Originally Posted by Dryadsoul
No, ROTF*****, the metal bucket would be my spendy DIY Folgers res.
Note, chrome paint ain't made for polyvinyl, and my revision res has a top inlet & bottom outlet with better designed barb fittings. Yes that's an Apogee block.
But due to procrastination and arthritis, I have yet to lap the chipset/HSF of either the GPU/North bridge.................so, I'm still on air
Zip ties were 650 for $4.98 at HD. What water block would you recomend for chiller setup? BTW, having tried all loop component positions for best temps, after discovering that nylon thread tape has a short life, I used some guitar jack heat shrink on the heater cores metal barbs and found a better leak proof solution
An apogee block will probably crack at -20F, basically they wern't made for the cold. They are also very hard to insulate around the connectors, it's fairly hard to insulate basic blocks for starters. The simpler the design, the better, meaning, less insulation work and probably less chance of cracking. You don't want any plastic type block (TDX ect) which would break instantly.
Depending on your tubing size, you could try the DD RBX with the brass top only (anything other than brass will crack).. Look around and see what you can find, I bought the Swiftech MCW6000-775 block (LGA775 3/8" tubing block) which is probably one of the easiest to install. Your version would be either Swiftech MCW6002-64 or the Swiftech MCW6000-64 for the 3/8" tubing. They are hard to find, I bought mine basically NIB from a guy on another forum site. Keep your eyes open, and you will find something.
unfortunatly, the D-Tek custom blocks, like this
are now discontinued, which would be your best bet.