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Drop In Waterblock for the Ivy/Sandy Bridge without the Tec Headaches

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Well here is my newest water block that was built for one thing only. To blow the commercial standard water blocks out of the water without all the hastles of insulating, external power supplies, a ton of radiators, and all the rest that goes into trying to run a tec.

Pros:

1. No insulation required. The controller is set to user selectable from 15-25ºc with an ambient hold. Just turn the dial to max, and it will hold ambients

2. No special power supply to deal with, just plug it into your 6 pin pcie cable

3. This thing has no problems being cooled by a cheap $150 Rasa Kit.

4. The tec intercepts the heat load and sets the duty cycle to what is needed to cool the block to hold a very precise temp and increasing efficiency.

Basically its setup is no harder than a setting up a standard waterblock.

Testing the Block against the Apogee XT (not the gt). This test was done running an I5 2500k at 4.6ghz cooled by the rasa kit mentioned above.

Update:

I finally got around to adding Dewpoint safety to the controller.

I also shortened the height of the block and added black cap screws from a recommendation by xxbassplayerxx

Lcd now displays as follows:

H=Humidity A=Ambient B=BlockTemp
C=Dutycycle D=Duepoint T=Targettemp

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update Ivy Bridge:

Ivy Bridge Update for the single tec direct die.

This Block handles a 4.6ghz overclock @1.336v with dt's ~16-18dt on prime small fft.

So it has real potential to keep cores down on a moderate oc on this chip.

600
Edited by Mindchi|l - 5/11/12 at 8:47am
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First off- Nice job! cheers.gif

now.. 2x Q's..

1.- are you in the US?
2.- are these available for sale? smile.gif
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That's pretty cool did you build it? How much did it cost?
 
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Impressive. IF they are available for sale im having one smile.gif
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would be great if they were for sale lol
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Build me one.
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price? lol
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by num1son;14579745 
That's pretty cool did you build it? How much did it cost?

400SDD - Direct Die 1155/1156 Socket
Price: $149.99 USD

http://www.arqtik.com/products/285TDD.html

I'm in for one!
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What kind of wattage draw would this add to a psu? Might pick one up

edit - nvm "Max Power Consumption: 694.4W"
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