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AnsweredEVGA X79 DARK WATERBLOCK *prototype finished!*

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Re:EVGA X79 DARK WATERBLOCK 2013/08/23 09:47:28 (permalink)
Got the measurements, and by the end of the weekend i will FINALLY be home.  Then I have some BSOD's on my CAD computer that my wife may have had something to do with  (grrr)
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Re:EVGA X79 DARK WATERBLOCK 2013/08/23 16:00:37 (permalink)
Nate I would like to sincerely thank you for making this part.   I recently joined the forum after ordering a Dark Mobo (which arrived today).    She will be on air cooling to start but this will be my first liquid cooling build.  I have heard nothing but GREAT things about your work.

I was running 4.5Ghz on air with my E8400 (Good mobo, cooler, running lots of voltage but not 'TOO MUCH').  VERY hot yet stable.   I finally feel I am satisfied with air and it is time to move on.   This time I have a CLEAN brass car radiator to use.  It was 'free' and I suspect the rad can be fanless and still cool!

I am likely 2 - 4 months away from the conversion to water,  but I am stoked.   I will be buying one of your waterblocks to ensure I do not miss out on the opportunity.   Thanks again
post edited by mattydies - 2013/08/23 16:14:08
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Re:EVGA X79 DARK WATERBLOCK 2013/08/24 18:30:28 (permalink)

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Re:EVGA X79 DARK WATERBLOCK 2013/08/24 18:56:36 (permalink)
Very simple design and I'm sure quite effective! Knowing this will be available for purchase leans me towards purchasing a Dark over Asus X79 in the next few weeks. Looking good!

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Re:EVGA X79 DARK WATERBLOCK 2013/08/24 19:46:36 (permalink)
I plan to keep it as simple as possible. 
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Re:EVGA X79 DARK WATERBLOCK 2013/08/25 11:16:01 (permalink)
nateman-doo, question for you, what copper are you using?
Soft? Half Hard? Hard?
I have access to engraving machines/CNC's (used to run them when I was younger)
and am thinking about making a block for my GTX780.
Also, what are you using for your ring seals on your blocks?
 
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Re:EVGA X79 DARK WATERBLOCK 2013/08/25 18:33:52 (permalink)
Cu110 (99.9% pure),  so I guess I would consider it soft.  The O-rings are Buna-N
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Re:EVGA X79 DARK WATERBLOCK 2013/08/25 18:43:56 (permalink)
Thanks nateman

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Re:EVGA X79 DARK WATERBLOCK 2013/08/26 19:45:39 (permalink)
The backside:

 
I would love to have the board for test fitting.  Anyone on the east coast? Near Jersey?
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Re:EVGA X79 DARK WATERBLOCK 2013/08/27 05:37:17 (permalink)
I'd love to help, but I wont be getting the board much before October.  
 
 
I do have another question though.  Will this block come with a clear or black top?
post edited by Michael_0780 - 2013/08/27 05:43:57
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Re:EVGA X79 DARK WATERBLOCK 2013/08/27 07:15:35 (permalink)
It can come with whatever top.  Black Delrin I think is the best overall material for waterblock tops.  Even when I use polycarbonate (lexan aka "bullet proof glass") tops, the material can still crack, but its much better then plain jane acrylic. 
 
So here is a picture of what the block will look like on the board, from the top down in CAD:

 
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Re:EVGA X79 DARK WATERBLOCK 2013/08/27 09:07:05 (permalink)
Sorry for being way off topic, but would you be willing to make me a waterblock for my 590? I would pay you of course.

 
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Re:EVGA X79 DARK WATERBLOCK 2013/08/27 14:26:33 (permalink)
I try to do batch type of work, its easier. It takes quite a bit of work designing and prototyping so its easier to spread the costs of that amongst more people
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Re:EVGA X79 DARK WATERBLOCK 2013/08/27 15:01:35 (permalink)
Aww I see, thanks anyway man.

 
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Re:EVGA X79 DARK WATERBLOCK 2013/08/28 03:48:58 (permalink)
No worries.

I think we have a veteran forum member donating a board for the effort! More to follow
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Re:EVGA X79 DARK WATERBLOCK 2013/08/29 14:50:57 (permalink)
UPDATE:
A member donated their board to the cause. Thanks Boatswain!
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Re:EVGA X79 DARK WATERBLOCK 2013/08/29 15:04:02 (permalink)
That's awesome news.
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Re:EVGA X79 DARK WATERBLOCK 2013/08/29 15:53:26 (permalink)
Yes, its great news. While having 3d models help, there is no substitute for the real thing. I have the first chunk of copper ordered. I will bang out an aluminum prototype, calculate some rough pricing, and start seeing who is seriously interested.
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Re:EVGA X79 DARK WATERBLOCK 2013/08/29 21:54:48 (permalink)
I'm definitely interested. So when you get the pricing straight, just shoot me a pm and we'll go from there.
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Re:EVGA X79 DARK WATERBLOCK 2013/08/29 23:58:36 (permalink)
I'm in nateman, I would like a nickle plated one though, either you could organize it
or I can get it done once I receive it (I know a good plater here).
Hope you don't mind posting to Australia ;)

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Re:EVGA X79 DARK WATERBLOCK 2013/08/30 00:42:09 (permalink)
Shipping is on you guys. I have shipped to Australia numerous times without problems.
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Re:EVGA X79 DARK WATERBLOCK 2013/08/30 00:44:36 (permalink)
nateman_doo

Shipping is on you guys. I have shipped to Australia numerous times without problems.


I can certanly vouch for natemans shipping to oz, see my 759 classi

 
 
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Re:EVGA X79 DARK WATERBLOCK 2013/08/30 01:07:34 (permalink)
nateman_doo
Shipping is on you guys. I have shipped to Australia numerous times without problems.

Excellent, put me down for one

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Re:EVGA X79 DARK WATERBLOCK 2013/08/30 01:24:33 (permalink)
Are you going to post some vids with your new machine? Cool project nateman, I really love your work! Subbed ,want to see how this turns out.
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Re:EVGA X79 DARK WATERBLOCK 2013/08/30 01:59:36 (permalink)
nateman_doo

Shipping is on you guys. I have shipped to Australia numerous times without problems.

 
Not a problem.  
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Re:EVGA X79 DARK WATERBLOCK 2013/08/30 08:08:37 (permalink)
I will certainly post the machine pictures! I will post pictures throughout the entire process. Due to the size of this block i will be able to make a bunch at a time. The bottom will start off life as a 1/2" thick solid chunk of Cu110 copper (99.9% pure) and will be extruded, with an acetal copolymer top (or delrin, copper or whatever) the standard will be black delrin since I get that stuff in "bulk" so to speak.

Still have to pick up a fixture plate for the manufacturing process. Aluminum or steel...that is the question...
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Re:EVGA X79 DARK WATERBLOCK 2013/08/31 10:14:24 (permalink)
nateman_doo

Yes, its great news. While having 3d models help, there is no substitute for the real thing. I have the first chunk of copper ordered. I will bang out an aluminum prototype, calculate some rough pricing, and start seeing who is seriously interested.


I want one for sure NATE!   This will be my first liquid cool build.  I figure if I can going to spend a few hundred dollars in parts I may as well do it right (as I enjoy trying to overclock as far as possible).    Plus I will be using a Brass car rad (it's free, clean, huge and neat!) so it would be silly to not buy this mobo block from you

I have a vacation planned for early to mid September, so I do not know if I can afford to buy one before Oct.  It depends how much I spend while I am away.    BUT I AM DEFINITELY BUYING ONE!  Please    
 
I'm new here and I signed up on the forum after buying a DARK mobo (after fantasizing about it for some long months).
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Re:EVGA X79 DARK WATERBLOCK 2013/08/31 12:43:49 (permalink)
Welcome to the forums! I will take care of you.

Im thinking of trying a copper topped option. Would anyone be interested, or just Delrin?
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Re:EVGA X79 DARK WATERBLOCK 2013/08/31 13:35:19 (permalink)
I haven't said this before, but I'm going to say it now because I've seen your waterblocks in past threads.
This is a very cool thing that you do.  If the day comes to where I need a custom waterblock, I think I know who to ask first. ;)
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Re:EVGA X79 DARK WATERBLOCK 2013/08/31 17:35:04 (permalink)
nateman_doo
Im thinking of trying a copper topped option. Would anyone be interested, or just Delrin?

I'd be happy with the Delrin top, I will nickle plate the base and probably engrave the
Delrin top and paint fill the text red to match the DARK's IO cover plate.
Although, having a full nickle plated block would be sweet too but if i engrave
the top, the red text wouldn't stand out on the nickle as much as it would on the
black Delrin.
I think the Black Delrin would match the rest of the board better as well.
Yep, just plain Delrin for me thx nateman.

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