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I am really looking for some decent priced blocks for my 2x gtx 560s. I have been wanting to put them under water ever since i got them - i just haven't been able to find any supplier of decent wc gear for them here in Denmark.

So i was wondering if you guys had any suggestions? I have been looking at the HEATKILLER, but i thinks it's rather expensive x2 when it's not a universal waterblock.

I would prefer if you could find a great universal solution, but a nice decent priced block would be very well appreciated!

i am running my cards with a decent clock of 970 mhz core and 1.150 volts. I have noticed, that i tend to get driver crashes when the cards heat up at this clock, so i was wondering if the WC could stop this from happening? My thought is that the VRMs get too hot, and the voltage supply for the chips get slightly unstable? Its rather normal for these cards to hit 75-82c while maxed at crysis 1

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I'll bump it for ya. These are the cards I'm looking to get for my first build (see link below: Zero Point Build)

Don't have any overheating problems, but I'd like to try my hand at custom watercooling.
     
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the run supercool already.. i have mine oc to 1ghz and never go above 70C... plus the twin fozr heatsink is really quiet even at 100% i run mine at 70% during benchmarks/intense gaming...

The only performance gain to be achieved with water blocks are cooler temps... and it will give you a bigger headroom for overclocking, but that's somewhat dependent on your chips

EDIT: i haven't seen any other blocks besides heatkiller ones... you don't really have much of a selection just because not alot of people put blocks on 560s

http://www.frozencpu.com/cat/l3/g30/...ml?id=dBYbBTEH
Edited by badatgames18 - 5/6/11 at 4:54pm
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I'll bump it for ya. These are the cards I'm looking to get for my first build (see link below: Zero Point Build)

Don't have any overheating problems, but I'd like to try my hand at custom watercooling.
You're making a fine choice - these are great, mid-priced cards! I'm really impressed with them as far as performance goes, and it is totally sufficient for all games out there .. No need to throw away more money after 2x gtx 570 og higher

Have also just finished my first build 3 weeks ago .. First desktop pc ever, and was a complete pc noob until i suddenly decided to go for it Your build is looking really good aswell!
    
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Hi,

See my sig below for 3Dmark11 score and photos. I'm running those 560 in SLi with Heatkiller blocks and I loving it so far. I can see it's running cooler (32ºC idle and 42ºC load, room 24ºC) and must more quite than stock fans.
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Hi,

See my sig below for 3Dmark11 score and photos. I'm running those 560 in SLi with Heatkiller blocks and I loving it so far. I can see it's running cooler (32ºC idle and 42ºC load, room 24ºC) and must more quite than stock fans.
That's exactly the goal im attempting to reach, but i haven't been able to achieve a stable clock at 1 ghz yet - do you think the watercooling will help, since i could imagine it being more stable at 42 c than 80 c? Or may i just have dud chips?
    
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i am getting slightly higher 3dmark11 scores... with air

ive gotten up to 9603 for P score
http://3dmark.com/3dm11/1149508
http://3dmark.com/3dm11/1149549
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i am getting slightly higher 3dmark11 scores... with air

ive gotten up to 9603 for P score
http://3dmark.com/3dm11/1149508
http://3dmark.com/3dm11/1149549
Maybe my cards just arent up to it, water or not i guess?
    
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i am getting slightly higher 3dmark11 scores... with air

ive gotten up to 9603 for P score
http://3dmark.com/3dm11/1149508
http://3dmark.com/3dm11/1149549
ya, you OC'ed a bit higher.. i like "quite" computing though
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Maybe my cards just arent up to it, water or not i guess?
are your fans on auto? try setting a custom fan profile...70%

i haven't heard about many people getting their 560 too hot... hmm maybe you just lucked out on a so so gpu

EDIT: this is a slightly cheaper block
http://www.dangerden.com/store/dd-gt...rylic-top.html
Edited by badatgames18 - 5/6/11 at 5:07pm
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