Recommended Posts

Legion X    0

Hi Joseph,


Lets look at this together and see what you feel is the answer.


1. "Would there be any gain in putting aluminum foil around the CPU liquid cooling hoses"


What are you trying to gain? Thermal insulation or Thermal conduction? My understanding is that you want to remove the heat from the Processor, move/disperse the heat as quickly away from the heat source to cool it down preferably at the radiator (As the hot air is then removed from the case by the fan), yeah?


So let's roll with the foil concept for a second and say "lets wrap it around some pipe". 

It will act like a heat-sink and become a thermal conductor, taking heat from the pipe into the case, to be blown out by the case fans, instead of the radiator fans, creating a potential higher in case temperature and raising the general temperature of all other component ?


In addition, some of the properties of the alloy foil will retain some of the heat through thermal insulation (As there will most likely be air between the tube and foil), however as most alloy metals are usually fantastic thermal conductors, it will get to temperature of the pipe quickly and then act as above,  a thermal conductor.  

Is this what your wanting?:? It doesn't sound right hey?


2.  "or would this cause a problem?"


A. As mentioned above

B. Well it could help the mind control towers from reading the temperatures of the pipe, similar to wrapping it around your head, so less meta-data/IO packets being sent from your wi-fi reducing packets from being dropped. (An unproven conspiracy theory..) :roll:

C. It might, if it falls off and cause cool special effects from its conductive properties as it shorts out on that mother board, thus saving you money on RGB lighting effects!

D. Maybe try chrome copper pipe, alloy pipe or stainless steel pipe if your going for the silver look, yes it is a little more time consuming than alloy foil but well worth it for cosmetics.


Please let me know if you are happy with the reply






Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.