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Case Mod - In Progress Project : CopperHead: 6/4/09 Orange:

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by modsquad, 27 Jul 2008.

  1. Predatator295

    Predatator295 New Member

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    I love all the work you do!!! plizzzzzzzzzz don't stop this mod!
     
  2. modsquad

    modsquad Grease Monkey Undergraduate..

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    Thanks Guys!
    Spoke with Fred Stinger last night.. it looks like a custom CPU waterblock for this project is going to happen.. :thumb:
    It will be made of all-copper (polished) and threaded for G 1/4".. the G 1/4" thread was a bit of a sticking point. Fred is an old-school NPT-barb guy.. I am going half on the tap with him to close the deal...
    I month ago, I never heard of a stinger water block.. I just stumbled upon them.. Here are some pictures of his work, both new and a few years old
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    an all-copper one, like mine will be..
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    still need more MOTM votes..

    need help paying for that one-off stinger..;)
    I am trying to get him to build some X48 chipset blocks as well.. not as much luck in that vain.. but I have a plan! more on that, soon..
    have a great weekend Gentleman..
     
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  3. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    You got my vote mate. Beautiful looking block they are. Very nice attention to detail on Fred's behalf. They look very well made.
     
  4. modsquad

    modsquad Grease Monkey Undergraduate..

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    From what I understand, with a good backing plate
    and pressure, the stinger is said to out-perform "big name" blocks.. But, in my 7/16 OD loop not sure if the flow will be there for world class temps.. Not the reason I want one IMHO, they look great. As long as performance will be on-par with other main-stream blocks, I am happy..
    No details yet (price or time-frame) on the stinger. I will let you know ASAP, I also asked Fred to take and send me some "work on progress" pictures..
    more soon
    MS
     
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  5. Burnout21

    Burnout21 Is the daddy!

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    are those barbs custom turned, and how the hell did he tighten them, finger tight with PTFE tape?
     
  6. Langer

    Langer Jesse Lang

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    @burnout - he likely uses a strap wrench. Also ModSquad mentioned that scorpion uses NTP threads, which are a tapered thread frequently used in hydraulic applications - a very strong hold w/ tight seal.
     
  7. jhanlon303

    jhanlon303 The Keeper of History

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    This one got my vote today. It's just over the top. :thumb:
     
  8. ice-tea

    ice-tea Mr.PC-Max

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    Nice waterblock but I thought you going to get the new Watercool HK3.0?
     
  9. AFX

    AFX "Bling" Silver Mountain 2

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    Oh my that is one nice looking block!
     
  10. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    That's some nice stuff. With that kind if skill it's odd he isn't making his own O-ring sealed barbs too.:eyebrow:
     
  11. modsquad

    modsquad Grease Monkey Undergraduate..

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    A agree, perhaps in the future he will. NPT and barbs are a thing of the past (IMHO). Today, it's all about G 1/4 and as you said o-ring barbs (compression fittings in my case)..

    @ Burn21 -- yes Fred does make his own barbs, in fact he adds some sort of nozzle inside the inlet barb.. This was a bit of a issue with him not wanting to do a G 1/4 thread for my block ( he also does not have the tooling).. But at the end of the day we came to terms and my-stinger block will be tapped for G1/4..

    @ ice tea -- Langer is the guy who will be using the heatkiller stuff.. I like there blocks very-much, but I want something different (unique).. The all copper stinger block will be that.. I may use heatkiller stuff for the videocard and/or X48 northbridge.. At this point in time it seems only danger den has a X48 northbridge waterblock..

    @j303 -- much-thanks!
    @AFX -- I think they look cool..
    MS
     
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  12. mr_carl

    mr_carl New Member

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    As allways a really good jobb on the modding and off course a vote from me :rock:
     
  13. modsquad

    modsquad Grease Monkey Undergraduate..

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    Thanks MC
    Just checked out your project.. Very-nice..

    STINGER NEWS
    it's now-confirmed.. This project will have a custom (all-copper) CPU-waterblock..
    I just sent-off a "down-stroke" payment to FS..
    Which is close to the budget for this machine for October.. Out of money is not always a bad-thing.. It forces you to use your imagination instead of your credit card to mod the box...:D

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    Hadrurus arizonensis pallidus...............:thumb:
     
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  14. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    That is great news. I am really looking forward to seeing your water block. If you don't mind me asking how much does a full copper block cost. It looks cool, I may invest in one for a later mod.
     
  15. modsquad

    modsquad Grease Monkey Undergraduate..

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    Not cheap, that's for sure.. $ 250US...
    PS just checked out your project.. Very nice work..
     
  16. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    $250US...hmm not cheap but definitely worth it.

    Thanks MS.
     
  17. modsquad

    modsquad Grease Monkey Undergraduate..

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    Back in Black

    Only a small update this weekend (sorry)..
    Friday morning brought me a box from the good-folks at
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    Yes, that is correct.. Danger Den gear making it's way into this project !! Can you believe it, non-German waterblocks in my machine.. they sent me a t-shirt with the blocks, that's what made me do-it..
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    a MPC-Universal Chipset Block ( both these blocks have DD's optional brass tops )
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    this is the only game in town for Intel X48
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    nice-work danger den..:thumb:
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    good, but not-great..:nono:
    here is DD's chipset block:
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    both the universal and the X48, share the same (MPC) base..
    I want to watercool both north and southbridge on this project, but also want that custom Stinger to be the focal-point.. The answer is to "tone-down" both...
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    Yes, I now.. I painted the barbs.. It's only compression-fittings for me.. I have a box-full of "junk" barbs.. (IMHO) this is all they are good for...:thumb:

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    DD northbridge mounting plate.. sorry, but I don't what to read (see) DD and x38...
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    different paint (that will not attack plexi), but the same flat-black..
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    done.. just watching paint dry and drinking:
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    Until next-time.. All the best..
    MS
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  18. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    Shame you painted the blocks, they looked really cool. I guess you can't let them take the show away from the Stinger block though lol.
     
  19. modsquad

    modsquad Grease Monkey Undergraduate..

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    I agree. If the DD tops where copper I would not have painted them. The brass (IMHO) would have looked out of place, and I just don't like the look of the X48 northbridge acrylic top with it's DD logo and the "MPC X38"...
    I need say thanks to Danger Den for the above gear.. I have been lucky enough to get a good deal of help on this project thus far..
     
  20. mansueto

    mansueto Too broke to mod

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    Looking awesome as usual. You have my vote. Keep up the great work, and best of luck with your plans. I'm watching this one.
     
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