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Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by Durvelle27, Jul 13, 2013.

  1. Knight091

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    Put it on eBay...lol. If someone can sale the worlds longest French frie on eBay for 300 USD. I think you can sale a used water cooled card...:p
     
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    ^^^ on those 7870s id suggest gettin waterblocks for the vrms, they get extremely hot!

    unless the aftermarket sinks are huge with ample airflow itll be Ok but they do get hot.

    thats just me tho.

    oh and the AM3 mount for these xspc are crap they bend and flex easy. the block is good tho!
     
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    The natural airflow in my case keeps them cool, depends how much you trust your airflow, mines really good.
     
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    Its pretty good just needs one for 140mm fan in the front
     
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    I'd hedge my bets, with the 140 at the front and the air flow from the radiator(s), you could run the heatsinks passively. Your internal case temps will be very low, because heat wont be dumped inside from the CPU or VGA's anymore.

    EDIT: I ran my GTX 780 VRM's and VRAM without any passive cooling for 2 days while I waited for my heatsinks. No problems.
     
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    its slightly different when ya have a lot more volts, have the cards sandwiched together and these HD7*** vrms do get hotter than nvidias from what i know of.
     
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    This thread is way too long. Durvelle, if your going to do it the right way, take my advise and just build a loop for the CPU now and use the parts I recommended earlier. When you get more $, add on the loop for your GPU with a full cover waterblock.

    I have never seen a thread go so long on something like this. It seems your blowing smoke and not doing anything. Do it right or don't do it.
     
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    If you read any other post before this page you would see one of my GPU's does not support a Full Cover Waterblock and that most of the parts have already been gotten
     
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    Didn't see that but like mentioned. Build your loop for CPU 1st then cool GPU. IMO 7870 is not worthwhile to watercool anyhow. The performance gain aren't worth it.
     
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    I thought about that also but its still worth having the Universal GPU Blocks for when i upgrade to the HD 9000 series.

    But most of the stuff has been bought

    Feser X-Changer Dual 240mm Extreme Performance Radiator
    XSPC Acrylic Dual 5.25in. Reservoir
    Swiftech MCP655
    1/2" Barb Fittings
    5/8" Barb Clamps
    PrimoChill PrimoFlex Advanced LRT Tubing 7/16"ID x 5/8" OD - Clear
    IandH Dead-Water Copper Sulfate Biocidal PC Coolant
    Fluid XP+ Industrial Grade Deionized Water


    but haven't gotten the CPU block yet as i'm still deciding on which one i want to get
     
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    im not sure then if its neutral it may work. and i know your point, waste of money for dyes. especially if you end up draining or what have you. why not coloured hose?
     
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    Welp i was thinking of a colored hose but then i started wanting Blue LEDs and the Bay res is clear and shows the water and i think the flow of blue water would look sweet.
     
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    when i had the clear hose in, you dont even see the water move LOL

    only in the res ya see a surface ripple.

    ask rcoon hes running white coolant maybe he sees it move.
     
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    hes offline.

    Want ppl to look at the res and see the blue water :D
     
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    Do not use Dyes or dyed water. It gunks the blocks(s) up.....
     
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    been reading around see alot of sites saying food coloring is safe
     
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    What thermal compound would you guys recommend or does it not matter. I currently have been using XIGMATEK PTI-G4512 thermal grease with gold grade thermal matrix filler particles.
     
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