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September 18, 2011, 06:28:19 AM
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curretnly the 5770 isn't a bad bang for buck.
doesn't use to much power either.
just need to find it on sale.


5770s are really great if you can control the heat, and have lots of open slots for them =p
i made a cheep waterblock for mine and for mining it is doing well


That is... so... awesome... Ghetto, but awesome..

+1 I like seen inivation and inventiveness Smiley

thanks...
except for CPU i have my hole machine watercooled this way.
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but this is going off topic...

Could I pay you for ghetto waterblocks for my sapphire 5830 and reference 5870? 1/2 inch ID Smiley

these geto waterblocks won't remove the amount of heat made by suce video cards...
my 5770 is running prety warm.
but does teh job... (not over clocked)
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September 18, 2011, 08:02:34 AM
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Yeah, they're not running water through 100 small veins really close to the surface, it's a thick plate with a single pipe running over it, you're getting contact of only a sliver of the curve at the bottom side of the piping.

Definately cool, but not practical for other than "Hey I had a pump on hand and some cheap copper." factor, maybe if he used the big piping for the rest but stepped down to 1/4 that size woven back and forth a few times it'd be a lot more efficient pulling heat away.
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September 18, 2011, 03:45:48 PM
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the only problem i have is bending the pipe to get the pipes woven back and forth.
that is why i have just a signle pipe across teh GPU itself.
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September 18, 2011, 04:49:54 PM
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the only problem i have is bending the pipe to get the pipes woven back and forth.
that is why i have just a signle pipe across teh GPU itself.

Your local home improvement store should have a tubing bender which looks like a tightly coiled spring. The spring keeps the tubing from collapsing when making tight bends. You can also fill the tube with water and freeze it to accomplish the same thing (but more time consuming.

Auto parts stores should care a tubing bender for brake lines also, but you'd probably have to braze the brake tubing to the copper water block.

Also, did you lap the surface of the waterblock after soldering the pipe to it? If not, you probably have some heat distortion that is impacting efficiency.

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September 18, 2011, 05:01:20 PM
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Heh, now this is getting a little off topic, but the OP seems to have disappeared anyway.

I do think this deserves it's own thread, a nice fat DIY watercooling guide would be amazing Wink

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September 18, 2011, 05:33:57 PM
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Heh, now this is getting a little off topic, but the OP seems to have disappeared anyway.

I do think this deserves it's own thread, a nice fat DIY watercooling guide would be amazing Wink
not much of a guide...
take some copper plate... cut it up...
cut some copper tubing solder it to gether...
solder it onto the coper plate

i ponly have 1 piece of advice...
take your time and thihnk it through...
it takes me about a week to make a block...
most of it thinking...
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September 18, 2011, 05:35:44 PM
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Heh, now this is getting a little off topic, but the OP seems to have disappeared anyway.

I do think this deserves it's own thread, a nice fat DIY watercooling guide would be amazing Wink
not much of a guide...
take some copper plate... cut it up...
cut some copper tubing solder it to gether...
solder it onto the coper plate

i ponly have 1 piece of advice...
take your time and thihnk it through...
it takes me about a week to make a block...
most of it thinking...


Hacker if you could standardize your blocks you'd probably sell quite a few

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September 18, 2011, 05:58:16 PM
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Heh, now this is getting a little off topic, but the OP seems to have disappeared anyway.

I do think this deserves it's own thread, a nice fat DIY watercooling guide would be amazing Wink
not much of a guide...
take some copper plate... cut it up...
cut some copper tubing solder it to gether...
solder it onto the coper plate

i ponly have 1 piece of advice...
take your time and thihnk it through...
it takes me about a week to make a block...
most of it thinking...


Hacker if you could standardize your blocks you'd probably sell quite a few

not worth my time...
it cheaper for me to buy the blocks then it would be for me to make them time wise...
i just enjoy making them from time to time...
i have 8 6970 video cards that i bought blocks for...
just waiting for resevoirs.. then i can dump all the heat into my cold air ducts for the winter...
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April 08, 2013, 07:55:45 AM
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 Wink  Methinks someone should convert a dorm fridge into a miner!

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April 08, 2013, 08:58:38 AM
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Asus Ares 2 Wink
I just burned mine last week, so waiting for a new one ...
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April 09, 2013, 05:54:49 PM
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Nice resurrection! I haven't seen one brought back from that long ago in a while!

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