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Can I make my own Waterblock?

I have a few novelty ideas, but mainly I'm pissed I can't find bysiki quadro p4000 waterblocks in stock. I hear using a universal GPU Waterblock with heatsinks is an option, but I'm curious if I can bust out some acrylic & acrylic cement & make a no frills waterblock, if not for the gpu then perhaps a custom case accent.

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6 minutes ago, Beat_my_Laptop said:

I have a few novelty ideas, but mainly I'm pissed I can't find bysiki quadro p4000 waterblocks in stock. I hear using a universal GPU Waterblock with heatsinks is an option, but I'm curious if I can bust out some acrylic & acrylic cement & make a no frills waterblock, if not for the gpu then perhaps a custom case accent.

Yeah, if you know what you're doing and have the right tools and materials, you can definitely.

 

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well, you need a part of the waterblock to be able to transfer heat away from the components, and this would ideally be done with metal. an all-acrylic waterblock will not work, since the acryl won't be able to transfer heat efficiently enough.

 

you could make a nice accent though. maybe some sort of reservoir or distro plate?

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Maybe look at those aliexpress waterblocks, some of them sell for real cheap but most of the time they are completely metal and some seem to not have any sort of mounting system so youll also have to figure that out.

 

Or you can just buy some copper or whatever cheap metal and make a waterblock out of that by cutting and soldering them together, but if you have a welder that may be preffered.

 

You just need to check for leaks by filling the waterblock cause water getting onto a mobo = either having to wait a few days or dunking it into a tub of isopropyl alcohol

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10 minutes ago, Dedayog said:

Yeah, if you know what you're doing and have the right tools and materials, you can definitely.

 

Do you have all that?

I have a drill, dremel, and all the measuring tools (caliper, square edge, ruler). I'd need to get acrylic, acrylic cement, & some aluminum heatsinks and start practicing

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8 minutes ago, RollinLower said:

well, you need a part of the waterblock to be able to transfer heat away from the components, and this would ideally be done with metal. an all-acrylic waterblock will not work, since the acryl won't be able to transfer heat efficiently enough.

 

you could make a nice accent though. maybe some sort of reservoir or distro plate?

I'd have to figure out how to adhere aluminum heatsink(s) into the bottom peice of acrylic to make that work. Curious if that's possible at the diy level.

 

I was thinking about making the PC's front panel a fun reservoir it'd be a good way to get the coolant from the top rad back to the pump at the bottom. A distroplate sounds very involved, especially when I'm planning a softline build.

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6 minutes ago, Somerandomtechyboi said:

Maybe look at those aliexpress waterblocks, some of them sell for real cheap but most of the time they are completely metal and some seem to not have any sort of mounting system so youll also have to figure that out.

 

Or you can just buy some copper or whatever cheap metal and make a waterblock out of that by cutting and soldering them together, but if you have a welder that may be preffered.

 

You just need to check for leaks by filling the waterblock cause water getting onto a mobo = either having to wait a few days or dunking it into a tub of isopropyl alcohol

Yeah, universal Waterblock with some heatsinks is the easy way to go.

 

Not gonna even consider making a metal heatsink, don't have the tools.

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