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I'm just wondering if anyone out their is Using Custom/Homemade blocks for pretty much anything on a computer.
Especially on anything that is uncommon like raid cards, non-ref vgas, and low end vid full cover.

Even PSUs
Edited by maxbrando2000 - 11/5/11 at 3:31pm
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post #2 of 11
There are certainly people out there doing this. Usually they have the access or own the equipment to do the blocks. Back in the day before retail WCing became popular, many folks made their own blocks or knew someone who could make them one. Or they improvised by taking a WCing block from one kit and swapping with another.
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Yeah, blocks today require precision that many DIY cannot easily achieve. Someone like iandH can produce good stuff since he works in a precision machine shop.
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I have made my own GPU & CPU blocks and both of them perform quite good. I made them using somewhat primitive tools.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by DrSwizz;15590710 
I have made my own GPU & CPU blocks and both of them perform quite good. I made them using somewhat primitive tools.

Pics or it didn't happen.
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post #6 of 11
Mindchill makes some TEC waterblocks also.
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post #7 of 11
Ooh, ooh, I'm excited to get in on this thread! I love making water blocks!

I have made volt reg blocks and video card blocks. I'll post detailed pics later, getting ready for church now, but here is my rig until then. You can see the copper tubing on the video card and mobo if you look close.

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post #8 of 11
Ok, so here is the rest of my story;

The video card waterblock is a very modded 7900gs full cover air cooler. It happened to fit my HD6850 well enough to cover RAM as well as GPU. And, as you can see, I soldered copper tubing onto it for water cooling. The GPU runs 46°C idle and 66°C full load. I suspect cooling performance would be better if the copper plate were thicker.

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Here is the volt reg block. No more complex than copper tubing soldered to a copper plate formed to fit the mobo. It cleaned up much better than the soldering process pic shows!

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Probably get better results if you flattened the copper tube at least on the parts that contact the copper plate.
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