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CryptiK, is it possible to see some pics with daylight? smile.gif

And for everyone else on water, what tubing size and sli connector (if any) are you using?
As a first shot, looking only on product available on aquatuning, does this look correct :

Its back under my desk now I'd have to haul it all out to get more pics. What are you after a better pic of exactly maybe I can use a lamp or something.

SLI Connector is the adjustable koolance one pictured above.
Tubing size is 7/16 ID black primoflex LRT using matte black bitspower 1/2" barbs, I was a little paranoid about leaks and this is a good way to make a good seal.1/2" tubing and1/2" compression fitting are normally used but 1/2" tubing can be hard to get tight bend radiuses with.

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You might be referring to the Koolance adjustable SLI connectors? Something like THIS.
I've used a few of them and they work great.

Yep that's the one I'm using, spans 3 slots easily. I originally bought the Aquacomputer twinconnect but it doesnt quite reach (I need to use slots 1 & 3 for 16x 16x PCI-E.
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So it looks like I'll have to get a CSQ FC Bridge as well if I go with the Lightnings....
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If you wanted to run EK blocks then yeah you would unless you want to use fittings. Ive seen it done, looked good from an engineering/visual interest point of view, not sure on performance.
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lol, whats funny is this is first time i'm doing water and i've spent ALOT so far. Haven't evens got my stuff yet and i already see myself buying little more to have a more complete look. Here i really thought i'd have everything in one go. But all for better cooling and better clocks. . More memory yes please! Saw my vrm's and mem hitting well in 60's lastnight. It gets hot here and crysis 3 beta ( for free to try muti player now hey) is the only game which makes my cards core go high 60's almost 70 with fan going at 75percent!. I learnt the hardway that heat is a killer for gpu. Crysis specifically crashed how much times when it was as hot as lastnight here. Night before zero problems.

When applying the thermal pad over mem, vrm, do i cut for each piece or one long piece over all? ( Those using waterblocks )
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I cut each piece, I guess its a matter of opinion though. Just played under 1 1/2 hours of Crysis 3 with my cards in sli 1350/7000 and peak GPU temp hit 44dec on LN2 bios.

Best blocks!
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I used one long strip as its easier to cut and position. Thermal transfer is identical to cutting sections and the bits 'in between' aren't blocking airflow or anything. I used MX4 on the GPU and mem IC's

Geno - what voltage you running for 1350 core?
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I used one long strip as its easier to cut and position. Thermal transfer is identical to cutting sections and the bits 'in between' aren't blocking airflow or anything. I used MX4 on the GPU and mem IC's

Geno - what voltage you running for 1350 core?

Aah crappy pants, i got the gelid gc extreme i think it's called. Think i'll go with the long strip method since it's waay easier thumb.gif
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I cut each piece, I guess its a matter of opinion though. Just played under 1 1/2 hours of Crysis 3 with my cards in sli 1350/7000 and peak GPU temp hit 44dec on LN2 bios.

Best blocks!

I hope your refering to the ek blocks now rolleyes.gif nevermind, saw the aqua in your build log
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Aah crappy pants, i got the gelid gc extreme i think it's called. Think i'll go with the long strip method since it's waay easier thumb.gif

So long as its non conductive or capacative it'll be fine. Oh, you going to be using an Aquacomputer block or EK? Aquacomputer uses paste on the mem, most others dont though so read the instructions and they'll say what to use.
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So long as its non conductive or capacative it'll be fine. Oh, you going to be using an Aquacomputer block or EK? Aquacomputer uses paste on the mem, most others dont though so read the instructions and they'll say what to use.

The EK block
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