Water cooling kit for RPGA989?

Discussion in 'Notebook Cosmetic Modifications and Custom Builds' started by HopelesslyFaithful, Jun 13, 2012.

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  1. HopelesslyFaithful

    HopelesslyFaithful Notebook Virtuoso

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    got another reply from Jim i guess it doesn't have to sit that long or something...still figuring out the details. thermal glue is like what 4Wmk this is 87Wmk huge difference

    OK so the indium TIM/cold solder doesn't actually bond it I guess. Misunderstood that. Talking to him now about some options on how to apply this and some different methods. Also I am waiting to hear back from him because I may also try using the indium as a TIM for the CPU. I think from what I understand so far that it is a huge improvement of regular thermal compound. Waiting to hear back and then I'll get back to you guys.
     
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    it might actually work.
    TIM's are used as a compromise because you can't solder heatsinks to chips. you would fry the chip. imagine a cpu @500ºC.
    But how much of improvement over TIM? is it really worth it?
    I hope your experiments can give us an anwser.
     
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    What type of temps ate you expecting with this setup? If the water cooling is disappating like it should, I don't think it's going to matter what you use.. Hate to see you go through the extra time and money and see little gain.

    It is however quite interesting what you're proposing though. I've seen people discussing attempting to solder a heatsink to their CPU, but they ran into trouble putting the two together quickly enough, and making sure to not damage the chip. Once they're together, it wouldve been a pain to make any adjustments..

    I look forward to more updates!
     
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    don't tell him that :X
    we need someone to do the experiment for us. lol
    maybe it will work. we will never known until someone tries.
     
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    man today i turned off my laptop cooler to make a phone call and forgot to turn it back on and for 1 whole hour i was at 105gpu and 95 cpu...i was about to jump out the window in pain. So pissed off at myself that i forgot....i am amazed it didn't break. I bet i lost liek 6 months of life from it sigh.


    Over the weekend i will give a massive update to everything i have learned about indium and what i will try to do. It appears to have some great potential. I will elaborate over the weekend so stay tuned.
     
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    I find this thread really interesting... Keep going :rolleyes:

    That's not true. Check out Koolance's products - as far as I remember they produced high quality QR, but they were quite expansive.

    " I find your lack of faith disturbing " ;)
     
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    you are tottaly right.
    Koolance "No Leak" Quick Disconnect Demonstration - YouTube
    really impressive.
    they seam a bit bulky. hard to fit them on the bottom. but really great stuff.
     
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    I was just looking at the koolance stuff ^^^

    What kind of gph are you needing from a the water pump you'll be using? You've got me intrigued.. I've been dismantling my laptop to see if I could contain a cooling system in the laptop itself. Of course id only have to cool a cpu. I'm going to try to secure a second cooling setup and I found another bottom half of my shell that I may end up mutilating. I can envision everything but the pump placement. Idk what gallon per hour rating is required for such a small system..

    If I yank the disc drive, I could stick a reservoir in there I think, but I'd have to figure out how to cool it...
     
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    honestly to do an internal watercooling system would have to be some very nice custom made parts...that would be ridiculously hard. I would harass dell to buy out that water cooling system that those guys made for alienware laptops. it would give dell some serious edge with cooling.

    I have a phone call with that guy tomorrow so i got to finish reading up and pulling together questions on indium. If indium TIM works as good as it looks would you guys buy some off of me if i bought a small kit? It would cost about 5 bucks a TIM(per use) if i sold it individually. From what I have read and been told its pretty awesome but i am waiting to try it. Jim was saying that is what is used many times in high performance servers. I am hopeing if the indium TIM works really well its one of those things you will never have to replace because it works so well. hence why 5 bucks a pop would be worth it. it is like 10 times more thermally conductive then TX-4

    I am waiting for gentech to get back to me if ASUS has any extra heatsinks for my laptop. I rather buy from gentech then some random site.
     
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    the asetek watercooling notebook system is a prototype and as other prototypes they made they will never ever sell it and it's just vaporware. believe me I've tried hard to obtain one of those.

    to make a full system fit inside a notebook it would only work in very large ones. it would make it even more heavier. it would become a transportable and not a desktop replacement.. battery life would be measured in seconds, not minutes or hours.
    you do need some internal space. but I'm almost 100% sure it can be done rather easily if the notebook is big enough. like a 18" one.
    you might have to remove the ODD and maybe some HDD's too.
    fitting a reservoir and a pump is the easy part. there are small ones that would fit.

    the BIGGEST problem is how to cool the system. because you do need a radiator. and radiators must be big in order to cool the water. that's the hard part. you need a large surface area for a radiator + fan. the only way to fit those would be on the bottom.
    it had to be a custom made radiator. it could eventually fit the HDD bay. where 2 2.5" HDD stack on each other.
    you could also remove the battery and use that space.
    I don't see other way to do it.
     
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