radiator for 5 bucks so i am using this as the rad for the CPU loop im hooking up. this may sound stupid but will this radiator be able to dissipate the heat from my CPU passively? Thanks for any help guys :)

CPU:
i5 3570K
4.0 Ghz
Stock Volts

Radiator Dimensions:
420mm wide
615mm long
46mm thick

Pr3d4t0r 21-05-15 02:50 PM

that sounds super ghetto :P

not passively, cars would get away with it since they force air through it, but I suggest you at least get some sort of a fan on it. some ghetto tape or ghetto zip ties should do it

Remmy 21-05-15 04:26 PM

Since you already have the radiator, you might as well try it and find out. That's a really big radiator by PC standards, not really surprising considering it's from a car, so I wouldn't be surprised if it works passively as long as it's in the open air, and not cramped up in a box or something.

YouWhat 21-05-15 06:09 PM

Well look at it this way, at least it already got a 12V fan attached if it doesn't work.... :p

The_Governour 21-05-15 08:27 PM

super ghetto........ some pics would help this thread!

GuppyFishNoob 22-05-15 01:10 AM

haha thanks guys for all the replies. yeah it is fairly ghetto but my plan was to do this on a limited budget and its working out quite well. the rad has some damaged fins but still holds water fine. polishing what i can then giving the end tanks a coat of paint. i managed to find a EK supremacy block on eBay for 37 bucks and a aquarium pump for 25 bucks (pushes about 1000LPM i think). the rest is just MDF and skirting for the platform to hold it all.

heres the radiator im using :)


[IMG]http://i.imgur.com/XWS3OiK.jpg[/IMG]

GuppyFishNoob 22-05-15 02:04 AM

hey guys ive got a pic of the rad coming, just waiting for the post to be approved. how long does that normally take?

Dark NighT 22-05-15 02:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GuppyFishNoob (Post 843973)
hey guys ive got a pic of the rad coming, just waiting for the post to be approved. how long does that normally take?

Should be fairly soon, but most mods are asleep at this time xD

NeverBackDown 22-05-15 02:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GuppyFishNoob (Post 843973)
hey guys ive got a pic of the rad coming, just waiting for the post to be approved. how long does that normally take?

Once a moderator approves them they will be uploaded!

GhostShadow 22-05-15 06:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GuppyFishNoob (Post 843825)
will this radiator be able to dissipate the heat from my CPU passively? :)

Most likely. CPU alone doesn't need that much cooling and even a low fin density rad of that size should do it if positioned correctly (horizontal placement should work the best). Well you can just test it i guess :cool:


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