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go for a 690 SLI instead of quad 680, since you get the same amount of power but with less space occupied. or you can always cheap out and do a 670sli for waiting GK110. which is i think 6-7 months away, and if i were you i would go for a quad 690 and then buy the gk110 make a quad sli of 685 (680 rebranded GK110) or a sli with 695 (rebranded 690 w/ GK110) i made the models up btw, no guarantee it will be those. to conclude go for a 690SLI to save space. want to cheap out (even though real hard on this build) go for a 670 sli. or just buy one 690 till GK110 comes and make a quad sli.
1 GK110 ≃ 2GK104
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1 GK110 ≃ 2GK104

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post #853 of 3982
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I'm torn between a set of EK blocks or a set of AquaComputer blocks. I like the AC gpu blocks the best. But AC doesn't have a ram block that cools 4 sticks, which I would need. So I'd have to mix-match with another set. The AC CPU cooler looks pretty good, but doesn't really match the ram blocks....like the EK CPU and RAM blocks match. But maybe if I"m having to mix in some different motherboard blocks anyway, perhaps its not a huge deal. But I'll always envy those that have the matching MB, CPU, RAM and GPU blocks. There is just something cool about that.

From the looks of things, I'd say you actually have quite a bit of options where you could mix different brands and still have them look to be part of the same set. Consider some of the RAM blocks like MIPS ( http://www.aquatuning.us/product_info.php/info/p3106_MIPS-RAM-cooler-4-incl--4-RAM-Module-Nickel.html or http://www.aquatuning.us/product_info.php/info/p8650_MIPS-RAM-Cooler-7--Corsair---Mushkin-Edition--POM.html ); as far as I can tell, they do not put any brand labeling on the block so it could work with any other blocks that match the color scheme.
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1 GK110 ≃ 2GK104

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15 cores are roughly equal to 2x8 cores due to SLI scaling.
post #855 of 3982
I think mixing is fine if you have the same basic color scheme.

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post #856 of 3982
Maybe you can use a and still be able to keep four 680's 4gb and by the time the gk110 rolls out you will be ready for an upgrade anyways.

http://www.amazon.com/HOTER-PCI-E-Extension-Cable-Adapter/dp/B0057M1ZLE
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From the looks of things, I'd say you actually have quite a bit of options where you could mix different brands and still have them look to be part of the same set. Consider some of the RAM blocks like MIPS ( http://www.aquatuning.us/product_info.php/info/p3106_MIPS-RAM-cooler-4-incl--4-RAM-Module-Nickel.html or http://www.aquatuning.us/product_info.php/info/p8650_MIPS-RAM-Cooler-7--Corsair---Mushkin-Edition--POM.html ); as far as I can tell, they do not put any brand labeling on the block so it could work with any other blocks that match the color scheme.

I actually really like the looks of the MIPS cooler. Kind of have the same look as the AC video cards with the bolted on stainless steel top. Could even powdercoat those steel tops white.

The MIPS coolers don't mention what memory sticks they fit. Does anyone know? Are they just universal? Most of the RAM water blocks I've seen specifically mention Dominator memory.
post #858 of 3982
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I think mixing is fine if you have the same basic color scheme.

Those look good together. Did you get your leak issue resolved last night?
post #859 of 3982
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I actually really like the looks of the MIPS cooler. Kind of have the same look as the AC video cards with the bolted on stainless steel top. Could even powdercoat those steel tops white.
The MIPS coolers don't mention what memory sticks they fit. Does anyone know? Are they just universal? Most of the RAM water blocks I've seen specifically mention Dominator memory.

The black one I linked specifically lists the Dominators, but the steel one isn't specific. It may be worth a call to the company to verify? I'd imagine that there is at least some conformity to the screw hole spacing on RAM spreaders. It does seem to come with its own heat spreaders if you don't have ones with your RAM too though.

One thing: I really like the look of the stainless steel and copper WC parts as well, but there's something in the back of my brain thats nagging me about galvanic corrosion having such a large surface area of contact with both water and between the two metals. In most cases, you can use anti-vibration (rubber) gromets and what not to electrically isolate parts of differing metals, but in these cases the stainless steel is in direct metal contact with the copper and the water with both. I just can't decide if I should be concerned or not: it depends on the exact alloy used for the stainless steel.

[Edit]
It looks like MIPS specifically designed some RAM blocks for use with Corsair spreaders (which are shorter), but the rest come with their own heat spreaders that you'd have to install.
Edited by Electrocutor - 7/25/12 at 8:52am
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Chris, MIPS http://mips-computer.com/index.htm?frame=sg_MIPSProductline_MainboardSets_NickelPomBlack.htm

They make excellent blocks.
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