Not sure yet. I just hope it out performs my Accelero Extreme + VRM R5 combo. Never about 60 on the core even at 1050 @ 1.35v and the VRMs stayed under 70 with the VRM R5. I think I may have a few weeks until I can start running water. I have to finish my build first.
Lemon juice and salt was the first thing Google came up with for me so I gave it a shot. Works perfect so I doubt I will try anything else.
I call hacks unless your 5870 is still on stock ref cooling which does contact the VRMS btw. That was the one thing the stock cooler was decent at, was cooling the VRM's. The after market VRM cooler on the Accelero was a joke. It was terrible beyond all belief. They hit 105C on stock clocks even with the fans turned all the way up. I can't image the VRM's on a 5870 running cool without a heatsink.
Edited by animal0307 - 12/30/12 at 7:51pm