Originally Posted by briddell
Thinking of making waterblocks, using my mill and/or CNC, but I want to know what you guys look for in blocks, both aesthetically, and functionally?
Clean is important. As someone mentioned, variety of materials is nice. Also, make sure the inlets/outlets are in good places and can fit even the larger compression fittings.
Try to find a signature that sets your design apart from the other guys. Example:
Koolance: All shiny silver finishes
EK: Acrylic tops
XSPC: Black top over acrylic, lit up by LED
Obviously there are many others, but those are the ones that came to mind immediately