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Re: Z97 Stinger waterblock. Yes, it will happen. 2014/11/03 19:23:14 (permalink)
I am laying out the plastic sandwich block on the tool plate.  
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Re: Z97 Stinger waterblock. Yes, it will happen. 2014/11/04 05:38:09 (permalink)
Oh Yeah!  I think I see one that is mine!  :)  Looking great Nateman!


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Re: Z97 Stinger waterblock. Yes, it will happen. 2014/11/04 13:13:18 (permalink)
That is some beautiful work.

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Re: Z97 Stinger waterblock. Yes, it will happen. 2014/11/05 04:00:55 (permalink)
Thanks you!  Cutting a second batch of copper before I go onto the plastics.
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Re: Z97 Stinger waterblock. Yes, it will happen. 2014/11/05 11:18:14 (permalink)
Very cool stuff. But looks like it interferes with the mPCIe slot?
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Re: Z97 Stinger waterblock. Yes, it will happen. 2014/11/11 00:29:39 (permalink)
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Very cool stuff. But looks like it interferes with the mPCIe slot?


Give a guy some credit will ya?  Its still not finished, but its MUCH closer.  
 
 
I put my all into this and now its 3:30 AM.  I am BEAT, but here are the fruits of meticulous planning:

 
Doesn't look like much, but its just a clear prototype so I can see how the O-rings seal.  Everything mates together with incredible precision.
 
Here is what it looks like with some O-ring stock:

The tolerances are astounding. 
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Re: Z97 Stinger waterblock. Yes, it will happen. 2014/11/11 04:25:24 (permalink)
Looking awesome Nateman!!  Look forward to seeing the finished product.
 


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Re: Z97 Stinger waterblock. Yes, it will happen. 2014/11/11 05:38:33 (permalink)
Looking good nsteman, thanks again for taking this project
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Re: Z97 Stinger waterblock. Yes, it will happen. 2014/11/12 16:53:40 (permalink)
Just checking in to see how the blocks are coming?


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Re: Z97 Stinger waterblock. Yes, it will happen. 2014/11/12 19:23:28 (permalink)
I will have more pictures shortly.
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Re: Z97 Stinger waterblock. Yes, it will happen. 2014/11/13 04:08:02 (permalink)

 
Testing out thermal pads, and thermal paste footprint:

 

 
 
 
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Re: Z97 Stinger waterblock. Yes, it will happen. 2014/11/13 04:31:57 (permalink)
Man that is looking tough!  I am loving it.


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Re: Z97 Stinger waterblock. Yes, it will happen. 2014/11/13 07:22:35 (permalink)
The block is being leak tested.  So far its been 2 hours without a drop of seepage. 
More pics shortly. 
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Re: Z97 Stinger waterblock. Yes, it will happen. 2014/11/13 07:22:35 (permalink)
The block is being leak tested.  So far its been 2 hours without a drop of seepage. 
More pics shortly. 
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Re: Z97 Stinger waterblock. Yes, it will happen. 2014/11/13 07:29:19 (permalink)
Still just the prototype, but it works. 

 

 
 
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Re: Z97 Stinger waterblock. Yes, it will happen. 2014/11/13 17:05:55 (permalink)
Wow, cool~~
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Re: Z97 Stinger waterblock. Yes, it will happen. 2014/11/13 17:20:26 (permalink)
Thanks!  
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Re: Z97 Stinger waterblock. Yes, it will happen. 2014/11/13 18:38:53 (permalink)
Amazing work Nateman!  This is going to be killer in my rig.


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Re: Z97 Stinger waterblock. Yes, it will happen. 2014/11/13 20:58:13 (permalink)
Thats a big block....
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Re: Z97 Stinger waterblock. Yes, it will happen. 2014/11/13 22:07:57 (permalink)
its not as big as you think.  it is less then 6" x 6" x 0.75" thick.
 
Just finished the cuts to accommodate the mPICe slot.  Pics tomorrow.  Hard keeping my eyes open. 
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Re: Z97 Stinger waterblock. Yes, it will happen. 2014/11/13 22:13:23 (permalink)
Going to look into the IO plate tomorrow.  Does the board come with some form of CPU back plate?  I don't have one here.  I could just cut an aluminum one if I had to.
 
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Re: Z97 Stinger waterblock. Yes, it will happen. 2014/11/14 02:54:50 (permalink)
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Going to look into the IO plate tomorrow.  Does the board come with some form of CPU back plate?  I don't have one here.  I could just cut an aluminum one if I had to.
 




My wifes did not come with a cpu backplate.
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Re: Z97 Stinger waterblock. Yes, it will happen. 2014/11/14 07:33:37 (permalink)
OK, the IO plate needs to be modded.  The good news, is that is simple.  However... simple is in the eye of the beholder.  A dremel cutoff wheel would be best, but if you guys don't feel comfortable doing it, just send it to me, and I will handle it for you. 
 
All that is required is some tape, 2 clamps (even those aren't even "necessary") and the dremel cut-off wheel.  I have to go to the store to get them since I can't find mine.

 
 
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Re: Z97 Stinger waterblock. Yes, it will happen. 2014/11/15 18:46:17 (permalink)
I kinda like the clear middle section of the sandwich tbh.

I might have to senf in my IO plate... dont have any tools here. Got a nail file.... need about 2 months....
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Re: Z97 Stinger waterblock. Yes, it will happen. 2014/11/15 19:00:29 (permalink)
I have a dremel with a cutting blade so I will do mine myself.  Looking great!


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Re: Z97 Stinger waterblock. Yes, it will happen. 2014/11/15 20:08:39 (permalink)
More pics by tomorrow.  Cutting the Delrin batch as I post this.  Will be up most of the night.
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Re: Z97 Stinger waterblock. Yes, it will happen. 2014/11/16 05:30:19 (permalink)
 Look forward to the pics Nateman!!


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Re: Z97 Stinger waterblock. Yes, it will happen. 2014/11/16 11:16:13 (permalink)

 

 

 

 
Almost done.
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Re: Z97 Stinger waterblock. Yes, it will happen. 2014/11/16 13:23:23 (permalink)
In the first pic, why does the right side have washers?
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Re: Z97 Stinger waterblock. Yes, it will happen. 2014/11/16 14:51:06 (permalink)
The clamping kit I bought only has 2 sizes of each strap clamp (the elongated chunk of steel that is holding the blocks down).  That one on the right is thinner then the others so I just took the space up with washers.  Just the clamping methods.  Has no bearing on the block.  
 
Finishing up some top blocks now.
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