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

I recently bought an aluminium water block on ebay for 3.5$ https://m.ebay.com/itm/Primary-Aluminum-Water-Cooling-Block-Heat-Sink-System-For-PC-Laptop-CPU-40-40mm/311987947875?epid=11007876272&hash=item48a3ee4963:g:QwkAAOSwv-ZZ8Efz

It has no mounting holes or anything. Do you have any idea how to mount it as cheap as possible?
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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. jvinsnes said:
    I recently bought an aluminium water block on ebay for 3.5$ https://m.ebay.com/itm/Primary-Aluminum-Water-Cooling-Block-Heat-Sink-System-For-PC-Laptop-CPU-40-40mm/311987947875?epid=11007876272&hash=item48a3ee4963:g:QwkAAOSwv-ZZ8Efz

    It has no mounting holes or anything. Do you have any idea how to mount it as cheap as possible?


    "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.
  4. n0ns3ns3 said:
    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.


    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 ;)
  5. 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.
  6. Best answer
    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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