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Wait so you have 2 240 rads for one cpu?
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not sure if you have one but i don't see an SSD. I recommend those to everyone. 60gb at least. I did 40gb and after Win7, CAD, CS5, and Firefox I basically have room for 1 game...maybe.

Do you have a fan controller?
Compression fittings or barbs that won't need clamps like dd fatboys.

I would buy a second 6870 and two waterblocks myself. I think that along with some fittings that got rid of the clamps would look very nice and hold you over until you were ready to upgrade your cpu and motherboard.

you also have the ooption of picking up two more sammys for eyefinity later also. or upgrading to 24" eyefinity.

also i have absolutely no room to talk but wire management if you are dedicated enough.
I'm definitely on top of wire management, despite what that photograph may look like. It was taken some time ago, and i've gone right through the system since.

I used to use a fan controller, but now it just collects dust as i refuse to use it outta principle.

I feel as though that with the introduction of EFI, we should have far more extensive control over fan settings and speeds. I actially view fan controllers as rather primitive and unecessary, given that with a bit of effort, we could program them to kick in or switch off at given times.

Think along the lines of the Radeon BIOS editor fan control settings:


I won't be satisfied till we see something similar to this in our BIOS/EFI settings.

This is also one reason why i'm holding back on upgrades . I also want EFI to mature a bit before taking the plunge, so to speak.

As for a second GPU; i don't think i could afford it, not just for the initial price but also the power usage, or even the room within the case - i suspect the bottom rad pipes will get in the way.

This is one reason why i considered downgrading to a thinner rad, but as i said; it's a waste really. I've also bad experiences using Crossfire in the past with poor game support/poor drivers that just put me off the idea of multi-gpu setups altogether.

A new monitor is in my sights as my current doubles as a television which i don't need or want (I'd rather not pay for a television licence either)

I'll definitely go samsung again though
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Final question though: If this were your rig, what would you do with it? I mean in regards to cooling, fans, case mods, etc. Not talking about replacing the hardware
If it were my rig I would replace the CPU block first. For £45 you can get a Rasa, or for ~£55 a EK Supreme HF, which would knock anywhere from ~5-10C off your CPU temps.

You can also replace the fans with Scythe GT 1850s, they are usually hard to come by, although Scan has some in right now, as does SpecialTech. They are great from a noise / performance perspective, although a little pricey (£12-£14 ea).

If you are looking at replacing your monitor, I can really recommend the Dell Ultra Sharp series. I have a U2311h and it is awesome, bright vivid colours, a nice size (I personally dislike huge monitors) and not too badly priced for an IPS. Scan have them for £260, a lot more than the TN panels but, I think, a lot better.
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If it were my rig I would replace the CPU block first. For £45 you can get a Rasa, or for ~£55 a EK Supreme HF, which would knock anywhere from ~5-10C off your CPU temps.

You can also replace the fans with Scythe GT 1850s, they are usually hard to come by, although Scan has some in right now, as does SpecialTech. They are great from a noise / performance perspective, although a little pricey (£12-£14 ea).
You really think those blocks would make that much of a difference? So whats the best block on the market at the moment?

I already have a pair of gentle typhoons buried somewhere. Whats the benefit they have that the current ones i use don't? From what i've read, my current Xigmateks offer more CFM
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