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I just got a Danger den kit with just a CPU block and I just got a 780i board it seems like the NB is VERY hot and the video card is reasonably hot as well. I have a 9800GTX. Which blocks do you guys think I should get. Also since i'll be getting a NB block I have a Thermalright HR-05 for my SB should I get the thermalright mosfet cooler for the 780i there is one made for the board.
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I just got a Danger den kit with just a CPU block and I just got a 780i board it seems like the NB is VERY hot and the video card is reasonably hot as well. I have a 9800GTX. Which blocks do you guys think I should get. Also since i'll be getting a NB block I have a Thermalright HR-05 for my SB should I get the thermalright mosfet cooler for the 780i there is one made for the board.
You are going to have to get a special block to cool the 780i NB. There are not many choices, in fact I know of only one EK block. I will link it for you.

Here is the EK EK-NB 780i Northbridge Water Block at performance PCs.

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dont know if its been posted but i found this surfing

http://ekwaterblocks.com/shop/produc...roducts_id=239



Here is a thread on it at Xtremesystems.org
Edited by ericeod - 6/4/08 at 12:55pm
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post #3 of 13
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thank you man! what about GPU cooler should i go with EK also? Also my danger den kit came with the universal danger den CPU block is that not that good compared to other ones or is it good enough?
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thank you man! what about GPU cooler should i go with EK also? Also my danger den kit came with the universal danger den CPU block is that not that good compared to other ones or is it good enough?
The best blocks are the D-Tek Fuzion v1 or v2. I'm sure the DD block is good, and might only be a few °C difference from the D-Tek block.

As for GPU blocks, I tried an block on my 8800GTS, but in the end it dumped way too much heat into my loop. I try to only keep the CPU and NB in the loop, but recently had to add the SB for my Maximus Extreme to cool the crosslink as well (I was planning on air cooling, but there was already a custom WB for the SB).

I would only go WCing on the GPUs if you are running a hot GPU like a GTX in SLI. Otherwise, just get a good aftermarket air cooler IMO.
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post #5 of 13
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Well I only plan to have one card so it should not add to much heat to the loop. My video card is way to hot so I think it should be fine. What is a good waterblock for the card?
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post #6 of 13
A simple Swiftech MCW60 would be great. Very low restriction, which is good. All you have to do is get some ramsinks with it. That'll also save you from the extra heat dump from memory and vreg being dumped into your loop.
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^^^I'll second that, cheap,universal fit, cool about as well as any, don't dump ram heat into the loop and they are quick to bring out new mounts when needed for 5 bux or so...Hey if you use one you might want to try these ram sinks..Enzotech Forged Ramsinks.They are pressure set instead of heat set, I use them on v-regs and anywhere else I can stick one on my mobo...You don't need to worry about them falling off if you install them correctly, they are a real pain to get off when you want to take one off....
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Okay I already have ram sinks on there so that will be nice. my case does not have much air flow it is designed for watercooling. I am not using the antec 900 anymore btw so may be getting one of the blocks that cover the ram sinks also, what do you guys think?
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post #9 of 13
It really isn't necessary to get a full cover. And it's pretty much wasted money as you can't use it once you get a new card.
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True, thank you both for the feedback
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