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Unread 03-18-2003, 06:28 PM   #1
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Default how about showing some oldies....

Yes, I am seeing so many new block threads here.... It makes me feel good to see the hobby take flight.

Lets see some oldies too... as in, if you are so fortunate to have been doing this for a time now... show us your very first attempt at a water-block.

I will show mine, But I am going to have to ask that everybody first promise, not to LOL at me...
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Unread 03-18-2003, 06:44 PM   #2
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Hey I promise I won't laugh. I'd actually like to see everybody's early blocks too. I'm gonna be getting into making some myself before to long. Seeing everybody's top end blocks is kind of intimidating for somebody wanting to start. It would also be nice to see people's whole collection along with listings of tools and methods at the time of each block. Good idea for a thread, I'm gonna keep my eye on it.

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Unread 03-18-2003, 07:40 PM   #3
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Well fear not, you will be hard-pressed to get much easier than this......


This block was made with a hack-saw , a cordless drill, and a M5 tap. some solder for the gasket\o-ring and some goop.

the two plates are Aluminum (anodized), would you believe that... anodized no less.... hehehe

absolutely nothing as far as inside geometry.... just a thin flat water cavity.... obviously the 2 bolts sticking out, for attaching it to a P2 233Mhz cpu, ( giving a clue as to its age there)

this specimen is still very much alive, though not in use right now. ( for obvious reasons)




It pre dates to the late 20th century and was a one-of

performance..... well all I had to go by, at that time, was some extremely crappy Pentium heatsinks, This was long before all these nice oversized heatsinks came into existence, so obviously I was absolutely ecstatic by how well it performed... and from there the reason I'm here now, a complete and utter noob when it comes to high performance CPU heatsinks.
I guess I just never felt the need to get a heatsink-upgrade anymore...

Now all I need to figure out, is how to get the 3 year warrantee on a new CPU, without getting the fan and sink along with it....
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Unread 03-19-2003, 03:18 AM   #4
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this was my first block, it was never going to work from day one because of sealing issues but it was fun making it. It was only a year ago though








made with a hacksaw and a hand drill
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i will have my first block here.... in time
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Unread 03-19-2003, 07:28 AM   #6
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Hey #Rotor,

My "first" block was a cross-drilled copper plate, which I don't have anymore. This one is a little over a year old...

My AX-7 waterblock


Modified heatsink


Injector assembly


11 deg C over ambient on T-bird @1620 MHz, 1.85 Vcore
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Ok, this is my first attempt to not-frying-my-comp-by-putting-the-water-in (and keeping it in )

Simple Z block, 10 mm copper slab, drilled with 6 mm bit, holes plugged with hinges for woodden doors, sealed with liquid metal. Barbs are cut off air compressor quick connects. The block was mounted with a piece of plexy on two diagonal mobo holes.

It was made last summer (I think I started making it in july)...

Fun Fun Fun!!!
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My first ever water block, uf that was long time ago I don't even rememver any more, for my celeron 266 cpu that was overclocked to maxumum bh6 mobo allowed 533 MHz using 70W TEC. It was made from two aluminium plates drilled inside (similar to #Rotor, but with no pins and then epoxied and bolted together from then on I'm strictly watercooled and loving it

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Hehehehe, when I get home I will show my first one. All I used was a hand drill, 1/4" NPT tap, crecent wrench (to turn the tap), and a hack saw. A 1" thick chunk of AL. Will post some pics when I get home...
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Here are some of my original water cooling and related pages from about 4 years ago. Hehe, pretty interesting how I started.

http://www.wsu.edu:8080/~i6735189/cpu/tubeplate1.html

http://www.wsu.edu:8080/~i6735189/cpu/waterbox.html

http://www.wsu.edu:8080/~i6735189/cpu/insulation.html
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Hehe N8 looks like you were much more hardcore back in the days
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Unread 03-20-2003, 09:43 PM   #12
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I has the inlet and the outlet on the side. The water went in, up through the hose on top and down into the other channel and out.


This was with a Duron 600 on a Epox 8K7A. Overclock shown in the pic. I was running 2.05Vcore.
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Here is the first water Block from now defunct Coolchip.com. Built for the Celeron 300a. Also a pic of the Celeron Sandwich heatsink that predated water cooling. these pics are circa: 1998



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Mine is not very old, I jumped on the water about a year ago.

This started as an attempt of doing a high performance copper heatsink given the absolute absence of quality ones on the local market. I soldered pins made of stiped electrical wire to the base.

After some months of use, being very tired of my fans noise, I modified it for water. Made a case with flat fiberglass plates bonded with quick epoxi and brass pipes. It did a good job for about 6 months until it started leaking; the quick epoxi was softened by the water until one of the brass pipes comes loose. Fortunately there was no damage.
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