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Re:EVGA X79 DARK WATERBLOCK 2013/10/11 12:17:36 (permalink)
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Re:EVGA X79 DARK WATERBLOCK 2013/10/11 20:42:49 (permalink)
I'm not asking for a deadline guys. Just a guess. Are we talking weeks? Months? 2014?
 
Take all the time you need Nate.
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Re:EVGA X79 DARK WATERBLOCK 2013/10/13 06:39:56 (permalink)
Weeks is a good word to use. 
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Re:EVGA X79 DARK WATERBLOCK 2013/10/13 11:13:01 (permalink)
Great. Best of luck and let us know any new developments please.
 
I saw your recent vid for the Extreme 11. Those blocks looks great as well. Made me wish I had that mobo so I could get one of the blocks haha.
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Re:EVGA X79 DARK WATERBLOCK 2013/10/16 13:24:15 (permalink)
Man these water blocks are beautiful! I wish I could afford some of the awesomeness but it'll be a while before I can. I do have an idea for a design challenge though: water cooled 3 1/2" to 5/14" hard drive adapters. Single to five bay design that could hold from one to seven drives.  But it's just an idea, not a request for work.
 
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Re:EVGA X79 DARK WATERBLOCK 2013/10/23 18:34:55 (permalink)
Hi Nate,
 
Can't PM for now so posting. I'm interested in eVGA Dark water block. Can you PM me for details how to order when you'll have time.
 
Thanks
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Re:EVGA X79 DARK WATERBLOCK 2013/10/23 18:36:20 (permalink)
Go Go batches of waterblocks :) lols :)
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Re:EVGA X79 DARK WATERBLOCK 2013/10/27 01:20:24 (permalink)
Looks like too long wait both for MoBo and blocks :( Will go ASUS RIVE (both MB and blocks are available).
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Re:EVGA X79 DARK WATERBLOCK 2013/10/27 17:22:10 (permalink)
It's been over 6 weeks now since I put down my deposit, and it doesn't look like the ASRock Xtreme11 board blocks are finished yet either, which likely means these are a few more weeks/months away yet. I feel like we have been very patient and understanding especially as this is a 'home-operated' business and trying to squeeze family life in also... However...
 
As much as I love the look and 'custom'-ness of a Nateman_doo block, The Asus RIVE-BE will be here shortly and EK have confirmed they will be making a block for it. So between the time it's taking for a block for the Dark, and also the fact that the Dark seems to still have a very hit and miss BIOS I'm starting to think about switching...

If it's only 1 or 2 weeks away, then I'm happy to wait, but if it's going to be another month...
 
Are you able to provide us with an update as to what's going on?
 
Thanks nateman_doo.

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Re:EVGA X79 DARK WATERBLOCK 2013/10/27 17:53:47 (permalink)
Count me out now, too. Pre-ordered the RIVBE and will throw the EK blocks on whenever they arrive. I feel like Nate should have taken advantage of the interest in the Dark blocks before Asus rolled out the RIVBE because I can't see many people opting for the Dark when the BE is available... only reason would be to save a few bucks imo. Glad I didn't put down a deposit, personally I'd be pretty upset after 6-weeks of no action.
 
Keep it up though, nateman...  I may no longer be interested in the Dark blocks but I still have a lot of respect for what you're doing. No hard feelings but it is just taking a lot longer than I had anticipated. Best of luck!


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Re:EVGA X79 DARK WATERBLOCK 2013/10/27 19:21:59 (permalink)
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Count me out now, too. Pre-ordered the RIVBE and will throw the EK blocks on whenever they arrive. I feel like Nate should have taken advantage of the interest in the Dark blocks before Asus rolled out the RIVBE because I can't see many people opting for the Dark when the BE is available... only reason would be to save a few bucks imo. Glad I didn't put down a deposit, personally I'd be pretty upset after 6-weeks of no action.
 
Keep it up though, nateman...  I may no longer be interested in the Dark blocks but I still have a lot of respect for what you're doing. No hard feelings but it is just taking a lot longer than I had anticipated. Best of luck!




Absolutely agreed, not annoyed at all. Very lucky that we have someone like you to do these custom blocks for us. So it's not a jab at you nateman_doo, just would have liked this to come a little quicker, or even maybe a little more contact to handle our expectations.

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Re:EVGA X79 DARK WATERBLOCK 2013/10/28 06:02:08 (permalink)
I am sorry to all, I have been away on orders and I am back home trying to catch up with things.  I haven't touched my PM's and will try to address them shortly.  I have so much going on in life, and trying to keep my house from falling apart as well.  There are much needed repairs that I also have to attend to.  You guys have been extraordinarily patient with the process but one person servicing an entire community is extremely difficult.  I am torn between orders from 3 different forums and just random e-mails/orders from passer-by's.  This is why I don't accept labor monies, only raw materials deposits.  I have a lump of copper for everyone who paid for it.  Your block is in there... I just have to extrude it ;)
 
Thank you all for the words of encouragement, I still have to maintain a household as well and these are done with the spare time that I have (maybe 2-3 hours every other day, or daily)  I have had a re-tasking at work which doesn't allow me the time at work to do some of the small annoying tasks like tapping and O-rings which I used to do at work.  That took a huge amount of time constraints which left me to do just the machining at home and the finishing at work.  Now I have to do it all at home. 
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It's been over 6 weeks now since I put down my deposit, and it doesn't look like the ASRock Xtreme11 board blocks are finished yet either, which likely means these are a few more weeks/months away yet. I feel like we have been very patient and understanding especially as this is a 'home-operated' business and trying to squeeze family life in also... However...
 
As much as I love the look and 'custom'-ness of a Nateman_doo block, The Asus RIVE-BE will be here shortly and EK have confirmed they will be making a block for it. So between the time it's taking for a block for the Dark, and also the fact that the Dark seems to still have a very hit and miss BIOS I'm starting to think about switching...

If it's only 1 or 2 weeks away, then I'm happy to wait, but if it's going to be another month...
 
Are you able to provide us with an update as to what's going on?
 
Thanks nateman_doo.




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Re:EVGA X79 DARK WATERBLOCK 2013/10/28 16:31:15 (permalink)
Thanks for the update nateman_doo, I understand that there is more to your life than just making blocks for these communities, and I promise you, I'm not annoyed or even frustrated.
 
I just would like to finish my PC as having it currently half done is starting to drive me crazy. 
 
I just see the RIVE BE as a possibly faster way of achieving this.
 
Are you able to provide an update on if we are still talking about weeks or months away?

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Re:EVGA X79 DARK WATERBLOCK 2013/10/28 18:36:49 (permalink)
Nate
 
Just do what you can do.  I think most of us really just enjoy the creativity and ability you display.  For me it's not important to water cool.... but I am glad you have the talent, ability and equipment to make it happen. 
 
Everyone I believe understands this is a one man show.  I wish you well and I really and truly mean it.


 
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Re:EVGA X79 DARK WATERBLOCK 2013/10/29 01:19:42 (permalink)
I am still waiting on a few other things so no big deal for me.  Thanks for the update and the house comes first.  If it falls down you can't do any blocks.
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Re:EVGA X79 DARK WATERBLOCK 2013/11/06 13:20:47 (permalink)
I've decided I'll get both, I'll use the better performer in my Gaming PC and the other in GF's Gaming PC.
 
So I'm still in for these blocks when they arrive.
 
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Re:EVGA X79 DARK WATERBLOCK 2013/11/07 07:35:53 (permalink)
Very nice. Glad to see at least someone is making a WB for this board. 
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Re:EVGA X79 DARK WATERBLOCK 2013/11/13 03:46:25 (permalink)
Any updates Nate? Getting itchy feet, want to get this build
on the go.
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Re:EVGA X79 DARK WATERBLOCK 2013/11/13 03:59:37 (permalink)
im wait too! me need it very important :)
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Re:EVGA X79 DARK WATERBLOCK 2013/11/13 09:31:38 (permalink)
Hallo Nate, coming the water blocks before Christmas
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Re: EVGA X79 DARK WATERBLOCK *prototype finished!* 2013/11/14 09:10:23 (permalink)
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I have heard the call to arms.  I have a CAD file already designed, and I am SO close to making a prototype.  However I am not "at  the office" until another 10-12 days.  I will bang out a prototype as quickly as I can.  One thing I need from anyone who has the dark yet, and calipers, is a measurement or 2 of some chip heights. 

I am close to having my new CNC 100% operational which could make a FEW of these at a time.  I will have my hands full of some other projects as well.  Feel free to post if your interested, or any questions.  My computer access is quite limited, but I will be on and off.

*updates*


Now here comes the completed pics
Backside pre-lapping:



Topside w/Delrin top:



Installed:




Top off with O-ring removed:

You can see the lowermost channel that goes within 0.09" of the surfaces of the chips

Bottom lapped:






Top with Stainless Steel screws - for those who want a lil flair with their dark:




And becoming one with nature.  Tried for some sunlight pictures:




Was wondering what is the performance level. Also are you going to be selling any?
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Re: EVGA X79 DARK WATERBLOCK *prototype finished!* 2013/11/14 20:46:42 (permalink)
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Was wondering what is the performance level. Also are you going to be selling any?



Performance level is something very hard to quantify I would have thought. What are you after? Before and After VRM Temps?
 
And if you read through the thread, you would be able to answer your second question as quite a few of us have already put down a deposit for the first batch, with some more people awaiting a second.

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Re: EVGA X79 DARK WATERBLOCK *prototype finished!* 2013/11/15 04:02:41 (permalink)
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jonndemainjrWas wondering what is the performance level. Also are you going to be selling any?


Performance level is something very hard to quantify I would have thought. What are you after? Before and After VRM Temps? And if you read through the thread, you would be able to answer your second question as quite a few of us have already put down a deposit for the first batch, with some more people awaiting a second.


The before and after temp is what I was looking for yes. I suppose it would have been good to mention that I was a bit distracted when typing out comment As for reading the posted forum just because I didn't see it and asked a question that's repeat I've does mean I need a snarky answer I apologies for not catching it I will go back and re read thank you for your information.
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Re: EVGA X79 DARK WATERBLOCK *prototype finished!* 2013/11/15 05:24:59 (permalink)
where is Nateman?
im wait waterblock and me need a get this wb soon.....
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Re: EVGA X79 DARK WATERBLOCK *prototype finished!* 2013/11/15 13:08:07 (permalink)
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where is Nateman?
im wait waterblock and me need a get this wb soon.....


He's serving his country so the rest of us in the states can go drifting in the rain on a disgustingly dreary Friday afternoon.  Give him time, he's still around just can't give as many updates as he would like to.

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Re: EVGA X79 DARK WATERBLOCK *prototype finished!* 2013/11/15 13:10:14 (permalink)
ohhhh... okay i can wait..... but i need it very PRIORITY :)
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Re:EVGA X79 DARK WATERBLOCK 2013/11/20 13:18:54 (permalink)
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Weeks is a good word to use. 




As it has now been 5 weeks since you last mentioned this.
 
Any updates? I have no dramas waiting, just would like to know what's going on. Don't like being left in the dark (no pun intended ) for so long.
 
Hope all is well.

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Re: EVGA X79 DARK WATERBLOCK *prototype finished!* 2013/11/22 03:23:49 (permalink)
i will take one as well whenever your back nate, 

 


 
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Re: EVGA X79 DARK WATERBLOCK *prototype finished!* 2013/11/22 04:06:10 (permalink)
Nate, when you can ready bulid wb for evga x79 dark?
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Re: EVGA X79 DARK WATERBLOCK *prototype finished!* 2013/11/28 06:06:20 (permalink)
It has been over 2 months since you stated it would be 'weeks' Nate, I understand life gets in the way for all of us
but logging into a forum and giving an update only takes 5 minutes or so.
When you finally read this could you please organize refunding my initial deposit.
Had I have known it would take this long, I never would have ordered the block in the first place.
 
Whatever is getting in the way of your progress, I hope it is not too serious.
 
Thanks

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