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Wow, the mods you guys come up with are amazing! Thanks for making me feel inadequate!



Parts arrived for my new mods, cue the A-Team theme! thumb.gif

Haha to both lines ^_^
Im sure yours is gonna look great too wink.gif Dont hold back on the pics tongue.gif
 
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post #3032 of 10493
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I'm in the 4.4-4.6 range typically depending on what profile i load.

I'd never buy the H80 again given what I know now and the other options out there. If you want a closed loop cooling unit go with the H220 from Swiftech as it's modular and a better unit all around. If you want to expand you can, if not it will work great as is. The H80 can keep it cool but only because the fans will spin up to 2500rpm and are some of the best fans out there that you can buy when it comes to static pressure, the problem is they are also super loud while doing it.

Oh wow i like the modular setup from the H220, its pretty much the gap between CLC's and custom kits. This will sound really newbie, but can you buy a waterblock for a GPU if you wanted to add it into the loop? Don't worry i found it biggrin.gif Do you think its worth WC'ing a GTX660?
Edited by Buxty - 6/6/13 at 6:50am
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post #3033 of 10493
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Oh wow i like the modular setup from the H220, its pretty much the gap between CLC's and custom kits. This will sound really newbie, but can you buy a waterblock for a GPU if you wanted to add it into the loop? Don't worry i found it biggrin.gif Do you think its worth WC'ing a GTX660?
Definitely! stock GPU coolers are often loud and not that effective, by adding it to the loop, you eliminate the extra noise and will also (most likely) get much better GPU temps.
Down side: your CPU temps will probably go up a bit depending on how many rads you got in the system.

also consider GPU core block VS full cover block. IMO, full covers costs twice as much(if not more) but you dont have to worry about the ram etc on the GPU..

my first full cover block should be here tomorrow, together with my new gtx 680, rest of my PC will probably first be here on Monday frown.gifsmile.gif

Hope this helps.
 
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Definitely! stock GPU coolers are often loud and not that effective, by adding it to the loop, you eliminate the extra noise and will also (most likely) get much better GPU temps.
Down side: your CPU temps will probably go up a bit depending on how many rads you got in the system.

also consider GPU core block VS full cover block. IMO, full covers costs twice as much(if not more) but you dont have to worry about the ram etc on the GPU..

my first full cover block should be here tomorrow, together with my new gtx 680, rest of my PC will probably first be here on Monday frown.gifsmile.gif

Hope this helps.

Thanks! It does help because an aircooler for my gpu costs the same as full cover blocks in the UK redface.gif do you know anywhere that sells decent core blocks? I've looked on special tech and they seem to only offer full cover ones for around 80.
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Originally Posted by GaMbi2004 View Post

Definitely! stock GPU coolers are often loud and not that effective, by adding it to the loop, you eliminate the extra noise and will also (most likely) get much better GPU temps.
Down side: your CPU temps will probably go up a bit depending on how many rads you got in the system.

also consider GPU core block VS full cover block. IMO, full covers costs twice as much(if not more) but you dont have to worry about the ram etc on the GPU..

my first full cover block should be here tomorrow, together with my new gtx 680, rest of my PC will probably first be here on Monday frown.gifsmile.gif

Hope this helps.
Why didn't you go for a GTX770? Its a rebadged 680 and costs less...also water blocks fit them fine
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Why didn't you go for a GTX770? Its a rebadged 680 and costs less...also water blocks fit them fine

Hmm.. good question biggrin.gif I guess I didnt research too well on that front smile.gif
anyway, almost identical in performance and price.. so no biggy wink.gif
Also I think 770 wasn't available when I ordered. (they are now though)
 
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Hmm.. good question biggrin.gif I guess I didnt research too well on that front smile.gif
anyway, almost identical in performance and price.. so no biggy wink.gif
Also I think 770 wasn't available when I ordered. (they are now though)
Well sir that's a good reason lol
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Thanks! It does help because an aircooler for my gpu costs the same as full cover blocks in the UK redface.gif do you know anywhere that sells decent core blocks? I've looked on special tech and they seem to only offer full cover ones for around 80.

http://www.watercoolinguk.co.uk/

http://www.scan.co.uk/

EDIT: What's wrong with full cover?
Edited by wthenshaw - 6/6/13 at 9:39am
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http://www.watercoolinguk.co.uk/

http://www.scan.co.uk/

EDIT: What's wrong with full cover?

Someone said they were more money and not necessary, but it doesn't look like much of a difference in price so i'd prefer full cover. Any ideas which i should look at specifically, just they all look so similar and i'm so new at this
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Someone said they were more money and not necessary, but it doesn't look like much of a difference in price so i'd prefer full cover. Any ideas which i should look at specifically, just they all look so similar and i'm so new at this
Ek makes great blocks for GPU's as well as XSPC and koolance
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