Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by modsquad, 14 Sep 2006.
These EK blocks are just great , using them in Mercury too. Perfomance is very good. Fine choice
Yay, EK blocks!
I'm guessing the hardware going into this will be along the terms of a QX6700 and a pair of 8800GTX's, probubly the Asus P5N32-E plus, or the Stryker Extreme.
Only a guess.
I have been an AMD-Guy for the longest time, but the wind is blowing in Intel's direction at this point in time. The EK-wave is for the project. I only hope I can finish before they change there LGA775. The EK-FC8800 is for another machine. I just wanted to show you guys Eddie's latest work (and his best so far IMHO). Hence the title "Ek-Diversion". I do plan on SLI, but by the time the project will be ready for videocards I would think Nvidia will have a new crop of cards out.
The acetal top came in today:
closeup of the wave:
Eddie started out (months ago) using Delrin and now has switch to Acetal. Not being acquainted with either material I can't say why, cost? the acetal is EZer to machine? at any rate. The acetal top give the wave a cool-spartan look, but it seems a shame to hide the machine-work on the blocks. I should have a few NB blocks within the month. From what I understand, Eddie is having a bit of a problem keeping up with the demand for his waterblocks (a good problem to have).. I am very glad to see this guy and his work gaining a wider market..He makes a kickass product..
Great project, been lurking on this thread for a while but thought I'd better post a quick compliment with some info
Re: the delrin/acetal point - AFAIK Delrin is just a tradename for acetal resin, like Lexan for Polycarbonate or Lucite for cast acrylic. I think the change in spec is just EK, very sensibly, switching to the same material for less cash...
hey btw thier changing the LGA775 RUMORED end of 2008 so prolly like 09 Maybe
SO u got LOTS of time
btw what are the system SPecs going to be for this build 8900 GTX ? 8950Gx2 possibly when the are released
coolrunnin is correct. But they'res no differences in price because...
They're the same thing. Delrin is just the DuPont brand name.
Both are Polyoxymethylene. But that's not something easy to remember or print on brochures.
That's not to say he'll be finished in 08...
I remember some project going on forever and ever and ever... I think it was called Soylent Green. Or was it Black Narcissus?
But nice to see you're going for top notch stuff again, MS. And if I went for some WC setup it'll definitly be Eddie's blocks.
OMG thats pr0 keep up the good work!
Thanks for the Acetal-information guys! How about working with the stuff? You know drilling/cuttting/sanding/polishing? Anything I should be aware of?
EVERY project I do takes a long time. At least a year! This is (will be) the final project (my trilogy-complete). We are about (6) months in.. but not sure if it's the halfway point..In fact the more I think about it, no it's not 1/2-FIN..
Does this mean that there won't be any more Projects/Logs made by you?
Correct Evenge... I become a spectator after this project..
Speaking of which.. What I have been working on.. The second radiator's mount. It will be a crossflow (aka though the case) setup.
another Innovatek (aluminum core) dual120mm
some 5mm black (opaque) acrylic
acetal rod (13mm OD)
I need the radiator's mounting bracket for a template, so first order of businness drill out the (4) pop-rivets holding bracket to radiator. Then (in order to put the thing back together and mount the rad and it's fans) drill/tap (24) holes to accept M5 bolts--a job in it's self..
Lets take a quick "look-see" at the Innovatek radiator:
turns out, the radiator (itself) is much thinner that I would have estimated. Innovatek's mount acts as a shroud, providing some-space between fan and radiator (a good thing)..
Back to work, acrylic. I chose acrylic for the rad-mount (instead of metal) in a hope it would/will be a bit less prone to noise (vibration).
Cut to size (via jigsaw)
the bend will become the base-mount and will end-up bolted to the cases divider plate.
that was about (6) hours work/play. Last picture, does that acrylic-gizmo fit the void in the case:
It's obvious, this cross-flow-deal is NOwhere near finished. Please understand, this will take time. This is perhaps the "most work required" mod on this project. This is phase-1 of .....hell, I don't know..
another (2) days off and more work should follow...
Its looking great MS, Keep it up.
all i can say is.. sexy! lol i want an update SOOON
progressing well.... though i'm sure there'll be a few surprises yet..
I cover it a bit in my plastics machining guide. Acetal is a dream to machine, even easier to work with than aluminum. Basically use all of the same practices as you would with aluminum, but be more vigilant in keeping it from heating up excessively. It's used to make all kinds of low to medium pressure housings for regulators, water pumps, and paintball mechanisms. It's much more moisture resistance and durable than comparable high density plastics, and has a very low coefficient of friction.
You cannot however flame polish, solvent weld, or heat-warp it.
If you need any specific tips shoot me a PM. I've made a few things out of it before.
You've made panda cry.
Anyways, nice progress on the project, looking forward to future updates.
Really nice work so far though, looking forward to how this turns out
hey thats looking good
great idea for the rad placement as well would have never thought of it!
wow those ek blocks look like pure quality
what do u mean by crossflow rad no clue what u mean or the idea with it
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