I tried...but was unable to get the nateman_doo chipset block installed. Exact same issue that Vvt1978 had. Even my shortest stubby 90 degree angle from Bitspower was too tall to not interfere with the lower right CPU screw.
Originally Posted by Vvt1978
From the measurements I took when I made my attempt at installing your block, I can see only 2 possible solutions to the issue with the o-ring near the CPU block. That O-ring needs to be moved a little more that 1/8 inch away from where the CPU screw is in order to get a fitting to be able to be installed. Either that, or forget the beveled edge top and make a new top with the o-rings in a similar location to where the MIPS block placed them. Let me know what your thoughts are on this. When Cpachris makes his install attempt, he might be able to offer other suggestions. But those are the only ones I'm seeing at present.
Vvt1978...here are my additional thoughts on your two proposals.
1) Your first solution doesn't seem possible to me. I think it would have to be more than 1/8" to the left in order to have enough room to work. But....moving the left inlet any amount to the left of where it is currently positioned....looks like it would take it outside of the channel in the copper block. So you wouldn't be just replacing the top cover...you would have to have a new bottom copper section also...which would basically be starting over. Undesirable.
2) Yes....similar inlets/outlets to the where the Mips blocks have them should work fine.
Originally Posted by nateman_doo
making replacement tops won't take anything more then a few days. I can do the identical tops as the mips does, you just have to tell me where you want the in/out. The plane simple flat top was the original idea. A simple flat piece of delrin (or copper) can be made much easier then the beveled tops. Once I make a replacement top.. believe it or not, there will be next to NO restriction. You see how deep the block channels are, so there is nothing in the way if I use similar hole placement as the mips block.
It will be the first thing I do when I finally make it down in my basement.
Here are my thoughts nateman_doo. I think new tops are going to be required by anyone who purchased the blocks. I don't see anyway that the inlet on the left can be used...because any size fitting or tubing gets angled right into the CPU screw on the lower right. The problem is not necessarily the placement of the inlet/outlet.....it is the fact that it is angled into the CPU screw. In order to keep these inlet/outlet positions there...the only thing that needs to be done is NOT to have a beveled angle underneath the inlet/outlet. If the inlet/outlet opening is straight...and the fitting/tubing comes out at a 90 degree angle from the board...it will not have any interference.
However, the beveled angle is providing additional clearance underneath the inlet/outlet. There would not be much clearance if you lowered the raised side of the beveled edge, in order to make it flat. Instead....I think you should raise the lowered side of the beveled edge. So it ill still be flat on top...but raised up to where the high end of the previous beveled edge was. That would give the coolant some room to get into the block before it meets the copper channel. Should greatly improve flowrate. Does that make sense?
But as I'm thinking about placement of the current inlet/outlets vs where the Mips inlets/outlets are located....I'm struck with the idea...why not have both? Just like most pump tops, or GPU blocks, or reservoirs......why not have multiple options for the inlets/outlets? Users will just plug up the ones they don't intend to use with a slim stop fitting. This will give users the ultimate in flexibility in designing their loop. The only people that wouldn't like this option would be those who are running 4 video cards on air coolers. A stop fittings on an inlet/outlet using the Mips placements...might interfere ever so slightly with the air cooler on the card in slot #3. But honestly...who would ever be watercooling their motherboard and leaving 4 video cards on air?
Anyway...I'll take you up on your replacement top offer. While I'm extremely skeptical of the "few days" timeline, I'll happily report that I was wrong if I turn out to be. Here are my ideas for the replacement top...in descending order of how much I prefer them.
Option 1) Replacement top that adds inlets/outlets where the Mips block located them, for a total of four openings on the top. The location of the existing openings stays the same, but the beveled edge becomes flat and raised to the highest level of the existing bevel.
Option 2) Same as 1), but existing beveled edge gets lowered instead of raised. I'm just offering this because I don't know how much additional work option 1) is. It would clearly be better if the lower edge were raised....but if that takes too much....you could lower the raised edge. Less desirable.
Option 3) Replacement top with only two openings....in the location of the Mips block openings.