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100% Copper GTX 580 Classified Waterblock *COMPLETED!!*

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Re:100% Copper GTX 580 Classified Waterblock 2012/04/12 17:44:06 (permalink)
Great work nateman.


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Re:100% Copper GTX 580 Classified Waterblock 2012/04/12 20:14:32 (permalink)
Thanks! 
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Re:100% Copper GTX 580 Classified Waterblock 2012/04/14 00:48:37 (permalink)
Beautiful work bro

 
 
  
 
 
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Re:100% Copper GTX 580 Classified Waterblock 2012/04/14 04:20:41 (permalink)
Thanks!  Just picked up some new tooling to help speed up the process.  Also spend the entire evening fixing some of the code to speed things up.  There will be somewhere on order of 20 thousand lines of code that I will have gone through. 

Actually make a significant improvement.  More details later.
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Re:100% Copper GTX 580 Classified Waterblock 2012/04/14 11:35:11 (permalink)
Holly Crap! I really want one! Just the way this thing looks is beautiful. I personally like the detail of the mill lines on the bottom and how detailed the bottom looks. Now to just engrave the Cover with some Nateman_doo Magic!. I cannot wait to buy one! or 2 or 4 lol .Have you though about making a custom SLI bridge?

 
Rig specs coming soon...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Re:100% Copper GTX 580 Classified Waterblock 2012/04/14 12:30:31 (permalink)
why that big part over the SLI connector?
 
Why not making it thinner and screwable on the block with logo in it or so?
Looks cleaner then.
 
and the fins in the block, can they be thinner and more of them, for better cooling capacity.
 
for the rest looks good there, nice work
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Re:100% Copper GTX 580 Classified Waterblock 2012/04/14 13:38:15 (permalink)
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Holly Crap! I really want one! Just the way this thing looks is beautiful. I personally like the detail of the mill lines on the bottom and how detailed the bottom looks. Now to just engrave the Cover with some Nateman_doo Magic!. I cannot wait to buy one! or 2 or 4 lol .Have you though about making a custom SLI bridge?

Yes, this will have a custom bridge.  The cover will be clear just to show off the interior.  Maybe a little something fancy with the cover, but I haven't got to that point yet. 
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Re:100% Copper GTX 580 Classified Waterblock 2012/04/14 13:45:54 (permalink)
chillernr1

why that big part over the SLI connector?

Why not making it thinner and screwable on the block with logo in it or so?
Looks cleaner then.

and the fins in the block, can they be thinner and more of them, for better cooling capacity.

for the rest looks good there, nice work

 
The fins are limited in thickness due to the tooling available at that depth.  If the block were more shallow, then I could make them thinner.
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Re:100% Copper GTX 580 Classified Waterblock 2012/04/16 14:54:41 (permalink)
Got some new tooling, should help with the speeds and feeds.
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Re:100% Copper GTX 580 Classified Waterblock 2012/04/17 20:30:43 (permalink)
Pics in the AM. Prototype almost finished.
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Re:100% Copper GTX 580 Classified Waterblock 2012/04/17 21:56:03 (permalink)
Whomever this block is for please post it installed in your PC. Love your work Nate! That's a nice list of projects /accomplishments in your sig.
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Re:100% Copper GTX 580 Classified Waterblock 2012/04/18 08:30:55 (permalink)


 

 

 

 
Brought the base to a thickness of 0.029 (or about 3/4 of a millimeter)
 
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Re:100% Copper GTX 580 Classified Waterblock 2012/04/18 08:41:42 (permalink)
Sketch of the clear top:

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Re:100% Copper GTX 580 Classified Waterblock 2012/04/18 08:46:14 (permalink)
That is sick, and it now just sunk in how much copper that will be.

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Re:100% Copper GTX 580 Classified Waterblock 2012/04/18 11:30:28 (permalink)
Nice work Nateman !

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Re:100% Copper GTX 580 Classified Waterblock 2012/04/20 04:22:56 (permalink)
Thanks!  Going to be off the grid for a few days.  Will work on the code while I am away.  I shaved hours off the code getting rid of the pointless tool retracts, and just have it G01 right back down into the material.  (still faster then manual coding!)  Rob, what CAM did you start using?  Was it bobcad or something?
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Re:100% Copper GTX 580 Classified Waterblock 2012/04/29 20:50:37 (permalink)
UPDATES TOMORROW!!!!
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Re:100% Copper GTX 580 Classified Waterblock 2012/04/30 09:48:17 (permalink)
Minus the holes for the water.  This is a sandblasted texture.

 
Updated the main thread with a few more pics.
post edited by nateman_doo - 2012/04/30 10:04:20
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Re:100% Copper GTX 580 Classified Waterblock 2012/04/30 09:52:11 (permalink)
Oh so pretty. Awesome work nateman.


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Re:100% Copper GTX 580 Classified Waterblock 2012/04/30 10:38:42 (permalink)
looks amazing,cant wait to see the block in copper

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Re:100% Copper GTX 580 Classified Waterblock 2012/04/30 10:41:54 (permalink)
I will probably order the copper within the next day or so. 
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Re:100% Copper GTX 580 Classified Waterblock 2012/04/30 11:15:25 (permalink)
Fantastic work man, too bad all blocks are on the bottom and you can't really see the beauty of the whole concept!


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Re:100% Copper GTX 580 Classified Waterblock 2012/04/30 11:21:17 (permalink)
Thanks! 
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Re:100% Copper GTX 580 Classified Waterblock 2012/04/30 13:51:59 (permalink)
very nice, wish I'd seen this before buying my waterblock from Performance-PCs!

   
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Re:100% Copper GTX 580 Classified Waterblock 2012/04/30 16:14:45 (permalink)
What is their return policy? ;)
post edited by nateman_doo - 2012/04/30 16:18:10
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Re:100% Copper GTX 580 Classified Waterblock 2012/04/30 19:46:05 (permalink)
Flow test:

 
One word sums it up:
  Success.
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Re:100% Copper GTX 580 Classified Waterblock 2012/04/30 21:32:34 (permalink)
nateman_doo

Flow test:


One word sums it up:
  Success.


Love the tune man, brings up sweet memory's :) 


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Re:100% Copper GTX 580 Classified Waterblock 2012/05/02 06:23:33 (permalink)
Machining of the top holes...

The G 1/4" holes are first drilled with a 1/4", then 3/8" drill bit (since those are common R8 collets, and I don't need a drill chuck for those.  Then the other 4 holes are drilled and tapped for 4-40 screws (just like all the others)
 
Tapped:

Standard hose barbs G 1/4" NPS (not npt for you plumbing types)
 
Thinking about smoked Plexi.  Ordered a sheet just for fun to see what it looks like.  Should go really well with the black and copper. 


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Re:100% Copper GTX 580 Classified Waterblock 2012/05/02 10:22:15 (permalink)
Nice job! :)

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Re:100% Copper GTX 580 Classified Waterblock 2012/05/02 12:45:45 (permalink)
Thanks!  Just got my regular camera working.  unfortunately I just took everything apart.  boo.
 
In any case, the copper is on its way and when it arrives I will begin cutting it.  I have some ideas of what I would like to do with the finish.  I would like to incorporate different textures like polished, brushed, and sandblasted. 
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