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post #11 of 101
A couple observations....

1. Looks like a great start!

2. The "handle" as I'll call it, while it adds character to the block, it may make it impossible to install or remove an SLI connector with the cards installed in a system. You may want to make it a bit thinner, or get rid of it all together. That may be part of the plan anyway.

3. I would question if there is enough room for the o-ring on the top left corner, where the large cutout creates a point. This corner may also cause problems with fitting the o-ring and it wanting to slip.

4. A few too many bends in the o-ring channel. For the bottom right-middle, I would keep the "bump", but have the o-ring be straight there.

5. It appears the render has a few too many screw holes for the top. You could likely get rid of half of them and maintain proper and even pressure on the o-ring

6. The channels in the center would lead me to believe the block should have a determined inlet/outlet. Reversing the flow would change turbulence significantly and possibly restriction, but I don't know if it would affect the cooling performance, likely not.

Keep up the good work thumb.gif
 
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post #12 of 101
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The handle is supposed to accomidate an sli connector being slid in the side. This block will be part of a 4 way sli-system. Its purly asthetic.

The many bolt holes is just specifically for the look also. They wont be very deep, and they will be blind tapped holes.

The O-ring will be ok, but if its not the prototype will reveal any problem with it.
post #13 of 101
Sell yours and buy one with WC why bother?
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nate does crazy awesome stuff on the evga forums, excited to see it.
    
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post #15 of 101
Prototype looks great so far, can't wait to see the end result. Subbed smile.gif
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post #16 of 101
Although i still didn't see the final result of this amazing project but i think i just got a boner xD +1 man good job thumb.gif
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Originally Posted by douglatins View Post

Sell yours and buy one with WC why bother?

Earths flat right? why bother checking out whats over the horizon? biggrin.gif

I kid. 2 reasons... 1, its challenging and FUN... 2, I was commissioned to do it. smile.gif
post #18 of 101
Looks great nate! What do you do your renders with? Do you do any flow analysis on the designs or is it all based on aesthetics?
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post #19 of 101
Nice block you have going on there..

Other then what was already pointed out, I'd like to add something.. Since the block is going to be 100% copper and you are going to have 4 of them, by the looks of it, it's about 1.5x the size of what blocks are currently in the market now and those are already a bit on the heavy side, it's going to be pretty heavy and might cause a issue, stress to the motherboard, make sure that thing is supported some how is just my guess..

All good, gotta love prototypes..
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post #20 of 101
Dang thats gorgeous! Wish i had a 580 xD.
 
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