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    Koolance Thermal Encapsulate..

    Koolance HD waterblocks come with a 2 part resin thermal encapsulte material to fill the gaps between block and HD. It sets to a rubber like state and so is not reusable!
    I recently upgraded to sATA and so need more of this stuff but i cant find anywhere in the uk which sells it. I made a few enquiries to uk suppliers of koolance asking if they wud consider stocking it as there must be a demand for it and got no replies.

    So ive done a bit of research and i think ive found some suitable material but im not sure about the encapsulate constant and thermal conductivity good enough.

    here

    Do you think one of these is suitable? They come as two-part resin packs so no measuring is needed!

    Koolance do sell replacement packs but they cost $15.99 + $40p&p = £+38 and the packs are small!

    Many thanx


    and another idea, if i was to get a larger amount and spread it over the bk off my motherboard so it makes contact with the motherboard tray would that improve cooling? My system is fully watercooled with only one 92mm fan (very slow) blowing just below the cpu. It an Abit AT7-MAx2 and the system thermistor is postitioned right next to the northbridge, which is stupid to put it there because originally the northbridge fan wud be blowing on it so giving false temp readings, and it shows temps of 44C. Its near plenty of coils and Mosfets. Would this reduce the temperature?

    Thanx for any comments!

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    Sorry mate, that link has session info which has timed out.

    What was the RS part number ? I'm looking at going watercooling (I've posted about it), but am looking for a harddrive cooler encapsulate if I go for something other than the Asetek waterchill kit. Even if I did, it looks like it's hard to come across those encapsulate kits anyway

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    Re: Koolance Thermal Encapsulate..

    Originally posted by Ivor Life
    readings, and it shows temps of 44C. Its near plenty of coils and Mosfets. Would this reduce the temperature?

    Thanx for any comments!
    I would of thought being closer to these would create a higher temp in that area... these things are playing with volts afterall

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    Re: Re: Koolance Thermal Encapsulate..

    i ordered part no 552-668 afterall.

    well fast delievery! ordered at about 6:30pm yesterday and it came next day at ten!!

    i spent two days surfin various shops to find a suitable replacement material and found RS (www.rswww.com) from an american manufacturers destributors page.

    Gonna test this material later this week so i will get bk and let u know how it performs!



    Originally posted by acidrainy
    I would of thought being closer to these would create a higher temp in that area... these things are playing with volts afterall
    lol yeah i know, i was trying to think of a way of reducing the system temp of my comp due to the fact it fully watercooled and doesnt have the best flow thru the case. Only the psu's fan ejecting air and a side case fan modded so it silent to blow in. I meant will the idea reduce the temp not would the close mosfits reduce the temp! Ive already epoxyed heatsinks onto them too.

    Ta

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    Hey Ivor

    Please do let us know how it works, and how you'd recommend sticking if to the harddisc underside.

    Also, what watertight heat plate are you going to use ? (The flat plate filled with water and connected to the system with two tube connectors) Would you still get the koolance harddrive cooling kit minus the encapsulates of course ? Or have you seen something else ?

    Let me know. Just wanna make sure that stuff doesn't short out harddrives before I order some
    Last edited by tfboy; 31-07-2003 at 04:35 PM.

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    Originally posted by tfboy
    Hey Ivor

    Please do let us know how it works, and how you'd recommend sticking if to the harddisc underside.

    Also, what watertight heat plate are you going to use ? (The flat plate filled with water and connected to the system with two tube connectors) Would you still get the koolance harddrive cooling kit minus the encapsulates of course ? Or have you seen something else ?

    Let me know. Just wanna make sure that stuff doesn't short out harddrives before I order some
    yeah i got the koolance HD cooling kit months ago, dont bother with the second HD cooling kit it is poo. Thing is i changed my HDs recently so need new thermal encapsulate to use.
    The koolance HD coolers work well and do cool the sides of the HDs too but the best thing abou them is the price!

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    Originally posted by Ivor Life
    The koolance HD coolers work well and do cool the sides of the HDs too but the best thing abou them is the price!
    So are you saying that they're the best price/performance ratio for a watercooling harddrive casing ? From you post, I'm guessing that you're still using them with your new encapsulate because you changed harddrive.

    In your view, how does the rs encapsulate compare to the koolance ? Easy to paste to your hd ?

    Originally posted by Ivor Life
    dont bother with the second HD cooling kit it is poop
    Why is that? If I have three harddrives to cool, would you recommend getting 3 single hd kits instead ?

    Sorry for all those questions. Just wanna make sure I get the right stuff when spending my cash

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    the second HD cooling kit as just a sheet of metal and extra paste. The idea of that is u turn the second HD upsidedown and fix it to the bottom of the first one! Very messy!

    I hv three HDs stacked ontop of each other with two blocks in between like a triple sandwich!

    The koolance 'paste' is a two part mix which sets to a rubber texture which is why if u change HDs u need more of it. I will test the nu stuff tonight and put some pics up to show u.

    The reason i got koolance originally was just cos its the cheapest HDs blocks i cud find, the drives dont make massive amounts of heat so performance wasnt an issue. The plan is to encase the finished HDblock in sound proofing which is the only reason i wanted to watercool them anyway.

    checkout these flash animations on this page!

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    Ahh. Now I see how that second drive thingy goes on, I agree it's a little messy. I don't like the idea of having the drive upside down: it takes the nice symmetry out of the connections and won't be so easy to keep the cables tidy.

    it's a shame you can't put the second harddrive's encapsulate on top of it, thereby keeping it still upright... I hadn't seen the flash animations on their website. Thanks for pointing that out!

    Please post pics for the rs encapsulate, now that you're a pro using the stuff

    Cheers
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    So, what about that RS water encapsulate?

    Hi Igor.

    You haven't posted any results, so I hope you didn't fry your harddisc and break your pc

    Do you have any pics of the result? Please post them if you do.

    Cheers

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    Ay up,

    havnt forgotten but had to put it on the backburner cos of lack of time and im waiting for hose clips to come,
    want to do a proper before and after test.

    also got some 25mm soundproofing material to encase the finished caddy and will post prob towards end of this week with pics etc


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    Cool.

    Please keep us posted

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    Well it been going ok..

    Here is the update with pics!!


    The drives fit very closely to the waterblock so small hose clips were needed, koolance ones are very hard to come by, this shows the closest alternative! Had to use epoxy to seal the pipe, just applied it, waited till it had almost set then used the hose clip.
    The spiral wrap is to stop the pipe from kinking!


    The blister pack containing the two part epoxy.


    I mixed it up but it was very liquid so i left it under a desk lamp and waited around 40mins til it was think enuf to use.
    Around the thickness of icing!


    Then i covered the important 'holes' with tape


    about to step into the unknown.. but am ready!


    All it needs is a candle!

    fortgot to take a photo of screwing on the plates..

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    The two blocks were screwed on and the last drive was placed on the bottom of the stack with a thin layer of epoxy. The plastic strips keep the drives in line and the tape was extra security while it 'cured'




    Next was the sound absorbing foam, sticky backed and foil fronted, it came in 1200*800 sheets. It was cut to shape then stuck on and the edges taped with electrical tape.
    While doing one side i placed a temp probe onto the side of one of the sata seagates. plenty of artic silver too


    A close-up, next step is to build a molex extension for the non-sata drive and then i can seal up the end.

    No reading yet as it is still work in progress, ive left the epoxy for two days to 'aquire its themal properties', it has set solid so no going bk now!

    Good news is the drives still work!

    Tomo i will connect up the waterworks and see how hot the seagates get!

    Constructive comments welcomed..

    Ta

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    Very impresive

    Is all this going inside a case at some point or are you making this an external mod?

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    Originally posted by acidrainy
    Very impresive

    Is all this going inside a case at some point or are you making this an external mod?
    Cheers!

    My case is a v770 which i removed all the HD racks from.
    So it fits puurfectly!
    The wires/pipes/cables will be the hard bit to tidy.

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