Water Cooled Raspberry Pi

Water-cooled raspberry pi?!?!

Some of you might think “awesome!”, others may think “why bother?” I did it for several reasons:

  • Because I can!
  • It looks cool on my desk
  • I want to overclock it so that I have the fastest raspberry pi on the internet! (also falls into “Because I can!”
water cooled raspberry pi

water cooled raspberry pi

water cooled raspberry pi

water cooled raspberry pi

Fittings

Fittings

CNC Pi Logo

CNC Pi Logo

Leak testing

Leak testing

Micropump

Micropump

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    • Josh Mercieca on January 24, 2014 at 2:12 am
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    Absolutely gorgeous, will be really awesome if filled with a flurescent red liquid.
    Whoever says that there is no need for such a thing is being ridiculous, these projects are simply just to prove something can be done, and you my friend, have done it well!

    • Anondo on February 1, 2014 at 5:08 am
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    Nice build. I like how you made it look kind of like the T virus containers from Resident Evil.

  1. Thanks for the compliments! I agree about the fluoro red coolant, that would probably look awesome!

    Yeah it does look like a T-Virus vessel! good spot!

    • morgan on May 13, 2014 at 6:23 pm
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    Hi I love this!!!!! Where can I find those water cooling blocks?? Anyone?? Thank you!!!!

    1. Hi Morgan, thanks for the feedback! I bought the blocks from alphacool.com they are called MCX One

      http://www.alphacool.com/advanced_search_result.php?keywords=mcx%20one&

      But they can be made REALLY easily at home too with nothing but a drill and some soldering skills.. I have made several custom water cooling blocks for things like my 3D printer since this project.

    • bleiZero on July 17, 2014 at 8:04 am
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    Whats the maximum speed u achieved with this watercooling solution?

    • Jayden Tonge on August 18, 2014 at 1:13 pm
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    Don’t mean to brink up an old thread but what might be the pump you are using looks a lot better than ones I found on net so far

    Thanks

    1. Its from TCS Micropumps, http://www.micropumps.co.uk/TCSproducts.html#LiquidStandard

    • Stergios on September 12, 2014 at 9:20 pm
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    Hi

    Name of the water pump?

    1. Its from TCS Micropumps, http://www.micropumps.co.uk/TCSproducts.html#LiquidStandard

    • Marcus on November 24, 2014 at 7:14 pm
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    This really is beautiful. How high did you get with the oc?

    Btw: where did you get this T Virus tube?

    1. Thanks! I have clocked it to 2250MHz and it ran for a few minutes but became unstable. I’d say 1.5GHz is the limit for stable operation.

      I got the T Virus tube from frozencpu.com, its a FrozenQ Liquid Fusion Reservoir

    • Devin on January 26, 2015 at 5:53 am
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    How did you attach the waterblocks to the components? What about the tubes to the waterblocks?

    • Andre on March 29, 2015 at 3:29 pm
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    Hello,

    very nice job :).
    were you find the fits? can you tell me the name of the fitts?

    Thanks!

    1. The fittings are from SMC, they are the “M Series” miniature fittings. Hose was 3 or 4mm silicone hose.
      http://www.smcpneumatics.com/M-5HLH-4.html

    • Robert Flynn on September 15, 2015 at 6:51 pm
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    Hey,

    Very very cool!
    I wanted to watercool my Raspberry Pi as well, but i cant find these fittings. Which one did you use for your build?

    1. The fittings are from SMC, they are the “M Series” miniature fittings. Hose was 3 or 4mm silicone hose.
      http://www.smcpneumatics.com/M-5HLH-4.html

    • Rpi Modder on January 17, 2016 at 2:15 pm
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    What`s the name of the Converter from normal to 5/3?
    Thanks really much!

    • Jakub on March 23, 2016 at 1:02 am
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    JAMES where i can find fittings for reservior like you have on your reservior ?

    1. The fittings are from SMC, they are the “M Series” miniature fittings. Hose was 3 or 4mm silicone hose.
      http://www.smcpneumatics.com/M-5HLH-4.html

    • Jakub on March 23, 2016 at 2:10 am
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    wow thank you JAmes for very fast respond. i cant find exactly fitting like yours on this website 🙁

    1. No problem!
      The part number is M-5HLH-4
      have a look in this catalog: http://www.smcpneumatics.com/pdfs/M.pdf
      on page 15-2-58, it’s the first item.

      Hope this helps!

    • Jakub on March 23, 2016 at 3:28 am
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    great:) can i order from link that you privide me directly ? sorry about my english.

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