I think that the smoked acrylic would look better if the copper was nickel plated.
The impingement slit already runs against the direction of the fins, It wouldnt work any other way would it ?
Maybe I didnt get what you were saying :biggrin:
Heres my third attempt at making a cpu block.
Its looking a lot better than my first block I made a couple of years ago :haha:
This time the copper and acrylic were cnc machined, the fins were done using a dremel.
While testing the block I fried my i7 920:doh:. Ive had no luck...
Ive been meaning to post this pic for a while now.
The jig is made of 1/2" mdf and so is the circular offset guide (right bottom corner) that gets attached to the router base
Biff you are right about copper being 'sticky' while machined. To prevent that I used a compound that makes things run...
Just recently upgraded to an i7 so I thought why not try to make a block for it ...here are some pics and temps after first oc attempt...Im using a pa140.3 with 3 noctua 140mm fans ....all parts were machined by hand using power tools and jigs
would appreciate if you could share your temps of...
Finaly some rusults
OK so here it is ....after a extremely long leak test of 0 hours and 0 minutes here are some results after playing crysis 15 minutes...... these temps just seem too good to be true :clap::clap::punk::punk: I am glad that I didnt change anything from the original design...
Thank you guys for all your comments.....I think Ill give this a try as is... if the temps are awful Ill just pull it out and make some changes ... easier said than done :)
EDIT btw I have heat sinks for the vrms and the ram
I was planning on putting it on my 260 gtx but am still not sure if it will work...All machining was done with my little bosh trim router and jigs...If you need a hand in your projects Im in Edmonton so come over :)
Here are some pics of my weekend project. I am thinking that maybe I should run the channels in the copper base a little deeper for better heat transfer. At the moment they are running 3mm deep leaving 3mm to the bottom. If anyone has any suggestions on how to make this thing work better than my...
my water cooled pc
Hi to all
Congrats to me for my first post here and my first attempt at water cooling. Just finished putting parts together this week ....didnt do a leak test prior to startup but things are looking dry for 3 full days now
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