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Just got me a radeon 6970 and I'm rather terrified by the heat this thing pumps out, so I have decided to watercool it. a few questions from a newbie will follow.

1/ could you recommend me a rad, pump, res for this? (will only be cooling my GPU)
2/ any news on water blocks for the 6970? I know of none at the moment.
3/ any tips? (is there anything you have found out since going for water that you wish you had known before hand)

I'm not really sure what my budget is yet, but I would rather have 'bang for buck' than absolute best.
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post #2 of 15
Quote:
Getting wet for the first time.
That's what she said.

Also, nothing to be terrified about.
The default fan profile on mine only kicks the fan up to 50% or so at 90-92C in Furmark

If you manually put the fan at 100% you'll notice it has a lot of oomph left.
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That's what she said.

Also, nothing to be terrified about.
The default fan profile on mine only kicks the fan up to 50% or so at 90-92C in Furmark

If you manually put the fan at 100% you'll notice it has a lot of oomph left.
there must be something wrong with my default fan profile, I have it manually set now to 42% and it keeps it below 85C but coming from a 4870 that refused to go above 55C, this is HOT
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I have nothing constructive to say but to tell you, the title of this thread is awesome.

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Ek makes the only 6970 block out right now. Its found at FrozenCpu.com

Whats your budget?
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Ek makes the only 6970 block out right now. Its found at FrozenCpu.com

Whats your budget?
not sure on the budget yet, something not too expensive but performs. I haven't really set a budget as I don't really know what something like this could cost, so a 'decent mid range loop for my GPU only' is the closest I can get to setting a budget.
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post #7 of 15
Here is your bang for the buck pump/res/rad.

pump/res

Radiator

Other than that you will need the ek 6970 block, tubes, barbs, and clamps. Use distilled water plus a killcoil.
Edited by PulkPull - 1/2/11 at 6:04pm
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Here is your bang for the buck pump/res/rad.

pump/res

Radiator

Other than that you will need the ek 6970 block, tubes, barbs, and clamps. Use distilled water plus a killcoil
Both of the links point to the res, and sorry forgot to mention, I can't do front bay devices... no more room.
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MCP355 pump - $65
Swiftech mcres -$25
EK 6970 block - $110
Tubing - $10 i prefer Primochill
Fittings - under $10

XSPC RX240 - $70

I didnt post any links cuz Im not sure where to buy from over there.
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Both of the links point to the res, and sorry forgot to mention, I can't do front bay devices... no more room.
opps, sorry. in that case never mind. Mastical's list will work great.
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