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post #11 of 95
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molds can be made. quite easily AFAIK.
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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.
Melting copper into a mold isn't easy either. Especially if you want such tiny details.
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post #13 of 95
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yeah, the biggest problem would be bubbles, probably.
i have some molds for simple fishing lead, but they dont have small holes for the air to escape for nothing either.
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Fstfrddy just recently got a CNC, before that he did all his WB's, up to the V8 on a drill press. I'ts more a case of who's making it than what you're making it with IMO. I can craft more intricate work with some simple basic hand tools and my 1952 Wilwaukee drill press than alot of guys accomplish in a machine shop, including knives/motorcycle parts.

As dk8100 pointed out, some designs are difficult to machine period. A basic machine operator lacks the skills for machine set up. But regardless the tools, if you give a wicked tinker a project, he's on a mission of ingenuity. And where there's a will, there's got to be a way. It's all about dedication.
  
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Fstfrddy just recently got a CNC, before that he did all his WB's, up to the V8 on a drill press.
i noticed. when i saw the inside of the V8. it's quite a simple block. what i also noticed was the lack of pins, instead of which there were holes. the drill press explains why, obviously.
now that he's got a CNC, that would mean the V9 would kick the V8's behind.

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As dk8100 pointed out, some designs are difficult to machine period. A basic machine operator lacks the skills for machine set up. But regardless the tools, if you give a wicked tinker a project, he's on a mission of ingenuity. And where there's a will, there's got to be a way. It's all about dedication.
thats true.
i think squares would be way easier to make, yet wouldnt affect performance much if positioned correctly.

also, as has already been discussed, heatpipes could make waterblocks much better, depending on the shape and position of the pipes.
for example:

using something like this, waterblocks could have much more surface area.
using them the same way a big Typhoon does the block could even be moved to a position above the motherboard to allow for a larger block.
would probably be hard to make, but could be tried.
post #16 of 95
Theres no need , the point of a waterblock is to get the cool water as close as possible to the CPU

Theres no need for surface area for a great performer (Just look at the anatomy of a storm)

also heatpipes are good for getting heat away from the CPU to a larger surface area but non needed as they arent as efficiant as a good waterblock
    
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damn. im starting to run out of ideas here
there MUST be a way to improve upon existing blocks...
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there absolutely is , dont go for surface area though , Surface area is great for TEC Blocks but go for a jet type block

Look at current block designs and improve upon, I have a few ideas up in my head but no way to record them
    
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which site would have the most blocks and pics of the insides?
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Here's a good all-around link for block design - http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...ad.php?t=67211

And here ( you'll need to register to see the images ) - http://forums.procooling.com/vbb/showthread.php?t=9263

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