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Old 18th July 2005, 08:42   #1
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I was wondering.

Lets take a cupper tube from the local hardwareshop (about 10 meters)
Bend it like a spring, with a diameter of 12cm. The 'spring' will be about +-30cm high.

10 meters of cupper tube with a diameter of 10 mm. If I am not wrong this will be about 31,40 mē cooling surface! ( pi x diameter) x length. = 3,14 x 10mm x 1000mm = 31,4 mē

Will this spring be better than an ordinary 'cheap' black ice pro heatsink?
I have no idea how much cooling surface a normal heatsink has.

Has anyone tried this already? Or give some arguments why it will work or not.

Thanks in advance
Old 18th July 2005, 17:26   #2
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See this done years ago at the dawn of water-cooling. Of course it works, just looks like sh_t :grin:

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Old 18th July 2005, 20:59   #3
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I think it looks cool

and yes it works but i doubt it would cool wel, surface isn't the only factor that matters...

I couldn't find the page I was looking for (a guy that makes his own pelts, temp probes, etc. just nuts ) but I found this link and it's pretty much what you were planning I think :
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With some plexi, I think this will be a nice project to build.
Still, I would like to know if this could be better than an ordinary radiator?
Since, I am planning to rebuild my watercooling, I was wondering if this could be a nice 'project'. Perhaps cooling without any fan.

Can you find something back about this way of cooling ?
Old 18th July 2005, 22:29   #5
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Default perhaps?

A year updateless, but this guy used to be god in the early overclocking days. (in my eyes at least)
Old 19th July 2005, 08:40   #6
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@ FreeStyler
You are right, this guy has a lot tested and builded. A nice site because this guy gives you lots of information.

Still, I am looking for informatie if my project can succeed.
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It would cool, but very small it isn't going to be
Don't forget with normal radiators u have a lot of alluminium or copper fins between the pipes, and thats what makes them so effective.

But u could always try, it would be nice to see something like that in action
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