How to mount a 4$ cpu water block with no mounts??

coozie7

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To be brutally honest I CAN think of ways to mount it but I won't pass them on.
This thing is an expensive accident waiting to happen, even good quality parts can fail over time and in many cases a leak is terminal, frequently taking the CPU/MB out and it's not unknown for a severe leak to totally wreck a system, GPU included.
I understand the challenge of a big DIY mod but you're taking too much risk, do yourself a favour; get a better water block and do NOT mix metals in the loop; Either ALL copper/brass or ALL Aluminium this includes the fittings, Google ' galvanic corrosion ' to see why.
 

n0ns3ns3

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you don't want to put it anywhere near your computer.
this thing is dangerous for many reasons. And the best flaw - it does not really cool.
 

USAFRet

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"How?"
I could probably figure it out.

But I wouldn't. Not in any system that I actually wanted to use.

What led you to believe that this was good for your particular application?
Just because a thing exists, does not mean it us usable.
Consider yourself lucky that you only invested $4 in this.

Toss it.
 

jvinsnes

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I know its a bad block, but this is more of an experiment where leak is no problen as i have it all secured with silicon layer or whatever it is called over every component ;)
 

n0ns3ns3

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If you just experimenting - zip ties :)
Leak is not an immediate threat. I have no idea what and how you have "secured", just be sure not to experiment on "valuable" HW that you are not prepared to lose.
 

rubix_1011

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I would be VERY careful with those blocks.

Listen, you get what you pay for. They are hollow 'boxes' essentially with a very basic maze inside without a pin matrix or fin assembly, so thermal absorption is very basic. They are also made from more than 1 piece and you can easily see this when you look at the seams along the edges. Now, most good blocks are made from multiple pieces, but they're also backed by a lot of R&D and quality assurance testing. For $4, I would be willing to be these have neither.

I wouldn't even go as far to say that's actually a CPU block, but really, anything can be a whatever block. The ports are oriented on the side, which isn't typical of CPU blocks; they have their ports on top to allow easy tubing connection. This looks more like a GPU block. And when I'm using the terms 'looks like a XYZ...' its only because they barely resemble what an actual block should look like.
 

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