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Yeah the title sucks but I just want everyone's opinion, and if you want to state why then please, go right ahead.

CPU Water Block:

Stinker V6/V8 or D-Tek

Radiator 360/480:

HW Labs or ThermalChill

Pump:

D5 Vario or ??? ( I think D5 but...)

and is EK good in terms of ther GPU water Blocks. I have two BFG 8600 GT OC

Much thanks guys & gals
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From what I understand the EK blocks perform excellently (gpu blocks).

But I think the MCP60 is the champ of gpu blocks lately.
    
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EK make some pretty nice full coverage blocks while the MCW60's have a low flow resistance, so there is a trade off.



edit: I am sure you've heard it before, but I think you would be better off spending some money on one single, better card and cooling that.
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Yeah I saw a deal at bestbuy and got the two, and now I see everyone, most everyone has 8800 or higher. So I feel left out.
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I hope they didnt rip you off at bestbuy, those cards are around ~$50-60 bucks at newegg.
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Originally Posted by Xx_xBLADEx_xX View Post
CPU Water Block:

Stinker V6/V8 or D-Tek
Anything but the stinker!
    
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For AMD I would go Stinger all the way...I use the all metal ones...Stinger WB

The V-8 is a triple nipple I usually use a dual in res with one instead of Y'ing it back before the res, that should get the most flow with one..Dual-In Res..

This is my V-8...



He's making a new bigger V-6 now, this is my older one..



That MC TDX at Danger Den looks like a good one to since you don't have to worry about bowing it like you would with s/775...The Fuzion is really hard to beat also, you wouldn't want to use jets in it with a multi block loop, you can still improve performance by sealing it together with a washer so that you get all the flow where it should be...D-Tek FuZion Washer Made Easy..

The D-5 vario is a good pump...If you want to run it all on one loop I'd go with a 480 GTX...Use some dencent cfm 120x38mm fans and I don't think anything can touch it..86cfm Pana..120x38mm fans have a higher pressure and seem to scavenge air through the rad better....For $79 bux at Modders Mart they have a quad heater core that would be hard to beat to...

I'd go with the Swifty 60 and ram sinks, they flow better then full coverage, are universal fit, and they cool about as well as any....
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Thanks for the info ira-k but I did notice that the Stinger V-8 has three barbs, I just can't picture how that is mixed into the loop. You said you Y two of them back to the Rad but then again you can have two rads and split the two barbs to a seperate radiator. Correct me if I'm wrong please. You said I aslo didn't have to worry about bowing with the MC TDX. I haven't heard this term yet so I have no idea what your talking about,plus whats the performance with the quad heater compared to others. It seems generic.

I could do the Swifty 60 and the Ram sinks, but the ram water block with the "F" Fittings looks pretty cool, but i'm vondering if the D-5 Vario can handle all that. I don't mind upgrading the GFX Cards later with a secondary loop if thats what it will take but for now I wan't to replace this paperweight call TT Bigwater 760i... They should come up with a list of 760 reasons not to by this thing.

Thanks again ira-K, and sorry for the noob questions.
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Thanks for the info ira-k but I did notice that the Stinger V-8 has three barbs, I just can't picture how that is mixed into the loop. You said you Y two of them back to the Rad but then again you can have two rads and split the two barbs to a seperate radiator. Correct me if I'm wrong please. You said I aslo didn't have to worry about bowing with the MC TDX. I haven't heard this term yet so I have no idea what your talking about,plus whats the performance with the quad heater compared to others. It seems generic.

I could do the Swifty 60 and the Ram sinks, but the ram water block with the "F" Fittings looks pretty cool, but i'm vondering if the D-5 Vario can handle all that. I don't mind upgrading the GFX Cards later with a secondary loop if thats what it will take but for now I wan't to replace this paperweight call TT Bigwater 760i... They should come up with a list of 760 reasons not to by this thing.

Thanks again ira-K, and sorry for the noob questions.
Hey its NP...I was talking about the V8, the center barb is the jet barb inlet and the 2 on the side are out-lets...On a CPU only loop you would run it res-pump-rad-cpu-res....What I was saying was to get a dual in res so instead of Y'ing the 2 outs back together before the res, you could just run each of them to the res, that would give you max flow like that....

I forgot your were wanting to run GPU also...I'd just get a V6 that has one inlet and one outlet with a GPU in the loop to...The advantage of having 2 outs with V8 wouldn't be worth it to me since you would have to Y them back together for the GPU....Dang I've just confused myself...

Yeah a D-5 vario could handle CPU and 2 GPU's, you wouldn't get the best performance or flow but it would work...Just depends on what your after really, max OC's or just OK performance.....If your after max OC you would really want your CPU on its own loop....If you are going to run it all on one loop I would for sure go with the Swifty 60 and ram sinks, its not as restrictive as the full coverage blocks and it keeps the ram heat out of your loop....

On Intel socket 775 it has a messed up mounting system, some of the blocks like the Fuzion and Apogee you can bow the base of the block so it makes better contact with the IHS...AMD you don't have that problem with, no need to worry about it...

I hate you got stuck with that TT stuff, we try to tell people it wont cool any better then a HSF and its dangerous for leaks and dieing pumps...On top of that you really cant upgrade it either, its better to just wait and buy better gear then take a chance with that stuff.....
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When I saw the subject (??? vs. ???) it reminded me of Demetri Martin's analysis of pillow fights.

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Man vs Man=Gay
Woman vs Woman=Awesome
Man vs Pillow=Crazy
Pillow vs Pillow=Crazy Awesome
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