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This looks great, I will be using this as reference because I will be doing this for both of my 7970's, cpu and chipset, and I am very excited to see what can be done with the 600t.
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This looks great, I will be using this as reference because I will be doing this for both of my 7970's, cpu and chipset, and I am very excited to see what can be done with the 600t.

I'm excited to see how it goes. I think two GPUs would look better, and I may make the change in mine. I never use anything that requires a graphics card, though, so it's hard to get excited about. Plus I made the mistake of buying a non-reference graphics card, and the GPU block only has bottom connectors. I may switch to two 680s when they come out.
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You would have to ask a lot nicer than that, maybe even buy me a 480 radiator to test it out lol. I am trying to stop modding, upgrading so much. I am just a poor white boy. But when I get board, I start thinking of what I could do to push the limit even farther.

If you want to test out your rig and its cooling system. You can help OCN achieve its goal of 5 billion points in BOINC. If we get it by the end of this months BGB, Admin will donate a GTX 560 448 and a couple OCN Ducky keyboards, along with other member donated prizes.
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I'll do what I can to help!

I just ordered a 7950 (same power as the 7970) and EK water block. I hate not having the top ports on my GPU block, so I corrected the mistake I made with my 570 and ordered a reference card. This will make things look cleaner in my rig and make a crossfire upgrade (which I may or may not do in the next week or two) much simpler. I don't like the look of the VGA bridge adapters, but it would have been about the only way to do it if I ordered a second 570 to match. This 7950 gives me more power and options.
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Scratch that, 7970, water block, face plate and back plate are on the way. Also purchased some high quality tubing to help avoid the plasticizer problem I'm having with this Primochill. I'm going to try orange, pink, and blue dyes. I'm thinking orange will be my color, and I'll paint everything accordingly if it looks the way I'm hoping.
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check mine out please?
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Yours looks great phillyd!

So I'm working on my plasticizer problem. Here's a picture of a new Primochill tube (top), two week old Primo (middle) and a new chemical resistant Tygon, which is much more cloudy and stiff than I expected:

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Here's the Tygon and Primo installed. The Primo is MUCH more clear right now, but the Tygon is clearer than a plasticized Primo tube. I'm going to see how both of the tubes handle the next two weeks of pink dye (not the color I'm going to end up with, just a test).

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There's a good chance I'm going to switch all tubing to white like my original plan. I like seeing the white through the openings in the monsoon fittings. Here's a tube of white I'll also be testing:

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Sorry the pictures are sideways. I'm not sure how to put them right-side up.
Edited by DrJns - 3/10/12 at 3:06pm
post #68 of 116
try to get some cheap stuff from lowes or home depot. mine works great.
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try to get some cheap stuff from lowes or home depot. mine works great.

I see they look clear in your build log. How long have you had them installed, and are they still just as clear?
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try to get some cheap stuff from lowes or home depot. mine works great.

I see they look clear in your build log. How long have you had them installed, and are they still just as clear?

ive had em for maybe a month, and yeah, just as clear. nothing but distilled water and a drop of algae killer
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