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I cut my Hyper 212 Evo and now it doesn't work

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July 20, 2014 12:15:15 AM

Hello all,

I impulsively cut the tops off of the copper heat pipes that extend just beyond the top of the rest of the cooler on the Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo. Temps are now poor as the heatpipes are no longer pressurized.

Is there anything that I can do to salvage this cooler? Can I fill the pipes with water and seal it? Any ideas?

Thanks

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July 20, 2014 12:21:23 AM

You have to buy a new cooler and not do anything so moronic ever again.
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July 20, 2014 12:31:45 AM

i will second that one.
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July 20, 2014 4:21:51 AM

Z Cyber said:
Hello all,

I impulsively cut the tops off of the copper heat pipes that extend just beyond the top of the rest of the cooler on the Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo. Temps are now poor as the heatpipes are no longer pressurized.

Is there anything that I can do to salvage this cooler? Can I fill the pipes with water and seal it? Any ideas?

Thanks


This may be the dumbest thing I have ever read in theses forums. And that is saying a lot.:no: 
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July 20, 2014 6:14:54 AM

When did you find out about the pressurized heatpipes, before or after you cut the extrusions?
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July 20, 2014 6:27:41 AM

Z Cyber said:
Hello all,

Can I fill the pipes with water and seal it?

Thanks


yes you can.
but it wont work

but it would look cool as a paperweight, or if you are into that stuff and creative enough, a good bong
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July 20, 2014 7:46:11 AM

The heatpipes aren't pressurized, they are coated and then vacuum sealed, if the vacuum is breached the heat carrying material will not behave properly.

Take your hyper 212, throw it in the trash, get another heatsink, and don't be dumb...
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July 20, 2014 7:54:58 AM

hunter315 said:
The heatpipes aren't pressurized, they are coated and then vacuum sealed, if the vacuum is breached the heat carrying material will not behave properly.

Take your hyper 212, throw it in the trash, get another heatsink, and don't be dumb...


I bet his case didn't have the clearance for the heatsink. So he cut it. Ouch!
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July 20, 2014 8:35:43 AM

Take your damaged/disabled heatsinks to some scrap yard - they'll pay you money for all that aluminum and copper. You can recoup on some of your (monetary) losses.

EDIT: For cases with shorter clearances, I recommend the Thermalright True Spirit 120M.
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