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Poll Results: Should I Add A VREG/MOFSET Cooler?

 
  • 73% (19)
    Yes!
  • 7% (2)
    No!
  • 19% (5)
    You're Nutters!
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post #1 of 24
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I am currently designing a waterblock for the 7800 GTX 512 card, (I am pretty sure it will work for the regular GTX.), and I have a question about a feature in my design.
First, the 'basic' block specs:
It will allow for use of any core cooler (Maze 4, etc.) to be used in tandem, so long as the barbs of the core cooler allow it to fit. (My design works with the Hi-rise version of the Maze 4, so it should work with most other coolers.)
It is copper, maybe an aluminum version.
It will come with threaded holes optimized for 1/2" ID, smaller barbs could be used for smaller ID.

My Question Follows:
Should I include a VREG/MOFSET 'section' on the block, or not? I mean, the block and real estate are already there, it would not be hard at all to add it.
An example of what I am talking about can be seen here.
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post #2 of 24
Don't see the need unless that part of the card gets extremly hot.
post #3 of 24
I would. That card gets hot, hot, hot. You don't want to mess around with $600 on the line.
post #4 of 24
I say its a good idea.. But how will you have it pump through all of it without heating up too much? Maybe double intakes on it and a larger outake? I dunno, I dont know much about WC but it seems cool.. Or are you gonna make a seperate one for those?

Edit: IF it gets so hot.. Why can you still OC it pretty well on the stock cooler?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Jori
I say its a good idea.. But how will you have it pump through all of it without heating up too much? Maybe double intakes on it and a larger outake? I dunno, I dont know much about WC but it seems cool.. Or are you gonna make a seperate one for those?

Edit: IF it gets so hot.. Why can you still OC it pretty well on the stock cooler?
Hot is relative... It is one hot mofo though, my burns to the touch, especially on the RAM heatspreader.
Sun, you've obviously got money to burn, so I say go for it
    
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post #6 of 24
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jori
I say its a good idea.. But how will you have it pump through all of it without heating up too much? Maybe double intakes on it and a larger outake? I dunno, I dont know much about WC but it seems cool.. Or are you gonna make a seperate one for those?

Edit: IF it gets so hot.. Why can you still OC it pretty well on the stock cooler?
I might consider making a seperate coller for the VREG, since the Koolance one looks cool but it is crap with those small barbs.
I read on some forum that the VREG is the hottest part of the card, though I am not sure if I trust that statement.
However, it will have one intake and one exit barb.
That is why I ask you all.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by YiffyGriffy
Hot is relative... It is one hot mofo though, my burns to the touch, especially on the RAM heatspreader.
Sun, you've obviously got money to burn, so I say go for it
Well, not really, but I do have a little spare time. The idea is to produce these and sell them at enthusiast prices, probably about $75-$90 a pop, but I will spend about $60 on one, so it is not too bad. Besides, if the RAM 'spreaders do get hot, then even more reason for someone to sell these.
My design ATM is based on pics from the internet and rough to scale 3D models. If there is enough intrest, I will ask as to specific dimensions, like screw hole distances, height of IC's, ect. The best thing would be to have the card in the flesh though, but I dont have that kind of money.
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An example of my proposed design:
Black: Proposed WB
Blue: MOFSET/VREG Cooler 'extension.'
Red: Kudos to who finds out what this is.
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Red: a memory chip?
Blue: a cooler that only works when it has airflow, hence the location
post #10 of 24
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Quote:
Originally Posted by chechenepiphany
Red: a memory chip?
No, the 4 black chips and 4 white 'blobs' are all Samsung memory modules, the X chip is not.
To clarify, I know that the blue and black parts are. I am asking about the Red, the blue is the VREG heatsink, the black is the proposed block that encompases the memory and the X chip.
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