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Well theres my question, im thinking about going the water route, its a few quid but hey, ill always have it and its going to help me get the very best out of my cards and maybe cpu in the future.

Im thinking the Koolance GPU-220s look pretty nice, the get a good review on http://www.pureoverclock.com/article1242.html

Will these universal blocks fit ok? and in turn fit newer cards in the future? the hole spacings around the gpu look like a gpu only block is going to fit ok, are they universal also?

My motherboard has only one slot between cards making the top card run hot and limits my overclock, so instead of buying a new motherboard it works out nearly the same price to just watercool my cards, and end up with a watercooling loop and also have the excuse to heavily modify my antec 300

I realised that Id made a few wrong decisions but really dont see the need to buy a whole new case and mobo when I can make use of what ive got.

So Im also looking for a bit of info here too, such as:

a.- will a 240 rad be enough to cool 2gpus?

b.- ive already removed the hdd cage so is that going to be where my radiator goes?

c.- Do i need a reservoir? it will probably need to go in the 5" cage.

d.- my front fans spin slowly to keep it quiet (1150 rpm) will they need to spin faster to cool the water?

e- I dont want to cool the cpu just yet, im very happy with the megahalems, therefore hopefully getting away with a 240 rad.

I dont know anything about watercooling so all opinnions or answers appriciated. thanks
    
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Murp

Im pretty sure they are gona fit and get me at least 950MHz clocks as they do 900 on air, one card installed at a time, 1.087v. Some validation would be nice.

Also Im gona take the 300 down to the college workshop, cut it to pieces for cable management and perspex.

Its going to be at least a month or so before I take on the endevour so ill use this page to update when the time comes.

Please feel free to advise

Peace out *****z
    
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Originally Posted by Juliancahillane View Post
Well theres my question, im thinking about going the water route, its a few quid but hey, ill always have it and its going to help me get the very best out of my cards and maybe cpu in the future.

Im thinking the Koolance GPU-220s look pretty nice, the get a good review on http://www.pureoverclock.com/article1242.html

Will these universal blocks fit ok? and in turn fit newer cards in the future? the hole spacings around the gpu look like a gpu only block is going to fit ok, are they universal also?

My motherboard has only one slot between cards making the top card run hot and limits my overclock, so instead of buying a new motherboard it works out nearly the same price to just watercool my cards, and end up with a watercooling loop and also have the excuse to heavily modify my antec 300

I realised that Id made a few wrong decisions but really dont see the need to buy a whole new case and mobo when I can make use of what ive got.

So Im also looking for a bit of info here too, such as:

a.- will a 240 rad be enough to cool 2gpus?

b.- ive already removed the hdd cage so is that going to be where my radiator goes?

c.- Do i need a reservoir? it will probably need to go in the 5" cage.

d.- my front fans spin slowly to keep it quiet (1150 rpm) will they need to spin faster to cool the water?

e- I dont want to cool the cpu just yet, im very happy with the megahalems, therefore hopefully getting away with a 240 rad.

I dont know anything about watercooling so all opinnions or answers appriciated. thanks
They will work perfectly fine. It's a universal gpu block so it'll definitely fit.

A. a thick one will do just fine with 1500 ish rpm fans

B. I guess so. Placement it completely up to u

C. You don't need one. You can just put in a T-line, but reservoirs make draining, filling, and getting air out easier.

D. You will want new fans to mount to the rad, preferably higher speed
 
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What you gonna do for ram/vrm cooling ?
    
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Cheers stallion.

For the vrms I`ll be getting them little fins I`ve seen. The hawks have more vrms than normal too so they should be fine, im not going to push any crazy voltages anyhow since im runnning a 650 w psu, think 1.087 is plenty and they already do 900mhz each on air so ill see a gain no doubt. Its not worth pushing for 1GHz when it probabley needs way more volts.

Ive also seen little fans which screw on the bottom holes which blow onto the vrms, they could come in handy too.

Im not too bothered about overclocking the ram. The hawks also have low latency ram, and even with voltage controll they dont seem to wana clock much past the stock, think Ive gotten it up to 2100mhz from 1950mhz.

From what Ive heard overclocking the ram is neglegeable anyhow
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the little stick on vrm heatsinks should do a good enough job, but I wouldn't run 1ghz 24/7
 
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