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First off, which 6970 waterblock would you guys recommend? I own the following card:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150517

Second, I currently have an apogee gtz waterblock for my cpu (I am going to upgrade to a sandy bridge core in the next week or so) and I intend on overclocking it. My current water setup has a swiftech pump, dangerden rez and a 2x120 radiator. My HAF can fit a 3x120mm rad, I wanted to get your opinion on if the cpu and videocard, both pushing overclocks, would be too much for a 2x120 radiator to reasonable handle. Should I upgrade to a 3x120, and even possibly hang the 2x120 off the back of my case? I already own all the mounting hardware.

Thanks,
Jgweb2000
Edited by jgweb2000 - 4/8/11 at 8:30pm
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Im using the XSPC Razor and I LOVE IT! Those bad boys never go above 45 degrees.
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the XSPC blocks have been getting some rave reviews recently, and even in some threads comparing it to other more "Brand name" blocks.

Usually people suggest 1 120mm radiator size per each block of cooling you do (so for CPU, 120 is fine, CPU+1GPU, 240, etc), though it depends on the fan and depends on the quality of the radiator.

I'm just getting back into watercooling after not having a custom loop for 5 years, and having an H50 for a month or two. I'm jumping right into a 360mm in my HAF-X, and I hope to add a 6950 full cover block soon, so we're in a similar boat. I was going to go with the XSPC from the reviews, and I just bought a GTZ for my CPU. I'm on SB, with a 2600k, currently at 4.3ghz with idle temps at 30c and load at 70c or so on the H50 with push/pull.
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the XSPC blocks have been getting some rave reviews recently, and even in some threads comparing it to other more "Brand name" blocks.

Usually people suggest 1 120mm radiator size per each block of cooling you do (so for CPU, 120 is fine, CPU+1GPU, 240, etc), though it depends on the fan and depends on the quality of the radiator.

I'm just getting back into watercooling after not having a custom loop for 5 years, and having an H50 for a month or two. I'm jumping right into a 360mm in my HAF-X, and I hope to add a 6950 full cover block soon, so we're in a similar boat. I was going to go with the XSPC from the reviews, and I just bought a GTZ for my CPU. I'm on SB, with a 2600k, currently at 4.3ghz with idle temps at 30c and load at 70c or so on the H50 with push/pull.
Im about to put my 6970 under water, i have 2 240 rads so my system goes pump > rad 1 > CPU > rad 2 >GPU > reservoir
Also got the XSPC rasa.
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I use the Razer on my 6970, with an OC of 1000/1400 I dont go above 46c load.
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I use the Razer on my 6970, with an OC of 1000/1400 I dont go above 46c load.
Sounds like I found myself a waterblock

Thanks for the info.
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Bump

My card:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150517

Is NOT reference design. Looks like I am either out of luck, or perhaps someone makes one for my card?

Picture of my PCB
http://img543.imageshack.us/img543/3817/photoml.jpg

Looking at the picture now, I should have removed the thermal pads that I had applied for the waterblock.

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Originally Posted by jgweb2000 View Post
Is NOT reference design. Looks like I am either out of luck, or perhaps someone makes one for my card?
We have a so called Type 2 block which covers this alternative layout shown in your photo.
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