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is a 20°C drop in temps sufficient?
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is a 20°C drop in temps sufficient?

My custom blocks dropped about 30c off load from the reference cooler
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OK, so at least its in the ball park. 30°C drop may be attainable with better rad's/fans/thermal paste.

Thanks.
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is a 20°C drop in temps sufficient?

This is a bit low I think. My card block has more then 40°C drop compared to stock fan.
Your start temp was?
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Its hard to say simply because you may be using better cooling equipment.
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It's also very difficult to compare a brand new card to something several years old, as well as quad chip. A 20C drop in temp is nothing to sneeze at and I would be very happy with those results with a potential "first time build". Hell, even if it did exactly the same performance as air, it's still a feat to build your own block. And yes, I understand he has built a couple other blocks as well.
 
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Block #2.
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More pictures:
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Blocks 2, 3, &4 in various stages of completion.
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How long did it take you to mill this thing out of a copper slab?
I am talking 'bout machine operating time.
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many hours. At least a full day. Mostly limited by the machine I am using. It is a very limited home model milling machine that I have re-engineered to go well beyond what it was ever meant to do.

It could go faster on the new machine I am building from scratch.
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