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So, I'm consider 2 options:
1. Accelero Xtreme Plus (or similar)
2. Watercooling (graphics card only)

Which one should I go for? I'm really hate noise otherwise I would stick with reference. Which is more worth it? I'll probably add the CPU into the loop later once/if I get Bulldozer.
    
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Deppends on the budget.

You could as well set up a WC Loop including the i7 920 and the HD6950.

But if your budget is tight, get an Accelero Xtreme, they do a damn great job.
    
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Defenately water. Its silent, cool and looks good.
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Deppends on the budget.

You could as well set up a WC Loop including the i7 920 and the HD6950.

But if your budget is tight, get an Accelero Xtreme, they do a damn great job.
Actully I can get the WC stuff for ~25ish more. Don't really wanna add the 920 for 2 reasons:
240 rad wont handle both well, cba to get the second 240 rad
and more importantly, dont wanna take out the Frio, it looks too good.

Also, Frio buddies! :>

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Defenately water. Its silent, cool and looks good.
GPU block doesn't look -as- good. Thats why I wanna stick the shroud on it just because its sexy. The full cover blocks are not worth it on the other hand.
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Originally Posted by kcuestag View Post
Deppends on the budget.

You could as well set up a WC Loop including the i7 920 and the HD6950.

But if your budget is tight, get an Accelero Xtreme, they do a damn great job.
+1 here. Budget is the main factor. If you go water, consider a Rasa RX360 kit and then just add a VGA block to the loop.
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The question should be... Do you really need better cooling on your 6950?

I have no issues with my HD6970 even @ 950/1500 with fan on AUTO it nerver passes 37% and never reaches above 85ºC.
    
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The question should be... Do you really need better cooling on your 6950?

I have no issues with my HD6970 even @ 950/1500 with fan on AUTO it nerver passes 37% and never reaches above 85ºC.
Yea but mine doesn't do 1Ghz+ without 60+ or more because the vrms get pretty hot. With a block on the GPU i can just point some fans at it or whatever.
    
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Yea but mine doesn't do 1Ghz+ without 60+ or more because the vrms get pretty hot. With a block on the GPU i can just point some fans at it or whatever.
Honestly, do whatever you think it's best.

With the Accelero Xtreme, you would still need to buy a VRM heatsink kit somewhere to cover all the VRM's with heatsinks.

You may as well get a water block.
    
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Honestly, do whatever you think it's best.

With the Accelero Xtreme, you would still need to buy a VRM heatsink kit somewhere to cover all the VRM's with heatsinks.

You may as well get a water block.
I would love to get the Thermalright VR001 or whatever.. but its £25
The AXP does look a bit.. ugly xD Guess i'll go down the water route like originally planned :s
Edited by Razi3l - 2/15/11 at 5:25am
    
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I would love to get the Thermalright VR001 or whatever.. but its £25
The AXP does look a bit.. ugly xD Guess i'll go down the water route like originally planned :s
Well, the Accelero does indeed look ugly on the 6970, it did look awesome on my old HD5970, and it cooled very great the cores and the vrm's too!

However, I've heard the AXP doesn't cool too well the 6950/70 vrm's.

Water is a good choice if you can afford it.
    
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