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Originally Posted by Slaughtahouse View Post

That's awesome. Do you know how much room there is between the face of the gpu block cover and the internal face of the stock shroud?

I do not. My guess would be a 1/4 inch or so. You could ask kpforce1 he is an OCN member.
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I do not. My guess would be a 1/4 inch or so. You could ask kpforce1 he is an OCN member.

Alright thanks
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gonna add this to my summer list smile.gif
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So sexy. This is replacing my Zalman ghettorigged thingy as soon as I have cash to spare for computer parts.

   
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post #45 of 256

Do want.

 

Quick question, do full cover blocks do any better at cooling other parts of the board (VRMs, etc.) than having small copper heatsinks attached to them or are they actually worse? I know core is better with universal blocks but the other parts don't seem to have a lot of numbers around them.

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They tend to do better. But not being able to reuse them makes them directly worthless to me.

   
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post #47 of 256

Still need a fan to cool the VRMs

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post #48 of 256

Maybe if you had some large heatsinks and a few 4k rpm Delta fans pointed at the PCB, but in practical/common situations, FC blocks will be your best bet.

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I wish aftermarket "heat plates" with memory and VRM, but no core cooling were more popular. I have a much harder time justifying a $120 FC block that can only be used once. I'd rather have a nice core cooler that will last forever, and buy a proper heatsink for the rest of the card, at maybe $30.

True, some cards' stock HSF are able to be modded in this way, but some of us would rather not kill whatever warranty was left.
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definately looking at these,

as the "red mod" requires a shim on 7900 GPUs, and simply put hinders heat transfer

Both of my cards have Full Heatplates covering the VRM/Memory,

So it's only a matter of switching out the plate to the AMD one with the extruded contact surface, mounting the water block over top of the heatplate on the card, and finding a simple way of mounting a fan over the VRM Section of the heatplate.

(or buy a reference design blower/cover, and cut a section out to fit it overtop of the EK Block, and have the blower blow air over the heatplate and out the back of the case. smile.gif

Guess I start saving for summer project:

$193 EK-SBAY DDC 3.2 PWM (incl. pump)
$50-100 For Whatever Radiator I choose
$30 for Tubin'
$6 x8 for Fittings
$10 for Coolant

+VAT %

So about $400 before the blocks.
Edited by SkateZilla - 4/18/14 at 10:32am
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Corsair H100 Extreme Performance CPU Cooler Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit ASUS VS248H-P Black 24" 2ms HDMI LED ASUS VS248H-P Black 24" 2ms HDMI LED 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
ASUS VS248H-P Black 24" 2ms HDMI LED Acer AL2002W Silver 20" DVI 16:10  Saitek Eclipse II USB CORSAIR RM Series RM850 850W 
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Cooler Master HAF 922 Logitech M100 USB ALLSOP Metal Art Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Platinum Fatal1ty C... 
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Black Magic Intensity Pro 10-Bit HDMI Track IR 4 Pro Ceton InfiniTV 4 PCIe CH Products Pro Pedals 
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CH Fighter Stick and Pro Throttle Fanatec Forza Motorsport CSR Wheel Fanatec CSR Shifter Set US Fanatec CSR Elite Pedals US 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX-8120 Zambezi 3.1GHz (FD8120FRGUBOX ) ASRock 990FX Extreme4 SAPPHIRE 100354XTL Radeon HD 7870 XT w/Boost 2G... G.SKILL Sniper Gaming Series 16GB (F3-12800CL9Q... 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Western Digital WD Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RP... ASUS 24X DVD Burner (Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS ... CORSAIR Hydro Series H100 (CWCH100) Extreme Per... Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit 
KeyboardPowerCaseAudio
Microsoft SIDEWINDER X4 Keyboard OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W Modular High Performanc... COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN3-GP Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer Fatal1t... 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X2 555 Black Edition Callisto 3.2... ASRock M3A770DE AM3 AMD 770 ATX XFX HD-583X-ZAFV Radeon HD 5830 1GB 256-bit DDR5 G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 (Model F3-12... 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Western Digital WD Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 ... ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner Stock Cooling Windows 7 Home Premium 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Hanns·G HZ201HPB Black 20" 5ms HDMI Widescreen Rosewill RK-7310 Black USB OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W Modular High Performanc... Rosewill Blackbone Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mi... 
MouseAudio
Rosewill RM-M5U Black 3 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB On Board 
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