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...that it just isn't worth it to watercool my GPU. After now having to RMA my card (nothing to do with my loop) and the pain the you know what that is, it's just not worth it. I don't game that much anyways, I guess I just wanted to do it for the heck of it. The real question for me now is, what do I do with the rest of my loop? I just put my loop together a week ago and I have 2 GTX240's and an EK FC-88 GTS. If I sell the EK-FC88 GTS, I would think it would be overkill to use 2 GTX's to cool my Q6700 (although I do wanna OC it to the moon). Ahhh, decisions to be made.
Edited by PuffinMyLye - 6/3/08 at 12:06pm
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Keep your rads, sell your blocks. If you aren't going to cool your GPU's anymore might as well sell those blocks, but 2 rads means more cooling (learned from you) and an overclocked Q6700, I am sure it throws the heat out. Might need the second one

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Keep your rads, sell your blocks. If you aren't going to cool your GPU's anymore might as well sell those blocks, but 2 rads means more cooling (learned from you) and an overclocked Q6700, I am sure it throws the heat out. Might need the second one

Yea I'm obviously gonna sell the EK Full Cover but I'm still debating on the Rads. I don't think one 240 will be enough for me so I'll probably wind up keeping both as I don't feel like taking everything apart completely. I guess I'll just go Res > Pump > GTX240 > CPU > GTX240 > Res.
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Sweet. I am still debating on water cooling...

I would only have my CPU on the loop, and am not sure if it's worth it. I decided to remove my GPU from the loop, and my new dfi board has that one huge piece for the NB and SB and MOFSET heatsink, so it'll stay fine.

Hmmm... like you said, decisions decisions haha
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I don't blame you Puff, I can see why guys pushing their GPU's would want to WC them, or just to do it to play with...I'm the same way I don't game so I haven't ever bothered with my GPU...

I'd stick both of them in a CPU only loop to, a little overkill on your raddage is a always good thing anyway...It might not be optimum, but the GTX is a pretty free flowing rad, they are a little less restrictive then the BIX actually,and a BIX isn't a restrictive rad by a long shot... It wont slow your flow and velocity down enough with a good pump to even worry about, I think think the benefit of having it in your loop out weighs the little added restriction....Stick it in there and start bumping up that v-core..
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I don't blame you Puff, I can see why guys pushing their GPU's would want to WC them, or just to do it to play with...I'm the same way I don't game so I haven't ever bothered with my GPU...

I'd stick both of them in a CPU only loop to, a little overkill on your raddage is a always good thing anyway...It might not be optimum, but the GTX is a pretty free flowing rad, they are a little less restrictive then the BIX actually,and a BIX isn't a restrictive rad by a long shot... It wont slow your flow and velocity down enough with a good pump to even worry about, I think think the benefit of having it in your loop out weighs the little added restriction....Stick it in there and start bumping up that v-core..
I was hoping for some encouragement from you Ira since I know you're not a gamer and don't WC your GPU. Appreciate that and the info on the GTX's. It was a longshot at me not sticking with both of them anyways as I have just about everything setup already. I think I should get some nice temps with the 2 GTX's now that I'll have less tubing.
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Hey NP...Thats what I would do in your situation since your looking for max OC's...I love to OC, thats all I use my rig for...I still get a adrenaline rush every time I'm waiting to see if that hot OC will make it to desk top long enough to grab a CPU-Z...
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Well doesn't the stock cooling make a tonne of noise? That's why I want to wc my gpu and for better temps. Since I play like no games, I guess it was a bit silly lol.
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Well there is always that......Its just not the first thing that comes to my mind...I have 10-100+ cfm 120x38mm rad fans, another 4 or 5 120x38mm blowing around on various components and another 7 or 8 little fans going...

But yeah quiet computing is a real good reason to WC to...
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post #10 of 15
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Well I've decided I'm going to sell my EK Full cover block (that was only installed for 2 days). I'm gonna use the iandh's heatsinks with the MCW-60 block as I had a lot of success with that block on my last build.

I'm just wondering about the order of my loops. My components are as follows:

2 x GTX240's
MCP655 vario
DD Bay Res
Fuzion v2 w/Quad Insert (not nozzle)
MCW-60 with iandh heatsinks

I originally had my loop in this order: Res > Pump > GTX240(1) > CPU > GTX240(2) > GPU > Res

The only problem is I used an extra 1-2 feet of tubing to do this. I'm wondering if I should just do: Res > Pump > GTX240 > CPU > GPU > GTX240 > Res
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