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    Home made waterblock retenion mechanisms

    I need a way to attache a waterblock to my CPU. I have two to choose from, one is drilled for slot cpus, and the other has 2 holes on opposite sides of the block. If anyone can hook me up with a place where I might be able to score some free image hosting, I'll post pictures.

    Anyone got ideas on someone with VERY limited metal working skills and tools can hold down one of these suckers? Thanks very much!
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    you could justattach the pictures to your post
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    Doh! I haven't tried posting a pic with the new chat setup, but I gotcha, here they are.

    The measurements are my best estimates and all the possible mounting holes are circled, but I'm open to creative hold down mechanisms. It's going on an athy XP btw.
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    socket A motherboard mounting holes are:

    <-- 66.09mm -->
    ^
    | 36.14mm
    v
    Perhaps you could redrill blocks to use these holes if it doesn't drill through a water passage.
    Another option is finding a piece of sturdy steel or Aluminum and making a holddown plate to sandwich your block to the motherboard holes.
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    That might work, only problem is, I'm using an MSI K7T Turbo , no holes, just tabs...
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    Upgrade time, I think.

    Honestly, I've tried making retension assemblys that just used the socket clips before and I've always succeded in a burnt chip or really crappy waterblock performance.Those blocks look home made, so I doubt if preformance is top quality to begin with.
    Its hard to custom make a clip or fastener that exerts pressure in exactly the right spot for good heat transfer.
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    You could buy a hold down here for $10 (+shipping)"

    http://www.caseetc.com/cgi-bin/caseetc/WC-423.html

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