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  • 20% (5)
    Underwater 770's @ 1372Mhz
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    Possibly Stock 780's
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post #31 of 35

Honestly though, your 770s should easily be capable of handling pretty much anything on the market in terms of max performance, with the exception of if you are running stupidly high resolutions.

 

So its really up to you.

post #32 of 35
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Originally Posted by Yungbenny911 View Post

My particular 770's don't have full water-block, but i have a way to cool other parts of it, and besides, i don't want to keep buying new water-blocks everytime i upgrade my GPU's. I upgrade at least, every 5-8months (Yeah, i know, crazy me) lol biggrin.gif

I use universal blocks on my 660 TI SLI setup.

Things to note:

The WC blocks you picked the water connections come out nearly straight out, your tube might NOT be able to bend fast enough without kinking to avoid your other card in the SLI setup. I used 45deg angles and barely made it between the cards.

On your graphics cards, remember that you have too cool BOTH sides of your VRM, I don't know how your cards are setup. But on mine there was a heatsink on the side with the GPU, but on the other side it was cooled by being touched (with thermal tape) to the back plate of the stock aircooler frame. Same thing with the ram chips, they were all cooled by either touching the backplate or front plate no sinks by default. Your VRM can get REALLY hot if you don't have a sink on both sides and air moving across it. The ram chips don't generate a lot of heat, just the cheapest ram sinks you can find will be enough even with no airflow. As for the VRM, I suggest getting copper sinks for those and they do need airflow.

The dual bay reservoir may not fit perfectly in your slots. They didn't for me, I had to modify my case because I had tabs which prevented it from fitting properly. Something else to keep in mind.

You don't need a filling bottle.....lol, just buy a $1 cheap funnel.
post #33 of 35
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Originally Posted by Jorginto View Post

What fans are you planning to install? On my 2x140mm I've got Noctua NF-A14 FLX (expensive and awsome) and on my 2x120mm monsta I've mounted noiseblocker blacksilent pro PL2, cheaper but also good ones.

I'll be using white corsair fans. Worked well for my h100 from day one biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by JacekRing View Post

I use universal blocks on my 660 TI SLI setup.

Things to note:

The WC blocks you picked the water connections come out nearly straight out, your tube might NOT be able to bend fast enough without kinking to avoid your other card in the SLI setup. I used 45deg angles and barely made it between the cards.

I'm using an SLi bridge to pass through both GPU, so i would be fine. One tube would go in from the top, and the second one would come out from the right side of the bridge.
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On your graphics cards, remember that you have too cool BOTH sides of your VRM, I don't know how your cards are setup. But on mine there was a heatsink on the side with the GPU, but on the other side it was cooled by being touched (with thermal tape) to the back plate of the stock aircooler frame. Same thing with the ram chips, they were all cooled by either touching the backplate or front plate no sinks by default. Your VRM can get REALLY hot if you don't have a sink on both sides and air moving across it. The ram chips don't generate a lot of heat, just the cheapest ram sinks you can find will be enough even with no airflow. As for the VRM, I suggest getting copper sinks for those and they do need airflow.

Mine does not have v-ram showing from the back, but it has a passive heatsink cooler attached to the V-ram, so i'll just stick more black heatsinks to the passive heatsink cooler. I think that should suffice. I used to have 660's so i know what you are talking about.
Quote:
The dual bay reservoir may not fit perfectly in your slots. They didn't for me, I had to modify my case because I had tabs which prevented it from fitting properly. Something else to keep in mind.

You don't need a filling bottle.....lol, just buy a $1 cheap funnel.

I'll be modding my 600t case, so i can fit 360mm radiator at the top, so i can easily drill holes too. Thanks for your input biggrin.gif
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post #34 of 35
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Mine does not have v-ram showing from the back, but it has a passive heatsink cooler attached to the V-ram, so i'll just stick more black heatsinks to the passive heatsink cooler. I think that should suffice. I used to have 660's so i know what you are talking about.

By VRM I meant the Voltage Regulation Module. The 660TI has a long heatsink from the side of the GPU on it, but it gets hot on both sides. You only see the solder points on the backside of the card, but it still gets hot enough to burn you under load, especially since I'm OC'ing to +122% power on my card, to get an extra 155 mhz from the GPU core and +425 mhz on the ram (stable). Interesting note is that on air I could not get more then +60 mhz from the CPU even with 122% power, WC the GPU dropped the running temp from 97c to 42c on the GPU. Just a few deg over the ambient of the Water temp after a few hours of gaming. I run the fans on my twin 360mm rads at 400 RPM, never spin them faster water gets to around 37c under load max and is near silent.
post #35 of 35
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Originally Posted by JacekRing View Post

By VRM I meant the Voltage Regulation Module. The 660TI has a long heatsink from the side of the GPU on it, but it gets hot on both sides. You only see the solder points on the backside of the card, but it still gets hot enough to burn you under load, especially since I'm OC'ing to +122% power on my card, to get an extra 155 mhz from the GPU core and +425 mhz on the ram (stable). Interesting note is that on air I could not get more then +60 mhz from the CPU even with 122% power, WC the GPU dropped the running temp from 97c to 42c on the GPU. Just a few deg over the ambient of the Water temp after a few hours of gaming. I run the fans on my twin 360mm rads at 400 RPM, never spin them faster water gets to around 37c under load max and is near silent.

Oh sorry, i misunderstood you lol, I saw Vrm and just went (V-ram) tongue.gif... btw: i'll be leaving water-cooling for later this month, or early next month... I got a "somewhat" good deal on one of these 21:9 monitors for 349$ biggrin.gif... They go for 670$-550$, but Dell has a promo with 35% off today only... I couldn't resist it sad-smiley-002.gif lol.



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CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
EK-FC Terminal DUAL Parallel - Plexi PrimoChill 1/2in Rigid PETG Tubing - 36in - Clear  Rigid Revolver Compression Fitting 3/8" x 1/2" ... Hardwarelabs Sr1 480mm Radiator (x3) 
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