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CPU Waterblock Choices...

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by Sasqui, Dec 19, 2008.

  1. Sasqui

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    So I'm slowely getting parts for a new W/C loop.

    So far I have (all still in boxes!):
    • Swiftech 655 Pump
    • Swiftech 320 radiator
    • Resevior (TT)
    • Assorted Koolance barbs and fittings 1/2" and 3/8"
    • CM HAF 932 Case

    I'm starting with the CPU, will likely cool the GPU later. I'm looking at:

    • APOGEE GT
    • APOGEE GTX
    • D-TEK FuZion

    One issue is the Gigabyte GA-965-DQ6 board itself - it's got the dreaded "crazycool" heatsink on the back of the board behind the CPU. I've read this makes mounting of blocks with retention plates difficult.

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    Anyone have any suggestions?
     
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    APOGEE GTX in my opinion, but im not sure about that plate on the back? maybe just get rid of it if its a problem
     
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    the best waterblocks on the market now are the fuzion v2, swiftech gtz, ek supreme and heatkiller rev3.0. but i dunno about the backplate :ohwell:
     
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    To be honest, with only 1 block in the loop, restriction is a moot point. None the less, the fusion is a good block.
     
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    Yea, totally agree. In the future, I may have a NB and Vid card block in there as well, so more flow = better :)

    Wish gigabyte didn't add that stupid plate. I did read a few forum posts elsewhere where people indeed removed it.
     
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    Well, my case among others comes with the space to mount a thin 80mm fan behind the mb.
    Solves the cooling issues.

    And I see Mark (MKmods) is mounting a 120mm fan behind the mb on his current project.
     

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