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I have a daisy chain of zip ties holding my card up, didn't seem to add any noise. If you look in my picture you can see it bottom right.
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i just have a bunch of small/med zipties in a ziplock bag, i took the one that was about the size of the hole in the top corner of the PCB, routed it through the hole, and the zip clasp on the other end was big enough to catch, then just connected 2 more end to end, the last one coming through one of the HAF922's top radiator holes, then i add another ziptie on the outside of the case and clip the edges, I'll take photo's when i do it,... its hard to explain.
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I know this isn't the right section for this but what do you guys think about this proposed loop setup for my new build?

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475

This is a quick MSPaint mockup. Flow is from upper 5 1/4 bay res to pump in the bottom of the bay, to the first 240 rad behind the second 240 rad, into the lower 7970, up to the upper 7970 and on to the upper 360 rad, back down to the mosfet block, to the CPU block, to the chipset block, and then finally back to the res.

I'm hoping this setup will allow me to really test the limits of these cards and this CPU.... thumb.gif
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Cpu first, then x. Why you use mb blocks? They're hyper restrictive, so if you use them i would move the cards closer together and go parallel on them. Edit that, 1 and 4 are the x16 slots, but it looks so wacky having them that far apart lol.
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lol, 3820 at 4.87ghz. This one pushes 5.1ghz, though the last time I tried it was with a 5450. Will push my way back up but quads do make it harder.


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Dude no offence but chill out. Just have patience its been 2 days at a notoriously slow processing company. Even their website says to allow atleast a week for processing. If in a week you dont hear anything, then be my guest and make all the noise u want.

How about this: Had to RMA my Sapphire 7950 reference after a week because of artefacts at stock clocks. Took a month to get it back from Hong Kong. Open it up, heat sink is attached by ONE screw and the other 3 are broken and wont screw back onto the heat sink no matter how hard I tried. Send it back AGAIN for another month of RMA processing... NO ON BOARD VIDEO (at the time)

What I did: As soon as I RMA'd the reference, I went and (locally) bought a Sapphire OC 7950 dual fan, which I have loved ever since I got it, and sold the reference on eBay upon return. It was great that the prices all went down on the whole range too over the time my card was being replaced, because it meant that I was lucky enough to lose 2 months of my original card AND around $200 in postage and lower sale price *sarcasm*

My point? Unless you get a replacement from the store that you bought the card from, RMA's are a pain in the ass. I don't think that there is a way around that.
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I don't know, I had a month and a bit RMA for my 580 in February, and I really enjoyed that time. It was great to take a break from gaming, I only had my laptop to use and I ended up doing a lot of things I never would have done if I'd had my PC.
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Can someone help me please I bought powercolor 7970 videocard, but I can't get my second monitor to turn on, I've tried all the combinations with the cables:( I can't find anything about this problem on the net. I'm sure I'm doing something wrong. the second monitor power light is blinking, in catalyst controller I can see both monitors
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I don't know, I had a month and a bit RMA for my 580 in February, and I really enjoyed that time. It was great to take a break from gaming, I only had my laptop to use and I ended up doing a lot of things I never would have done if I'd had my PC.

Yeah, problem with that was I had just built my PC a few months before that , so I was hanging to keep learning KB+M and everything else associated with moving from console to PC. So yeah I can understand having a break might have been nice, but when it is not the only thing that you do, generally I have other things to turn to when I just don't have fun gaming for any given period of time. Which is not that often anyway smile.gif
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Cpu first, then x. Why you use mb blocks? They're hyper restrictive, so if you use them i would move the cards closer together and go parallel on them. Edit that, 1 and 4 are the x16 slots, but it looks so wacky having them that far apart lol.

I've been watching tons of W/Cing vids on Youtube and most say that the order of your loop doesn't really affect temps that much (Linus said the difference between the hottest and coldest water in the loop is less than a degree). Apparently you are just supposed to set it up however is aesthetically pleasing to you. I'm still a noob to all this though so I definitely have more research to do.

As far as the mobo blocks, I just like the way they look (plus the SB-E mobos do have trouble with cooling because of the limited heatsink space around the added RAM slots). I think the MCP655 should be plenty to run this loop, don't you?
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