Originally Posted by 0rion
Well I finally got my gfx waterblock in, and let me tell you, I am NOT very happy. Ive encountered so many problems, that im about to ship this back and just go for a full coverage block.
Those ramsinks (ESPECIALLY the MC-21s) Keep falling off. The surface is not really sticky at all. Ive had 2 black ones fall off, and 1 gold one.
Also, the D-tek GFX block WILL NOT CLEAR THE RAMSINKS. The block is too short too put the sinks on, so im leaving them off and praying they'll be cool enough. I have fans DIRECTLY under where they fall off, so when one does, Ill be sure to hear it very well. IT'll fall directly into my radiator, which when all hooked up will be impossible to retrieve.
I paid $35 for ramsinks, and $55 shipped for a waterblock, and Ive got parts falling off and Im not using necessary parts. I was 100% correct when I said this method was half-@$$ed. I should have paid the $90 and gone with the Koolance full coverage block. This is getting rediculous. Im just now hooking up hoses, and I made them fairly compact having had a expansive setup before.
That being said, If anyone has interest in a D-tek Gfx block, I will sell it in a heartbeat and just go with the koolance. Im going to set it up anyways, because Im a moron and will have to take it out if I order the new block, but Ive gone too far now to go back to air cooling. Ill be leak testing in a few minutes. Im not a happy camper.
edit: I came to my senses. I took it all out, and im going to sell the fuzion gpu block or return it if i can, then buy the koolance vid-290. I transport this case places, so if ramsinks fall off just sitting there, Im not going to screw with it every time I need to move it. Im very frustrated, but Im going to do it right even if it takes a few more days. I was stupid to not just do it right the first time and get the all in one solution, the koolance block. This experience was like waking up christmas morning and instead of presents, you got a kick in the stomach. Ok maybe not quite, but you can imagine how I feel.
aww man 0rion, I'm so sorry. I feel for you.
I had many troubles with various things too including the mc21s and copper heatsinks. For the copper heatsinks I ended up pealing off the thermal tape and just sticking it on the bare memory (bare to bare). The tape left more sticky residue on the bottom of the sink than on the top (where you are supposed to stick it) Not sure if you understood .... anyway... And the MC21s, I just elmers glued them to the top. The way the Lian li is, it's facing up anyway. They can get a bit hot, I would recommend elmers glue, any type of glue, or tape, just get it on their some how.
Swiftech's block says and it does clear 5/8" OD tubing, although they said 3/4" OD tubing would not clear, and I don't think it would... I think that picture shows just how tight it is.
I was pissed that the g80 adapter didnt work, wasn't even close, and that the X adapter was a mess to put on. I gues I'm glad
Swiftech realized their mistake and now has a A2900 bracket which they are now selling....