lemamouth.free.fr/7447zalman/index.html I had to moddiy the base of the heatsink, and attach it with screws to the CPU card. CPU dies are very close to the edges of the base, but it's working fine (so far)
Is the metal plate in an H section and goes over the CPU's, then the Zalman sits on top? These are great CPU coolers, I used one in my Winmac, as they still let the air circulate even if they are virtually touching the power supply.
I was thinking about using one of these on my better halfs MDD. I have used a Cooler Master fan that has the same fixing as the aquagate and wanted to see how it fared using aircooling. I will take a picture of this & let you see. But I think your cooler is the better one! Nice mod Gotoh!
Here is the MDD mod, but I would like to try with the 120mm fan Zalman, one of the best fan coolers around:
I cutted 2 aluminum plates, screwed them to the Zalman's on it's stock fixing legs, and had 2 holes drilled on each side to attach them to the 4 holes of the CPU board. I think it would work better with the copper version. Yours also seems bigger, is it the 140mm version ? I have the smaller one.
here we go : Digital Audio Watercooling I have ordered L shapped ends for the CPU waterblock to prevent hoses from bending. I should get them tomorrow or saturday... It seems rather efficient. I booted to 10.3.9 where CPU director is installed, I diseabled NAP mod and DFS, ran DNETC client at full load for an hour and temperature seemed to be stable at 60°C I think I could get it better cooled if I did not have to make a heatplate between the waterblock and CPU, but the PLX board design won't allow me to do it, unless I reshape the waterblock... Well, so far, it's enough for my needs
(Steve, feel free to move or link the topic to watercooling section )
one thing I'd like to find would be a 3"1/2 water tank to put it in the zip bay, since the water tank is 5"1/4 and is temporarily above the superdrive... but the only one I found is sold at 40€ and needs to buy hoses ends... 40€ for a water tank which is basically just a bottle... no way...
That looks nicely done Gotoh, how are your temps, should be pretty good with an external rad. Have just finished putting a 120 mm Zalman in my wife's dual MDD, will put some photos up in that section. The annoying thing about processor upgrades is the fact the temp monitoring is not enabled, when you are playing with the cooling it's really usefull to compare temps.
diseabling nap mode iddles at 46-50°C full load with DNETC, get stabilized at 60°C with nap mode, iddles at 36°C
Zalman fan temperatures would get much higher without nap, and air inside case would quickly be very hot, whereas the watercooling + outside radiator allows the case to be very fresh... That's a good point if you consider using a fast graphics card which would probably run quite hot (let's say a GeForce 6800 )