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Thanks guys, I'll be updating this thread also as I get more supplies and as I progress into making it.
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If you want to make your own block buy some 1/2" copper bar stock and have at it
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post #13 of 22
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I was actually thinking about taking a piece of this 1/2" copper tubing I'm also using for this and flattening it out to a plate. Then solder little pieces of copper on top of that or something, but then I would have to worry about mounting it on the mobo, so I'm not sure about that.

EDIT- Some time this summer, a cool place called Techshop is opening near me, so I'll have access to a drill press, cnc machine, welder, plasma cutters, 3d printers, lathes, all that, so I can make my own water block out of solid copper and precision cut it so it is exactly as I need it.
Edited by lostmage - 5/12/11 at 1:48pm
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Need a radiator, preferably 240mm, if anyone sees this, please see if you can recommend me to someone that is selling a cheap, used one. Doesnt even need to have fittings. Thanks.
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Anyone?
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post #16 of 22
That main body of the stock cooler, where you've drilled through, is made of aluminum, but the base is copper. It's hard to tell from your photos but it looks like there's a little hole at the bottom of one of your drill holes, if that goes through to the copper base, that's a problem. As would be adding copper parts to your loop.
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post #17 of 22
There's no parts in that block where both Cu and Al are exposed, right?

If there are, I'm afraid something will have to be done about that, my friend. Al and Cu don't play nice together in watercooling, things start getting corroded, it makes you a unhappy person.

Just wondering.
post #18 of 22
I've gone through the process of making my own waterblock, its alot of fun and if you can get access to milling machines then you should be able to make a decent block.

EDIT:
This is the second waterblock i made out of copper bar.
http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...w-one-56k.html
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There is no copper on the heatsink I drilled out. It is pure aluminum, and no part is copper. I also recently acquired a 120mm Black Ice Xtreme rad, and got a tap and some fittings for the block. The entire project should be done by this weekend.
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Put in some sort of corrosion inhibitor, copper and aluminium dont mix well so you have to ensure there is something in your loop to stop corrosion.
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