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Scratch Build – In Progress Kayin's you're cooling WHAT with WHAT thread, now with PICS!

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by KayinBlack, 4 Oct 2008.

  1. KayinBlack

    KayinBlack Currently Rebuilding

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    This is the thread devoted to how I'm cooling Mithril, from setups to how I build the blocks to what kind of temps I get.

    I should also introduce my new assistant...

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    This is Gabby, otherwise known as Cat Face ('cause she's got a cat face, and the body of a cat and the face of a cat...) or the Meow factory, for her constant "talking" (hence the real name) and her "brrr-rrrreow?" sound. This is what I'm told not to set ablaze with the torch now.

    This is the first pic I have of my preliminary cooling.

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    It needs to be cleaned, and I have a new top in the making for it, but at the moment it's serving beautifully. Rev 2 will clear the cap by the bottom right stud so that I can crank it harder.

    An internet if you can ID the block it was originally part of.
     
  2. Shadowed_fury

    Shadowed_fury Minimodder

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    maze3? memory has gone though so i'm wrong i bet
     
  3. b4i7

    b4i7 modding dreams into reality

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    its def. a maze block
     
  4. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Found Ya! And I thought I was bad about smearing a project around.:hehe: Are you going to be casting a top for it?
     
  5. KayinBlack

    KayinBlack Currently Rebuilding

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    Already ahead of ya.

    Be working on it tomorrow, in and around Honey Dos.

    may show a bit more of Mithril tomorrow, there's lots getting ready for pics...
     
  6. Burnout21

    Burnout21 Is the daddy!

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    knowing that there are custom blocks to be shown off, its making me iche for an update!!!
     
  7. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    iche?
    I don't know that one. Is that an itch that also aches?
     
  8. jhanlon303

    jhanlon303 The Keeper of History

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    Must be a British word!
     
  9. Burnout21

    Burnout21 Is the daddy!

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    nope just my bad spelling! lol

    I ment Itch
     
  10. KayinBlack

    KayinBlack Currently Rebuilding

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    Cheaps, what I wouldn't give for your setup right about now...

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    AquaComputer Cuplex XT Di clone. For when you have copper, a vise, and time, but not 130 bucks plus shipping.

    I think what I'm gonna drop into it will be a real crowd-pleaser, too. Yes, into it, not it into.
     
  11. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    ?!!?!?
    It looks like you hand forged it. (If you used a vise, i guess you really did.) I thought you would cast the copper like what you were planning with the silver.
     
  12. KayinBlack

    KayinBlack Currently Rebuilding

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    Copper traps oxygen while liquid. You end up with a very porous casting.

    Nah, this will clean up further, and then it'll start to look ok...
     
  13. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    That sucks. I'm glad someone told me now. How about brass? I've been stockpiling brass for a long time now. I'd hate to cast a pitted pile of crap, (some day.)
     
  14. KayinBlack

    KayinBlack Currently Rebuilding

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    Not entirely sure. I need to find out myself.

    Zinc's a right biatch. I need a MAPP torch.
     
  15. KayinBlack

    KayinBlack Currently Rebuilding

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    In testing, this will be replaced by poly when I prove it functions.
     
  16. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    I don't see an O-ring. Did you epoxy it?!?!
     
  17. KayinBlack

    KayinBlack Currently Rebuilding

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    There are three layers of acrylic epoxied, and then the bottom is silicone "o-ringed".

    Maybe I'll have some time tomorrow to sort pressure testing.
     
  18. ModMinded

    ModMinded Are you throwing that away?

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    I love homemade stuff... it gives me hope. :)
     
  19. talladega

    talladega I'm Squidward

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    If that woudl work that'd be an awesome idea! I go through a few thousand rounds of .22 ammuntion a year. Lots of brass there. Melt it all down and scrape all the inpurities off the top and youre good to go. Well, it works like that with lead. (hmmm, how would that be for a waterblock? not too good huh? I get lots of that aswell)




    Love this homemade waterblock stuff. It's so cool.

    Kayin, is the block really rough or is it just that you used a flash on your camera? Hard to see all the details. Maybe try long exposure and no flash?

    Very awesome nonetheless.



    I'd love to melt down aluminum or such and just cast a complete computer case. :lol:
     
  20. modsquad

    modsquad Grease Monkey Undergraduate..

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    this is a GREAT picture KB.. :lol:
     

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