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You know who you are...

I call our first meeting of the OverClock.net BlockHeads to order

Looking for LC fanatics that dream in 3D about waterblock design...

Let's compile all the great (and not so great ) Block ideas into one endless thread.

I'll keep the minutes.
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I was wondering when this thread would happen. LOL

Here is my OLD prototype CNC block for anybody who missed it: (May 2006)





As you can see, it was never finished.

The holes on the ends were for the 939 socket, since that was the top of the line back then!
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Very nice. I like the shape--it's so different than most of the designs I have seen.
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Subscribed. I can't miss out on concentrated coolness like this.

Martin's thread had me brainstorming a bit- I posted a quick sketch a while back- I just don't have access to a CNC. Still, I'll throw out ideas if I can.

I like that oval design Ry, should make the flow a bit better. Might need some pins though.
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"How many blockheads we got on this ship anyhow?"

"YO!"

"I Knew it, I'm surrounded by blockheads!"
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ZOMG it's the Block Ness Monster
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This will be awesome to watch!
Ryguy, mind if I ask why it was never finished?
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Why do you think it is that no one has created a "open block"?
A water block open on the bottom. Sealed by an o-ring seal around the bottom lip. Just clamp it right onto the IHS and leak test it. Eliminate the thermal interface all together.
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Actually I have thought about the open block, I just don't have a CPU to risk trashing.

The only truly effective way to do it would be to lap the CPU, and then use a single point engraving tool to cross-hatch the inner portion of the IHS for a higher surface area.
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Shoot just super glue that open block on there...

But you'd have to mill a spikey IHS to replace that stock Intel one...
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