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Fixing the broke, 8800GT Waterblock Ressurection

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Hello there, as some of you might know today i recieved a 8800GT with a damaged water block plexi top. So i set out to make a new one because i really wanted to keep this card, rather than sent it back to the seller. So I will show the damage first and then pics will follow with the solution to the problem.

The damage:


The fix:

Outline the shape:


The tools needed:


Some progress with the metal saw:


Moar:


Shape taking shape with the dremel:


Marking and drilling mounting holes:


Test Mount:


Barb Holes. My 10mm drill was dull so i have to wait till tomorrow to get them holes drilled and tapped. But these two 6mm holes represent where the 12mm barb holes will be:


Done for today:




Coupel of things to note.
The perspex i used was 5mm, the original was 8mm. So i will have to substitute for this with some washers.

All mods were done by me in my bedroom

Enjoy more to come tomorrow hopefully

Thanks for looking.
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Lookin' good
    
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Nice!!! Leak test it!
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Did you tap threads into the acrylic? I'm curious because the G1/4"threading standard is non-existent on this side of the pond...I suppose in the UK, BSPP taps can be sourced?
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Did you tap threads into the acrylic? I'm curious because the G1/4"threading standard is non-existent on this side of the pond...I suppose in the UK, BSPP taps can be sourced?
No, the holes for mountin screws do not require threads.

The barb holes i will drill at school tomorrow. Then experimentally tap them with a 12mm tap that i have and see what happens. Might not even work, but well see
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Skripka View Post
Did you tap threads into the acrylic? I'm curious because the G1/4"threading standard is non-existent on this side of the pond...I suppose in the UK, BSPP taps can be sourced?
I'll have to double check the size, but there is a standard size screw thread that exactly matches the G-1/4.
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Cellotape would be faster
    
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Cellotape would be faster

It might have been, but probably not the best idea!
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Might be an idea to use gromits under the washers just to absorb the over-tightening force and avoid any more cracks.
I am glad to see that your working on fixing the damaged unit though.
I think BSPP is the equivalent of g 1/4
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post #10 of 10
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I'm at home ill so no work is gonna get done. Tnx for the suggestion.
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