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You should get EK VGA Supreme HF's instead. They're only about $10 more expensive too. The Swiftech MCW series blocks are crap. The XSPC Rasa GPU block performs better and it's in the same price range too, if you are on a budget.
I was mostly going off the fact that swiftech says the newer MCW82 has less restriction and better cooling performance. The EK block is only like an extra $8, but they have a really huge fiasco going on currently, so I'm kind of wary of purchasing their products.

http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/eksuhfnigpuw.html

http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/eksuhfacgpuw.html

I see "nickel" and they seem to be having issues with their nickel products... They look so awesome though.

Can anyone recommend me some heatsinks?

these are the options I see from sidewinder:

http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/memandvidcar.html
http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/scvgachcokit.html
Edited by Annex - 6/3/11 at 9:52am
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I dunno man, you should do a cost analysis because you could get 2 xspc razor 6870 blocks for just a lil bit more than going gpu only. The gpu only Razor is better than the switftechs and they are 60 bucks ea. Razor 6870s are 80-85 iirc. Then you need to add in ramsinks and plumbing gpu only blocks is more difficult/less aesthetically appealing. Years later you could sell them for 50bucks easy later. Imo if you got good use and enjoyment out of them for a couple years, they've paid for themselves especially if they prolonged the life of your cards.

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I dunno man, you should do a cost analysis because you could get 2 xspc razor 6870 blocks for just a lil bit more than going gpu only. The gpu only Razor is better than the switftechs and they are 60 bucks ea. Razor 6870s are 80-85 iirc. Then you need to add in ramsinks and plumbing gpu only blocks is more difficult/less aesthetically appealing. Years later you could sell them for 50bucks easy later. Imo if you got good use and enjoyment out of them for a couple years, they've paid for themselves especially if they prolonged the life of your cards.

Just my two cents.
I didn't know XSPC had a 6870 waterblock.. Google didn't turn anything up tho.. Got a link?

I see where you're coming from and I've thought about it for quite some time.. Full cover definitely looks better, and I definitely prefer it aesthetically, but the idea of having a fully transferable loop is just as appealing.. Down the road in a couple years, my 6870's will be obsolete, but my loop will still perform top notch, and I'll be able to water cool anything I put in my case.

It's a tough decision.. I could always go full cover and buy GPU only blocks later for any future upgrades.. At this point I'm kind of sold on going GPU only though. All the full cover blocks I've seen for the 6870 are $99+, and I'm not really willing to pay that at this point.
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I didn't know XSPC had a 6870 waterblock.. Google didn't turn anything up tho.. Got a link?

I see where you're coming from and I've thought about it for quite some time.. Full cover definitely looks better, and I definitely prefer it aesthetically, but the idea of having a fully transferable loop is just as appealing.. Down the road in a couple years, my 6870's will be obsolete, but my loop will still perform top notch, and I'll be able to water cool anything I put in my case.

It's a tough decision.. I could always go full cover and buy GPU only blocks later for any future upgrades.. At this point I'm kind of sold on going GPU only though. All the full cover blocks I've seen for the 6870 are $99+, and I'm not really willing to pay that at this point.
I made a mistake, was thinking 6970 block which is 85 bucks. Like you said, XSPC doesn't have a 6870 block. It's not a huge difference in price going from 85 to 99, but it's sizable when times two. I guess that means your headed to gpu only blocks, given the choice I'd go ek hf (non-nickel) then xspc.
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I made a mistake, was thinking 6970 block which is 85 bucks. Like you said, XSPC doesn't have a 6870 block. It's not a huge difference in price going from 85 to 99, but it's sizable when times two. I guess that means your headed to gpu only blocks, given the choice I'd go ek hf (non-nickel) then xspc.
I'm not even sure if EK has a non-nickel universal GPU block.. I could be looking in the wrong places.
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I'm not even sure if EK has a non-nickel universal GPU block.. I could be looking in the wrong places.
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=29679 the only one i've found, but with how they are handling it, i don't know if i'd buy ek products
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You may not be able to use the MOSFET cooler, but im sure this would cover the RAM quite well

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post #18 of 18
If you go the route of Universal GPU cooler here's what you'll need(what I went with)

2: Xpsc GPU Blocks
4: Barbs
4: Extenders
4: 90 degree angle adapters
Low Profile Ram Heatsinks
tubing

As for Rads, since I already had an RX240 which would probably had been enough I added a RX120 at the back. Reason I suggest the adapaters and extenders it allows for easier lining up of the tubing between GPU's. You will get a kink from the tubing if you just try running it from block to block

Res/Pump-Rad-CPU-Rad-GPU-GPU-Res/Pump is my loop.
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