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February 28, 2017, 02:23:32 AM
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Hello guys I am just getting into mining and already bought my first 2 antminer S9s. They are really loud, use up a lot of space, and have really inefficient cooling.

I can't find any examples on the forums of people modding the S9 for liquid cooling so I would like to take the lead on finding a solution. If anyone has a dead S9 hashboard that they are willing to part with I would be willing to buy one or you could donate it to the cause. Preferably you have a board with a few good chips on it.

I need advice on the best way to remove the heat sinks. On my S9s they are glued on with some kind of black glue.
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February 28, 2017, 02:37:07 AM
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Hot air will soften the epoxy enough to pop the heatsink off, but I'm not sure what it'll take to dissolve the epoxy off the chips. The black stuff's tough.

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February 28, 2017, 03:01:59 AM
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Perhaps contact solteykr ?
He has two very dead ones... Sad
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1493601.msg17969792#msg17969792
My 1st guess is the Vcore regulator shorted out.

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February 28, 2017, 04:41:15 AM
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We might have an R4 dead board for you.
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February 28, 2017, 04:59:31 AM
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Anybody started experimenting with Antminer S9 submersion cooling yet?

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March 03, 2017, 07:19:45 PM
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Anybody started experimenting with Antminer S9 submersion cooling yet?

I really wanted to 3 months ago but didn't roll it out because I didn't have the balls to burn (or dissolve in this case) $1k+ for this experiment. But it would be really exciting to see if anyone can make it a success.

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March 03, 2017, 07:22:17 PM
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To OP,

I did some research on radiator too. A good one for consideration is MO-RA3. Depending on your ambient, you may not need additional fans (truly silent). Even you do need some, you can set it up with 140mm low speed fans.

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March 04, 2017, 12:23:28 PM
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Interesting to see the outcome.
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March 11, 2017, 11:53:16 AM
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Id love to see a liquid cooled option for the S9's as well they are just to dam noisy

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