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I'm looking to do "the mod" on my 7950, but still want to keep some aesthetics. I already have an Antec Kuhler 620, but I want to mount a separate waterblock/VRM heatsinks. Particularly these:

http://www.swiftech.com/mcw82vgawaterblock.aspx
http://www.swiftech.com/HD7900-HSF.aspx

My question here is, how (if possible) would I go about swapping out the tubes on my 620? Would I need new barbs? I've never done any sort of watercooling at all, so I'm not too sure what components I'd need.

This guide:
http://tomorrowsgaming.com/modding-workshop/4729.htm
looks good for disassembly, but I'm not too sure where I'd go from there. Any advice would be appreciated!

PS, if there's any chance that I might be able to just use the 620 block with the VRM heatsink, that'd be great but I'm not too sure how to see if it'd work.
    
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Perhaps this post is invalid, as I haven't actually looked at any of the links that you posted, but isn't the pump for the 620 in the block itself - how do you plan to get around that?

Please ignore if I'm being a twit for whatever reason.
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Perhaps this post is invalid, as I haven't actually looked at any of the links that you posted, but isn't the pump for the 620 in the block itself - how do you plan to get around that?

Please ignore if I'm being a twit for whatever reason.

You know what, it just might be. That would actually make a ton of sense. Maybe this post should be ignored, then. Like I said in the OP, I really know nothing about anything besides that I want to get rid of some very unneeded noise in my case.

In that case, I may need to find out whether or not the 620 block will fit alongside that VRM heatsink.
    
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The pump head on the 620 is 70mm wide. The hole in the heatsink is 50mmx50mm. I wonder if there's any way to cut down the heatsink to accomodate.
    
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You could still replace the pump, you would just have to add a block and pump which just isn't really economical.

But you could do something like replace the radiator on the 620, and you got yourself an h100 or h110 or even better. You could also add a reservoir.

Trying to add additional components to the line is just going to be way too taxing on the pump though. Now you could add a second pump but...
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