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bada bing, bada boom...

Here's a pic of my Apogee XT "Rev 3 High Flow" Block.. haha

Why did you do this?
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You have destroyed the thermal performance of your water block.

In the thread you linked to about the mod, the guy only carved out thin channels to improve flow through the block.
He also is using chilled water, so can get away with reducing the actual thermal performance of the block.
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Why did you do this?
To improve my flow..

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Originally Posted by Caleal View Post
You have destroyed the thermal performance of your water block.

In the thread you linked to about the mod, the guy only carved out thin channels to improve flow through the block.
He also is using chilled water, so can get away with reducing the actual thermal performance of the block.
I wouldn't say "destroyed", not as good as it was when it was new, I can confirm that it's about 3-5c difference on idle and load, but at a very huge increase in my flow now...

Core Temps at time of this post is 37-39c, I ran Prime95 (2 thread) + Heaven on 5760*1080 3x SLI for an hour while watching a movie, temperatures logged max for CPU was 61c and GPU was 58 to 64c average low and high..

All in all, this worked out well for me... not that it's right for everyone..

ah well, I might just keep this block for a while as it's working so well..

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That is crazy man, you took off like 30-40% of your pins.
I originally wanted to take off only 2 rows, but it's a real pain to remove pins with a dremel, so this was about the best I got without butchering it completly...
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You have destroyed the thermal performance of your water block.
Agreed. You might as well carve out the rest of the pins because they are useless on the sides now. The center of the block is absolute crucial.

It would have been a better ideas to modify the top of the block so that is is similar to the revision 2.
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Looking at your sig rig, I think that most of your flow restriction issues stem from those three Bitspower GTX 580 blocks, as opposed to the single Swiftech Apogee XT. Even when the inlet is switched to not be directly over the center of the block, restriction is not that bad and still only comes within a few degrees of a low restriction block like say the EK Supreme HF.
     
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Agreed. You might as well carve out the rest of the pins because they are useless on the sides now. The center of the block is absolute crucial.

It would have been a better ideas to modify the top of the block so that is is similar to the revision 2.
As I said previously.... and removing the rest of the pins is just silly...

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I wouldn't say "destroyed", not as good as it was when it was new, I can confirm that it's about 3-5c difference on idle and load, but at a very huge increase in my flow now...

Core Temps at time of this post is 37-39c, I ran Prime95 (2 thread) + Heaven on 5760*1080 3x SLI for an hour while watching a movie, temperatures logged max for CPU was 61c and GPU was 58 to 64c average low and high..

All in all, this worked out well for me... not that it's right for everyone..

ah well, I might just keep this block for a while as it's working so well..
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Looking at your sig rig, I think that most of your flow restriction issues stem from those three Bitspower GTX 580 blocks, as opposed to the single Swiftech Apogee XT. Even when the inlet is switched to not be directly over the center of the block, restriction is not that bad and still only comes within a few degrees of a low restriction block like say the EK Supreme HF.

I am pretty sure the flow restriction is not in my GPU blocks, once I modded my XT, the flow problem went away.. it's obvious as night and day... The problem with the block was the micro channel fins that got gunked up in less than a month...
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