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post #21 of 31
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So jabtech id good. cool. i'll add them to bookmarks

right now im watercooling the MB and the CPU with a Dario D5 pump and a MCR-220 rad with great temps.

What i plan to do is Sell my Nvidia board and go back to my blood iron.

will a Dario D5 pump and the MCR-220 rad be enough to cool the 4870 and the Q6600. Keep in mind that nothing else will be cooled by loop except those two things.
I once had a 2900xt and a quad core on that rad with that pump and it was quite miserable. Both were really overclocked and temps on the GPU were nice but the rad got really hot and so did the quad (still better than air, barely). It's best to get a triple rad and some nice fans.

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Do you guys recommend getting a full cover block? Or are those a waste of money?
Personally, a waste of money since it's one time use and thus not as versatile.
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To be perfectly honest, I probably wouldn't have bought full-cover blocks for my pair of 8800 GTXes; but I got them sponsored by DD and do like them better than core-only + RAMsink configurations.
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post #23 of 31
Now you guys have me worried that my Q6600 and a 4870 will not be sufficiently cooled by my DD 120.2 radiator. >=(
    
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post #24 of 31
I just put my MCW60's on order, so if you're willing to wait until saturday, I should be able to post some results. It may make your decision a little easier.

Personally, core + ramsinks is definitely better IMO.

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Now you guys have me worried that my Q6600 and a 4870 will not be sufficiently cooled by my DD 120.2 radiator. >=(

You should be OK, just don't expect stellar temps.
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post #25 of 31
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Now you guys have me worried that my Q6600 and a 4870 will not be sufficiently cooled by my DD 120.2 radiator. >=(
a 240mm radiator may be handle a Q6600 + GPU; but a 360mm rad would be the wiser choice.
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post #26 of 31
It is doable, but it'll get hot.
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post #27 of 31
I placed a order on Monday with Jab-Tech.

Great service and good prices...
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post #28 of 31
Thanks for all of the advice on the full-cover blocks. I'll just go with the core + ramsinks. Thanks guys! +reps
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post #29 of 31
if buying the fuzion gfx 2.0 is that 8 ramsinks all you need for it or do you need some mosfet heatsinks too? if so can you just use like 2 vga ramsinks on it?
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post #30 of 31
Just use the base from the stock cooler. It covers all components that need a heat sink minus the GPU itself.
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