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Re:EVGA X79 DARK WATERBLOCK 2013/09/04 18:46:27 (permalink)
No, it isn't, I had two failed (didn't work at all) X79 FTW's so they 'sort of' made good and gave me
the step up option, should have been just a straight swap though.

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Re:EVGA X79 DARK WATERBLOCK 2013/09/05 05:44:02 (permalink)
Made a small change.  Its nice to actually have the board in hand:

 
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Re:EVGA X79 DARK WATERBLOCK 2013/09/05 09:41:54 (permalink)
Prototype looks great!
 
Have to ask though..... the upper right tab in your pic has no thru-hole for a screw? (I take it that's a result of testing with an actual board?)

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Re:EVGA X79 DARK WATERBLOCK 2013/09/05 10:33:16 (permalink)
YGPM, Questions

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Re:EVGA X79 DARK WATERBLOCK 2013/09/05 12:02:34 (permalink)
TheSidewinder

Prototype looks great!

Have to ask though..... the upper right tab in your pic has no thru-hole for a screw? (I take it that's a result of testing with an actual board?)

There is only 3 holes on the motherboard.
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Re:EVGA X79 DARK WATERBLOCK 2013/09/05 13:11:49 (permalink)
Sign me up Nate, deciding on keeping or selling the X79 depending on how things. However if I keep the Dark for modding I will def want to get a set of blocks from you.

   
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Re:EVGA X79 DARK WATERBLOCK 2013/09/05 17:25:24 (permalink)
Looking good Nate. :D
 
Any idea's when you'll be able to get a prototype out?

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Re:EVGA X79 DARK WATERBLOCK 2013/09/05 19:54:18 (permalink)
Looks great Nate, can't wait to see the prototype :)

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Re:EVGA X79 DARK WATERBLOCK 2013/09/05 20:53:34 (permalink)
the prototype will look just like the cad.  duh.
:P
 
Making some machine fixtures for the prototype.  (a tool plate basically)
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Re:EVGA X79 DARK WATERBLOCK 2013/09/05 21:20:40 (permalink)
Well I just bought my X79 Dark from NewEgg, so just need to wait a week or 3 for it to arrive now.
 
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Re:EVGA X79 DARK WATERBLOCK 2013/09/05 21:57:01 (permalink)
nateman_doo

the prototype will look just like the cad.  duh.
:P

Making some machine fixtures for the prototype.  (a tool plate basically)

lol, yes but always good to see 'in the flesh' (so to speak) pic's

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Re:EVGA X79 DARK WATERBLOCK 2013/09/05 22:10:40 (permalink)
Trust me, there will be PLENTY of pics. 
I should have the fixture plate done in the next hour (i hope)  my Monster energy drink is slowly wearing off.  been running on 4 hours of sleep a night this entire week. 
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Re:EVGA X79 DARK WATERBLOCK 2013/09/06 20:57:37 (permalink)
Debating on skipping the prototype, and just hitting the go button on a single part.  Anyways, here is the machine, with the fixture plate and copper bar stock.
 

 
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Re:EVGA X79 DARK WATERBLOCK 2013/09/06 21:06:23 (permalink)
Does anyone have a napkin?   I seem to have some drool on my shirt.  and my chin. and on the floor in front of me
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Re:EVGA X79 DARK WATERBLOCK 2013/09/06 23:58:26 (permalink)
I will have a completed lower half done shortly... pics on the way
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Re:EVGA X79 DARK WATERBLOCK 2013/09/07 00:35:19 (permalink)
Looking forward to the pics!

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Re:EVGA X79 DARK WATERBLOCK 2013/09/07 01:11:56 (permalink)
I now present the block:


 
Its the new "see through version"
I kid... I messed up.  It was the prototype.  This is literally just off the machine at 4:07 am.  I am spent.  Made the tool paths, cut the block, and almost finished my new CNC machine in the course of this evening.  I am tapping out for the night.   This is why you should never operate machinery when your exhausted.
 
In any case, here is the machine working on it:

 
Stick a fork in me... im done. 
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Re:EVGA X79 DARK WATERBLOCK 2013/09/07 01:32:36 (permalink) ☄ Helpful
Should get a waterproof GoPro mounted on that thing for close up action. Looks good, is that the old machine or the new one? Looks a lot different.

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Re:EVGA X79 DARK WATERBLOCK 2013/09/07 01:33:40 (permalink)
I WANT !!


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Re:EVGA X79 DARK WATERBLOCK 2013/09/07 06:34:29 (permalink)
I want a see through version.  
 
In any case, that's looking good so far. 
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Re:EVGA X79 DARK WATERBLOCK 2013/09/07 06:44:57 (permalink)
loveha

Should get a waterproof GoPro mounted on that thing for close up action. Looks good, is that the old machine or the new one? Looks a lot different.

Thanks!  Not a bad idea about the gopro either.  That is the new machine btw.  I will probably make a thread on that one at some point.
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Re:EVGA X79 DARK WATERBLOCK 2013/09/07 09:23:31 (permalink)
Been looking at the gopro hero3 black.  Sexy camera!
 
Another non-descript machining video:

What makes this machine so much better then my old one (aside from the length of travel, zero backlash, more powerful & faster motor etc...)  Is that the spindle, and the coolant start AND stop in the programming!  I used to have to babysit it, or walk away, and come back and the spindle has been needlessly running, and the coolant as well. 
 
So far I have tested the machine to a little over twice what my other machines depth of cut has been, so that means instead of 20 laps at 0.02" DOC, i have easily gotten 0.05, and this is the first piece of copper cut on the machine. 
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Re:EVGA X79 DARK WATERBLOCK 2013/09/07 09:52:31 (permalink)
Looks AWESOME!

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Re:EVGA X79 DARK WATERBLOCK 2013/09/07 18:59:57 (permalink)
I am about to start another one.  I wonder if anyone would be bored to death watching a webcast of the block being made.  Does anyone do webcasting?
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Re:EVGA X79 DARK WATERBLOCK 2013/09/07 21:00:12 (permalink)
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I am about to start another one.  I wonder if anyone would be bored to death watching a webcast of the block being made.  Does anyone do webcasting?

If you could get a better view of the cutting I would end up watching it for awhile lol. Find it fascinating what it does.

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Re:EVGA X79 DARK WATERBLOCK 2013/09/07 22:46:21 (permalink)
The far more popular "non see through" model:




 
Again, unfinished.  Just raw copper straight off the machine. 
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Re:EVGA X79 DARK WATERBLOCK 2013/09/07 22:48:20 (permalink)
Me too. Got a link. I'll watch my block being made. Makes it feel even more 'custom'

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Re:EVGA X79 DARK WATERBLOCK 2013/09/07 23:09:29 (permalink)
Acesi7

Me too. Got a link. I'll watch my block being made. Makes it feel even more 'custom'

I haven't the faintest idea.  I have never done it. 
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Re:EVGA X79 DARK WATERBLOCK 2013/09/07 23:36:04 (permalink)
The parting shot for the night:

Just made a top and dropped it on.  No screws, no frills.  Just so you guys can see.
 
I hope to finish it tomorrow.
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Re:EVGA X79 DARK WATERBLOCK 2013/09/08 00:20:52 (permalink)
Beautiful work mate. Very excited to get myself a nateman_doo custom!

Are you able to get the copper nickel plated?

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