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post #1611 of 3982
Hi chris.
I'm new to this thread so maybe this has been discussed before but i'm just curious, since the budget is no problem, why didnt you go for a dual cpu motherboard like the sr-x?
Anyway this is the most amazing build i've ever seen!
post #1612 of 3982
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Hi chris.
I'm new to this thread so maybe this has been discussed before but i'm just curious, since the budget is no problem, why didnt you go for a dual cpu motherboard like the sr-x?
Anyway this is the most amazing build i've ever seen!

Welcome Gabi! Love it when I get people's first post. But....do you mean you haven't gone back and read all 1,600+ posts already? 50 lashes! tongue.gif

Dual cpu's require use of Xeon's, and today's iteration of Xeon won't overclock much at all. So the choice becomes more cores running slower, or fewer cores running faster. I chose fewer cores running faster because I think that will be more beneficial for what I do....and overclocking is fun!
post #1613 of 3982
The only way I see feasible would be the following:



The red line shows where you cannot have any vertical placement (anything to the right is out of bounds); which leaves one obvious connection, but the other two possibilities would be awefully thin to push water through. I've marked teh widest, but it would still be pretty restrictive when you consider you need enough room on the edges for a lip and o-ring. Perhaps it could be cut much deeper so that an additional piece would need to be on top the part to the left of the red line to have vertical room for G1/4 threads, but then allow a large enough tunnel for the water to not be so restricted.
post #1614 of 3982
I just went through the pictures smile.gif
And yes i signed up just to ask you that, i tought you could put 3960X's on those boards too so my bad.
post #1615 of 3982
If Nate can make an integrated CPU block that is as good (or better!) than the one you would otherwise use, I say go for the full block. On the other hand it might spontaneously combust in a roaring pillar of awesome. But you can't know unless you do it *nudge nudge wink wink*
post #1616 of 3982
I think the biggest problem with the integrated CPU+board block would be the mounting.

I would be hard to get a good mount on the CPU whilst also getting rasonable contact with the rest of the board. I suppose if you used thermal pads for the other components it might work - they compress slightly allowing a bit of leeway. However lining everything up during the mounting would be a pain, as would changing the CPU.

Other than that the cost would likely be rather high, and you would also have to make sure that the CPU block part had decent performance.
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The only way I see feasible would be the following:
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If Nate can make an integrated CPU block that is as good (or better!) than the one you would otherwise use, I say go for the full block. On the other hand it might spontaneously combust in a roaring pillar of awesome. But you can't know unless you do it *nudge nudge wink wink*


There's really not many options, are there? I guess he could also make the block continue up along the memory toward the VRM....kind of like the heatpipe does now. A one piece block that coveres the VRM's also. Then you could easily put an inlet up there. But that would require a much larger block of copper to start with, and would make it much more costly.
post #1618 of 3982
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If Nate can make an integrated CPU block that is as good (or better!) than the one you would otherwise use, I say go for the full block. On the other hand it might spontaneously combust in a roaring pillar of awesome. But you can't know unless you do it *nudge nudge wink wink*

Integrating a CPU block would not do anything to help the issue at hand, though.


[Edit]
I also note that you will need to mount the motherboard before puting on the block and use very low screws as two motherboard mounts are covered.
Edited by Electrocutor - 9/5/12 at 10:37am
post #1619 of 3982
Costly? But this is cpachris?
post #1620 of 3982
the CPU block has me somewhat concerned. I don't know what CPU block is being used, and the compatibility of other CPU blocks being used. I stayed outside the white line etched in the board for the CPU, but without a CPU block, I can't verify any clearance.

Hopefully this clarifies the placement, and orientation of the block:

My CAD skills aren't the best in the world, but by no means the worst. This just gives me an idea about where everything is going to line up, and any problems.

Working on the hole placement, O-ring channel, and main water chamber.
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