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post #1 of 19
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GPU RIGHT NOW:

I have 1 WB coming and i'm getting another one soon





thoughts of what i might buy so far.

CPU:

RAS XPSC 360 KIT

GPU:

(1) XPSC 360 RAD
MCP655 PUMP
RES

do you guys think it will be alright to run out of a box for the time being?


I wont be home most of the time but this rig will probably be running for F@LDING when i'm not home and gaming when i am home
Edited by k0rnh0li0 - 1/28/11 at 10:40am
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post #2 of 19
Get the RX360 kit for $190. It would outperform what you had listed for less. Also the waterblock on the gigabyte board is retarded, 100% stupid. Instead of the block being directly connected to the heatsink, it's connected by cooling fins!

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post #3 of 19
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haha yeah. it could be worse but hey it comes with it so no problems.

do you think i could use all that stuff i listed for future GPU cooling?
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post #4 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by charliehorse55 View Post
Also the waterblock on the gigabyte board is retarded, 100% stupid. Instead of the block being directly connected to the heatsink, it's connected by cooling fins!

Wow. That is utter crap on Gigabyte's part.
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post #5 of 19
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Quote:
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Wow. That is utter crap on Gigabyte's part.
i can take that port off remove the fins and have it direct

possible
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post #6 of 19
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no means for DBL post but is that Pump within the RES cause it looks like it. hopefully its not what i think it is.
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post #7 of 19
If you really want board cooling I'd just get this:

http://www.ekwaterblocks.com/shop/ek...-nickel-1.html

Leagues better than the UD9 stock block.

Yes, the pump is inside the reservoir. What's the problem with that?
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post #8 of 19
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nothing just thinking about all the outcomes and concerns. is that res and pump good enough for GPU cooling for later or should i run totally seperate?

i heard those NB/SB blocks restrict a lot is that true?
Edited by k0rnh0li0 - 1/24/11 at 9:06am
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post #9 of 19
Yes, the motherblock blocks are very restrictive. If you wanted to just cool the CPU/GPU that pump would work fine, even with 2 radiators and three waterblocks (so long as you get EK blocks and use the parallel bridge, which is what you should do anyways).

If you wanted to add the motherboard you'd have to get a better pump as the motherblock would be more restrictive than both the CPU and GPU blocks put together.
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post #10 of 19
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i updated my list.

i'll have a separate pump for the GPU on its own using another 360 RAD and Res

The CPu and SB/NB blocks will go together with the XPSC 360 KIt.

should be alright. i think i'll be spending less that $300 forsure for this set up
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