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Re:100% Copper SR2 full coverage waterblock! 2011/10/09 15:11:54 (permalink)
Work in progress
 

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Re:100% Copper SR2 full coverage waterblock! 2011/10/09 15:37:18 (permalink)
WOW that looks sharp with the CPU blocks!
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Re:100% Copper SR2 full coverage waterblock! 2011/10/09 16:20:04 (permalink)
nate you ever thought of doing nickel plated versions? i would be interested on those... 

 
 
 
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Re:100% Copper SR2 full coverage waterblock! 2011/10/09 16:27:47 (permalink)
I can't nickle plate yet.  I don't have the stuff.  You can probably find someplace local and have it done for you?  I can just send you the plates as is, you have it coated, and then seal it up.
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Re:100% Copper SR2 full coverage waterblock! 2011/10/09 20:42:08 (permalink)
nickle plating is a bad idea
it doesn't transfer heat at the same rate, also you use electrologist to get the nickle on the copper. Basically insert copper and nickle into water and run some electricity threw it. After some time has passed it will begin to peal off. because of that it's better to just use copper
 

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Re:100% Copper SR2 full coverage waterblock! 2011/10/09 20:48:29 (permalink)
I wouldn't say its bad, it just has to be done right.
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Re:100% Copper SR2 full coverage waterblock! 2011/10/09 20:54:25 (permalink)
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I wouldn't say its bad, it just has to be done right.

I wouldn't say done right either because it also wears away. and if some of the nickle gets in the inside of the block it can affect the chemical properties of the distilled water, all in all it's a hassle for nearly no gain, just isn't worthwhile. If you could make it all out of nickle it may work but for that kind of money i would just make the jump to silver.
 
Also nickle is a mix of metals because of this it's nearly impossible to get "Pure" nickle, Silver or copper is another matter entirely.
edit 2: decided to add proof of this and reference what "Pure" nickle is generally used for in addition to how it would react as I stated. see link below
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raney_nickel
 
So in closing the movement being made by several CPU heat sink companies is more of a hoax to trick people into using an inferior metal that in the end would only give worse overall heat transfer rates because of the metals being forced to pass heat at different ratios. Ultimately the nickle should remain at a higher temp before the copper can leach the heat away. This would make the chip or chips in contact with the nickle get higher overall temps especially in the initial moments of a heat spike or even worse when a is unit first powering on.

oh i also felt obligated to take this one step farther, by giving you an exparement you can try at home to see
just how bad an idea it really is. take a aluminum can and expose it to open flame, if it gets hot enough it will just melt and let out a poisonous gas do NOT IN HAIL THE FUMES!!!!! so that's 1-4 parts per million that you would be melting on your chips. And that's ONLY if it went threw the process perfectly when usually it isn't.


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Re:100% Copper SR2 full coverage waterblock! 2011/10/11 07:30:44 (permalink)
I still think it would be fun to try
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Re:100% Copper SR2 full coverage waterblock! 2011/10/11 09:18:40 (permalink)
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I still think it would be fun to try

Now that's a point i cannot argue with.... cheater :P lol

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Re:100% Copper SR2 full coverage waterblock! 2011/10/12 02:52:28 (permalink)
I think its more of an aesthetic thing.  Looks like chrome, with the fraction of the chrome plating process.  Chrome is a much more durable coating (but I am not sure how the plating adversely effects performance)
 
Now... There is one SR2 block that there are rumors that it has been chrome plated...
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Re:100% Copper SR2 full coverage waterblock! 2011/10/12 03:00:44 (permalink)
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Work in progress


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Re:100% Copper SR2 full coverage waterblock! 2011/10/13 18:22:13 (permalink)
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   that looks sexy

I am not sure how the CPU blocks were finished.  They seem a little bit shinier.  Its like they polished the sandblast coating, or they polished it then BARELY passed over it with the glass beads.  Kinda wish I had the CPU blocks so I could have tried harder to match them perfectly.
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Re:100% Copper SR2 full coverage waterblock! 2011/10/13 22:37:14 (permalink)
I actually like the finish on the SR-2 better :)
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Re:100% Copper SR2 full coverage waterblock! 2011/10/14 17:41:28 (permalink)
absolutely stunning
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Re:100% Copper SR2 full coverage waterblock! 2011/10/14 17:58:00 (permalink)
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I actually like the finish on the SR-2 better :)

I can probably do the same to your CPU blocks if u want.
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Re:100% Copper SR2 full coverage waterblock! 2011/10/15 05:23:50 (permalink)
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ritboliver

I actually like the finish on the SR-2 better :)

I can probably do the same to your CPU blocks if u want.

He He you must love your basement more then the rest of your house to ask for more work like that. lol You should also submit your web-cam link for watching your CNC to a T.V. Station with a note asking for a "PIMP MY BASEMENT" show to be produced! Submit it to G4 Network who knows you may be able to work out getting larger mills outta it!
 
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Re:100% Copper SR2 full coverage waterblock! 2011/10/20 17:21:06 (permalink)
Wow this thread is truly impressive! I am inspired...  


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Re:100% Copper SR2 full coverage waterblock! 2011/10/21 04:59:24 (permalink)
Thanks!  glad you like it :)
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Re:100% Copper SR2 full coverage waterblock! 2011/10/22 01:14:06 (permalink)
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Work in progress



 
Heh, mine looks nearly identical :D now, I had issues mounting the top VREG block due to the way the mount on the CPU block works, I couldn't get it nice and flush, are you having any similar issues?
 
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Re:100% Copper SR2 full coverage waterblock! 2011/10/22 11:41:58 (permalink)
which CPU block were you using?
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Re:100% Copper SR2 full coverage waterblock! 2011/10/22 13:57:26 (permalink)
don't recall having any issues with the vreg block. (other than having to remove the motherboard from the case AGAIN because the cutout in the motherboard tray didn't extend far enough grrr)
i also had to take off the cpu blocks and some of the mounting hardware to make enough room to screw the 90degree fittings into the motherboard blocks
just waiting on 1 more fitting to arrive in the mail :)
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Re:100% Copper SR2 full coverage waterblock! 2011/10/22 15:24:27 (permalink)
What wasnt big enough?
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Re:100% Copper SR2 full coverage waterblock! 2011/10/25 14:01:56 (permalink)
tubes!
just added the water last night. only thing is i can't see if there's any air bubbles.
 

 
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Re:100% Copper SR2 full coverage waterblock! 2011/10/26 05:17:07 (permalink)
brings a tear to my eye
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Re:100% Copper SR2 full coverage waterblock! 2011/10/26 15:24:53 (permalink)
Man that looks killer....what a cool project.
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Re:100% Copper SR2 full coverage waterblock! 2011/11/08 21:24:07 (permalink)
I have some unfortunate news. My SR-2 is fried.
It appears I overtightened the voltage regulator block causing
(a) the vreg chip on the far end to crack
(b) the capacitor (?) directly above it to explode in a poof of smoke
Needless to say I think the board is beyond repair. I was really looking forward to getting it working today ;( I spent hours both yesterday and today crimping the last few cables and getting everything looking nice. Oh, well, stuff happens i guess.
 
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Re:100% Copper SR2 full coverage waterblock! 2011/11/08 23:14:46 (permalink)
Just thought Id chime in and say"looking good" Nate.
 
Hope youve made some progress on the custom mill.
 
 
 

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Re:100% Copper SR2 full coverage waterblock! 2011/11/09 01:34:28 (permalink)
wow that sux, Ive nearly decided on selling one of my sr2 boards to pick up a sr3 later as server side send me a pm if interested it's been opened / looked at but that's it could be your second chance. I would like to see pics of the dmg if you wouldn't mind. still harsh man wish you  better luck with what you decide to do.

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Re:100% Copper SR2 full coverage waterblock! 2011/11/09 09:13:23 (permalink)
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Just thought Id chime in and say"looking good" Nate.

Hope youve made some progress on the custom mill.




Thanks!  I am fixing my current mill.  The Z axis took a dump mid project.  I have 0 milling capabilities at the moment and have resorted to my old school cross-vise/drill press arrangement.
 
As for the over tightening, I can find you some washers if u want?
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Re:100% Copper SR2 full coverage waterblock! 2011/11/09 09:44:03 (permalink)
Hmmmm...I'm wondering if I should have used the washers on the front of the board instead (between the board and the waterblocks). They appear to be about the right thickness.
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