Prototyping Fr33Flow 48mm CPU Block + Pump + Res (maybe)

bluestofblue

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I saw that Optimum Tech had a prototype that he was holding. Is there a chance this will be available for purchase before the release of the 3950x?
 
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HottestVapes

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Any sort of time frame for when this could see release? Really eager to get one as I doubt the pump off my Eisbaer LT240 will be enough for two 240mm rads and a GPU block, I don’t really want to import an Apogee II now if this could see a release by the end of the year.
 

Protools

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I've got a old Bykski pump which is suspiciously similar to EK SPC pumps, looks like from the same OEM.

Another option I think is Barrow's 17W pump. I don't know this OEM either. Touchaqua has the same pump(possibly) named S1 pump

All of these are the same size as DDC I think, with different mounting mechanisms.
 
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Wahaha360

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what's your expected timeline in relation to the T1? ......What was the decided best option for low pro fittings?
Any news on availability?
Is there a chance this will be available for purchase before the release of the 3950x?
Any sort of time frame for when this could see release?
The current plan is November. We have slowed down due to life interruptions, now we are back on track.

This is our aluminum functional testing prototype (missing one more hole for DDC out), once we test for pressure, we can move to POM.
 

AMv8-1day

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Awesome news man.
Life always gets in the way, but glad to hear things are rolling though.
👍
 

nisc

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Is eisbaer solo enought for a 200x200mm radiator + gpu block? (8600K + 1080ti)

 

ExplodingWaffle101

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Any updates? looks like the t1 is coming sooner rather than later, and I think some people dont wanna be stuck with a dc-lt (especially if/when the "perfect" 30fpi/25mm thick rad exists)
 
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Sashby

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Will the O-Rings be of a standard size so we don't need to cut and glue together our own if and when it needs to be replaced?
 

Sashby

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Alphacool launched those low profile swivel fittings seperately but updated with a lower profile compression fitting made of brass (the fitting is brass, cap is brass). Inserted height is 21 mm. Designed to be used with Alphacool's AlphaTube TPV EDPM tubing (similar to EKWB ZMT Tubing).

Alphacool TPV Series
Alphacool 90° TPV fitting is particularly low profile. The total height is only 26 mm. After screwing the connection into e.g. a radiator or CPU water cooler, the height is only 21 mm. A fitting cannot be designed much lower from our experience.
Alphacool sell these 90° fittings, although from what I could find these aren't sold separately from the expansion QDC tubing kits. Theses do seem lower in height in comparison to other 90° rotary fittings (whilst still maintaining G1/4 thread and a 11/8 tubing. Made from brass and painted matte black.

Edit: If the talks with alphacool go well to develop your block, maybe these fittings could be sourced from them as well (or perhaps G1/4 thread to 1/8 compression instead)

https://www.au.aquatuning.com/water-cooling/kits-systems-and-aios/internal-kits/alphacool/eisbaer/20857/alphacool-eisbaer-gpx-extension-set-900-tubes-and-fittings


 
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ExplodingWaffle101

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Alphacool launched those low profile swivel fittings seperately but updated with a lower profile compression fitting made of nlyon (the fitting is brass, cap is nylon). Inserted height is 21 mm. Designed to be used with Alphacool's AlphaTube TPV EDPM tubing (aka EKWB ZMT Tubing).

Alphacool TPV Series
21mm is in the realm of being usable with a 1 slot gpu block and having it be 2 slots wide. could be an interesting usecase for some (not sure about pump though)
 
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umicro

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@Wahaha360 I know you have a lot on mate, is this on the back burner for now? Just looking at options for a build. hoping this maybe ready for production soon
 
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