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How To Make Your Own Watercooling Reservoir

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rickysio 1st March 2010, 14:07 Quote
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Originally Posted by Bindibadgi

Also, people have seen most of it all before to be honest, and most of the guides in the modding and project log forum are where the hardcore modders find them. Finding something excellently written, unique and well documented that's long enough for the front page is quite difficult.

Just ask the CnC god to do something on CnC. ;)
voigts 1st March 2010, 14:24 Quote
I'm glad to see the feedback on this, and appreciate RIchard putting this up to be a help to the Bit-tech community. When you build your own cases, it is so helpful to be able to make a res customized to exactly your needs, size, and watercooling loop layout. I hope this is a help to others here.
phuzz 1st March 2010, 14:53 Quote
It was the serious modding content that made me start reading a bit more of bit-tech back in the day. Every tech website will have a review of the next big new graphics card or game, but I stick around on BT for the decent, unique, content like this.
moar plz.

I've heard the technique of warming tubing to get it round tight bends, or over a tight barb before, but I'd not heard of then cooling it to hold the shape, it's a nice idea.
Even if I am in the "fill and prey" camp ;)
SMIFFYDUDE 1st March 2010, 20:04 Quote
All it needs is "Made in Sweden" printed along the side.
ModaRobby 1st March 2010, 21:39 Quote
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Originally Posted by Bindibadgi
To be frank, we only ever had a few dozen guides, but we used to do less content so it seems like more. Now we do 10 pieces of unique content week-in-week-out. And you have to say since last .. sept, we've been pretty consistent with our modding content and had the huge mod of the year compo ;)

Also, people have seen most of it all before to be honest, and most of the guides in the modding and project log forum are where the hardcore modders find them. Finding something excellently written, unique and well documented that's long enough for the front page is quite difficult.

They generally don't make great front page traffic drivers and certainly don't help us secure advertising, which unfortunately is the commercial endeavour of any professional website (I enjoy getting paid! :D). Actual mods on the other hand don't either, but the traffic and community relevance are far, far greater - it promotes more discussion and ideas than just a single how-to article, so we're much more happy to keep that alive just for the community :);)

Except... If you guys made it a habit to post one How-To modding article a week it would be phenomenal. Even if it's just one or two pages. ;)

You are right about digging through the project logs to find good mods. The digging part is the hard part though.
doc_cls 8th July 2010, 11:28 Quote
Very nice fabrication article, BUT...

*** WARNING! ***
Testing with pressurized air only is VERY DANGEROUS. Pressure vessels in industry are tested almost completely filled with water, using only a small amount of compressed air to provide the actual pressure. Called "hydrostatic testing", this is done for safely. Don't believe me? (I'm a professional engineer) From Wikipedia:

"Water is commonly used because it is almost incompressible (compressible only by weight, not air pressure), so will only expand by a very small amount should the vessel split. If high pressure gas were used, then the gas would expand to perhaps several hundred times its compressed volume in an explosion, with the attendant risk of damage or injury. This is the risk which the testing is intended to mitigate."

Pressurized air released suddenly by a failure would (not could, would) send acrylic shards flying.
capnPedro 8th July 2010, 12:09 Quote
I can understand the need for hydro testing when you're testing tanks rated at 5000PSI, but for 9PSI too?
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