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I would overlay a pressure drop of the MCW30 for comparison- The numbers don't mean much to an average Joe unless you can directly compare it to another well-known block.

Excellent review, that's probably the best water cooling review I've seen to date...On any block.
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I would overlay a pressure drop of the MCW30 for comparison- The numbers don't mean much to an average Joe unless you can directly compare it to another well-known block.

Excellent review, that's probably the best water cooling review I've seen to date...On any block.
Good Idea, I'll do that
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Looks very nice. But like burn said, it would mean a lot more if the charts and scores were compared to other products, especially more common ones.
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Very nice Martin......I like the stressing of the replacement of the air removed with the CPU HSF and the explanation of the venturi effect and the importance of the waters velocity and turbulence through the block.....Very good points that all WC'ers should know and understand...


The only real thing I can see other then comparing it to other NB blocks would be the explanation of pressure drop and how its tested, maybe a link to it would suffice, it just seems to drag there...It might just be because I know how you do it to......Still overall its very good, a lot better then I could of done it......Thanks....

EDIT: I just noticed your site the other day I have missed it somehow...Looks great...
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Thanks!

I've been thinking about writing up several small articles on pressure drop and general hydraulics type stuff for watercooling. I'll plan on doing that, and then I can just provide a link. Most of the civil head-loss type stuff I found on the internet or that I have in my reference manuals is a bit too technical and does a poor job of articulating what it really means.

I'll work on cleaning that up and writing a pressure drop article to stick on the site. That's sort of my main intent of the site is to collect and try my best to explain that type of information.

Thanks!!

I appreciate all the feedback, I'll get this one straight before I move on to the others.
    
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Sounds awesome I would especially appreciate an article putting the technical hydraulic pumping terms and stuff like pressure drop testing, etc. into layman's terms....That would make understanding this stuff so much easier.
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Excellent review I have the same block, and now I'm sure I made the right choice.

I believe there is another fix for the 680i clearance problem. I have the brass top on my block, and it is much thinner than the acrylic. It should clear without any modification in that application. I'll measure the thickness so you can make sure.

Edit: It's 1/4" thick. I thought it was a bit thinner, but maybe that would clear.
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Excellent review I have the same block, and now I'm sure I made the right choice.

I believe there is another fix for the 680i clearance problem. I have the brass top on my block, and it is much thinner than the acrylic. It should clear without any modification in that application. I'll measure the thickness so you can make sure.

Edit: It's 1/4" thick. I thought it was a bit thinner, but maybe that would clear.
Thanks! Didn't even think of that, the acryilic is 3/8" so that would bring the top down that 1/8" that's needed. You still have to shorten the bolt stud, but that's much easier.
    
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A lot of words.... but from what I've red, I enjoyed it and I love the pics as always!
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