Originally Posted by Rukkee
DrDeville, which water block are you using for ur 7800? Im just cooling the cpu , and would like to put the gpu into the loop. The only thing i was concerned about is the ram , some of the water blocks ive seen just go over the gpu core , and leave the ram uncooled. Thx Rukkee
I faced the same decision as you, and decided to water-cool the GPU only. The GPU+Ramsink waterblocks are nicer, but can only be used on one model card, and cost at least $100, from what I saw.
So I went with the Thermatalke CL-W0038 Aquarius Series VGA Water Block. It was well finished on the bottom, and seems to work well, but I don't like its flimsy mount for my 7800 GT. It's snug and horizontal, but has some lateral play, which bugs me. I think I'll be able to mod it to fix this, but if I had it to do over, I'd at least consider something else.
Regarding ram, I added some spiffy Swiftech copper ramsinks, which I expect will work fine in my case, which is now cool as a cucumber.
The thermal tape on the Swiftech isn't holding them on, so I've got to figure out another thermal adhesive that will hold them on, but let me remove them if I want to change something.
Being a perfectionist isn't easy.
Hope this helps, and have fun!