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If there is some in your loop then you just need to use an inhibiting coolant, right?
thats the theory, but it's much better and safer to just keep your loop clear of aluminum all together.
    
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Well that radiator is made of aluminum. Not a good thing. You should consider changing it out asap with one made of copper.
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maybe a new rad instead of a waterblock for the 4870 and then grab a wateblcok for the 4870 later.
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That is pretty much what I was trying to say, without saying it....
The OP should do that and look for an aftermarket cooling solution for the gpu's. Is there a reasonably good heat pipe based cooler for that video card?
(reasoning being that is probably a cheaper route to go with it.)
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or he could go with a non full cover block and get a MCR series radiator.
    
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or he could go with a non full cover block and get a MCR series radiator.
That card puts out a lot of it's heat from it's voltage regulators. So he will need to get some heat sinks for those and try to ensure good air flow over them.
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I appreciate the understanding that I don't have a ton of cash to throw at this right now. I have a 8800gt w/ waterblock I might put back into the loop until I get the other things situated.

I'm not against going with another rad - -if that was the case I'm thinking of changing out the entire system and selling it off to some poor other slob.
My other prob is that I'm running an exos external and going with another rad involves cutting into the case (with which I have a bad history with - gutted my last case).

Although I do like the idea of an internal loop.
Would you recommend another 3x120mm rad from another brand?
I guess I kinda feel right now like I flushed a bunch of cash and a bunch of my sanity also.

Well, I have to plug it now and go preach a Christmas Eve sermon
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I was poking around looking for a cheap cooling solution for your 4870 card. I noticed something interesting about pricing of the thermalright product. I posted a thread about this in the air cooling section *thought it was more appropriate*
The short version is that there does not seem to be much difference between the 56 dollar version of the hr03 and the 13 dollar version of it, except maybe mounting hardware. I am sure that it would not be hard to come up with satisfactory mounting stuff for less than 40 bucks. There would still be a need to get heat sinks on the v-regs though.
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Thanks for looking into that. I'll take a look into it.
I'm also glad to say that the guy who sold me the block is going to try to RMA it for me to Koolance. Nice to know that there are some good guys out there. I think I'll put my 8800GT back in the loop until it's resolved.
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post #20 of 20
Evidently there is a little bit of lapping to do for that block to fit onto your gpu properly (well another member pointed out that there is a small raised area on the thermal contact area.)
But if you are ok with a little work it should do the job for you.
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