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Holst 28th June, 2002 09:01 AM

Maze 3 warning
Im not sure how accurate this info is but i thought id post it up.

Apparantly the lucite top on the maze 3 can warp causing it to leak. Dangerden are selling a replacement copper top to solve the problem.

Personally id buy myself a OCPC neptune over a maze 3 (they use more expensive perspex)

One very interesting point in that bit tech thread was using a plastic top with water channels and barbs built into it as a cheaper and more efficent way of making a waterblock. I think thats a very good idea with allot of potential

SiGmA_X 28th June, 2002 09:53 AM

Would you recommend a MAZE3 with a copper top if you were getting one? Would it improve cooling, too?

The Spyder 28th June, 2002 06:46 PM

****- im canceling my order!!! But i live in USA- cant get one- but- im reordering it with the coppertop!

The Spyder 28th June, 2002 06:50 PM

I just read that "forums posts" and NO WHERE did i see anything about warping-

Holst 28th June, 2002 10:07 PM


Originally posted by The Spyder
I just read that "forums posts" and NO WHERE did i see anything about warping-

The Lucite cracks or warps causing leaks - basically DD took a gamble with Lucite instead of the 'proper' material Lexan (polycarbonate) which is much stronger. The gamble has not payed off !
Quote from that thread.

Ive seen several reports about the maze 3 leaking, i dont think its a widespread problem but its something to be wary of.

A copper top probably wouldnt give any better tamperatures (being quite some distance from the core) It certainly wont look as pretty.

Its a shame you cant get the OCPC blocks in the US, they are very good.

Thats not a great pic, look at the OCPC site for more info.

For some off reason i cant get the [IMG] tag to work, hopefully super will fix it

webmedic 1st July, 2002 05:06 PM

If they won't ship here how bout you send me one and I'll pay you instead?

Holst 1st July, 2002 08:08 PM


Originally posted by webmedic
If they won't ship here how bout you send me one and I'll pay you instead?
Email Den or Jesfm at OCPC, or post on, im sure they will be able to arrange something.

If not email me.

SiGmA_X 2nd July, 2002 05:15 AM

Is the Gemini Spiral better then the MAZE3? If I'm OC'ing (And I am!) could the Lucite warp on the MAZE3? How much heat would that take? The Spiral has a Lexan top... How much heat would it take?

eobard 2nd July, 2002 06:10 AM

I'm still trying to find 3/8" to 1/2" fittings for my Swiftech :rolleyes: but thanks for the heads up.

The Spyder 2nd July, 2002 08:19 AM

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SiGmA_X 4th July, 2002 03:24 AM

Is that your's, Spyder?

And about pumps, a store in Portland is selling 80GPH for $19.99, so if you want one, tell me. I don't know if you really need more GPH then that...

surlyjoe 4th July, 2002 06:54 AM

the gemini blocks are gonna cool better than the maze, and the working temp of lucite/acrylic and lexan/perspex is not that far apart, I cant imagine a waterblock getting even close to that temp, especially on the back side!!! (well if its got water in it anyway) :rolleyes:

SiGmA_X 4th July, 2002 07:22 AM

Yeah, it sounded a little far-fetched being even thin lexan can with stand small caliber rounds for 50 feet easily... :)

Random Nonsense 4th July, 2002 10:28 AM

I expect its a pressure issue, not a temperature one.

SiGmA_X 4th July, 2002 11:04 AM

So wouldn't that be too much pressure on the mechanism that attaches the lexan to the block, not the type of lexan/copper/etc?

dimmreaper 4th July, 2002 08:26 PM

I think Random is talking about water pressure, not mounting screw pressure. A non-vented closed loop system can easily exceed 10PSI once the water warms up . . .

SiGmA_X 4th July, 2002 09:35 PM

Oh, right :o

I was saying that if there is too much pressure on the *glass* then wouldn't the problem be the type of mounts for the glass to the block, and not the type of glass?

Random Nonsense 5th July, 2002 11:17 AM

lexan, perspex or whatever is a hell of a lot more likely to bend than to stretch the bolts holding it down.

Orbit 6th July, 2002 02:42 PM

I'm using a DD Maze3 with the clear top, and so far, so good. My cpu temps do not get over 40 (when I didn't have an air conditioner for the room), and now they stay in the mid 30's C.

I'll definately be keeping an eye out for leaks now, though. It's been in and running for at least a month now, no problems.

The Spyder 7th July, 2002 12:16 AM

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I have one..... they look great- heres a pic- i think thats thick enough- dont you? (Srry for the crappy pic)

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