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Liss

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is there such thing as your waterblock being to thin?

(no?)

cause my block will only be like 1.something cm/// :(

would a think block increae temps? and alot or alitle?

-edit- might even be less then 1cm
 

Albigger

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just don't make the base too thin, it'll start to bend.

are you still doing the design from the other thread? if so you should be fine.

1cm ~ .400 in. the bottom of my block will be about 3/8" thick, so that should be fine.

and I tend to think of more water in the block as a bad thing - water should get heat and get out, not stay in the block and stagnate... just my opinion on this though
 

JFettig

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most of my bases are around .07inches thick... i use a 1/4inch copper peice for the bases and tops of my blocks now:)
 

lebe0024

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I made a swiftech style block that's HUGE. The base is 3/8" thick, and 3" long and 2.25" wide. It's got a big ole PVC cap on the top with barbs stick in it. It's all JBWELDed together, and I'm gonna fire it up in a few more days.

(side note on the JBWELD: I COULD NOT BREAK IT. I tried pulling it apart as best I could, and it was solid. I'm sure if I bang it on some concrete, I could eventually break it though )
 

juliendogg

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i would think you'd do much better with a thinner base liss. looks like your w/b can handle some decent flow rates and the water should have no problem carrying the heat away from a thinner plate, just thick enough so that it won't bend would be sufficient imo.
 

JFettig

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well thats hard, depends on the body... if the body is the block, then you want the thicker, if you have a body that coveres the entire block you want the thin stuff, itll bow if you do it incorectly
 

TonyMc

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I use a .125"(3.18mm) on my new block opposed to the .1875"(4.76mm) I used on my first. I use a grid pattern on it though so the pins on the top piece match the pins on the bottom so there's no chance of it bending.
 
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Liss

Liss

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that was base to thin.. this is actually waterblock to thin.. lol..
anyhoo.. i got my cu today.. was pretty expensive for just a bit of copper (compared to al)..
and my base is gonna be pretty strudy.. so nm about it being thin..