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Finished my new WB!! (PICS)

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bobn4burton

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I just finished my new water block and put it in my system last night. So far I'm pretty impressed. I had a Maze3 previous to this block. With my new waterblock I'm getting about 1-2 degrees cooler than with my Maze3!! So it might not be quite like a Cather WW...but not too bad for my first block ever!:):)

I did this project with a friend and he made an exact replica of my block. He had a Koolance WB previous and he is getting about 5 degrees cooler with our new blocks!

Here are some pics...

The copper we started with. The two small, thinner pieces are for cold plates...(We're gonna TEC it up later this summer...)
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This is during the milling process...The block is coming to life...:)
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And here is the finished block...
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bobn4burton

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We decided to put a plexi top on so we could see our hard work...
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The block and top together...
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The finished product...:)
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And here it is nestled in my case...(I know the wires are a mess...I'll get to those in a few days)
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So what do you guys think?
 

Korndog

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OMG, I WANT IT!!!
did u mill it yourself or did u hire someone to do it??
plan on making more? selling maybe?? ;-)
 
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bobn4burton

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Did it all myself...
Just drew it all up in MasterCam and milled that sucker out...:)
I used the mill at my University...(so it was FREE)
 

WejRepus

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performance aside, that is definatley an amazing piece of work. very clean looking and good choice putting on a poly top.
i would recommend some UV dye to show off the block more in the dark
 

Korndog

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i know this isn't on the topic, but which university do u go to?? are taking mec. eng., oh wait, is that your homework in the picture? electronic eng??
I hope calpoly has mills, i'll be making blocks all day.
 
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bobn4burton

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haha...I got to Utah State University in Logan, UT...
I just finished my senior year in Electrical engineering and will finish my Masters next year...

It's always fun to have a little hobby on the side:)
 
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bobn4burton

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It performs pretty good...
I mentioned that it gets about 1-2 C colder than a Maze3 and about 5 C colder than a Koolance 200g block.

I'm getting 33-34 idle temps with 39-40 Full load temps on an original IT7 with a 2.4b c1 overclocked to 3.0 Ghz
 

Super Nintendo

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well again nice job with some nice temps. You could probably make some money off the block if you want and sell it to people on this forum. Only if you get enough people to want it.
 
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bobn4burton

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I'd love to sell it...but don't know if it would be feasible...

It took 4.5 hours just to mill the copper block. The plexi was pretty easy. We milled the whole thing out with a 2mm endmill.
 
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bobn4burton

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TyRex...good observation!
That's exactly what we designed it for!!:)
I'll be getting to the Pelt this summer