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buy some calipers.. like 15-20$.
it'll last you a lifetime.
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I don't think I ever posted what my temps are with the water blocks

with the chip set block my mother board temps never go over 35 idle or loaded at 1.36 volt using Asus sofware to monitor

Evga water block keeps temps down under 50 idle or loaded no volt mods
slight OC on VGA using Precision tool ( 702 core linked)

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swiftech micro res. v1, Corsair D4 pump, D-tek Fuzion v1, my NB block, Evga HC-16
full cover water block for the GTX 285 rev.1 then back to the rad.

I want to get another triple rad. and have the water go from the pump to the rad. then pass thru the blocks, with 2 triples I would split the flow out of the pump and bring it back togather in a res. then back to the pump
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I finally got some decent calipers Mitutoyo or something like that...now I can actually measure stuff to thousandths
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Well I am at it again
a few other members have asked me to make them a block for the Asus P5N-D


I am gona try something differant this time,
here I have a top with 2 G1/4 threaded and the sloted bottom
I was going to solder them togather and use some acrylic for a hold down plate
but I think I am going to try making the top out of Acrylic first to see if it will leak or not
Edited by slickwilly - 1/31/10 at 10:18pm
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Hi! I'm planning to make my own blocks soon for the CPU/GPU. I'm curious, how difficult is it to cut the holes for the barbs to screw into? I'd like to get compression fittings. Is it possible to accommodate those too?
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Hi! I'm planning to make my own blocks soon for the CPU/GPU. I'm curious, how difficult is it to cut the holes for the barbs to screw into? I'd like to get compression fittings. Is it possible to accommodate those too?
Nothing to it, just use a hand tap on it, whatever size your fitting threads are, which will probably be G1/4 using compressions.

Looking good Slick, I missed your update...
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Another general question about block design. Why is it accepted that "little channels" of water transfer heat better than wider channels? Is it related to the turbulence of the water? I see the HK 3.0, reportedly best commercial CPU block design, uses those microchannels.
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Another general question about block design. Why is it accepted that "little channels" of water transfer heat better than wider channels? Is it related to the turbulence of the water?
It is. The longer the water stays inside the channels, and the more contact it has with them, the more heat can be transferred.
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It is. The longer the water stays inside the channels, and the more contact it has with them, the more heat can be transferred.
I considered this, but I wondered that maybe it might lead to a bunch of hot water just sitting in the block. I guess not This is probably why heater cores with hundreds of channels cool efficiently too huh?

Also, did the discussion about width of the base plate to the die ever bear anything fruitful? Is 1/8" still considered more or less to be the best thickness, or is thinner better? Has anyone measured, for example, the dimensions of the HK 3.0 base? (thickness of the bottom of the copper base, height of the channels, etc)
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IMO- allowing water to stay in the block longer could mean adding more resistance to the flow rate...making the block reliant on head pressure to perform well..

..some compromise between overall channel length and shape, might result in a block that cools effectively even with low pressure/flow..

..just my
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