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Home made Water Blocks

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Nov 13, 2002
iam thinking of making some water blocks for my amdxp2k system, i was thinking of using 1/4 or 1/2 thick copper but. how deep should the channels be on that?. ill be using a pillar drill to make the channells also is there any advantage to having multuple in's?

also is it possibe to drill channels in copper using a handheld drill?
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Its a bit harder with a hand drill i use one to finish of me drilling tho.
Depends on the width of the channels as well . I made one with 6.5mm wide chnnels and 7.5mm deep in 10mm copper but i am making a new one as me flow rates aren't great with it.
iv made a few blocks with a hand drill, you want the base to only be around .1inches or around 2mm or up to 5mm, in 1/4in copper i make my channels .18inches deep