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The Quest for the Perfect Waterblock

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ive been playing with several ideas for WB designs, but since i dont know **** about WC at all, ive decided to start this thread, simply to design the best WB ever.
combining the best of commercial blocks, and adding some of our own ideas.
maybe some of us here can actually make them.

i guess to start i'll upload a simple design, which would be improved upon by everyone.

the main feature of this block is the hexagonal shaped pins, that i think would create turbulence, without too much restriction.

like i said, give ideas and comments, so the block can continuously be improved upon, untill the best possible result has been reached.
post #2 of 95
A very very long read ... but mostly applied to a quad-core design.
However, much of the basic theory should still apply to a core 2 duo.

http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...ock-ideas.html

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its the thread from which i got the idea to make this one. stuff there didnt satisfy my perfection. (i know, bad habit)
post #4 of 95
Thats basically what I am doing to my TDX right now. Same basic idea.

I still need to finish it ( I ran out of copper pins) heres a link
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that's been a while. havent got new pins yet?

in any case, things i want to know are, how should i channel the water, where should the barbs be placed, what areas should have pins and what areas are better off without, what shape do the pins need to have, which way do they face, should i work with multiple seperate channels, etc.

any idea, however crazy, is welcome.
post #6 of 95
Perfectionism is a good incentive. I think your utopian goal is a tad unrealistic given your general lack
of WCing knowledge. Even Cather, with his elite skills, hit a performance improvement wall as regards
design manufacturing limitations.

In WB design, new/unique is often less critical than basics retooled; this is where a design machinist with
perfectionist ethics comes into play. I believe that to be the secret to Fstfrddy's Stinger, meticulous dedication to detail.

The best performing retail/custom WB's, both triple/dual barbed, have outlets placed at corners and inlet
placed over the center core. Place the flow restriction slot under the inlet to cover both cores and the
outlet in the upper right corner(when mounted), then choose a basic block design that performs well.
Once you build and test the block under realworld applications you can revise your design concepts
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I just started milling my own blocks over the past few weeks in my spare time. I agree with Dryadsoul about the importance to detail. Your block design looks interesting, just difficult to machine.

I wonder how restriction in your design would compare to the diamonds in an apogee gt. If I can figure out an easy way to machine the hexagons ill give it a try. Note: I don't have CNC so I have to do everything manually.
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I just started milling my own blocks over the past few weeks in my spare time. I agree with Dryadsoul about the importance to detail. Your block design looks interesting, just difficult to machine.

I wonder how restriction in your design would compare to the diamonds in an apogee gt. If I can figure out an easy way to machine the hexagons ill give it a try. Note: I don't have CNC so I have to do everything manually.
have fun trying to make one of these without a CNC.



...at least you have a mill... *cries at dremel*
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wouldnt melting it into a mold work?
anyway, what blocks have you made so far? id like to take a look at them.
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umm.. because he dosent have that in a mold duh
    
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