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Old 05-12-2005, 04:07 AM   #21 (permalink)
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tecnically that would be best if it were just the radiator... but since there is also a CPU, GPU, HDD, PSU and optical drives also inside the case... due to all those components, case air is always hotter then outside air.

and you wont the coldest air possible to flow threw the radiator first.
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Old 05-12-2005, 04:58 AM   #22 (permalink)
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Jolancer - he's got to cut the barbs off a stock heatercore, then braze on his own barbs...he could also use Jbweld though like I did...not sure what route he's taking to be honest.

Yan - I got SOME pictures lol

This is the difference between 1/2" and 5/8" barbs:



This is the goop used to put around the edge of the threads after I screwed it in to make a seal...it's tacky at first and then makes a fairly decent solid like compound kind of like hot glue



Here's my JB weld job



Plexiglass top that'll go on top of the case under the fans and will be lit up with red LEDs....the text is photoshopped in there for now because I was showing gaara what it'll look like, but today I smoothed out the inside circle edges, and that bottom edge of the plexi, and my friend etched out "Nubiu$" but in cooler looking letters, not blocky like in that photoshop pic. I'll get an updated pic of the top in a couple of days.



Testing the pump and seals of the heatercore. That 120mm is spinning but the shutter speed is fast so it looks like it's off



Aaaaand the whole shibang....dude...the brass tops look SEXAY let me tell you...with the XP I have the plain acetal top, but for AMD64 I have the brass topped TDX and the brass topped MAZE4GPU is just freakin nice dude.

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Brass top for TDX
Brass MAZE4 GPU
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1/2" barbs next to the 5/8" barbs installed
Tygon tubing
And it's also showing the MAZE4 mounting hardware.

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Nice! One thing, which heater core is that??

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same one weapon uses. 2-302 1977 Pontiac bonneville

I just had to of course mod it myself, but it cost $28 plus like $5 for sheet metal for a shroud, and about another $5 total for barbs so I'm looking at $38 for a heatercore and shroud compared to $88
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But his shrouds are really good! My idea for those kinds of components is that it is better to spend more money and buy something better, because you can use it with your next system. That is why I dropped the price on a whole bunch of hardware, but upped things that I can use in my next build!

It is still good looking. Are you going to paint it?

Oh, one more thing, your shroud, where you trying to make it look so badly cut (no offense), for a rugged type of look?

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Hey Nubius, can you get some pictures of it actaully in the case? It would help me out a lot!
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Oh, one more thing, your shroud, where you trying to make it look so badly cut (no offense), for a rugged type of look?

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what are you talking about dude, I don't even have a picture of a shroud up there....that plexiglass will be added to the top of the case and I'm pretty sure I put in there "this has been smoothed out since this picture" and that I needed to get an updated picture. Of course that plexi isn't going to be left looking that crappy, and I haven't even made a shroud yet. And when I do it'll still be able to go into other cases.

I don't know if I'm going to paint my heatercore or not yet, it will be hidden after all.

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If I had it in the case I'd have pictures of it. Nothing is mounted to the case yet.
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o lol, i didnt know it was an actuall heatercore (was wondering why u were calling it that)

iv never looked for these kinds of parts b4 but was thinking... maybe there are just hose adapters you can buy to fit in a smallersize barb, but outfited with the larger hose slot. so then you wouldnt need to go outa your way cutting/brazing/welding.

if you do paint the heatercore, dont paint the fin's.. that would only hinder heat dissapation.
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it only hinders the heat depending on the paint and the amount you use...check weapons heatercores, those are nice solid black but it's a really thin layer, just enough to make it look black and doesn't hinder the heat.

Also you really don't need to 'braze' per se...I just Jb welded it like in a guide I linked to gaara...I'd link it here, but it's on my other comp which is down at the moment.

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Well the tubing is 5/8" as is, and technically you COULD just fit the hosing over that and it'd work fine, but I wanted the actual barbs for a better fit and whatnot.

Plus it's fun
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