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Re:EVGA X79 DARK WATERBLOCK 2013/08/31 18:11:22 (permalink)
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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?


I will Take the Delrin if it looks like the acetal...Nate You should incorporate your programming to allow you to machine it to have a really Kool N_D embossed look so maybe you might have to add the cost of an extra 1/16" of delrin and then add matching the evga Red on or maybe N_D Dark between the inlets...sucks i stopped machining in 2002, this might be a nice hobby to do here in canada..winters way too long! def. want one for my dark on order....so real time are we talking Mid Oct. to get one cause I will get on the list now are you taking deposits?and have you figured on a price yet?........
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Re:EVGA X79 DARK WATERBLOCK 2013/08/31 22:12:07 (permalink) ☄ Helpful
I actually want to try something unique. Since the board is called the DARK, i wanted to try a matte black copper. I have a special firearms coating material that I have used, and its SUPER durable, and mixed with black delrin top, black oxide screws, and black fittings.... it could look DEAD SEXY. But all black might not be for everyone. I will see what it looks like and take some pictures.
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Re:EVGA X79 DARK WATERBLOCK 2013/09/01 14:16:55 (permalink)
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I actually want to try something unique. Since the board is called the DARK, i wanted to try a matte black copper. I have a special firearms coating material that I have used, and its SUPER durable, and mixed with black delrin top, black oxide screws, and black fittings.... it could look DEAD SEXY. But all black might not be for everyone. I will see what it looks like and take some pictures.

Sounds great, I just wanted to get mine nickle plated/black Delrin as it would match my CPU block.
Just keep in mind also that a mate black would be hard to keep finger marks off (not that it is a 'huge' issue,
just may be tricky to clean once it is installed).
Would look sexy though

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Re:EVGA X79 DARK WATERBLOCK 2013/09/01 16:24:56 (permalink)
nateman_doo 

I actually want to try something unique. Since the board is called the DARK, i wanted to try a matte black copper. I have a special firearms coating material that I have used, and its SUPER durable, and mixed with black delrin top, black oxide screws, and black fittings.... it could look DEAD SEXY. But all black might not be for everyone. I will see what it looks like and take some pictures. 
 
 
Any possibility of you making 2 prototypes, one with matte black copper and one with the delrin top?  Just so we can get a better idea of what both would look like.
post edited by Michael_0780 - 2013/09/01 16:27:03
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Re:EVGA X79 DARK WATERBLOCK 2013/09/01 17:04:19 (permalink)
This black matte doesn't show fingerprints.  The prototype will be Aluminum.  So far I only have 3 folks on board for the first batch.  2 EVGA employee's and the person who donated the board for the test fitting process. 
 
Other then that here is the list of folks who also are interested:
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Somasteel
 
I plan to have a prototype made and a test fit installed by the end of the week.  Then I will PM you guys some pricing.  I generally accept deposits for the raw material which allows me to purchase the material and get to work, then when the block is done, the labor and shipping is due.
 
You guys should subscribe to the thread if your not already.  TheBoatswains board should be here Tuesday.  My new CNC isn't 100% done, but it can function at the moment, and i will likely make these blocks on the new machine. 
 
 
 
 
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Re:EVGA X79 DARK WATERBLOCK 2013/09/01 17:06:48 (permalink)
Sounds good to me.  
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Re:EVGA X79 DARK WATERBLOCK 2013/09/01 19:15:10 (permalink)
As long as we can get some accurate estimates of when to expect the block, I'm game.
 
I'm still holding out hope that EK might make mobo blocks for the board, but it seems like you will beat them to the punch if they ever go through with it.
 
A full black block is fine with me as well. Subtle would be the next best option if a clear (lexan/acrylic) top with nickel plating is too expensive (since I would be responsible for getting the plating done) or not possible at all.
 
Looking forward to your work nateman_doo.
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Re:EVGA X79 DARK WATERBLOCK 2013/09/01 22:56:35 (permalink)
Thanks for doing a block for the dark mobo Nate :)
I'd like to register my interest for a block :)


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Re:EVGA X79 DARK WATERBLOCK 2013/09/01 22:56:39 (permalink)
I may not actually need the block, I've discovered after running for a day now, but still interested.  Black matte is fine. Just waiting to see pricing. :)

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Re:EVGA X79 DARK WATERBLOCK 2013/09/02 07:05:33 (permalink)
I think I may have a rough idea
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Re:EVGA X79 DARK WATERBLOCK 2013/09/02 09:14:07 (permalink)
The dark copper coating and the black derlin top sounds like a wondeful match with the DARK mobo.    Having something engraved on the top would be cool,  or having the top thick enough to make it easy to engrave would be a good runner up.

Derlin top...  That's pretty HARD-core

I should be able to give a deposit anytime if that helps (even if I cannot purchase till Oct.)  

Thanks again Nate!
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Re:EVGA X79 DARK WATERBLOCK 2013/09/02 17:06:13 (permalink)
I'm also an Aussie who's in 100% I'll take a Matte Black Copper + Delrin with Black Oxide fittings would be, as you put it, DEAD SEXY... :D
 
Now just to get the board to match it. :D
 
Would it be possible for you to engrave onto the Delrin Top X79 DARK or something like that?

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Re:EVGA X79 DARK WATERBLOCK 2013/09/02 18:56:36 (permalink)
I can do anything, but the idea was to make it simple.  The more time i mess with the block, the more time it takes to make.  There isn't much room on the block, its pretty narrow.
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Re:EVGA X79 DARK WATERBLOCK 2013/09/02 18:58:31 (permalink)
However, if you guys want to come up with a logo for it, lets see whatcha got :)
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Re:EVGA X79 DARK WATERBLOCK 2013/09/02 19:36:37 (permalink)
I have zero photoshop skills, so I can't really make it look pretty, but this was my idea done in MS Paint... So a little imagination is required.... 
 


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Re:EVGA X79 DARK WATERBLOCK 2013/09/03 16:02:32 (permalink)
thats kinda big for the heatsink
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Re:EVGA X79 DARK WATERBLOCK 2013/09/03 16:31:47 (permalink)
Fair enough, was only a thought...
 
But I'll still be in for one.

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Re:EVGA X79 DARK WATERBLOCK 2013/09/03 19:31:23 (permalink)
I am working on vector art ATM but as I have no dimensions in regard to engrave-able area
on the block, you would need to resize it accordingly (and of course add your tooling path).
I will set it up in proportion to the block images you have posted.
Is a vector .eps file ok?
post edited by iamSneaky - 2013/09/03 19:33:38

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Re:EVGA X79 DARK WATERBLOCK 2013/09/03 19:37:47 (permalink)
Custom engraving is an additional $150.  
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Re:EVGA X79 DARK WATERBLOCK 2013/09/03 19:45:10 (permalink)
lol ... in that case I will engrave it myself =P

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Re:EVGA X79 DARK WATERBLOCK 2013/09/03 20:02:58 (permalink)
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lol ... in that case I will engrave it myself =P

I noticed you are also in Aus, in that case if you do end up doing some engraving on this block, I might ask if we can't work something out and I'll get mine sent to you and engraved and then sent to me if that's something you might be willing to workout with me 

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Re:EVGA X79 DARK WATERBLOCK 2013/09/03 21:11:41 (permalink)
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iamSneaky

lol ... in that case I will engrave it myself =P

I noticed you are also in Aus, in that case if you do end up doing some engraving on this block, I might ask if we can't work something out and I'll get mine sent to you and engraved and then sent to me if that's something you might be willing to workout with me 

No worries, sure we could work something out ;)
I would engrave it myself as I have access to a couple of computer engraving machines (old employer).
Similar to the CNC nateman uses but more suited to engraving than heavy machining.
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Re:EVGA X79 DARK WATERBLOCK 2013/09/03 22:15:07 (permalink)
OK, here are three different options:

 
For anyone interested the 'DARK' font is called Bitsumishi but the 'X79" is what appears to be custom text
(I had to make it from scratch).

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Re:EVGA X79 DARK WATERBLOCK 2013/09/04 03:17:06 (permalink)
Its about an inch thick, also there are screws in the way. 
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Re:EVGA X79 DARK WATERBLOCK 2013/09/04 07:37:12 (permalink)
Yeah, there would be about 20mm x 30mm engrave-able area, probably just enough to fit the
X79 DARK text but it would be small, need to wait till you have the screws on it to
measure the exact area available.

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Re:EVGA X79 DARK WATERBLOCK 2013/09/04 10:48:06 (permalink)
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This black matte doesn't show fingerprints.  The prototype will be Aluminum.  So far I only have 3 folks on board for the first batch.  2 EVGA employee's and the person who donated the board for the test fitting process. 

Other then that here is the list of folks who also are interested:
TheSidewinder
Viper97
Kolich
Ccrunch10
Michael_0780
mattydies
iamSneaky
Somasteel

I plan to have a prototype made and a test fit installed by the end of the week.  Then I will PM you guys some pricing.  I generally accept deposits for the raw material which allows me to purchase the material and get to work, then when the block is done, the labor and shipping is due.

You guys should subscribe to the thread if your not already.  TheBoatswains board should be here Tuesday.  My new CNC isn't 100% done, but it can function at the moment, and i will likely make these blocks on the new machine. 

 
Hey Nateman, please add me to the list.  I'll be featuring the X79 Dark in my Cosmos Cruizer build, , and I'm very interested in incorporating this block into my cooling loop.  :)
 
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Re:EVGA X79 DARK WATERBLOCK 2013/09/04 16:28:54 (permalink)
I quite like the first one. Would be interested in that one most likely once I've seen a mock up :D
 
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iamSneaky 

Yeah, there would be about 20mm x 30mm engrave-able area, probably just enough to fit the 
X79 DARK text but it would be small, need to wait till you have the screws on it to 
measure the exact area available. 
 
Out of interest, where are you getting your X79 DARK from? You waiting for it to land here in Aus or getting it through another service?
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Re:EVGA X79 DARK WATERBLOCK 2013/09/04 17:11:49 (permalink)
im working on that mock up as we speak
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Re:EVGA X79 DARK WATERBLOCK 2013/09/04 18:21:24 (permalink)
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Out of interest, where are you getting your X79 DARK from? You waiting for it to land here in Aus or getting it through another service?

I already have mine, received it the other day, was a step up for my faulty X79 FTW.
I will be building my PC soon to test all is OK and plan to add full water cooling when I have everything.

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Re:EVGA X79 DARK WATERBLOCK 2013/09/04 18:22:48 (permalink)
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Acesi7
Out of interest, where are you getting your X79 DARK from? You waiting for it to land here in Aus or getting it through another service?

I already have mine, received it the other day, was a step up for my faulty X79 FTW.
I will be building my PC soon to test all is OK and plan to add full water cooling when I have everything.

Didn't even know the step up program was available to Aussie's :D
 
Good to know.

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