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I'm going to make Custom loop for my current rig. It is currently using corsair 100gti AiO cooler on 6600K, works fine but more interested into custom loop. I'm going to watercool Gtx 970 strix beside CPU for overclocking and silence. I was originally thinking of going for EK blocks, but came in to other thoughts since surfing around the internet and expecially DIY water blocks. smile.gif Looking for just fun of DIY since got acces to milling machine and Cad. Lots of inspiration have been taken from EK. "Since there's no need to invent the wheel again" there's not much new ideas in them. Materials are copper and left overs of acrylic and POM C. Also I will try later on dyi nickel plate cold plates.

CPU Block coldplate resembles EK block some way. Haven't decided yet should I make the coldplate with 1mm thick fins with 0.8mm gap to each others since I got acces to 5 sawblades of 0.8mm thick, 50mm diam. for milling machine. The blank is 10mm thick so got room for few errors biggrin.gif



And now it's currently in progress. And already made several mistakes during milling... like miss placing O-ring slot too close to center, had to flip over and start again from the otherside and using 9mm tap instead of 6mm for water passage around heat fins...kookoo.gif




Now deadline set by access to milling machine I've got a month to to at least CPU block and cold plate for Strix. sonic.gif
After milling CPU block I'll try to "desing" full cover block for strix.
Edited by mechwings - 7/30/16 at 4:44am
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If you are going to go through the trouble, do something that looks different from the stuff you can buy already.
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If you are going to go through the trouble, do something that looks different from the stuff you can buy already.

I would if I had the time and skill. And manual milling restrict a lot you can do. Needs more skill and think. Ek's blocks are just so simple that if i keep mine simple they resemble each others smile.gif and most of it's just for fun of DIY learning at the same to use milling machine.
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Cooling fins in progress

CPU Cold Plate is pretty much ready. Going to take 1mm from behind and make there a square size of cpu, so it'll sit nicely over it. After that only polishing left and nickle plating later.


Hopefully next week going for the top part.
Edited by mechwings - 7/30/16 at 8:56am
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Top part nearly ready.
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I think that CPU Block is ready. I'll just test how it fits into mobo and leave it like this. Learned a lot while making this smile.gif
Propably mill another some day. Top part has few cracks starting from drilling holes, even thought the tension has never been high. Thought that brake clener would be good for clening purposes but caused cracks on it instead frown.gif. Well after milling cold plate for graphics gard I'll buy parts for the loop and test how well the cpu block will perform and compare it to corsair Gt100i.
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if i had your skills and your tools, and time... I'd have probably did the same thing and tried to create my own CPU block like you did.

Kudos on your self creation thumb.gif
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if i had your skills and your tools, and time... I'd have probably did the same thing and tried to create my own CPU block like you did.

Kudos on your self creation thumb.gif

Thanks! Let's hope you'll have the skill, tools and time someday smile.gif But don't be as hasty as I was wink.gif
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Made little testing with the CPU block and EK DDC 3.25. My electrician friend had resistor which we attached to the block and took same wattage=heat producing as i5-6600k would have on boost. Seems the block works great! thought this was open loop and water mass was big that gave us low temps.
Gotta try during winter to put one external rad outdoors and more glycol to water, -20°C outdoor temps will propably do good clock speeds...

By the way DDC 3.25 runs on 5.5V 1600rpm fine. Feels like that pump is a little bit over kill, but gives space for future updates...

Acrylic top of the block broke due dropping on the floor, and other delays has set custom blocks milling into unknown near future. So I'm still presistent to make the GPU full cover block when I get all things set.
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