Well folks, This site has given me the itch! I want to water-cool my DA. So, anyone have experience with Sonnet products? Google is a complete blank but I still have hope! I appreciate any and all comments.
I have plates made to mate up Giga Designs processors in the DA/Quicksilver, but I am not familiar with the heatsink mounting holes on the Sonnet. If you had a picture with the heatsink removed I could tell you for definite if my hardware would fit.
The part you are showing is a good part (swiftech I think), if you are going to watercool a dualie, it's a question of whether the copper bottom will stretch over both processors. Then you have to work out a way to hold it onto the processor. Would be good if you find a way though.
Tidewater will cool your VGA, but you will need a pump, resevoir, radiator, fans & tubing for the processor. That's why I used the aquagate mini, with the bits I had machined above, it kept the component count down. Anyway good luck with whatever you decide to do and dont forget to show us the pics!
Thanks Aqua, Since it's a single I'm not too worried. Luckily, I still have the stock 466MHz to work out a design on. It's going to work with me tomorrow ;D. Let's see, 2 4-axis CNC mills, a CNC router (aluminum only), 5 press brakes, a Strippet punch, a 100 ton puch press, a full manual machine shop, 2 TIG welders and about 15 GENIUSES to run it all!! Is there any thing I can fab for anyone? Aluminum and Titanuim (which now costs as much as Silver ) are my specialites. So, if you need something send me a sketch or CAD file.
Wait a sec! There's no PM feature (SD's has me ruined) hmmmm. Time to free up the e-mail address. I'll fix that right now.
Steve, Quick tech question. I've banged out a hold-down plate at work today (not pretty, but it will work. I think Pics soon) but it uses the three main CPU mounting points (for stability reasons) and I was wondering if I was going to accidentally electrify my bracket/water block/God knows what else using this idea. I think that would be bad. Am I crazy or is this a legitimate concern. Thanks for the input before I smoke something.
I think you may be OK with DA, although Quicksilver does indeed use one of the studs to power the cpu. I would hate for you to fry your processor/PSU, so to be on the safe side I would put a volt meter from each stud to earth while the computer is powered on. I was going to say you will be OK, but who knows what variants Apple used between DA & Quicksilver? Always best to cover all bases. I know if you use a Quicksilver CPU in a DA, you have to run a power wire to one of the studs to get the thing to boot, so I tend to think you are OK here with DA, however best not to take any chances.