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this will be awesome i think, subbed :toast: keep up the good work
 
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First shipment of goodies arrives today. Pics to come.
Any ideas on the best way to run the tubing?

I'm thinking
Start -> Res/Pump > 2x140 Rad > CPU > VRM > VGA > SouthBridge > 120 Rad -> Res Pump - Finish
or
Start -> Res/Pump > 2x140 Rad > VRM > CPU > VGA > SouthBridge > 120 Rad -> Res Pump - Finish

Suggestions?
 
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i've heard its best to alwys do the cpu first, ?
 
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Res/Pump > CPU > 120 Rad > SouthBridge > VGA > VRM > 2x140 Rad-> Res Pump

this is how i would go about it cpu first than cool down the water a bit with the single than go to the bottom work ur way up southbridge vga vrm than pump it all through the 2x140mm for final cool down than done thats how i would do it
 
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that is SO HAWT! :roll:
 
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Koolance 2x140mm Radiator with Bitspower matte black 1/2" fittings.


EK DC 4.0 Pump with reservoir combination with Bitspower matte black 1/2" fittings and plug.


 
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those blocks are sexy

what color of coolant and tubing are you going to use?
 
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Using no colored coolant, that leads to build up, and possible both bacteria and algae growth which leads to premature loop cleaning. I'm using the best stuff, distilled water with pt nuke. The tubing will be white. ;)
 
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Me likey . :toast:
 
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So, huge issue. Looks like XFX uses their own PCB for the 5770, EK block will not fit. My mistake for not researching the XFX model I went with, doh. RMA requested, hopefully I can get this Diamond one as it is one of the very few TRUE reference designed 5770 cards.
 
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http://www.overclock.net/ati/641684-warning-xfx-5770-now-only-using.html

So mad at NewEgg right now.



I ordered my XFX 5770 based on the pictures on NewEgg. I wanted the reference design which you can see in the image above, notice the two CrossFire headers. Welp, what I got was XFX revamp, the one with only one CrossFire header. Sadly, NewEgg doesn't seem to give a crap. I explained everything in my RMA request, they still charged me the restock fee and of course I have to pay for shipping. So -1 for NewEgg for completely ignoring my reasoning and not stepping up and fixing the mistake that their images on their product listing are wrong. :\

So, if you are planning to watercool a 5770, make sure you get a real reference design card so you're $80 block fits. lol, shrug.
 
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buuuuuh shame on newegg :shadedshu
 
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Random offtopic post:

You take pretty good pics johnny. What camera you using?
 
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its not all about the camera, its about lighting, tripod, and the right settings :)
 
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Random offtopic post:

You take pretty good pics johnny. What camera you using?
Thanks! I use a Nikon D40 with a Nikon 35mm f/1.8 lens. :rockout:

its not all about the camera, its about lighting, tripod, and the right settings :)
Very, very true. You can have the best camera in the world, but if you don't know how to use it, you're pictures will still come out crappy.
 
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Thanks! I use a Nikon D40 with a Nikon 35mm f/1.8 lens. :rockout:



Very, very true. You can have the best camera in the world, but if you don't know how to use it, you're pictures will still come out crappy.
+1 on that :toast:
 
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Welp, did the initial power test to make sure all spliced fans were operational, everything seems good. Just waiting on the CPU block and 5770 from Kantastic to arrive and I should be in business. :rockout:
 
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nice, keep'er clean :p Hopefully one day I WC my GPUa nd add a rad to the top of my case. Atm I just have a rad/res combo on the back of my case.

how much longer before you have this complete?