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  • Aramis Anasazi
    Aramis Anasazi 2 days ago

    Linus Tech Tips keeps me up past my bed time again. If i get fired it's your fault!! :P

  • Boomermav
    Boomermav 3 days ago

    Can we get these blocks on the Merch Store?

  • That One Dog
    That One Dog 10 days ago

    Where the hell is scrapyard wars this year??

  • Simon Deutsch
    Simon Deutsch 14 days ago

    High tolerances was right you confused it with clearance

  • TendiePepe
    TendiePepe 16 days ago

    Would suggest lapping the bottom of the cooler, but not bad 😂

  • Jarek07
    Jarek07 21 day ago

    So linus my question is this as a though if you put the o ring channel on the plexiglass and used something super thin like a aluminum can. Less thermal holding capacity of the metal which makes it have to transfer to the water? Just a thought..

  • Karolis Bartkus
    Karolis Bartkus 24 days ago +1

    Hello I don't know if you will see this comment, but i would like to see you cooling cpu with milk fridge. (It is a mini fridge that could keep 1l of milk and is put next to coffee machine )

  • Stefaan Codde
    Stefaan Codde 25 days ago

    te be sure You should use 1 bar to be safe.

  • Jeremiah Lloyd
    Jeremiah Lloyd Month ago

    I wonder if they got base temps for it before they took it apart

  • Alex Mulvaney
    Alex Mulvaney Month ago

    pitter patter lets get at her

  • Stefan Gold
    Stefan Gold Month ago

    15:32 the fans of the radiator dont spining , of cours it satale on 80-81 degrees ?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!? (its dont the firts tie linus forget turn on fans on this king of proojects)

  • Olavids
    Olavids Month ago +1

    Linus is the real life equivalent of Michael Scott

  • maso yumizaki
    maso yumizaki Month ago

    Anyone knows what is that background music that started at 12:49 i cant find it anywhere

  • DreadPirateDrake
    DreadPirateDrake Month ago

    As an anger, this machinists me.

  • Daniel mark Gallacher

    I love rusty spoons

  • Zane Detillion
    Zane Detillion Month ago

    wouldnt a doulbe o ring be better with such loose fitting?

  • PausePlayer10
    PausePlayer10 Month ago

    sketchy heat sinks episode 4 - the red endeavor

  • joeburky
    joeburky Month ago

    12:25 hit the nail on the head lol

  • mohammad ali sadeghi
    mohammad ali sadeghi 2 months ago

    I'm addicted to LTT videos !!! 😒

  • Maksym ovchynnikov
    Maksym ovchynnikov 2 months ago

    Did you ever tried Aerogel on CPU?

  • Twisted Pixel
    Twisted Pixel 2 months ago

    13:24 Most Canadian thing said ever.

  • pleappleappleap
    pleappleappleap 2 months ago

    Why not make a water block completely out of a single piece of metal?

  • sir digby chicken ceaser

    5:40 "Ok, well pitter patter let's get at er!" Most Canadian thing I've heard in a LONG time 😂

  • Colton McCurley
    Colton McCurley 2 months ago

    what program does he use to check thermal throttling?

  • John Brass
    John Brass 2 months ago

    You guys are definitely not engineers. Have you not heard of a bench vice? You can get small ones for about $50 that would have been invaluable during this build. Also you do realise that if you thread a through hole, the thread will be the same from both sides. Think about a nut. Does a nut need to go on a certain way? When tapping through holes make sure you use a tapered tap first to ensure you get the thread square with the hole and always back up the tap to release the cut material often. That will make it easier and use cutting fluid. I am glad to see you used vaseline on the o-ring. That is the correct method to get a good deal and prolong the life of the o-ring. I have used the continuous o ring material at work to seal irregular shaped seals on machine parts. No need to glue. Just place the seal in the groove and have it overlap at the ends then with a very sharp exacta knife cut the overlap at 45 degree angle and the joint will be almost perfect. Once the o ring material is compressed it will make a watertight seal.

  • John Brass
    John Brass 2 months ago

    He meant to say high precision. If you are using a cnc you should be able to get good precision. High precision isn't needed on a project like this. There are no moving parts.

  • Akun Tumbal
    Akun Tumbal 2 months ago

    water block am3 / am3 + is suitable for motherboard am4??

  • Trev
    Trev 2 months ago

    You could make fins, by heating the middle of the block with a hot torch then hammer a hard metal object with fins cut in it.. Basically the copper softens becomes more malleable and you stamp fins in it. No machining.

  • Loren Husky
    Loren Husky 3 months ago

    We like these kinds of videos! Custom making stuff is awesome, even if it's kinda jenky. YOU made it! That's cool.

  • nick s
    nick s 3 months ago

    You can just use motor oil for taping oil, it actually works mildly well, and you just spray brake cleaner on it and it'll go away.

  • Travis Hall
    Travis Hall 3 months ago

    If you want a glossy clear acrylic look, torch it. That's how they get that glossy edge when they make acrylic aquariums

  • Stan Willems
    Stan Willems 3 months ago

    #LGgram

  • The Gravy Boat
    The Gravy Boat 3 months ago

    you're 10 ply bud

  • Huy Hoang Nguyen
    Huy Hoang Nguyen 4 months ago +4

    Me: TONY STARK WAS ABLE TO BUILD THIS IN A CAVE! WITH A BOX OF SCRAPS!
    Linus: Ok, hold my beer...!

  • Eccomi
    Eccomi 4 months ago

    *screams in industrial mechanic*

  • Frylock Gaming
    Frylock Gaming 4 months ago

    please do more diy stuff great vid xD

  • Rob
    Rob 4 months ago

    water cooled keyboard pls

  • Dawn Albert
    Dawn Albert 4 months ago

    30 ROW TRANSMISSION RADIATOR WITH FAN ANY WAYS STAY AWAY FROM WATER GET EVANS WE WILL PUT VIDEOS UP ONCE THE AMP GETS SHIPPED TO US...

  • Dawn Albert
    Dawn Albert 4 months ago

    WE HAVE A 2.4KW DUAL LIQUID COOLED AMP FOR OUR HAM RADIO AND WE NEED TO USE EVANS WATERLESS ANTIFREEZE WAY BETTER THAN WATER FOLKS I DO NOT TRUST LITTLE CHEAP WATER LINES USE HEAVY DUTY HOSE 3/8 HOSE OR 1/4 HOSE WE HAVE 3GAL TANK AND A 2.5 PSI FUEL PUMP 12 VOLTS COOLING ISSUES ARE THE SAME FOR BOTH BEAST PLEASE PLEASE LOOK AT THIS VIDEO!!!! ru-clip.com/video/59fueXFxU_E/video.html

  • Dawn Albert
    Dawn Albert 4 months ago

    NO NO NO WATER FOLKS!! EXTERNAL IS BETTER FOR ONE! FOR TWO NO NO USE OF WATER. ru-clip.com/video/59fueXFxU_E/video.html

  • Ian Zainea
    Ian Zainea 4 months ago

    PARKER! CLEVELAND REPRESENT!

  • Thomas Fisher
    Thomas Fisher 4 months ago

    i would say lower you feed speed on your cnc so you don't over heat and gum up plus a can of wd 40 oil or a spray bottle with cold water in it

  • Richard Dougherty
    Richard Dougherty 4 months ago

    tight tight tight.....................tolerances.

  • Jaffas
    Jaffas 4 months ago

    I just love how you guys thread holes, just...awesome.

  • retailworker
    retailworker 5 months ago

    Would silicon grease not be a better option the petroleum jelly?

  • Dwight McQuarrie
    Dwight McQuarrie 5 months ago

    Jesus boys. Your part was chattering like crazy. and you should have used 2 tools 1 to rough it out and 1 to finish it

    • Dwight McQuarrie
      Dwight McQuarrie 5 months ago

      And a pipe tap is tapered so yes it matters which way you tap it

    • Dwight McQuarrie
      Dwight McQuarrie 5 months ago

      and get a bigger tap handle boys not vise grips

    • Dwight McQuarrie
      Dwight McQuarrie 5 months ago

      And you need a better way of clamping down your work piece

  • neo
    neo 5 months ago

    Use a proper taping tool. Use some oil or water. Yes you have to break the chips off for each .25 deg turn.

  • neo
    neo 5 months ago

    Use a slight positive rake on the tool bit.

  • Ballistik Axes
    Ballistik Axes 5 months ago

    Alex looks like he hasn't slept in months.

  • xalucardx85
    xalucardx85 5 months ago

    BTW the little fins are not to guide the water its to increase the surface area to increase the heat dissipation.

  • Ithaqhua
    Ithaqhua 5 months ago

    Next time, it'd be best if you used a 90° angle-piece to ensure your threading is perfectly straight and goes where you want it to.

  • custom rig's
    custom rig's 5 months ago

    Feeling so bad for you guys that I'm almost on a plane and teach you guys how to do cnc work properly ( and 30min in solidworks for suck a simble thing. It's like a 1 min job with like 3 operations)

  • Nassen0f
    Nassen0f 5 months ago

    This tapping made me cry...

  • mrdriver511
    mrdriver511 5 months ago

    Make it out of aluminium instead of copper it’s easier to machine

  • Genghis Chuan
    Genghis Chuan 5 months ago

    the copper on those blocks is way to thin, make them at least 3 times thicker 3/8. get high temp grease and heat it up good and bit your cutting tips in it. when tapping use a drill press and a vise, put a center pin in drill press and it goes to hole in top of tap. the drill press aligns the tap perfectly and then turn by hand while pulling the handle on drill like your are drilling.

  • Martin Skerrett
    Martin Skerrett 5 months ago

    The machinist in me is screaming at the way you tapped that acrylic. Also you just need to find the right speed and feed for machining copper. Also you could probably get away with a + or - .002 on your o ring slotting, thats nit too terrible of a tolerance.

  • Secto Kia
    Secto Kia 5 months ago

    Linus really has no idea. "Fins to guide the fluid".... yeah... not to increase surface area, to 'guide' the fluid. LMAO.

  • Robinson Joe
    Robinson Joe 5 months ago

    For the mounting surface you need something like this www.homedepot.ca/product/king-canada-4-inch-x-36-inch-belt-6-inch-disc-sander/1001076583 to polish the mating surface as flat as possible. Then it's just a matter of figuring out the water side.

  • Michael Manning
    Michael Manning 5 months ago +1

    it hurt to watch that tap go in at such an angle

  • CyLo
    CyLo 5 months ago

    OMG! , it's a waterblock from LMG!

  • RenegadeOfFunk
    RenegadeOfFunk 5 months ago

    He busts out the Parker guide book, well done!

  • MikeyB00o
    MikeyB00o 5 months ago

    Back in my day we soldered the copper bottom to the top, no acrylic back then

  • Distinguished Hacker
    Distinguished Hacker 5 months ago +2

    Testing a waterblock for leaks on a motherboard...
    Me: Okay, but Y tho.

  • Andrew Wilkie
    Andrew Wilkie 5 months ago

    Why not mount the tapping bit in a press and manually turn it!?

  • LynksysV
    LynksysV 5 months ago

    The factor of safety on airplanes is 1.5.........also rtv is your friend if you have to use a jenky o-ring.

  • Xtreme Performance
    Xtreme Performance 5 months ago

    Why don't you just make the water blocks than send them to what ever company so they can add the micro edging shit in the middle

  • Meta
    Meta 5 months ago

    @5:20 i hit the like button

  • Joe Joseph
    Joe Joseph 5 months ago

    The direction you thread DOES NOT MATTER !

  • Snoodballla !
    Snoodballla ! 5 months ago

    blonde dude super skinny or really big head?!?!?

  • Adam Weaver
    Adam Weaver 5 months ago

    So many innuendos in this video

  • Vitaly Stockman
    Vitaly Stockman 5 months ago

    If you don't love it, you can keep it 🤣

  • Jon Noble
    Jon Noble 5 months ago

    As a machinist this makes my head hurt...

  • Jason Texter
    Jason Texter 5 months ago

    check this out, for making the fins inside for heat transfer
    ru-clip.com/video/rpHYBz7ToII/video.html

  • Pauly
    Pauly 5 months ago

    do you want a car or an airplane because lower structural load tolerances is how you get an airplane, otherwise you probably will end up with a car with wings... :D

  • Arturo Tabera
    Arturo Tabera 5 months ago +1

    No one EVER glues an O-Ring together. There's a reason for that...