Production Aquanaut Combo/Extreme [Available] - Ultra Low Profile CPU Block & Pump Mount Combo

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Aquanaut is an ultra low profile CPU block & pump mount combo optimized for space saving, clean and minimalist custom loop builds. It is now offered in 2 versions:
  • Aquanaut Combo - available now
    • OG / basic / budget model
    • Stock configuration or standard builds
    • Features : cold plate with micro fins / reserve flow / mounting kit options (AM4 or 115X)
    • Support DDC Laing compatible pumps
  • Aquanaut Extreme - available now
    • Advanced / enthusiast / premium model
    • Stock or OC configurations, premium or high end builds
    • Available in POM (black) + copper OR acrylic (clear) + nickel plated copper cold plate
    • Bigger cold plate with best in class high density fins ~0.2mm (width/gap) & 40x40mm (coverage)
    • Features : forward jet flow / fill ports / both AM4 and 115X mounting kits included
    • Support DDC Laing compatible pumps
    • *Upgrades for Intel LGA 1700 mounting will be available for purchase
Combo
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Extreme
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Aquanaut Combo - Installation Guide (video)

Aquanaut Extreme - Installation Guide (video)
 
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Nouvolo

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Design & Development Log

  • Product Name : Aquanaut
  • Description : Ultra Low Profile CPU + Pump Water Block
  • Pump type : Laing DDC / VTX (standard) / (EK) SPC
  • CPU : 115x/AM4 compatible
  • Dimensions: 86(L) x 62(W) x 24(H) mm (without pump)
  • Material : CNC'ed acrylic / POM (water block), nickel plated copper (cold plate)
  • Mounting and screws: all M4 (length: 10mm/12mm), for pump not included
  • Others: jet plate - experimental *Update: no jet plate included in latest version
* Jet plates will not be included going forward, it does not give noticeable temps improvement, but only increase restriction, hence requires higher pump power/pressure. Aquanaut is a reverse flow water block, and does not benefit much by using jet plate.

  • Apr : [prototyping] 3D printing (acrylic top) - DONE
  • Apr : [prototyping] cold plate sourcing (with micro channels) - DONE
  • Apr : [prototyping] mounting bracket for 115x/AM4 - DONE
  • May : o-rings sourcing - DONE
  • Jul/Aug CNC acrylic top - DONE
  • Aug : Beta testing - beta testing (Google) sign up form [link] for SFF community (cutoff 31 Aug 2020) - Closed
  • [Milestone] Sep : Early testing orders shipped (22 Sep 2020). SFFF Community (testers) feedback.
  • [Launched] 1 Oct 2020

 
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bricemx

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Just something to mess around while staying home, still figuring out channels for the metal block. ? May (or may not) see the light of the day. May just make a dozen for enthusiasts, let me know if you are interested. Suggestions welcome.

Specs
  • CPU : 115x/AM4 compatible
  • SFF Case Compatibility : CPU height clearance of 60mm (including Steck)
  • Dimensions : 86(L) x 62(W) x 20(H), excluding pump

Me I'm interested in this, let's give it a try and see how it perform.
 

Navidson_Record

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Also very interested, however I do agree with a previous comment of just making a top for a preexisting block.
Either direction, I'm still very interested.
 

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So far so good ?




Note : The block does clear the ram slots
 
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Nouvolo

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Also very interested, however I do agree with a previous comment of just making a top for a preexisting block.
Either direction, I'm still very interested.
That will be easier yes, but worry about the after sales support I need to provide... so many different water-blocks out there. I will try provide the metal block also, to make it a more complete product.
 
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lehman

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Just DDC for the moment. Updated specs.

Are the mounting dimensions the same, 50mmx500mm? Need to find the SPC specs before I can confirm.

Yes, the SPC pump has 50mm x 50mm mount pattern. I have one torn apart for my pump block modeling if you have any questions about it.

Lehman
 
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Yes, the SPC pump has 50mm x 50mm mount pattern. I have one torn apart for my pump block modeling if you have any questions about it.

Lehman
How about the impeller? Diameter of the cavity? And how much does it stick out from the body of the pump? Well will be best if I can find the dimensions of the top.
 
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Shatrod

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Is it possible to extend the block a little bit here and there to cool the vrm and chipset too?