Originally Posted by MGrant1957
here's the update:
New Processor is an Opty 185
New RAM is 2GB of Corsair Twinx-2048-4400PRO DDR550
New watercooling system includes:
water blocks for CPU, SB, motherboard VRM, both 7800GTX cards,
both VGA VRMs, and 2 custom backside RAM blocks for the backside RAM on the
video cards. 2 2x120 blackice pro radiators, DD12vD5 pump with 1/2 inch tubing
on the cpu, SB, and GPUs, with 1/4 inch on all 3 VRMs and teh backside VGA-RAM
stock CPU settings is 200x13 for 2.6GHz, I'm hoping to get 3.2GHz
from what I've read, this RAM tops out around 280MHz
and the video cards run stock at 460 and 650 core/mem, I still have to see how far
I can push them on water.
what I really want to do is through in a few peltiers... on the CPU... the VGA chips...
and maybe the VGA RAM and SB though I dont think it will to much good on the SB.
If you're going to go to all that trouble, you might as well just do water cooling instead. Peltiers can be dangerous.
RAM isn't going to get very hot and nor will the southbridge. GPU RAM will get hot, but there isn't much reward in cooling it. If you're going to go to extreme cooling methods, it would only be worth it for CPU and possibly GPU. RAM needs nothing more than a heatspreader and possibly a fan.
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