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February 25, 2004 4:17:11 AM

Has anyone ever custom made their own heatsink? What plans did you use?

I have access to a FULL shop that manufactures water flow control units (automated lathes, and every tool you could ever need). They have spare copper stock I can use also.

Has anyone ever made a SUCCESFUL custom heatsink? What would be desireable (size, shape)? Any basic plans to start with?

I figure why buy one when I could at least make a decent one.

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February 25, 2004 5:31:57 AM

some one posted an article some ex marine wrote, he made one out of copper sheets and soldered them together with silver. he didnt get that good of results, comparable to the high end swiftech hs at the time.

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February 25, 2004 5:48:24 AM

I have a custum made copper waterblock :D  My friend made it for me in highschool works pretty damn well too.

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February 26, 2004 3:23:01 AM

You will never be able to get good results working only with a solid block of copper you really need to work with sheet metal to get good results. Building your own water block on the other hand can be very easy you machine a channel in a copper block install some fittings and simply cap it up.
February 26, 2004 3:41:36 AM

Sheet Metal? Im sitting here looking at a ThermalTake Volcano 7+ and even with the so called "tiny fin technology" it appears to be a fairly easy object to reproduce. And it appears to be made of a solid piece of copper. So why would one use sheet metal?

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February 26, 2004 10:58:56 AM

because it ends up being eaiser to use sheet metal when one does not have access to machines ;)  if you want to try, I'd suggest looking at designs such as Swiftech's MCX462-V and improving on it, perhaps lengthening the pins and widening it to be able to accomodate a 120mm fan, and thinning out the base slightly to improve thermal transfer and reduce weight.. add some channels in the base (where the air would hit the base, not the CPU side) to direct airflow at the core and then away ("a-la" Vantec Aeroflow) and you'd have a pretty damned good design

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February 26, 2004 8:26:51 PM

with an amd cpu i wouldnt recomend making the base thinner...thick bases help spread the heat across the whole heatsink...as the athlon does not have an IHS it relies on the base of the heatsink to have good thermal transfer.

As for heatsink designs...realy the sky is the limit. Good things would be to have a moderatly thick base...maybe 5-7mm thick, and many Extremely thin fins that get widder as they leave the heatsink. Also the heatsink would preferably be able to take a 92mm or greater fan and would have a very flat base.

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February 26, 2004 9:33:23 PM

Wider as they leave the base you say? I cant quite picture that. Elaborate...

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February 28, 2004 2:26:37 AM

think of a v...it increases surface area...i dunno how else to elaborate...look at any high end heatsink and you will see the base narrower than the top of the heatsink. I know this is prolly way beyond what you can probably do...but skived fins...or any kind of method to increase fin surface area will also help.

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February 29, 2004 11:49:09 PM

hehe, sheet metal...the newest process for making fins is skiving, they actually skiv sheets from the top of a block of copper and bend them upright.

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