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Re:EVGA X79 DARK WATERBLOCK 2013/09/11 08:53:23 (permalink)
I could leave that one chip alone... and it won't look like a duck.  That random chip makes the block jet out over an inch to cover it, making it look like a duck bill to me.
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Re:EVGA X79 DARK WATERBLOCK 2013/09/11 08:55:23 (permalink)
If it benefits cooling, by all means, cool it.  But a duck themed water block would be kinda fowl imho (sorry, pun intended).
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Re:EVGA X79 DARK WATERBLOCK 2013/09/11 08:55:31 (permalink)
see:

 
it is super cramped in that space, I still don't know if I can pull it off.  The CPU block will dictate everything on how far in that CPU block outlined in the board i can go into.

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Re:EVGA X79 DARK WATERBLOCK 2013/09/11 08:56:46 (permalink)
Yeah, I see what you mean, I will try and get a pic for you, or a measurement for the block.
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Re:EVGA X79 DARK WATERBLOCK 2013/09/11 09:51:43 (permalink)
Nate!
 
Something is wrong with this forum. Can't reply to your PM, the edit box is just.... gone.
 
Same here on forum until a moment ago, when this quick reply box finally showed up.
 
Short answer is, thank you for the reply but my pocketbook can't handle that purchase right now. :(
 
I'll see what the future brings, but keep up the good work, I can see these are a great product.

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Re:EVGA X79 DARK WATERBLOCK 2013/09/11 10:29:47 (permalink)
EVGATech_DaveB

Yeah, I see what you mean, I will try and get a pic for you, or a measurement for the block.


 
Fits nice, but its going to be tiiiiight with the O-rings.
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Re:EVGA X79 DARK WATERBLOCK 2013/09/11 10:32:28 (permalink)
You pic covers a LOT less than the original HS does, nothing else overly important in that area then?
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Re:EVGA X79 DARK WATERBLOCK 2013/09/11 11:19:42 (permalink)
yup.  Fits in the palm of your hand.  Not much larger then a tic-tac box... minus the "duck bill."  the factory heatsink only covers the SB chip and that one chip the duckbill is covering.  The plastic top won't go out like the duckbill.
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Re:EVGA X79 DARK WATERBLOCK 2013/09/11 12:57:17 (permalink)

Just a rough idea.  I am not sure I can pull this off until I see a CPU block on the board.

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Re:EVGA X79 DARK WATERBLOCK 2013/09/11 13:19:11 (permalink)
I should have one tomorrow to test with, should have pics soon.
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Re:EVGA X79 DARK WATERBLOCK 2013/09/11 16:21:17 (permalink)
wont it be hard to get fitting in there with the memory and the vid card?
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Re:EVGA X79 DARK WATERBLOCK 2013/09/11 16:37:41 (permalink)
That does look  VERY tight. I'm using a EK Supremacy block.
 
If a little bit of light airflow is all that's needed to cool it. I'll probably give that one a miss. Looks to be a lot of work, and more tube routing for very little gain.
 
Although I've always wanted a 'duck' incorporated into my PC somewhere... 

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Re:EVGA X79 DARK WATERBLOCK 2013/09/11 19:05:40 (permalink)
cisco0623

wont it be hard to get fitting in there with the memory and the vid card?

The block goes on first.  No troubles at all.  When Dave posts the pics of that block on the board, then we will see what we are working with.  I have packed it as tight as possible, so if the waterblock doesn't go to crazy with the mounting, then I have some wiggle room and its 100% possible. 
 
Right now I am working on fixture plates.
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Re:EVGA X79 DARK WATERBLOCK 2013/09/11 19:36:05 (permalink)
This has nothing to do with the block, but this is a before, and after with nothing but surface finish:
 
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Re:EVGA X79 DARK WATERBLOCK 2013/09/11 19:54:47 (permalink)

Just showing off..  teasing you folks talking about engraving:

 

 
(couldn't help the hole there, it was purchased as scrap.  Its for me to make my own holes and bolt raw materials to, and hit the go button)
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Re:EVGA X79 DARK WATERBLOCK 2013/09/11 20:03:52 (permalink)
Is that your base for the Extreme11 boards?
 
Very sexy...
 
You still thinking about live streaming your cutting of the X79 Dark blocks? 

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Re:EVGA X79 DARK WATERBLOCK 2013/09/11 20:24:27 (permalink)
yup, that is the fixture plate for the ASRock X79 Extreme 11 boards
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Re:EVGA X79 DARK WATERBLOCK 2013/09/12 04:58:43 (permalink)
Looks great, I think the SB block would be nice to have since if you touch that block while the pc is running its quite warm but I will agree its going to be a tight fit and running the tubing to them are going to be even worse.
 
I would be interested in the blocks either way though, I have a quad ut60 cooling just my CPU and I feel the need to add more things into the loop.  Ill send you a PM once I have 10 posts!
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Re:EVGA X79 DARK WATERBLOCK 2013/09/12 05:10:11 (permalink)
If this is the case:

 
then I think we will be juuuuuust fine and I have some breathing room by the CPU hold down. Either way, a picture of the block installed goes a looooong way.
post edited by nateman_doo - 2013/09/12 05:17:05
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Re:EVGA X79 DARK WATERBLOCK 2013/09/12 05:18:25 (permalink)
I bet if we used the LGA 1366 water blocks it would help fit
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Re:EVGA X79 DARK WATERBLOCK 2013/09/12 06:09:55 (permalink)
I am just worried about the amount of material by the cpu hold down.  The apogee block doesn't have a lot of material there, so it should be ok.  Dave has some calipers in any case.
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Re:EVGA X79 DARK WATERBLOCK 2013/09/12 07:05:10 (permalink)
NateMan, I emailed you pics , but between the Apogee HD and where the reference block sits, it is 0.160 inch.
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Re:EVGA X79 DARK WATERBLOCK 2013/09/12 08:11:26 (permalink)
Looks like we can move forward with a prototype for a chipset block.  Who would be interested in that?
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Re:EVGA X79 DARK WATERBLOCK 2013/09/12 08:12:27 (permalink)
Sure, im in.
Full black including fasteners.
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Re:EVGA X79 DARK WATERBLOCK 2013/09/12 08:15:28 (permalink)
I'm in.  Same as Dave.
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Re:EVGA X79 DARK WATERBLOCK 2013/09/12 08:37:57 (permalink)
I would be interested if it was shaped like a duck and if I had a dark :D 
 
 
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Re:EVGA X79 DARK WATERBLOCK 2013/09/12 09:02:05 (permalink)
Doh! Get one then??
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Re:EVGA X79 DARK WATERBLOCK 2013/09/12 09:37:57 (permalink)
Nate, why don't you make the Delrin top for the block over sized similar to the shape
of the stock heat sink and have the duck shaped block underneath?
EK have done this with a few of their blocks.
That way it would look a hell of a lot better and it means you could engrave the EVGA 'E'
on the top of it similar to the stock heat sink. That would be awesome.
I'm interested in a block but not really keen on the Duck shape.
I'd be happy to pay more just for aesthetic reasons.

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Re:EVGA X79 DARK WATERBLOCK 2013/09/12 10:34:24 (permalink)
I'd be down for a chipset block...Even if it ends up that I couldn't use it with whatever CPU block my system builder chooses I'll still buy one.

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Re:EVGA X79 DARK WATERBLOCK 2013/09/12 10:44:05 (permalink)
Its a pretty small block:
I wouldn't worry to much about the shape, most of it is covered by video cards anyway. 
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