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Hey so I was in the modding mood and desided to do some changes to my tdx to see if I could get better performance out of it for my 6400 that it will be going on. I unfortunalty cant find my other little heatsincs so I gotta order some more before I can finish the mod but this is what I have so far.

Basically I am just drilling the holes then sliding the little heat sincs thru. Once I get some more I will braze them in and cut off the back of them so its jsut the little rods sticking thru. Then I will sand the back of it nice and flat and put a good lap job on it and test for leaks then get it up and running. Hopefully I will have some results by the end of this week coming up. Once I braze them in there I will straighten out the little rods so its more uniform looking.

I jsut hope it doesnt restrict the flow too much, a little I can live with .





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ohhhh nice mod!! can't wait to see how it does to the temp!
post #3 of 17
interesting,i have a TDX sitting around...
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I like that...Hope it cools well for you ...Give us some before and after temp's if you can...
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Neat Idea.
How is the base going to be finished?

Maybe soldering the pins in place and then sanding the base back down?
    
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Neat Idea.
How is the base going to be finished?

Maybe soldering the pins in place and then sanding the base back down?
Yep, basically once I braze it together then I will take a hax saw and cut the square bottom portion off of the base. It would be way to difficult to braze all the pins seperatly. Then once I get the bottom plates hacked off Ill sand it down to a nice flat finish.
Basically it will be like having a bunch of pins transfering from your cpu to the water but still ahving the base of the waterblock to help disipate heat.


@Ira-k, sorry I used this block on my old stups but I didnt get to run it on my 6400 before I started modding it. Kind of stupid but I got motivated to destroy soemthing and wasnt thinking about getting some good comparison numbers.
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post #7 of 17
Oh well you can still compare it to other guys with the same chip and get an idea...I'll be looking for your results....
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post #8 of 17
Any new info yet?
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post #9 of 17
BTW you should of used some Enzotech heatsinks, they are similar to the swifty's. Just has 5x5 pins instead of 4x4. The pins are thinner so you will get more surface area in a whole, there for more contact with the water, and more heat gone
Just a though

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http://www.enzotechnology.com/graphic_card.htm
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any updates???
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