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Hello all and merry X-mas.

I want to overclock my 6870s. I am happy with the noise and temps I am getting with my noctua nh-d14, it's next to silent and never goes above 59c at 4ghz. However, my 6870s are hot and extremely noisy. With my custom fan curve, I can get the cards to never to go above 70c but the fan noise is like two little jet engines in my case. I want that fixed; thus, I came up with these 2 WCing solutions for my 6870s without WCing the i7. With the heat and noise I am getting now I don't feel comfortable OCing the 6870s.

Both plan's components are identical except the radiators. One plan has a BlackIce 240 GT Stealth Radiator w/ 4 Gentle Typhoons 1450s in Push/Pull. The other plan has a Phobya 200mm Xtreme radiator with 2 Silverstone Air Penetrator 180mm fans in Push/Pull. The placement and tubing requirements are different as well. The pro/cons, plan pics, and shopping carts are below.

BlackIce 240 Rad plan Pros-
  • Known performance
  • A bit cheaper

BlackIce 240 Rad plan Cons-
  • More Tubing
  • Radiator hanging above my Mobo (leak would be bad)
  • Less radiator surface area

Phobya 200 Rad plan Pros-
  • More cooling surface area
  • Radiator below all electrical circuits (in case of leaks)
  • Less Tubing/clutter

Phobya 200 Rad plan cons
  • Little known performance (only review I found of the Phobya is in german, I think they liked it though)
  • A bit more expensive
  • I would have to mod the case and remove the drive bay, thus requiring me to buy 5.25 to 3.5 and 2.5 adapters.

Any and all suggestions will be processed and digested. Specific change suggestions would be SUPER appreciated.

Thanks! Pic below!

BlackIce 240 rad plan and shopping cart-




Phobya 200 rad plan and shopping cart-



Edited by PulkPull - 12/26/10 at 8:07am
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**edit**

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Edited by PulkPull - 12/25/10 at 9:10am
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**edit**

Another dumb idea removed by me!
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post #5 of 19
a good 240 rad will suffice, a 360 would obviously have better temps but is unneeded.

I am in the process of WC my sniper aswell and trying to keep it all internal. Unfortunately there is not much room within the sniper and you may need to mod it to fit a high performace rad. Alternatively a small rad such as the Black Ice 240 GT stealth fits perfectly at the top (where the 200mm fan currently is) and I am even able to put it in push pull, with fans under the top mesh (where the handles are).

Hope this helps!
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please resize your picture, its pita to load them~
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post #7 of 19
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Originally Posted by Vertix View Post
a good 240 rad will suffice, a 360 would obviously have better temps but is unneeded.

I am in the process of WC my sniper aswell and trying to keep it all internal. Unfortunately there is not much room within the sniper and you may need to mod it to fit a high performace rad. Alternatively a small rad such as the Black Ice 240 GT stealth fits perfectly at the top (where the 200mm fan currently is) and I am even able to put it in push pull, with fans under the top mesh (where the handles are).

Hope this helps!
+rep

Your suggestion lead me to my plan above!

**Original post edited with build plan and pic**
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Original post updated with shopping cart
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post #9 of 19
Why don't you find some screws in your local hardware store?

Also, I would recommend to remove the dye.
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post #10 of 19
1 240 would probly be fine for 2 6870s im using a rx360 rad for my i7 and 5870 and my 5870 core does not touch 40c and nother else on the card passes 50c at 1000mhz.
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