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Old September 26, 2010, 11:44 PM
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Aww shit >_< tired guy is tired. I guess this probably should have been put in the actual watercooling section! /me slaps self. Can this get moved please?
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Watercooled ASUS G2S-A1 now known as:
ASUS G2S-A1-WC :P


Now, as many of us know Nvidia's G84 and G86 cores were proven to be defective and then for a fair while Nvidia denied it and all that. I recently picked up a notebook with a GeForce 8600M GT and I felt the need for some more extreme cooling in the hopes that it would prolong the lifetime of the BGA mount of the GPU.
I wanted something that was both cool and effective with minimal case modification. I know that this thread is made quite late but I was not sure if I really wanted to start a whole thread or not and lately I have been fairly busy. *shrug* Looks like I am making it now.

Anyway. Yea.
On with the fun!


Not really sure how to start this out exactly.. Perhaps a quick setup with some pics and stuff?
This is the G2S beside my HP DV4:



To cool this computer I wanted the waterblock to be internal with the barbs out the back. I wanted to mount it right on the heatpipes where the old heatsinks were and have the barbs poking out the back through a cut out vent. At first I was looking online but all these modern CPU, GFX and NB blocks are all too thick and all either have vertically mounted barbs or horizontally mounted ones that were sitting on top of the block. I needed a low profile block, less than half an inch! It was soon clear that I would need to look at old hardware. There was a block and a kit with that same block that looked like it would work well but sourcing one would be a problem.
I happened to be in the local PC shop picking up some other ancient&specific crap soon after(I hear I am the only guy who does that there) and as luck would have it there was a different kit(3-4 actually) that had been sitting on a shelf since sometime in 2004 apparently.


At first I was looking at the VGA block since it had horizontally mounted in-line(with the rest of the block) barbs but after taking the pretty little shiny cover off it was both too thick and also not wide/long enough. So I started looking at the CPU block, it was thinner and wider/longer than the VGA block but the barbs were on the top vertically mounted. I would need to modify it! :evil:

So back during the night of the 17th and morning of the 18th I was scrambling to get this stuff done before a trip to Edmonton.
I sliced off the overhanging portion of the base, drilled into the block from the side, removed the barbs with a torch, cut up cover pieces for the old barb holes then attached the barbs to the side of the block and covers to old holes. Drilled new mounting holes in the base of the block, cut up one of the brackets that the block came with so I could mount it to the heatpipes, leaktest and realmount.

Ooooo shiiiny...


Testfit


Gettin somewhere now.


Whoops. Refundplz? :P


Ripping the fins off the heatpipes and taking the crap off the surface of the pipes:



Trimmin dat plastic.


Here we have a much needed slimming lap.(I should have taken the bottom and the top down further, actually. It is rough but suuuper flat.. not that I am mounting it to a single flat surface here, but w/e) Followed by a for realz installation:




I had absolutely no time to test it at home; I had to take it with me and hope for the best.




Guess what?



:D :D :D :D :D :D
You knew it was going to work!






However
The GPU is making reallyreally bad contact with it's heatsink and wile it idles and handles a light load okish it cannot handle any real stressing! I need to fab up a bracket&backplate for it and the NB then I should be golden.
Also remaining is mounting the WC gear on the back of the lid and getting new tubing. Mounting it on the back and powering it internally will make this thing actually portable. As for the tubing, this stuff has been sitting in a box for six years with a bunch of kinks in it.. New stuff is a must.


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Done:
WB mounting
Initial testing

To do:
Mount WC gear to lid
New tubing
New GPU&NB bracket

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Old September 27, 2010, 08:47 PM
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Dude, you watercooled a laptop?! IS THAT EVEN LEGAL??!! HAHA awsome
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great stuff... hats off to you..:) bravo

i just love it..
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looking good. hope you get a few offers from the big names, rather than snatching your idea and use it as their owns,

still, even with a larger unit there is still no place for a wc setup.inside :)
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Old September 28, 2010, 10:21 AM
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Unfortunately the exposed screws on the lid are dummy screws. They are for looks and do not hold anything down. I was hoping that I could just take a clear panel on the top off and paint it's underside.. but no. It is a sticker or glued on piece of plastic or something it seems. :(
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I knew my laptop would be put to good use!

Glad to see things went well for your modding project, and wow, you wernt lying when you said you wanted to 'fool around' with it!
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Old September 29, 2010, 12:47 AM
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Thanks guys. :)
Now I just need to figure out what else to do to it once the current to do list is finished off.
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Impressive! Totally wasn't expecting this from Sagath's old laptop lol New lease on life indeed
Take out the cd drive and see if you can shove the pump+res in their...and then, profit? XD
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Homemade laptop chiller platform?
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Ho god that's a good idea for future 480M laptop XD
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