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Modding How to reuse an old waterblock

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Lizard, 11 Jul 2009.

  1. Lizard

    Lizard @ Scan R&D

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  2. Jipa

    Jipa Avoiding the "I guess.." since 2004

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    Nice an simple.
     
  3. docodine

    docodine killed a guy once

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    3rd paragraph, first page: "charging a ludicrous amount of them"

    You mentioned drilling out motherboard holes, is this even possible to do?
     
  4. capnPedro

    capnPedro Hacker. Maker. Engineer.

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    You seriously need a new Engineer's Square!
     
  5. Aterius Gmork

    Aterius Gmork smell the ashes

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    Yay, finally more modding articles! :D
     
  6. Yemerich

    Yemerich I can has PERSUADETRON?

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    Simple and useful :D

    Great article

    An it's nice to see the modding comunity slowly rising again! ;)
     
  7. alpaca

    alpaca llama eats dremel

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    you have to try harder if you want to date a waterblock.
    hint: they like the beach, lots of water, lots of sand. the only thing you have to bring is the paper.
     
  8. r4tch3t

    r4tch3t hmmmm....

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    Nice article :thumb:
    Yes it is possible, the holes in the motherboard are surrounded by about 1mm of unused space to prevent stress from the screws messing it up. You could make them bigger, but it is risky.
     
  9. -EVRE-

    -EVRE- New Member

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  10. ry@n

    ry@n Well-Known Member

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    Great article, im sure its going to help a lot of people. If I wasn't so lazy I might have done something similar with my old Danger Den 775 block.
     
  11. mayhem

    mayhem Owner of Mayhems

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  12. HourBeforeDawn

    HourBeforeDawn a.k.a KazeModz

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    nice guide but typically any good block now and days and from about up to a year ago will allow you to hook up other mounting hardware so its not really that necessary anymore unless you have a pretty old and I mean old water block. But still it was cool to read. :)
     
  13. coolmiester

    coolmiester Coolermaster Legend

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    LOL yeah, i did this 4 years ago with one of Cathers SS Cascade blocks.......still got it actually

    [​IMG]
     
  14. M_D_K

    M_D_K Active Member

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    I got some custom plates kicking around also :) & have my SS Cascade still as well paul good block that :).
     
  15. ry@n

    ry@n Well-Known Member

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    Im desperate to get my GTX 285 under water but full cover blocks are stupidly priced due to the sheer lump of copper and build costs involved, Im considering using a GPU only block and cooling the VRAM with some RAM sinks but this will probably cost £30-40 all in and a full block is only about £20 more... grr!
     
  16. The_Beast

    The_Beast I like wood ಠ_ಠ

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    very nice article


    glad to see bit-tech get back to more modding articles
     
  17. Rogan

    Rogan Not really a

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    That's Hong Kong's finest digital caliper! It cost me at least £5.
     
  18. Rogan

    Rogan Not really a

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    Oh wait.... the square... yes it's a bit knackered. Then again it's really quite modern in comparison to my spirit level, which is so old it's made of wood.
     
  19. [USRF]Obiwan

    [USRF]Obiwan New Member

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    The most important part is the measurements. for the different sockets holes. Over at Xtreme systems there is a handy guide made by duniek with mounting hole dimensions for the Intel LGA775 / LGA1366 / 478 / 1160 and AMD AM2/AM2+ / 754/939/940 and Nvidia GPU GTX260/280 / 8800 / nv7,8,9 series and ATI 4870x2 / 3870x2.

    Saves a lot of time ;)
     
  20. ModMinded

    ModMinded Are you throwing that away?

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    Nice article! I don't have any wc blocks yet, but most likely I'll be starting used and making a new/compatible bracket thanks to these tips.

    +3 on the new modding articles... now to read MOTM! :D
     
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