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post #1 of 9
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Hey OCN,

Im building a new rig and going to be water cooling my cpu and 2x 780s.

Was just wondering what water blocks are the best, done a fair bit of research and cant find anything on FC blocks for the 780's. I was also wondering if there is much difference in temps across the board or if i should look more for aesthetics over preformance.

Loop will hopefully consist of 2x 360 rads, 1x 120 rad.

Also wanted to know if a single d5 pump will have enough to power the loop

Thanks
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post #2 of 9
1. All waterblocks are pretty similar nowadays, there are no manufacturers that should be avoided (that I know of). The main thing is to find a waterblock that also has active cooling on the VRM and RAM modules.
2. They all perform quite similarly thermally, maybe 2-3 degrees difference between them.
3. Your D5 will be more than enough, it's a great pump.
Hope this helps you a little.
post #3 of 9
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Thanks, thats pretty much what i was expecting to hear but wanted some clarification since its my first custom loop.

So aslong as i find a full cover block i should be alright? Looking at getting the EK XXXL titan/780 block with backplate unless there's something cheaper with a backplate, aminly wanted for the asthetics
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post #4 of 9
Check out Aqua blocks, I have been using them for years and never had a problem. http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=59_971_240_999&products_id=38404
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post #5 of 9
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Originally Posted by Sporkisian View Post

Thanks, thats pretty much what i was expecting to hear but wanted some clarification since its my first custom loop.

So aslong as i find a full cover block i should be alright? Looking at getting the EK XXXL titan/780 block with backplate unless there's something cheaper with a backplate, aminly wanted for the asthetics
If you want aesthetics the XSPC Razer block with backplate looks pretty sleek, and you can put LEDs inside the acetal part of the block for some illumination. But from memory I think XSPC blocks do not have active cooling on the VRM heatsinks.
post #6 of 9
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I do like the look of the razor block but some of the reviews I've read on it aren't to crash hot and no vrm cooling is a let down. As for the aqua block linked, I'm looking for red and black stuff only so doesnt really fit lol
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post #7 of 9
IIRC Bitspower offers red and black on some of their blocks.
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post #8 of 9
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Thanks, will have a look into them, whether or not I can get them in aus is another question though lol
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