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04-30-2005, 07:22 PM
Well unfortunately I didn't take pics along the way but the build was simple. I will note that I have been told the base plate should ideally be 3/8 - 1/2 inch thick or you will have big swings on temps. With that being said I will post some pics then explain the build.

The first is a failed attempt. The way I attached the base plate left me no good way to attach the studs. I tried tapping partially drilled holes only to snap my tap then followed by snapping a drill bit when I tried to relocate the holes. The one with the studs in it leaked around the studs hence the pc-11 trying to seal it. (didn't work)
http://img166.echo.cx/img166/2710/picture0338mx.th.jpg (http://img166.echo.cx/my.php?image=picture0338mx.jpg)

Now the succesful one followed by the build instructions.
http://img166.echo.cx/img166/8343/picture0365pt.th.jpg (http://img166.echo.cx/my.php?image=picture0365pt.jpg)

http://img251.echo.cx/img251/7417/picture0376de.th.jpg (http://img251.echo.cx/my.php?image=picture0376de.jpg)

I had an extra DD MAZE4 here so I pulled the base plate off it. Inside was the maze design with a large o ring around the outside. I figured it would make a nice base plate. I believe it was a 1 5/8 inch coupling that fit the slot where the oring was. so I brazed it into place. Following this I grabbed a piece of 2in. copper and brazed a cap on the bottom. I then grabbed a 1 3/4 inch hole saw and drilled through the cap and pipe. I then set the base plate and extension in place. I used vice grips to hold it from falling in. I brazed one side and removed the vice grips. I then brazed around the other side. I didn't clean it or sand it up. The only place I cleaned is where it makes contact with the gpu. I then slide screws through the mounting holes. I wanted to fasten them so I only had to worry about the nuts on the other side. Once in place I used a copper reinfoced epoxy called nu-doh. The stuf is great and hard as a rock in 5-10 minutes. :)

04-30-2005, 07:56 PM
:yikes: Can't wait to see some results! What are you going to be running through the pipe?

*EDIT* I see your other posts! DIce!

05-01-2005, 03:47 AM
Kewl, results, results. . . . . . . Post them . . . . . . . :yup: :coocoo:

05-01-2005, 12:37 PM
Well it's going good so far..
05........8,156 (http://service.futuremark.com/compare?3dm05=815681 )
03........17,496 (http://service.futuremark.com/compare?2k3=3936908 )

Once I start upping my vgpu I think I will have to switch back to ATI Tool since tray tools maxes around 800 :fire:

05-01-2005, 12:48 PM
Nice! That would put you around 3rd on the Orb for ATI 850XT series! :thumbs:

05-02-2005, 02:43 PM
8,240 (http://service.futuremark.com/compare?3dm05=815832) ......05
17,591 (http://service.futuremark.com/compare?2k3=3937048 ) ......03

If OPP ran a PE then I have the #1 non-pe on the ORB. Otherwise checking all X850's I rank #4. As for 03 again if OPP and mikead ran PE's then I have the #1 non-pe. Otherwise out of all X850's I am currently #6 gonna have to see about changing that next weekend. :deviltail

Android Vageta
05-02-2005, 04:20 PM
Effin niiiiiiiiiiiiiice!

05-02-2005, 06:12 PM
Damn, not bad for some copper and solder. . . . . . :rock:

Android Vageta
05-02-2005, 06:19 PM
:yikes: Next you need to MOD IT! :rock:

05-02-2005, 06:23 PM
How long can you play a game at those clocks with that set-up? Just curious to know how long the dry ice lasts.

05-02-2005, 06:49 PM
I think i remember someone mentioning. around 20pounds of dry ice can last for a days worth of benchmarking.. so prolly the same applies for gaming ?

but anyway..

harley.. all i have to say is..

YOUR CRAZY!!!! :rotflmao:

05-02-2005, 06:51 PM
:yikes: Next you need to MOD IT! :rock:
It is modded lol. Actually just soldered a molex on with each lead tied to the card for my read points. ;)

As for how long it lasts well...... I normally fill the tubes up enough for the bench run I am doing. I guess if I fill them all the way maybe 15min. or so lol. CS:S might be a good one just have to take a lil extra choosing weapons. :)

I bought 45lbs sat. morning. I benched Sat. night a good bunch of hours Sun. and am finishing it off now but can't get my VX to cooperate. :|

05-02-2005, 07:04 PM

Definitely an intersting experiment. Now go bug the OCZ guys for help with your VX :D

05-02-2005, 07:11 PM
Ah gave up on the VX lol shifted bk to my plats. almost out of DI and no score improvements yet. :| Guess it'll havta wait till next weekend gonna build a new cooler w/ thicker baseplate. :shhh:

06-29-2005, 03:56 PM
GJ dude !!