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Frostytech Makes the CopperSink
Frostytech Makes the CopperSink
Abstract: Ever wanted a fully copper heatsink for your overclocking rig? We've got the Frosty CopperSink... This is a beast to be sure, so read more to find out how to get one for yourself.

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FrostyTech   Cooling / Heatsinks   May 09, 2000   Max Page  

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The next fin was positioned, and its holes marked on the base plate. Holes were drilled and plugged with the copper wire posts. At this junction, the new copper posts were soldered into the base plate. Solder was also applied to the rivet heads on the previous fin. The fin-plate-seam from this first fin was soldered to ensure a lasting mechanical and thermal joint as well.

Final assembly of the CopperSinkr

The first fin of the CopperSinkr was held in place with a tweezer stand while being soldered. This fin was the only one to be soldered to the base plate with copper solder. Due to problems with flow temp's and fin migration, all subsequent fins were attached via a secondary, albeit more complicated, method.

Although the next fin has already been installed the steps illustrated here are identical. The four holes were drilled in the fin tab, their respective positions marked on the base, and then drilled out with a 1mm dia. bit. Finally, small copper posts of the same diameter were tapped into the holes.

It is a bit difficult to see here, but the posts have been soldered to the base, along with the previously riveted posts using a very small amount of solder (to preserve the surface flatness). In our case we used a very small oxy-propane flame, and a titanium pick to properly position the solder where we wanted it.

Lastly the fin is placed over top the four soldered pins till it's flush with the base plate. The excess material from each pin will be cut away, leaving about 2mm standing above the 3mm tab. Using a riveting hammer (small hammer with a thin flat head) the heads of each pin will be hammered down to form the rivet.
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Table of Contents:

 1:  Frostytech Makes the CopperSink
 2:  Let The Building Begin!
 3:  Cutting fourteen fins
 4:  Fabricating fins...
 5: — Attaching the components
 6:  Clips and Conclusions

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