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Hey guys I'm looking for watercooling block for my BFG 8800GTX because well, while its not overheating or anything it does increase the temperature of my room by quite a bit after 2h of gameplay (goes at 72-75 celcius). So anyway I'm quite clueless about anything related to watercooling so I have no idea what would work on a 8800GTX or which company to choose, so if anyone could help me for that that would be awesome. Also I'm not sure about another thing; do I need to buy a full kit of watercooling with the pump radiator and whatnot or is there another option for the GPU WC only? If not I guess I'll switch for watercooling for both the GPU and CPU..

Oh yah also, does watercooling make any noise? I don't want to switch for something that make more noise then air cooling ^_^ (clueless as I said )

Thank you for your time!
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post #2 of 16
With watercooling any part you still need a pump and radiator.
Check out these parts...Danger Den makes good blocks.
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/52...?tl=g30c87s585
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post #3 of 16
Either the EK or the DD full cover block is good.

Jab-tech.com and Performance-Pcs.com have the best prices.

EK 8800GTX FC Delrin
$115
EK 8800GTX FC Poly $110

DD 8800GTX FC Delrin $135
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post #4 of 16
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it does increase the temperature of my room by quite a bit after 2h of gameplay (goes at 72-75 celcius).
Watercooling or any form of cooling will not help your issue. All forms of cooling just move heat away from a source to another location. They all move heat into the environment.

The only way to lower room temperature:
1) Duct the heat from the computer to outside your room.
2) Cool your room with something that moves heat faster than your PC can generate (AC)
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post #5 of 16
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while its not overheating or anything it does increase the temperature of my room by quite a bit after 2h of gameplay (goes at 72-75 celcius).
75C = 167F....

I don't think your room is 167F.
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So the Danger Den and EK are both full cover block I could choose from but I don't understand what is suppose to be the difference between the Delrin and the Poly beside the aesthetic of the block? What about the fitting, whats good or bad?

And as for the pump and radiator, any suggestion on that too, nothing too big tho... and I guess I need like tubes and liquid coolant too or if that come with the pump/radiator?

Big thanks again for the help!

ps: Pauldovi, the card goes at 75celcius, not the room lol..
and I got AC in my room (its not working well anymore tho), its just that the computer is right beside me, I guess I though I could move the radiator a bit away from me... maybe I just need bit more room arround the computer so that all the hot air goes somewhere else then directly on me lol =/
But I'd still liked to know my options for cooling in the future possibility of overclocking and all
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post #7 of 16
Ok, for a small in closed loop I'd get 1/2" tubing for better cooling, a 120mm radiator
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...oducts_id=3984
DB-8 pump
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=21455
a good 120mm fan
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=20846
and that 1/2" tubing with a t line for refills
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...oducts_id=3705
about 5ft will do you with some spare...
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...oducts_id=3723
tline
and use a screw or battery or something as your cap...
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post #8 of 16
I have the EK block for the 8800GTS 640MB...ive oced it to
630/1020 and im getting idles of 38C and full loads of 42C.
I know you have the GTX, but just giving you to compare.
Got it here,you can get the GTX block here as well: (they have a few)
http://www.petrastechshop.com/gpwa.html
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post #9 of 16
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Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post
Watercooling or any form of cooling will not help your issue. All forms of cooling just move heat away from a source to another location. They all move heat into the environment.

The only way to lower room temperature:
1) Duct the heat from the computer to outside your room.
2) Cool your room with something that moves heat faster than your PC can generate (AC)
heh, beat to it XD

true tho, just keep in mind the component will be cooler, but the air going into your room's not going to be just because you go w/ water.
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post #10 of 16
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Originally Posted by UncleGeorge View Post
So the Danger Den and EK are both full cover block I could choose from but I don't understand what is suppose to be the difference between the Delrin and the Poly beside the aesthetic of the block? What about the fitting, whats good or bad?

And as for the pump and radiator, any suggestion on that too, nothing too big tho... and I guess I need like tubes and liquid coolant too or if that come with the pump/radiator?

Big thanks again for the help!

ps: Pauldovi, the card goes at 75celcius, not the room lol..
and I got AC in my room (its not working well anymore tho), its just that the computer is right beside me, I guess I though I could move the radiator a bit away from me... maybe I just need bit more room arround the computer so that all the hot air goes somewhere else then directly on me lol =/
But I'd still liked to know my options for cooling in the future possibility of overclocking and all
How much you planning to spend on the whole loop? i.e(pump,rad and GPU block)
There is no difference the Delrin and the Poly tops, just looks as you said.
If your going with 1/2ID tubing, the D5 is a good pump and will future proof you if you were to add another block to the loop later.

For the rad, i think a 240GTX or a thermochill PA.120.2 rad will do you well, these two companies are the best for rads out there right now.
And with a GTX you'll need the cooling.
Hw Labs 240GTX
Thermochill PA.120.2
PUMP
Use this Tygon for tight bends
Masterkleer Tubing, use this for long streches
Why the 2 types, the tygon is 3.50 per ft and the masterkleer is 0.49 per ft
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