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Old January 17, 2010, 01:13 PM
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Default Home made i7 water block

Just recently upgraded to an i7 so I thought why not try to make a block for it ...here are some pics and temps after first oc attempt...Im using a pa140.3 with 3 noctua 140mm fans ....all parts were machined by hand using power tools and jigs

would appreciate if you could share your temps of your w/c i7s at different speeds and voltages for comparison

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Old January 17, 2010, 01:18 PM
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Whoa. Nice. Very nice. Can you enable HT, and reload?

I have a 920 C0 at 3.9, HT enabled with a lapped D-Tek V1 / PA120.3 combo with triple YLs. Temps under load are 60C.
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Old January 17, 2010, 01:20 PM
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Define hand tools and jigs... like a drill press? Or a manual milling machine?
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Old January 17, 2010, 01:26 PM
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Wow. You don't see a lot of people DIYing waterblocks anymore.
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Old January 17, 2010, 01:38 PM
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Ahh, no HT. Although you might have a really good chip too. I'm still dialing in my D0, currently at 20x185 with the gear in my sig. Load temps are low 50's.
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Old January 17, 2010, 02:00 PM
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no milling machine was used ... drill press for the mounting holes, router with a 1/4" spiral bit for the block
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Looks a bit restrictive...any chance of some more shots of the block???

Also, what pump do you use??



Other than that...great job and it looks pretty sweet with those green LED's.
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1.33vcore for 4.2 ghz no ht...will try later with ht on


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Even if it doesn't do as good as a commercial block, that's pretty damn awesome! Good work!
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Whoa hoho. That's radical. Wait, are you using 2 tubing sizes?
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