If you're working with custom computer systems, why deal with pre-existing cooling solutions? Although there are many "custom" cooling pipes and exhaust systems available, the customization simply means that you're not using the stock manufacturer equipment. Aftermarket should be the term in use, and if you want to push air to a specific place or send cooling to a specific component, aftermarket parts might not be different enough. Take the time to understand just how far you can take your cooling customization and how a tube bending company can help.

Targeted Pipe Bending For Better Cooling Contact

There are two major cooling solutions that can be designed for computer systems; air cooling and liquid cooling. Air is a good choice for displacing warmer air with a specific air temperature, while liquid cooling is more efficient at transferring heat away.

For each option, direction and speed are controlling factors. For liquid cooling, liquid needs to touch against a hot component's area long enough to absorb the heat and move away, and the liquid needs to be cooled long enough to get rid of excess heat. This usually means that a plate needs to be connected to the pipe, and that the plate must be secure against the component of choice.

Aftermarket cooling pipes are designed for specific components that most computer hobbyists ask for. You may have a better idea for cooling or a unique cooling requirement that just isn't in demand. Bending the pipes yourself or welding contact plates can be difficult, but a tube bending company can handle the work with precision control to your specifications. Professional tube bending services have access to equipment that can mold around your components without requiring clamps or touching the sensitive electrical traces on the motherboard.

Air Cooling Pipes Need The Right Speed And Direction

Liquid cooling can be a little daunting to some, as the threat of spilling liquid into the computer may seem like a disaster waiting to happen. Instead, air cooling by displacement is used by many hobbyists.

Contrary to popular belief, air cooling is not achieved by blasting cold air directly onto a hot component. This can achieve some success, but better cooling is done by cooling the general area. If you blast the component directly, the airflow becomes scattered and pockets of warm air can keep the computer temperature higher than intended. Directed flow can lower the general computer temperature.

This is done by directing the airflow into the computer, then having powerful exhaust to remove the hot air. This is usually done by placing a cool air pipe at one part of the computer, then adding the exhaust in another area that isn't in the direct cool airflow. That way, the exhaust pipes are more likely to pull away warm air than the newly-introduced cool air.

There's a lot of theory and testing that goes into these configurations, and the bend of the pipe can decide how fast or in what direction the air flows. Contact a tube bending company like Accubend Inc to discuss custom pipe needs for computer cooling ideas.