Originally Posted by derickwm
You need some blocks on those GPUs
I know but I'm kinda on the fence on that decision.
Not sure if it's worth it to spend $300+ right now on GPU Blocks when the GTX580s are nearing their production end-of-life run and will be replaced by something newer from NVidia (which I always end up getting right away).
So If I wait I can then pickup whatever the successor to the 580 will be and get the models with the preinstalled blocks (i.e. EVGA Hydrocopper etc).
Aside from that, I'm also still debating if I should run a separate loop for the VC's or just use the same loop and add a couple of Rads (120.3 x 2). The Rad(s) is going to be external since I don't want to tear my case apart and start cutting metal only to be able to install a 120.2 at the bottom of the case (800D). It might seem like a big case out the outset but it gets small in a hurry when you start adding WC parts.
So right now I'm trying to come up with an external rad moutning solution first (that doesn't look like ass) before I decide on whether to wait for the new cards or just get blocks for the ones I have now.
When I do finally go water on the VC's I'm going to give tri-sli a shot just because it's expensive, unnecessary and just plain excessive
Then there's also the fact that I'm not sure if I'm going to be able to unmount those Arctic Cooling Heatsinks since they were installed using a Thermal 'Adhesive' that came with the Cooler. Those Coolers take up a hell of alot of space but are a huge improvement over stock.Edited by Homewrecker - 1/17/12 at 9:05pm