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From the looks you need quite a bit of machining done .it would probably be cheaper to buy 1 made for the card.Ive been a machinist for 25 years now manual and cnc machines .To start with you would net a set of depth mics to figure depth off a precision ground peice of material and back figure all your heights .then you would have to measure kind of close the geometry of the block form.Its also going to be about 1/4 inch thick on both pieces.there has to be the same ball mill cut in both pieces for a oring that you will have to make, which involves getting the right size and cutting it so it can be superglued together.Its possible if you had some machining experience but would take quite a few hours to make. Without the card in ones possesion it would not be easy to make.
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yeah i know, its not easy and not cheap smile.gif anyways, have gotten some intial drawings done and running into a few issues. Will have a talk with some machinists what the possibilites are to do it. Thinking i might have to do 2 seperate parts or ill just won't make it.... only time will tell....

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looks nice the design,
but no 'O'rings, or room for them.
They will be the hardest feature to get right and very critical to get right.
Too much pressure on 'O'ring and you may deform it so that it will fail not when installed, but some time later which could be hard to monitor if using metal.
Too little pressure or incorrect fit in the channel could also result in leaks or worse leaks at an undefined latter time.
I am not a machinest but I imagine getting these channels right would be the hardest part of the job, then you would have to find somewhere to supply the custom 'O'ring also.
Also smaller/more fins behind GPU would help with performance
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looks nice the design,
but no 'O'rings, or room for them.
They will be the hardest feature to get right and very critical to get right.
Too much pressure on 'O'ring and you may deform it so that it will fail not when installed, but some time later which could be hard to monitor if using metal.
Too little pressure or incorrect fit in the channel could also result in leaks or worse leaks at an undefined latter time.
I am not a machinest but I imagine getting these channels right would be the hardest part of the job, then you would have to find somewhere to supply the custom 'O'ring also.
Also smaller/more fins behind GPU would help with performance

yeah, im gonna try with an o ring and if that doesnt work out ill just glue them together smile.gif

A little update. Redrew the whole thing with leaving passive cooling for the voltage regulators. This will be plenty seeing that the whole block will be "cold" from the water (atleast i hope so). Anyways, this is how it looks now. Not sure bout the fins, they are 2mm wide now but i could go down to 1mm if needed. Still need to design a top for it and can't decide if it should cover the whole pcb or not. What do you guys think?

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Hay mate hay i have modified my cards to fit a full cover water block if u check out my forum page you can see wat I did to fit the blocks to my cards
check it out u shoud like
thumb.gif drop a post if u do still going to follow this

I've seen it could work for a few cards and dif ek blocks
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Saw ur post, have ordered an ek block. Will know on wednesday or thursday if it will fit smile.gif
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