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Yep i'm done with it for now smile.gif

Watercooling my GPU's is getting less and less practical as i learn more about it.

If i watercool the cards i have now, the blocks are £80 each, are ugly as hell and you cant use the backplates which is one of my favourite parts of the card!

Might have to wait till i upgrade my GPU's but they are worth nothing now redface.gif I paid £340 each for them but now they are going for as little as £180 brand new mad.gif

Il be lucky to get £300 for both so would need about £200 just to buy a single GTX 780 frown.gif

...I just sold my old i5 2500k on ebay for £127.50!!! LOL
Edited by Darylrese - 8/14/13 at 8:32am
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Have you thought about one of these for your GPU?

http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX39770

In this case, I agree that this is a little on the pricy side. However, once again it's maintenance free. Unfortunately, it only has a one year warranty and I have no idea what their policy is toward leaks.
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If I seem to be commenting on some older comments it's because I'm on vacation (yay). I have been working on my car a bit, including this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CjtftC9T8a8

Unfortunately this is the second Pyle double-din unit I have gotten in the last month that has a fault. Maybe they are a Pyle (of crap). I just can't decide if I want to RMA it over the issue mentioned in the video. I have to decide before the end of the week. I have contacted the company I bought it from to inform them that this one isn't working properly either. The last one had a faulty eject mechanism.

Yeah i thought about getting something similar for some time, even using a CPU cooler for the GPU lol. But for now i'm fine with it, temperature wise it's not a huge problem for my 780, though i do have a weird thing where my idle temps are as low as 29C but heavy load is as high as 86C. The normal range is about 37C idle and 80C load, not that, that is a huge margin but it's just a bit weird it's so cool idle but way hotter than it "should" be under load.

Wow two car stereos not working properly that freaking sucks, the second one you have now was that bought new? And where did you buy them exactly, on Ebay? Well my favorite car stereo brands have always been Pioneer, Kenwood and JVC. Though they might be on the pricier side of car stereos most of if not all their car stereos are great.

Take this old Kenwood from 88' was fantastic i have only tried a friends, and saw the video on youtube of what it really could. Really awesome from such an old car stereo.
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Those were taken with the Nikon D7100, awesome camera but the kit lens isn't so great..
Agreed. thumb.gif
Awesome! the D7100 and D7000 was also on my thought when deciding cameras, they are pretty much as good as a 7D if not better. So may i ask how much you gave for it?
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Originally Posted by Darylrese View Post

Yep i'm done with it for now smile.gif

Watercooling my GPU's is getting less and less practical as i learn more about it.

If i watercool the cards i have now, the blocks are £80 each, are ugly as hell and you cant use the backplates which is one of my favourite parts of the card!

Might have to wait till i upgrade my GPU's but they are worth nothing now redface.gif I paid £340 each for them but now they are going for as little as £180 brand new mad.gif

Il be lucky to get £300 for both so would need about £200 just to buy a single GTX 780 frown.gif

...I just sold my old i5 2500k on ebay for £127.50!!! LOL
Yeah i have almost no reason to watercool my GPU for now either though it is on the hotter side on load, it's still within parameters, and in the winter time here it's usually in the minus degrees, so honestly i would only need it for 4-6 months and even then it's not huge. Albeit we had one of the hottest summers in over 10 years, with a humidity of well 99-100% seriously. And degrees going as high as 35C, really insane weather here, quite the extremes actually with really cold winters and really hot summers.

Honestly i think one of the GTX 670 waterblocks looks pretty sweet, this one for example. The EK-FC670 GTX DCII. And i'm pretty sure you can still use a backplate for it if i'm not mistaken biggrin.gif


Hah also selling your 2500K for almost 130£ is insane, especially since it's Ebay i could never get any descent prices there. Luckily Denmark has it's kind of Ebay that is kind of a mix between Craigslist and Ebay thumb.gif
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That's the block i was looking at mate, its fairly ugly. Also owners of that block are saying you cant reuse the Asus backplate, only an aftermarket EK one.

I know its was £127.50 and £5 postage. I also just sold my Corsair H100 for £64.99 + £8 postage...people pay way over the odds for second hard stuff on ebay uk! It was only £80.99 new!

Its just a shame the fees are so high, paypal have taken £5 per transaction, ebay take like 10% of your final value in fees and then listing fees the two items will probably end up costing me about £35 in fees mad.gifmad.gif
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That's the block i was looking at mate, its fairly ugly. Also owners of that block are saying you cant reuse the Asus backplate, only an aftermarket EK one.

I know its was £127.50 and £5 postage. I also just sold my Corsair H100 for £64.99 + £8 postage...people pay way over the odds for second hard stuff on ebay uk! Its just a shame the fees are so high, paypal have taken £5 per transaction, ebay take like 10% of your final value in fees and then listing fees!!
Oh okay, i don't think it looks that bad tbh but hey everyone has different tastes. I can agree with you it doesn't look as good as the Titan/780 waterblocks, i mean those things are just simple and clean nothing to it at all.

This one i mean.


Also yeah i know all about those stupid Ebay fees, i have only sold stuff once there never will again thumb.gif
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Dayum! dat tape car stereo...

It might be just me lol... I love the design on the CSQ EK waterblocks. Really minimalistic.

I've been selling stuff on ebay to raise some funds for my watercooling gear, and yeah, the fees are outrageous... but unfortunately... it's one of the fastest ways to sell stuff... I sold my Nintendo DS Lite for £35 + 7.5£ shipping in less than 2 hours! Of course I got ripped off like 4£ through ebay+paypal fees mad.gif


@Anonymous

You're in love with that block aren't you tongue.gif You know you want it... you need it... ninja.gif


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Dayum! dat tape car stereo...

It might be just me lol... I love the design on the CSQ EK waterblocks. Really minimalistic.

I've been selling stuff on ebay to raise some funds for my watercooling gear, and yeah, the fees are outrageous... but unfortunately... it's one of the fastest ways to sell stuff... I sold my Nintendo DS Lite for £35 + 7.5£ shipping in less than 2 hours! Of course I got ripped off like 4£ through ebay+paypal fees mad.gif


@Anonymous

You're in love with that block aren't you tongue.gif You know you want it... you need it... ninja.gif


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NOOOOO you didn't just say those words D:< but i need a shiet ton more money if i wanna complete the loop, and having the stuff just laying around without assembling it, i would just go crazy madsmiley.png

But here is the list of things i want at least some of it:

EK - FC Titan SE - Acetal = 95€
Koolance CPU-380I = 75€
MCP-655 = 100€
FrozenQ Liquid Fusion 250mm = 93€

The rest i'm not sure about especially what to get to make the MCP-655 look better and that would also fit with the Liquid Fusion.
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Hello everyone

Well, i'm in the process to build a new system (i7 4770k).Do you believe the 600T it's still a good case with future or to find something else ?
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Hello everyone

Well, i'm in the process to build a new system (i7 4770k).Do you believe the 600T it's still a good case with future or to find something else ?

It really depends on what you wanna do with it. At the moment I could not see myself with any other case on the market except for my beloved 600T. It's not a perfect case by any strech, but you can make it yours. It has personality, it's not just anther piece of metal and plastic bashed together. It's special.

I can't really explain it but I think I'm not the only one that thinks like this.

Like I've said in a previous post regarding a similar question. This case is amazing, not due to it being a perfect case but rather because it's not.
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I seriously wish they would make a corsair 600t v2 (version 2) with 2x120/140 intake + 1 bottom intake and the choice of having a 2x120/140 top exhaust....i love this case but the more i think about watercooling the more i think im gonna get a case that will require less mod to fit a custom loop....
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I was SOOOOO lucky with my PSU. I used to have a 700w which was fine but then one day play.com decided to sell the Corsair HX1050 for £62.99 which I think was a huge pricing error, I quickly ordered one having heard from a friend about it thinking it would never arrive, then about a week later it turned up on my doorstep!!!

About an hour after I ordered it, it went back up to £189.99....WIN!

This is the biggest bargain of my life...they still sell for about £170 now!

Wow, talk about an awesome deal. I never seem to come across deals like that.
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***...what program are you using to measure temperature?

He is using an AMD CPU. Not only do they seem to run a little cooler than Intel CPUs, but from what I have heard in the Hydro thread, they do not report temps correctly. You can likely add 10c to that temp.

That is the main reason why I stopped purchasing AMD CPUs years ago. They never seemed to play nice with temperature monitoring software at the time, and I was tired of seeing all the Intel people happy with their monitoring while my systems would never monitor properly.

Now I'm sorry I didn't bookmark that particular discussion in the Hydro thread, but I'm sure it can be googled.
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Yep i'm done with it for now smile.gif

Watercooling my GPU's is getting less and less practical as i learn more about it.

If i watercool the cards i have now, the blocks are £80 each, are ugly as hell and you cant use the backplates which is one of my favourite parts of the card!

Might have to wait till i upgrade my GPU's but they are worth nothing now redface.gif I paid £340 each for them but now they are going for as little as £180 brand new mad.gif

Il be lucky to get £300 for both so would need about £200 just to buy a single GTX 780 frown.gif

...I just sold my old i5 2500k on ebay for £127.50!!! LOL

One last thing to consider, if you haven't already, are air coolers such as this:

http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX40460

While not as good as water cooling, they do lower temps. I have read good things from people who have used them. They're not all that expensive either ( $85 CDN).
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