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Ode to Silence - Updated September 18

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by fyes, 14 Apr 2005.

  1. fyes

    fyes What's a Dremel?

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    I figure I'll test it as is, and if it isn't cooling to the level I want, I'll make a new one. I'm not going for any over clock records, I just want my machine to run silently.

    Anyway, I bought the copper block at onlinemetals.com
     
  2. fyes

    fyes What's a Dremel?

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    Hehe. Maybe at the end of the project I'll do a blooper real, so you can see all the attempts that didn't work before I finally got the one that did.
     
  3. morishani

    morishani What's a Dremel?

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    Damn looks good for an home-made!

    Im subscribed :)
     
  4. Mondak

    Mondak What's a Dremel?

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    Great work. Just shows that the more you do things the mover you learn. Reason is a wonderful thing.
     
  5. fyes

    fyes What's a Dremel?

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    Update June 16

    Thanks for all the encouragment everyone.

    Small update today -- almost finished with the chipset waterblock. Here are a few pics with milling finished, lots of filing, and a bit of 100 grit sanding done.

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    Fairly close to the design, huh? Eat your heart out, G69T ! :D

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    I would have drilled the holes for the fastening screws today, but wouldn't you know I've misplaced my small drill bits. :miffed:

    Next steps: build cover and solder the two pieces together.
     
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  6. morishani

    morishani What's a Dremel?

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    Thats well done :) may-b sand it more so it would "mirror" effect?
     
  7. fyes

    fyes What's a Dremel?

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    Yeah, I'll do that after I've soldered the top and base together. Definitely want to get it nice and shiny.
     
  8. matrixops

    matrixops What's a Dremel?

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    I've got to give you a :thumb: . That takes a lot of patience to do mill work on a drill press.

    Keep up the good work.
     
  9. barbz

    barbz What's a Dremel?

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    tru, u did a good job, it makes me wanna do my own waterblocks. whats the next step? are you going to do the vga and PSU :p waterblocks now, or start messing with the case? looks really good, keep it up, still subscribed. :D
     
  10. Jipa

    Jipa Avoiding the "I guess.." since 2004

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    That looks all OK to be homemade with simple tools! I wouldn't have done those as nicely so cheers :)
     
  11. M_D_K

    M_D_K Minimodder

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    Gonna watch this protect, looking real good nice work without the table.


    Morgan.
     
  12. Bbq.of.DooM

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    Love the waterblocks. Now make some for the gpu :D:D
     
  13. fyes

    fyes What's a Dremel?

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    Update June 21

    I think I'm finished with the chipset waterblock!! :thumb:

    Tinning the base:
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    And the cover:
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    After lots of heat and pressure:
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    A view from the top:
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    After removing the excess from the cover plate:
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    Looks like the seam is nice and tight between the cover and base:
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    Another view, post filing:
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    Lots of sanding and some Dremel buffing:
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    Top side:
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    Test fitting on the motherboard:
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    Another view:
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    Leak test!!! :eeek:
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    Starting to look like something real:
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    The really scary leak test:
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    That's it for today. Next up -- finishing the CPU block!!

    Cheers.
     
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  14. Cheap Mod Wannabe

    Cheap Mod Wannabe What's a Dremel?

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    Wow I remember seeing this thread looong time ago. If there would be no pictures of your work in progress, just the first attempt on cpu block and the finished product, I would not believe that it is the same piece of copper. Great job!
     
  15. morishani

    morishani What's a Dremel?

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    Looks perfect for home made :)
    *Thumbs Up*
     
  16. Pistol

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    OMG that's sweet for homemade
     
  17. frodo

    frodo What's a Dremel?

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    Really nicely made block mate, i should get some copper, learn to solder then make some for my project! would be sweet!

    i like the passive idea! :D should work nicely
     
  18. perplekks45

    perplekks45 LIKE AN ANIMAL!

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    Gotta agree. Very nice homemade man.
     
  19. Gioz

    Gioz What's a Dremel?

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    very good "Z" block for your chip.but now we want a cpu block ;)
     
  20. fyes

    fyes What's a Dremel?

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    Coming soon!

    :D
     

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