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I need advice on making a Lexan clamp

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Mysteriously Changing Senior
Dec 19, 2000
In Thelemac's Basement Eating the Chickens
I have decided to finally try water cooling but I am going for the cheepo do it yourself method. Does anyone have any ideas for making a lexan waterblock holddown. All I really need to know about is the screw spring assembly. What parts should I get at the hardware store.


Apr 10, 2001
Check out my write up here http://www.overclockers.com/tips505/ I made my own clamp out of plexiglass.

Unless you use a Danger Den Maze-2 block, springs aren't used.

All parts required and directions on how to make it are detailed in my writeup.

I recommend going with a Danger Den Maze-2. Then you don't need to make a clamp as it bolts directly to the mainboard.

I'm planning on upgrading to a Danger Den Maze-2 as soon as I have the dough.


Sneaky Moderator
Apr 17, 2001
Springfield, IL
Go to the hardware store and see what they have. You can also look at Danger Den's site and see what theirs looks like. A few nylon bolts and a couple springs seems to do the trick.