Homemade water block help Tags: Heatsinks Cooling Overclocking Last response: January 18, 2011 12:50 PM in Overclocking Share homemadecooling January 9, 2011 7:30:44 PM Hello everybody i need help with a design for a waterblock for cooling my i3 i have all the materials i need acrylic + copper and a drill press thx for any advice More about : homemade water block saint19 a c 266 K Overclocking January 9, 2011 9:19:01 PM I suggest you buy the water block, I know you can save a lot of money building your self, but if your don't do it in the correct way your components will dead as soon as you use it. Outlander_04 a b K Overclocking January 10, 2011 3:29:26 AM Id only consider building a water block if you have access to a milling machine. Surface area inside the block is critical . It cant just be a hollow chamber or it wont transfer hat to the water effectively . Leave fins internally that dont impede water flow . After you have completed everything else is the time to lap and polish the contact face to the cpu Related resources Homemade water cooling Case (DIY Fan Controller) - Forum Exploring Below Ambient Water Cooling - Forum Water cooling options - Forum Zany home-made liquid cooling idea - Forum Homemade Heat Sink (or other creative ideas) - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer rubix_1011 a c 318 K Overclocking January 10, 2011 12:15:19 PM ^Yes. Shadow703793 (in this forum) has already gone this route. You are going to need more than just a drill press...you will need a milling machine. Questions: 1. Why do you want to make your own? Do current blocks not work well for you or do you just want to try and see how you do? 2. Have you done research into the design properties of a waterblock, especially for a CPU? There are specific reasons they are designed (internally) as they are. homemadecooling January 18, 2011 1:00:00 AM Just made a new gpu water block, modeled after the heatkiller 3.0 and yes i do have access to a cnc milling machine, i will post pictures tommrow. homemadecooling January 18, 2011 1:00:34 AM Thanks for the help guys, i just got advice from a friend and showed me a good design sorry i didnt reply back. rubix_1011 a c 318 K Overclocking January 18, 2011 12:50:53 PM Curious to see the pics and some testing to see how it performs. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumDIY water -cooled system? ForumHeat Dissipation Via Your Home Cold Water Pipes ForumNeed help with a Water Block for my GPU (Pics Inside) Forum[ water cooling help ] water block compatibility ForumHelp :: looking for EVGA GTX 670 SC 4 gb " water block " ForumAwesome Water -Cooler Finished! Forum[WANTED] XSPC GTX 670 Razor Water block ForumEVGA GTX680 Water block ForumBenefits of water cooling! ForumBuilding water cooling system for 2 GTX 480, any advice? ForumFixed Voltage ForumEk water cooling kit + gpu? ForumOverclocking Help - Athlon II x4 620 ForumI7 950 >84C under load! HELP Forum[Help] q6600 + p5kc voltages More resources Read discussions in other Overclocking categories CPUs Motherboards Memory Chipsets Heatsinks Water Cooling Intel AMD !