I would probably have used JB Weld or something similar, but I hope it holds for you under tension from the mounting screws. Nice approach for problem solving!
That's a unique method to extend the block, but I would think about soldering the two pieces of copper rather than using epoxy.
Not trying to be overly critical, but why couldn't you source a small piece of copper (and save money) rather than purchasing the extra block and destroying it?
very nice work getting the Motherboard blocks to work for you instead of against you. Look forward to seeing more progress on this unique build. Sorta like a "poor mans MM case" lol
Sweet liquid cooling set up. never seen one with metal tubing. Since you took the time to to do this I was sitting here wondering why you did not take the time to paint the case or to spend a bit extra and get illuminated fans?
Oh its not metal its clear... My eyes must be going at the tipe age of 29. Are you going to use
UV reactive cooling and black case lights?
Ok, that is just nuts how you shaved off the rounded bumps from that block. It really looks OEM...actually, the black and copper look better because I prefer your finishing process over the original.
I'm absolutely amazed. I've seen lots of custom work over the years on here and in CPU magazine, and custom wooden cases are cool and all, but you're modifying well beyond something like that. Big picture stuff I get bored with, like an amazing case mod. I'm not yet an engineer, but custom cases are too artistic and flashy and I find that boring given what the project is for--a computer. You're focusing on functionality with some "holy crap, he did that?!" style, minus the obnoxious, loud muffler and huge wing bolted onto an artsy modded case with lots of flashy lighting, a la fast and the furious...I can't stand all those lame LEDs in computers. Your attention to detail on the water blocks is nothing short of badass, and from what I can see on the other side, I'm excited to see what you post next.