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Ordered a Dwood custom bracket for my card. Should be coming later next week.

 
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@bmgjet yes i could have done that. I also could have lapped my gpu's and both of my water blocks, installed two new fans and gutted two old fans to kill the dead spot, ran a vent hose thru my window to get the cooler air from outside the room, and a few other of your great ideas.
If im not happy with the temps i still could buy the 2nd thermaltake water 2.0 pro and use one for each card and have the lowest temps for bragging rights if i thought that would really help me in the real world. Doing video editing, gaming and whatever i want to run on the computer I want a reasonable solution for a minimum total cost that will help people keep their cards cool and machine quiet. I also wanted great cooling on my vrms and memory. I had an idea and saw it through hoping to help the guys that have sli and crossifre setups to have a relatively simple way to help continue this mod and solve a complicated issue as easy as possible. Im still waiting for my mounts so i can reseat the Gpu block. Quite frankly I think you are jumping to conclusion a bit early at the expense of this mod. This dual gpu mod will never get the same temps as a dual clc. However it is a much cleaner install with less parts and low total cost. All you really need is a 49mm rad kit , mod a old gpu block or pump/block and 2 1/4 fittings. The themaltake unit i picked has 2 quiet fans included. Remember that this is the first time i attempted to check temps and this is still a work in progress and the artic silver has not even had time to cure yet.
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I should have the side case fan issue solved soon and i think that should also improve my temps.
However, while my crossfire is working Im still not showing any card information for the 2nd card with the amd app. Only the fan speed shows up and even tho i set the fan speed manually with the checkbox @ 100% it still says 20%.
In gpu-z everything shows up.
This is my first real attempt at water cooling other than my thermaltake water 2.0 extreme. So im not used to the software yet.

Is there a way to monitor both gpu temps visually while i run benchmarks?
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Perhaps if your keyboard has a LCD screen or afterburner oc software has an overlay onscreen for all the data.
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Guys forgive me for being curious. I'm doubting about going for WC full block or maybe air AC Accelero Xtreme 7970? Or maybe I should go with something else? I already have WC installed for CPU but not sure what would be wise to do I might grab another 7970 along the road so silent is a must thus good heat dissipation under OC conditions?
Any suggestions? rolleyes.gif
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@Gorki what kind of water cooling do you have for that i7? Is it a traditional water cooling setup with a pump and resivoir or a closed loop cooler?

Btw that looks like a nice fan setup. But it depends on how sensitive you are to sound. Im assuming there will be a heat increase in your case with that system.

If its a open system and you dont want to go full water block Swiftech has a hybrid solution,
http://www.swiftech.com/mcw82vgawaterblock.aspx without further reading It looks like the 7900 series waterblock would be the correct one.

http://www.swiftech.com/hd7900-hsf.aspx here is the heatsink page for the 7900 series there are two options, one for the 7950 and one for the 7990.
There is a chart at the bottom of the page to see if it will fit your particular card. Most heatsinks have a place for a fan.

some cards have effective vrm and memory cooling after removing the heatpipes. It really depends on the card and your personal preference.

Otherwise You could go with one clc for the video card and do the mod. If you have room you could put in 2 like bmgjet did. But You would need a copper shim to use the mod. I for each cooler.

Im working on a new possible option where i added a gpu block to a clc but its a new idea and not fully tested.
On the same lines there was a Asetek deal on ebay that sported a pump/cpu block and a 2nd waterblock that some are attempting to cool 2 gpus using the MOD
but again this is not a proven solution yet because we havent even seen the hardware. if still available it was 69.99 Im thinking its a closeout. Out of the box it looks like you could zip tie the units to both gpus or get brackets made from artisans in the group but again this is NOT a tested solution yet. if interested search ebay for asetek and look for the unit with the 49mm radiator and a pump/cpu block and a gpu block.

Im guessing this is the type of info you were looking for...

Guess what showed up in the mail today? My Chmodlab mounts!
Ill put up a few photos after i get one of them installed on my rig.
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sunset1, I'm cooling it with custom loop, RX480 in push combination overclocked @4.5Ghz. I'm also considering adding another RX240 on bottom once I switch to 800D case.
I was looking at the swiftech block you mention but doing the math 56.95+39.80 = 3$ difference versus this and I doubt I could have future proof with MCW82. rolleyes.gif
Regarding cpu blocks and complete solutions, antec 620 are not available here only H40,50,60,80,100
I'm not too sound sensitive but this stock cooler for 7970 is really annoying.
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wow thats cheap. I mean not expensive at all compared to my opton. And i think you hit it right on the head about future proffing gpu blocks these days. the adapter for the shim is 30 something plus ship. If it doesnt come with the block. Thats probably old text that needs to be changed.
I would let the guys here with more knowlege on the mod chime in and also check out the regular water cooling areas for help. Im new to watercooling. It sounds like you are not. ;> I figured with more information to go on someone else could point you in the right direction. Btw that sounds like a cool system. Literally. Good luck its time for bed.. actually about 6 hours ago. Just one more mod... :>

Ok made a few changes to my system. reseated both gpus mx-4 used. Had to rework my heatsink a few times. ugg.
added 2 different fans to the dual gpu rad so i can use my thermaltakes on the cpu for push pull. I will update a bit more but i need a break. I havent seen my kid all day. :<<br /> Oh yea side pannel on with fan.
ran for about 5 min for idle test.
35.0
gpu1 35.5
gpu2 30.5
gpu3 30.5
vrm1 31.
vrm2 26.
2nd gpu
34.0
gpu1 34
gpu2 29.5
gpu3 29.5
vrm1 32
vrm2 26

24.2 ambient
under load 3dmark 11 performance test. Highest heat score found.
first card
50gpu
50gpu1
50gpu2
49gpu3
40vrm1
26vrm2

2nd card
gpu50
gpu150.5
gpu250.5
gpu3 49.5
vrm1 40
vrm2 26

As you can see im pretty damn happy.. thumb.gif
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for what your doing sunset i would be pretty happy with those temps. Two cards daisy chained and 57c max during a benchmark is pretty impressive. Idle is a wee bit high if it were a single card but with two on one rad its actually very decent. Ive found that after a certain point no matter the oc or volts the temps just reach a peak and go no higher. Ive found that my card will reach a hardware max before temps ever hold it back.
cant wait to see all the results thumb.gif
You went with chmodlabs mounts, i always wondered what they would look like if you were to press a small LED light against them. The whole mount with a glow ..... biggrin.gif

Same, before I put the mod on my GPU, I could just BARELY do 1100MHz without running into heat and sound issues, but with the mod, I'm nearing 1300MHz (at 1245MHZ now, going to have to up the voltage more to get there, but the VRM's even run cooler now with the 620 on), and barely breaking 60c (max I've seen is 62c, under furmark load).

This thing is a monster now, massive performance with minimal heat AND NOISE (that's the part that annoyed me the most, the LOUD reference fan on the 7950).
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The mod is the best thing I did to my 6950 temps are low 30s idle n I've never seen them go past 50 I use a gelid vrm sink on the vrms and they are cooler at load than they were under stock heatsink
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