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Update: CPU pot is done. Click here: http://www.overclock.net/dry-ice-liq...l#post11939143

It's a little rough around the edges, and far from perfect but I made one! This one's for the NB. When I get back from vacation, I will work on the CPU pot. It's so much more fun to make these yourself. Even if temps might suffer as a result. Expect a dice session sometime in January or February!

Feedback is appreciated! (Hopefully positive )

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Edited by someone153 - 1/8/11 at 12:43pm
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post #2 of 41
That will be fine for the NB, are you doing a copper one for the cpu as well?

Btw great job
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Only complaint is that the pics take a damn age to load. Other than that NICE!!
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Nice work! I take it you used all aluminum? Should be able to get that E8600 up to 5.5+ with CPU pot and NB pot.
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post #5 of 41
Very good work!

Although when reading the title aluminium dice pots did not come to mind
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Misleading title is misleading.
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Misleading title is misleading.
Not really....

Anyway, sweet work on the pot, looks great.
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post #8 of 41
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Yep. It's one piece of solid aluminum. It took ages to drill that hole.... *sigh*

The CPU one will have a copper base, but I will attach a brass tube to that base. I chose brass because I can easily solder it to the copper.

Thanks guys!
Edited by someone153 - 12/21/10 at 3:31pm
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Originally Posted by NoGuru View Post
Nice work! I take it you used all aluminum? Should be able to get that E8600 up to 5.5+ with CPU pot and NB pot.
that E8600 should be at 6Ghz w/ NB on air. 10x multi is super WIN

I would think that that board will easily do 550FSB with the CPU on cold, but I know my premium needed tweaking closer to 600FSB.

anyhow, awesome job man!
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Yep. It's one piece of solid aluminum. It took ages to drill that hole.... *sigh*

The CPU one will have a copper base, but I will attach a brass tube to that base. I chose brass because I can easily solder it to the copper.
Am I correct in assuming that you did this more or less entirely on a lathe starting with a solid Al tube? That would be a "fun" hole to drill haha.
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