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Hey, just wanted to share this:


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If they F'd up then you might still have a chance to get your money back (if the hs is still intact smile.gif). Most likely, someone did not update this list and didn't realized this Asus model is a non-reference, hence the "under investigation" designation. Good luck again dude thumb.gif

That under investigation deal is because of me lol. And unfortunately the hs has already been hacked down in size lol. The whole ordeal didnt turn out very well though, so i didnt go through with mounting and running it. They asked me to send them pics of the pcb yesterday, which i did.
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That under investigation deal is because of me lol. And unfortunately the hs has already been hacked down in size lol. The whole ordeal didnt turn out very well though, so i didnt go through with mounting and running it. They asked me to send them pics of the pcb yesterday, which i did.

Let's know what they say smile.gif
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Haven't heard anything yet since I sent the pictures. I doubt I will too. But the heatsinks should be in sometime today, waiting on the mail still, but I checked the package tracking site, and it got to my town this morning! All I gotta do is slap on the heat sinks, slap in the card and finish my last to connections on the waterloop, filler 'er up and im golden!
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Drumrole please....

WATERCOOLED DCII! lol

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Annnnd, one with the flash.
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So. I don't think I will ever buy from Swiftech again after this little experience. To much headache, little to no support from the company, and their waterblock are a pain. I was unable to put on a regular compression barb onto the waterblock, weak. Oh well. I even went ahead and move my tower from where I used to have it, to a table right to my left so the sexiness is being shown off right away to whoever walks in lol.
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Looks great smile.gif. Use extenders to clear the pcb and that will allow you to use compression fittings. That's one of the reasons why I always go with reference design, the fullcover waterblock will fit and no messing around. Though, you saved and pulled this one this one off quite nicely.
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Isn't that the stock DCII vrm heatsink with added ramsinks? Btw, you should get a thermo gun, it's a good thing to have around in this hobby. Anyways, check your vrm temps since the vrm sink is designed to have active airflow over it with the stock cooler.
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Looks great smile.gif. Use extenders to clear the pcb and that will allow you to use compression fittings. That's one of the reasons why I always go with reference design, the fullcover waterblock will fit and no messing around. Though, you saved and pulled this one this one off quite nicely.

Thanks, didn't think I was gonna need any kind of extenders when I bought everything. But now that I got it all together, I'll grab some at a later time. For me, its a "shoulda, woulda, coulda" situation when it comes to a reference card. I was one of the first to buy the DCII's, as I bought this the day it launched. I never even thought about watercooling it, and I still had a H50 on my CPU at the time =\. Oh well! lol.
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Isn't that the stock DCII vrm heatsink with added ramsinks? Btw, you should get a thermo gun, it's a good thing to have around in this hobby. Anyways, check your vrm temps since the vrm sink is designed to have active airflow over it with the stock cooler.

Yes, that is a stock heatsink. Still in the learning process with everything (thought it was covering MOSFETS???)....what is a thermo gun? lol. Been running it like this for a few hours now straight. No issues whatsoever.
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Temp gun, they're lotsa fun. They're also awesome for checking tire temps if you're a parking lot warrior.

[ame="http://www.amazon.com/Raytek-MT4-Non-Contact-Thermometer-Sighting/dp/B0002198GY"]Amazon.com: Raytek MT4 Mini Temp Non-Contact Thermometer Gun with Laser Sighting: Home Improvement[/ame]
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laser thermometer works too. I see that the middle 140mm fan is pointed at the 580 so that should be enough air flow imo.
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Temp gun, they're lotsa fun. They're also awesome for checking tire temps if you're a parking lot warrior.

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I may look into it at some point. I dont plan on using a universal waterblock + heatsinks in the future. I plan on buying a reference card once Kepler launches and get a full waterblock ASAP. Haven't decided what brand yet since it will be my first time. Read good things about EK, but have been looking at Heat Killer stuff too (I like aesthetics). And I'm having the dilemma of what I want, either a 680 card, or wait for the 690 to launch...but I keep thinking back to how the 590 seemed like an utter failure when it first came out.
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