E.U.N.U.C.H. (Cost)

From: Hans Franke <Hans.Franke_at_mch20.sbs.de>
Date: Thu Nov 18 11:19:47 1999

> >> P.S.: When designing a new cooler element/radiator, keep in mind that
> >> silver is a way better thermal conductor than Al or Cu.

> >Considering that the aluminum heat-exchanger/cold-plates from my last
> >water-cooled design weigh more than 7lbs total, I don't think I'm going to
> >be re-implementing my design in silver any time too soon...

> Aw, c'mon! By my (admittedly rough) calculations, that's only about $510USD
> worth of silver (at $5/troy oz spot price). Isn't your hobby worth that? ;-)

Well, true, Ag is cheap - and you don't need a real lot.
Just if Aaron is now using SEVEN pound of Al, he might
need now 7 *(10,5/2,7) or 27,2 lbs - quite some more stuff.
But on the other hand I used on my silver K6-2 cooler just
600g (1.5lbs), worth ~290 Mark (~150 USD).


It's a simple design, operating just on water, and always around
room temperature - and I pushed an K6-2 300 up to 500 MHz...
(Of course copper would also be ok ... I just compared the price,
and for less than 50 bucks difference I got a cool silver thingy :)

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