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My close friend owns a rapid prototype firm and the cost of milling a small block of metal vs one twice the size is the cost of the block of metal and time on say the 3-axis. In other word, unless some dude is sitting there milling the part himself by hand, they are just going cha ching!
yeah that's exactly what i said. lol i'm not saying they aren't making money off of the waterblocks, i'm saying they will charge more cause the r&d for that block cost more. it's not the same as already having the pattern from the 6970 and just slicing off a layer. they are in the business of making money for many different reasons, but still in the business of making money none the less.

i could be very wrong with my price but 150-180 is what i'm calling it at.
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Yeah, I work in a machine shop. In fact, I'm in the break room right now. Once you have something running with all the bugs worked out, there's really not much labor other than the occasional tool change (endmill taking a dump, countersink getting dull etc etc. ) then its just deburring/qc/cleaning/packaging.

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Yea, and then when you have a mill that can change it's own tools, lol.
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EK Block is now available form the EK online store. I just ordered mine. $104.13 EUR plus shipping. Cheaper than the 5970 FC block.
    
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EK Block is now available form the EK online store. I just ordered mine. $104.13 EUR plus shipping. Cheaper than the 5970 FC block.
i payed 150 for the 5970 block, and im looking at paying 170 for this one, how is that cheaper lol...
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Total cost of a 6990, water block, and backplate could get as high as $1K, but, well worth it!
    
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