Overclock.net › Forums › Cooling › Water Cooling › GPU Waterblock questions
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

GPU Waterblock questions - Page 2

post #11 of 37
Quote:
Originally Posted by CP2 View Post
With the above being mentioned, would I really need to cool my NB if I am OC-ing my CPU?
No. But if you are going for max memory benchmarks with all DIMM slots full, I would consider it. I am currently hitting my NB with 1.45v and SB with 1.35v just because.
ThermoChilled
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II X6 1100T ASUS Crosshair IV Extreme EVGA GTX 580 SuperClocked STT WX200UB2G7 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
VelociRaptor WD6000HLHX Sony Optiarc AD-7260S Arch Linux x86_64 + JWM NEC MultiSync PA241W-BK 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Topre Realforce 87UKB Corsair CMPSU-850AX Lian Li Tyr PC-X500FX Logitech G9x 
Mouse Pad
ZOWIE GEAR P-TF 
  hide details  
Reply
ThermoChilled
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II X6 1100T ASUS Crosshair IV Extreme EVGA GTX 580 SuperClocked STT WX200UB2G7 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
VelociRaptor WD6000HLHX Sony Optiarc AD-7260S Arch Linux x86_64 + JWM NEC MultiSync PA241W-BK 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Topre Realforce 87UKB Corsair CMPSU-850AX Lian Li Tyr PC-X500FX Logitech G9x 
Mouse Pad
ZOWIE GEAR P-TF 
  hide details  
Reply
post #12 of 37
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by adamlau View Post
No. But if you are going for max memory benchmarks with all DIMM slots full, I would consider it. I am currently hitting my NB with 1.45v and SB with 1.35v just because.
well, my PC wont be the powerhouse that I often see you guys build. I'm budget PCing.....kinda.
Eva Red v1
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz ASUS P8Z77-M PRO LGA 1155 Intel Z77  2 x - NVIDIA - GeForce GTX 460 1GB G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (4 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Seagate Barracuda 1TB and WD Caviar 1TB Windows 7 - 64 bit SAMSUNG 27 Inch Razer Anansi gaming 
PowerCaseMouse
CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-650TX 650W Corsair 800D Cyborg RAT 7 
  hide details  
Reply
Eva Red v1
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz ASUS P8Z77-M PRO LGA 1155 Intel Z77  2 x - NVIDIA - GeForce GTX 460 1GB G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (4 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Seagate Barracuda 1TB and WD Caviar 1TB Windows 7 - 64 bit SAMSUNG 27 Inch Razer Anansi gaming 
PowerCaseMouse
CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-650TX 650W Corsair 800D Cyborg RAT 7 
  hide details  
Reply
post #13 of 37
Unless they start to make GPUs differently what you say is not going to happen. MCW60 has been in the market for 3 years now. It is no where close to being obsolete
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E 8400 ASUS X48 Rampage Formula GTX 280 6GB 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
1TB Samsung F3 Vista X64 Asus 25.5" Gigabyte 800 Watt 
Case
HAF 932 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E 8400 ASUS X48 Rampage Formula GTX 280 6GB 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
1TB Samsung F3 Vista X64 Asus 25.5" Gigabyte 800 Watt 
Case
HAF 932 
  hide details  
Reply
post #14 of 37
I just ordered an Asus 560 and it already comes with heatsinks on the VRMs, so as long as I have a fan blowing over that it should be the same as the stock cooling setup. I also have enzotech bcc9's for the ram chips, they worked great on my 5770 and allowed me to OC my vram a little higher. According to most ppl you should be fine as long as you have heatsinks and adequate airflow over the VRMs. But if you see a thread from me later saying I blew my new 560 then you'll know I was wrong!

Also my 955 is overclocked to 4ghz and my mobo mosfets have no heatsink on them. They seem just fine.
Containment
(18 items)
 
Metamorphosis
(19 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD 955BE Gigabyte GA-770TA-UD3 Asus GTX560ti 12GB DDR3 1333 CL7 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Spinpoint F3 750GB Seagate 1TB None Custom loop 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
W7 Ultimate x64 Asus ML249H Asus VE228H Alienware TactX 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
OCZ 550W Antec 902 Alienware TactX Razer Sphex 
AudioAudio
E-MU 0404 USB Ultrasone DJ1 Pro Headphones 
CPUCPUMotherboardGraphics
Xeon E5405 Xeon E5405 SuperMicro X7DA3 ATI X1800 
RAMHard DriveCoolingCooling
16GB DDR2 FB-DIMM Various Hyper 101 Hyper 101 
OSMonitorPowerCase
ESXi 5.0 Headless Antec NEO ECO 620W Rosewill RSV-L4000 
MouseMouse PadOtherOther
None None HP P400 IPMI Card 
Other
HP Dual Gigabit NIC 
  hide details  
Reply
Containment
(18 items)
 
Metamorphosis
(19 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD 955BE Gigabyte GA-770TA-UD3 Asus GTX560ti 12GB DDR3 1333 CL7 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Spinpoint F3 750GB Seagate 1TB None Custom loop 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
W7 Ultimate x64 Asus ML249H Asus VE228H Alienware TactX 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
OCZ 550W Antec 902 Alienware TactX Razer Sphex 
AudioAudio
E-MU 0404 USB Ultrasone DJ1 Pro Headphones 
CPUCPUMotherboardGraphics
Xeon E5405 Xeon E5405 SuperMicro X7DA3 ATI X1800 
RAMHard DriveCoolingCooling
16GB DDR2 FB-DIMM Various Hyper 101 Hyper 101 
OSMonitorPowerCase
ESXi 5.0 Headless Antec NEO ECO 620W Rosewill RSV-L4000 
MouseMouse PadOtherOther
None None HP P400 IPMI Card 
Other
HP Dual Gigabit NIC 
  hide details  
Reply
post #15 of 37
I planned to only do the GPUs, which I have done, but I have on order a CPU block and Vreg block for my motherboard. so I recommend doing it all once if you can budget it, I don't think you should need a NB block.

I wanted more out of my GPUs, so I water cooled them and OCed the living hell out of them.

If you want to OC a good amount and overvolt, you will want a full block, I see you have already decided on this but I am just letting you know you will be much happier with a full block.

You say you are budget PCing... just to let you know once you get into water cooling just through the "budget" out the window, for the most part. Keep a budget but it will not be cheap in other words.
post #16 of 37
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by nickbaldwin86 View Post
I planned to only do the GPUs, which I have done, but I have on order a CPU block and Vreg block for my motherboard. so I recommend doing it all once if you can budget it, I don't think you should need a NB block.

I wanted more out of my GPUs, so I water cooled them and OCed the living hell out of them.

If you want to OC a good amount and overvolt, you will want a full block, I see you have already decided on this but I am just letting you know you will be much happier with a full block.

You say you are budget PCing... just to let you know once you get into water cooling just through the "budget" out the window, for the most part. Keep a budget but it will not be cheap in other words.
yeah, I was thinkin' about the "budget" part and realized...wait this is far from budget. Budget is keeping things stock and up and running at minimal cost. lol. So I went over the budget threshold and I assume an enthusiast role or something.

A little back history on me. In 2001 I built my first computer. Was fun. Was budget. No OC or anything. Built my second PC in 2004. Was fun again. OCed that one a bit. No mods. Then I got tired of windows and went Mac in 2005. Macs are cool, reliable, and freakin expensive to not have the computer the way i want it. And just a month ago, I saw a different light and went Linux. Sold my Mac. Built a computer again and loaded Linux Mint and windows on it. Probably low end compared to some of you guys and gals rigs.

Now, I realized I shoulda geeked out on it because ever since I been on this forum (like 3 weeks) then I've been motivated to do bigger and better things. Never saw myself trying to water cool. I think I crossed over and I have OCN to blame....thanx.

Damn, I am so off topic
Eva Red v1
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz ASUS P8Z77-M PRO LGA 1155 Intel Z77  2 x - NVIDIA - GeForce GTX 460 1GB G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (4 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Seagate Barracuda 1TB and WD Caviar 1TB Windows 7 - 64 bit SAMSUNG 27 Inch Razer Anansi gaming 
PowerCaseMouse
CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-650TX 650W Corsair 800D Cyborg RAT 7 
  hide details  
Reply
Eva Red v1
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz ASUS P8Z77-M PRO LGA 1155 Intel Z77  2 x - NVIDIA - GeForce GTX 460 1GB G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (4 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Seagate Barracuda 1TB and WD Caviar 1TB Windows 7 - 64 bit SAMSUNG 27 Inch Razer Anansi gaming 
PowerCaseMouse
CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-650TX 650W Corsair 800D Cyborg RAT 7 
  hide details  
Reply
post #17 of 37
The only way i would use a MCW80/60 on a modern big card is to have a ful coverage ramsink, that covers the rest of the card to cool ram and vrm's. Like this cooler. They dont make one for the 460/5xx yet, but im sure its in the making...
AMD Gamer
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX-8320 Asus M5A99FX-Pro MSI GTX980 Gaming Crucial Ballistix 4x4gb 1934mhz @ 8-8-8-24 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung Evo 500GB Thermaltake Water 2.0 Windows 10 LG 27" 4k 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Huntkey X7 900w Thermaltake Urban S31 Logitech G500 Rocketfish Knockoff of Razer propad 
Audio
Logitech Z5500 & G430 
  hide details  
Reply
AMD Gamer
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX-8320 Asus M5A99FX-Pro MSI GTX980 Gaming Crucial Ballistix 4x4gb 1934mhz @ 8-8-8-24 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung Evo 500GB Thermaltake Water 2.0 Windows 10 LG 27" 4k 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Huntkey X7 900w Thermaltake Urban S31 Logitech G500 Rocketfish Knockoff of Razer propad 
Audio
Logitech Z5500 & G430 
  hide details  
Reply
post #18 of 37
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by pbasil1 View Post
The only way i would use a MCW80/60 on a modern big card is to have a ful coverage ramsink, that covers the rest of the card to cool ram and vrm's. Like this cooler. They dont make one for the 460/5xx yet, but im sure its in the making...
That would have been nice for the 460.
Eva Red v1
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz ASUS P8Z77-M PRO LGA 1155 Intel Z77  2 x - NVIDIA - GeForce GTX 460 1GB G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (4 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Seagate Barracuda 1TB and WD Caviar 1TB Windows 7 - 64 bit SAMSUNG 27 Inch Razer Anansi gaming 
PowerCaseMouse
CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-650TX 650W Corsair 800D Cyborg RAT 7 
  hide details  
Reply
Eva Red v1
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz ASUS P8Z77-M PRO LGA 1155 Intel Z77  2 x - NVIDIA - GeForce GTX 460 1GB G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (4 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Seagate Barracuda 1TB and WD Caviar 1TB Windows 7 - 64 bit SAMSUNG 27 Inch Razer Anansi gaming 
PowerCaseMouse
CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-650TX 650W Corsair 800D Cyborg RAT 7 
  hide details  
Reply
post #19 of 37
Quote:
Originally Posted by adamlau View Post
Review some of the recent blown 570 threads in the NVIDIA section due to lack of sufficient VRM cooling and you let us know how important VRM cooling is .
Bass had his VRMs at 0C so they were very well cooled, it's all about how the power was supplied to the card.
Revofev
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 950 EVGA E770 2x EVGA GTX 570 6GB Mushkin Redline Ridgeback 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
128GB Crucial M4/ 4x1TB WD Black/ 1TB F3 Lite-On 24x Win 7 Ultimate x64 Acer H233H 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco Majestouch 2 w/ Red Switches Corsair AX850 800D Logitech G500 
Mouse Pad
Steelseries QcK+ 
  hide details  
Reply
Revofev
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 950 EVGA E770 2x EVGA GTX 570 6GB Mushkin Redline Ridgeback 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
128GB Crucial M4/ 4x1TB WD Black/ 1TB F3 Lite-On 24x Win 7 Ultimate x64 Acer H233H 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco Majestouch 2 w/ Red Switches Corsair AX850 800D Logitech G500 
Mouse Pad
Steelseries QcK+ 
  hide details  
Reply
post #20 of 37
I'm a fan of full cover blocks, I've had them for my 8800 GTS 512s, and now my 570, I think they look nicer and perform much better in terms of keeping the card stable. I like the added security of enhanced ram and VRM cooling when OCing. Plus I don't have to worry about airflow as I would if I was using VRM/RAM sinks.
AC Mk-800 Cobra
(18 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 2600k ASUS P8P67 WS Revolution Zotac GTX 570 Corsair Vengeance 2x4GB 1600MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Samsung SSD WD Red WD AV-GP Samsung CD/DVD Combo 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Win-7 Pro x64 HP LP3065 30" 2560x1600 Dell 1600x1200 Portrait Monoprice Gaming Keyboard w/ MX Blacks 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Corsair HX850 Modified Corsair Obsidian 800D Logitech G700 X-Fi Titanium PCIe 
Other
Happauge 2250 Tuner Card 
  hide details  
Reply
AC Mk-800 Cobra
(18 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 2600k ASUS P8P67 WS Revolution Zotac GTX 570 Corsair Vengeance 2x4GB 1600MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Samsung SSD WD Red WD AV-GP Samsung CD/DVD Combo 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Win-7 Pro x64 HP LP3065 30" 2560x1600 Dell 1600x1200 Portrait Monoprice Gaming Keyboard w/ MX Blacks 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Corsair HX850 Modified Corsair Obsidian 800D Logitech G700 X-Fi Titanium PCIe 
Other
Happauge 2250 Tuner Card 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Water Cooling
Overclock.net › Forums › Cooling › Water Cooling › GPU Waterblock questions