nateman_dooSomasteel Observation: After careful examination of Mr. Doo I find he is Human NOT Octopus,sadly this confirms that he has only 2 hands and that is why he went the Route of C.N.C....as a Former Machinist(3rd Gen.) it also appears Mr. Doo also uses the machinist Work Standard as taught to me by my father..."The parts will be ready as soon as they are done!" and something I've taken from Tattooing and adopted it for this case....Quick made Blocks are not Good.Good Blocks are not made Quick.How do we highlight these posts? Like we used to do in the old forums?? Took the words right out of my mouth. If I was doing this full time I could be knocking them out. However, since the POMA act, I went back to work. No paychecks yet... but "its in the mail". So that means I got a few days to try and catch up (2 days sadly) and now its back to work all this week. I am ALMOST finished with the ASrock batch!! hallelujah! Then I can start the fixture plate for these blocks.
Somasteel Observation: After careful examination of Mr. Doo I find he is Human NOT Octopus,sadly this confirms that he has only 2 hands and that is why he went the Route of C.N.C....as a Former Machinist(3rd Gen.) it also appears Mr. Doo also uses the machinist Work Standard as taught to me by my father..."The parts will be ready as soon as they are done!" and something I've taken from Tattooing and adopted it for this case....Quick made Blocks are not Good.Good Blocks are not made Quick.
degenerateCount 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!
Acesi7It'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.
nateman_dooI 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:
jonndemainjrWas wondering what is the performance level. Also are you going to be selling any?
Acesi7jonndemainjrWas 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.
Kolichwhere is Nateman?im wait waterblock and me need a get this wb soon.....
nateman_dooWeeks is a good word to use.