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Watercooling Powercolor HD6950 2GB

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Hi all,

I am wanting to watercool the card in my rig, it is the version with the twin fans, and well... lets just say either they opened an airport next door to my house when iw asnt looking, or they are REALLY noisey! (this is my second 6950, while the otherone did make a bit of noise it was nothing compared to this!!)

I have tried watercooling int he past, and, well, it wasnt very successful to say the least, i got decent temps etc, but i suffered from leaks on a regular basis. this was probably down to me not knowing what i was doing!

Anyway i have done some more research, and just wondered if someone(s) would be able to help me design a loop for my gfx card.

i only want it for my gfx card as that is the nosiest component (dBa tbc when i find a free app on my phone) i have a few bits left over from my main loop and just wondered if any of it was useful?

They are:

XSPC Dual bay Resevior & Pump
XSPC RS240 Rad
XSPC RASA Universal GPU Block
XSPC RASA CPU Block
Phobia G-changer 240 Rad
Magma Twister Fan x4

What i was thinking was to reuse none of that! however, if there is somethign useful there, please let me know.

Space requirements both internally and externally stop me from using the 240mm rads, so ideally i would like to find a decent 120mm rad and arrange fans in the most efficient way possible.

Im not adverse to using the Res&pump, its 750lph which should be more than enough for a single card, the only issue would be that there may be an excess of pipe, due to the positioning of the res in relation to the gfx card. i guess if i got a drain port and mounted it at the bottom of the loop that owuld make drainage a lot easier too, so that isnt a worry.


Again, becuase of space i have 2 areas to position the fan, either the exhaust (this might collide with my h100 Rad will check) or at the bottom next to my PSU. i realise this is kind of slapping physics in the face, as heat rises and all that, but my options really are that limited, unless i want to mount the radiator on the side of my case, which... in all honesty i think would be a bit dangerous given my track record!

Well, there is my problem, apologies if its a little hard to follow, i'm typing it as i think it.

Any help and advice would be appreciated!

Thanks!
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Intel i5 3570k Asus Sabertooth Z77 PowerColor Radeon HD6950 2Gb 4 x 4GB Corsair Vengence Red 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Hitachi 7200RPM SATA 3.0gbps Generic DVD ROM Corsair H100 Windows 7 Ultimate 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Edge10 22" Widescreen DGM 22" Widescreen Microsoft Sidewinder X6 Corsair HX850w 
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CM690 II Advanced Logitech MX Performance Mushkin 120GB SSD SATA 6.0gbps 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Hitachi 7200RPM SATA 3.0gbps Generic DVD ROM Corsair H100 Windows 7 Ultimate 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Edge10 22" Widescreen DGM 22" Widescreen Microsoft Sidewinder X6 Corsair HX850w 
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post #2 of 2
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Hi,

I'm very sorry my original post seems rather disjointed and hard for even me to follow!

basically what i meant to ask was, is what i have good enough to cool the gfx card?

the waterblock is irrelevant as i want to buy a full cover block.

i've tried to break it down a bit:

1) Would there be a problem by using a 750lph pump ie - is there too much or too little flow?

2) Would a 120mm rad do the job? or should i try to find somewhere to fit one of my 240s?

3) If i were to use a 120 (which is my ideal solution!) what would be the most efficient fan set up?

Sorry for all the babble in eh first post, i was trying to give as much info as possible!
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5 3570k Asus Sabertooth Z77 PowerColor Radeon HD6950 2Gb 4 x 4GB Corsair Vengence Red 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Hitachi 7200RPM SATA 3.0gbps Generic DVD ROM Corsair H100 Windows 7 Ultimate 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Edge10 22" Widescreen DGM 22" Widescreen Microsoft Sidewinder X6 Corsair HX850w 
CaseMouseOther
CM690 II Advanced Logitech MX Performance Mushkin 120GB SSD SATA 6.0gbps 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
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Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Hitachi 7200RPM SATA 3.0gbps Generic DVD ROM Corsair H100 Windows 7 Ultimate 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Edge10 22" Widescreen DGM 22" Widescreen Microsoft Sidewinder X6 Corsair HX850w 
CaseMouseOther
CM690 II Advanced Logitech MX Performance Mushkin 120GB SSD SATA 6.0gbps 
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