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Good deal man. I am happy for your success.

The Waterblock you made is a delight. I love the wavey milling.

Very shocked at the poor condition of the G5... the top plate appears to be aluminum not silver and is very scratched. I am not even going to take a picture...the guy put in what appears to be G4 EK barbs with black silicon and there appears to be rust!?!on the silicon WTH.Meaning the threads are probably screwed up and I likely cannot revert back to the original barbs even if he had bothered to include them--unless I am mistaken and the G-5 shipped with metal barbs..nt sure till I take it down.

The base appears to be in mediocre condition but flat.

I guess I will have to nut up and lap it.

Overall I am not pleased with the G5 condition...but I assume it is functional.
Glad to hear you are happy with it... hopefully your results with the GT block are as good as I experienced. I was getting 40-42C depending on what I was running my 4800+ at. I still can make you a custom "CD edition" block as soon as I am in slightly less demand. Or maybe just a fancy top for the one I sent you.

Send me some pics of the G5 and I'll see what I can do to help... I've performed some miracles at work.
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Just got PM from Transonic and he confirmd the G5 shipped with metal barbs and that the top plate is likely not silver. So I guess that part is okay. Th base does not have any mechanical defect but it would be veer so much more attractive with a proper mirror lap to it. I am sure Cathar would disagre as I remembeer him talking about th e G-5 and how it was perfectly lapped after assembly.

Thanks for the offer. But I am good with owning the FIRST GPU block you made

When you get tired of Brute Force....
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Yeah Cathar doesn't lap for a mirror finish he just wants it flat....I've read several times where he doesn't go over a 600 grit paper and that he thinks a little surface roughness actually helps temp's....
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Wow, thanks for the link Andreoid, that is one of the coolest looking designs I have ever seen. It looks like it would work great too!

I still can't wait to see this G5 though. I assume it has the black acetal top that most had since it isn't a silver top. Black delrin is possibly the greatest thing ever, visually and practically.
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I am going to see if I can buff out some of the scatches in the metal hold down. The mid block is Delrin. The tiny piece of silver in this block is an inconsequential factor in it's cost from what I conjecture: this is simply a very expnsive block to make in limited runs.
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wow that sucks, not what you expected? shoot not what i expected, how much was that thing again?
    
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wow that sucks, not what you expected? shoot not what i expected, how much was that thing again?
Ouch! Let the man stand up first before kicking him again..

Know what? You got to live with your decisions..Can you salvage it CD?
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Yeah I guess I was expecting a lovely, well cared-for heirloom...I got a used waterbloock instead

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This is the Christmas block I built for the Stepson along with the rest of the cooling system. It is a diamond pin, The pump is a D5, We just got it running, looking promising.
http://www.overclock.net/rants-raves...s-project.html
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That looks great. I like the hold downs.

3xtr3m3 has the Maximus that I mounted your DP on...I was getting good results.
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