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Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post
However, the point of watercooling is for even lower temperatures. As a general rule, every 10C drop yields something like 3-5% overclockability. As above WC users have said, their temps are 35-45C.
I agree that watercooling is the way to go, but the cost of those waterblocks are ridiculous on top of the cost of the RAD+PUMP+ Resevoir and everthing else. To me the cost doesn't warrant that little bit of an edge you get over decent air cooling. Temps are good, but GTX's only go so far in overclockability....

CPU under water is the only thing i'd say is worth the time and trouble and expense.
 
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post #12 of 23
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I agree that watercooling is the way to go, but the cost of those waterblocks are ridiculous on top of the cost of the RAD+PUMP+ Resevoir and everthing else. To me the cost doesn't warrant that little bit of an edge you get over decent air cooling. Temps are good, but GTX's only go so far in overclockability....

CPU under water is the only thing i'd say is worth the time and trouble and expense.
However, that already comes into the cost of watercooling. If he already has a pump, res, and rad... then its a sunk cost.

As for the original question, I do not know of any apples-to-apples comparison of the different blocks.
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post #13 of 23
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i like the dangerDen block... the only thing wrong with that, is that they have been sold out for awhile, and it costs ~$135
I know, paid $125 for the first one and $135 for the second?
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I think I would go for the Swifty 60...It wouldn't be as restrictive and you wouldn't be dumping all the memory heat into your loop....
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I like the MCW60, and in the end it only cost me $40 more to WC in addition to my cpu because I already had all the memory/HSI/Reg heatsinks from my HR03 plus.
    
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is the MCW60 even a full coverage block?
    
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post #17 of 23
nope its not. Swifttech dont make full coverage blocks for the 8800s
I personally like the EK blocks....
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post #18 of 23
Meh, IMO i would get a full coverage block, i think they look cooler, and more impressive to friends. But if you dont care what it looks like go with that swifttech one.
    
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post #19 of 23
I like the EK with derlin top or the DD full coverage blocks, not sure which is better though.

http://www.dangerden.com/store/produ...&cat=89&page=1

http://www.petrastechshop.com/ekgtxfucowaf.html
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I like the Danger Den, only problem with it, is that the directions that come with it suck.
    
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