Hey guys, so here's an update with what's been going on.
I actually emailed the chinese seller for a week or so before buying.
I told him I would be purchasing this card
And that card's PCB looks like this.
So he did infact send me the right waterblock. I was just an idiot for not correcting myself.
I decided that since it's my fault, I will not pursue to return the product and get a refund.
As with the XFX 7870 PCB problem. I received a newer revision of the card.
XFX did not change the part number or anything when they had their new PCB revision, making it impossible to differentiate which one is which.
I'll be selling the card locally for $180 or something, and buy something else.
As for the temperature questions.
My house is set at 24deg, at 100% load, the core voltage is .992V
Ambient at 33deg (around 10% cpu usage).
My temps have fallen down to 15deg according to RealTemp. (Core 1/4)
I have 3 math tests this week so I did not overclock yet, I'll try to overclock next weekend since I'm interested in temps myself.
Also, I believe that I might've screwed up the thermal paste application because I accidentally slid the block while it was on the cpu. Will reapply next weekend along with the overclock.
Meanwhile here is a quick pic of the build right now. I still need to do a lil cable management.
First time WC'er. Let me know if you guys have any tips for improvement that I can do for next weekend.
I initially was going to put a 140mm Corsair AF140 at the back. But the tubes were in the way and didn't work out. Also, that fan is loud as crap, for a "silent" fan. I'm really happy with my Gelid Silent 12s. They can push pretty nicely for the price I paid for them ($6), they're actually silent at 1k rpm.
I mentioned this before, but my TX850W is now the only audible thing in my rig, and it annoys me so much, even though it is barely audible.
Also, an update on the pump.
I placed this under the pump
I can run my pump at 100% and it is silent.
Turns out the pump wasn't make the noise, it was the vibration. Once I got the vibration under control, it's silent as ****.
Originally Posted by sinnedone
OH and the radiator, thats rust and it will eat through that cheap metal in notime. Clean it off with a small wire brush or dremel brush then paint it with some black radiator paint. Thats easily had on ebay for a couple of dollars.
Not rust, every place that has the paint chipped off are dinged. The paint comes off easily.
Originally Posted by Madvillan
Well, at this point you might as well do a CPU only loop and just slap an antec 620 on it
someone had to say it
My general understanding is that now, many prefilled loop's results are comparable to custom loops, and much more cheaper. Custom loops are pretty much for enthusiasts now.