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Can someone identify this water block component?

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January 13, 2007 2:29:17 PM

I've been entertaining the thought of purchasing a Danger Den full coverage water block (Tyee) with my soon to be video card (ATI). I'm aware of the extra weight and stress these blocks can add to the card and slot. Can someone identify these support post that combat the issue?



a c 112 U Graphics card
a b K Overclocking
January 13, 2007 2:52:37 PM

that almost looks like someones inventive solution....

I like it.....clean and effective....you know you can use a stick of wood or anything to hold hold the card...i cant see those water blocks being that much worse than some of the big ass coper coolers.....
January 13, 2007 2:55:07 PM

I was thinking that it might of been fabricated, but both pics resemble the exact setup by different individuals.
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January 14, 2007 3:24:28 AM

Looks like a piece of acrylic tube or something. Probably not something you can get at a computer shop but ask around at the local plastic manufacturers. That looks rotationally molded to me.
a c 112 U Graphics card
a b K Overclocking
January 14, 2007 2:22:09 PM

BUMP

Sure does, and its a great idea....

After all you get a tube...cut to length

Put on end over the wateblock screw...then wedge it on the case floor(not too much pressure)....slap in a screw at the bottom(from the outside of the case...) to stop it from sliding.....bam....travel friendly(well more travel friendly) water cooling...
January 15, 2007 6:17:21 AM

Looks to me like someone got inventive with some perspex or plastic tubing. That particular stunt isn't all that new either - I've been hearing of it and seeing it since heavy coolers on gfx cards started getting popular.

I've even seen them with CCFLs used inside them.
January 15, 2007 6:45:36 AM

Was gonna say that. I used to have a 4" CCFL supporting the corner of my card because the screw to hold it down was stripped out. Just propped it up and everything worked fine.
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