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    Hi, I had this idea for watercooling and I was wondering if such a thing would work. What if I was to attach a few metal rods to my heatsink and have them extend out of my case and through the bottom of a tub into water. The rods would go through the bottom of the tub of water which would be above it so the heat would rise up the rods into the tub of water while the coolness from the water went down the rods. I have pretty much no money and that is why i thought up this instead of buying basic watercooling supplies.

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    If you have no budget then don't consider about watercooling because they can be costy.

    I have a question for you.
    How do you remove the heat from the heated water?

    If you really want to start WC, you should look at CoolIt ALC unit, it's only $80.

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    I would probably dump a load of ice in the water to remove the heat from the water . In all seriousness though, I would have to think about that. What happens to the hot water in a regular wc system? As far as the rods transfering heat to the water, do you think it would be effective or would it transfer little heat? By the way, I want to do this to my xbox 360 not a pc so it wont be on all of the time.

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    Hi earl, and welcome.

    I think your idea would be less than efficient.....Subtituting pipes for bars would be a similar design as a normal air cooler where the air cooler uses fins and a fan to remove the heat. I cannot think of another way to remove the heat from this. If you insist on experimenting with this then use a good existing heatsink and work from there.

    The standard when using water (in fact even when using Ln2) is to have as thin an interface between the water and the cpu as possible and to use highly heat conductive material such as copper to transfer the heat to the water which is constantly removed away to the radiator system for cooling.

    Lots to consider here in a very technical subject...save your time , money and yourself from getting grey hair....buy off the shelf cooling, be it air, water, TEC or phase and you will save yourself some heartache.
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    Quote Originally Posted by earlsquareling View Post
    I would probably dump a load of ice in the water to remove the heat from the water . In all seriousness though, I would have to think about that. What happens to the hot water in a regular wc system? As far as the rods transfering heat to the water, do you think it would be effective or would it transfer little heat? By the way, I want to do this to my xbox 360 not a pc so it wont be on all of the time.
    Don't do it, if you want the 360 cooler than use a better thermal compound on the heat sink. Also the memory modules are cooled by little heat sinks that are held on with a sticky tape. Find a alternative to sticky tape for the memory modules and all the common crashing from the red ring will disapear.

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    Thanks for the advice. I had already had the red lights of death. I fixed it by removing the x clamps and using acrtic silver 5 on the cpu and gpu. But this one game I play always seems to freeze up my xbox. So i'm trying to get it cooler. I think i might cut a hole in the side of my 360 and add a fan to it from an old pc. I don't know what else to do.

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    Also there are after-market replacement XBOX 360 cases out there that have been proven to cool up to %50 better. Try this one HERE Its made by Lian-Li and I have used this model along with the Koolance watercooling 360 kit and the temps are beautiful. Also there are after-market heatsinks for the 360, just take a look around. You will save alot of cash that way
    Just remember the XBOX's are very picky. As Grumppy said earlier, stick with off the shelf cooling and you will reach your desiered result with less headaches and cash. Good luck !
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    Those are some great suggestions _jm but i have no money. Maybe if i can get my finances back on track I'll get at least the koolance kit. I was also wondering, I have an extra heatsink, can i add it onto the existing heatsink to dissipate more heat?

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    While your ideas may not be the most efficient Earl, THAT is the kind of stuff we love! Thinking outside the box and pushing the notions of what might be possible is GREAT! Keep the creative thinking going.

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    Quote Originally Posted by earlsquareling View Post
    Hi, I had this idea for watercooling and I was wondering if such a thing would work. What if I was to attach a few metal rods to my heatsink and have them extend out of my case and through the bottom of a tub into water. The rods would go through the bottom of the tub of water which would be above it so the heat would rise up the rods into the tub of water while the coolness from the water went down the rods. I have pretty much no money and that is why i thought up this instead of buying basic watercooling supplies.
    If you have no budget then don't consider about watercooling because they can be costy.

    I have a question for you.
    How do you remove the heat from the heated water?

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