Originally Posted by Ironsmack
You'll be happy with those Heatkiller block. Amazing quality, quite a heft to it and personally - they look much better than the typical blocks you see.
As for pumps? D5. You have tons of space and they're easier to maintain. D5's are watercooled compared to DDC which needs a heatsink and airflow.
Ya when i opened the boxes to take inventory i was amazed on the weight of the gpu blocks, just huge chunks of copper lol..... i bet ill be super happy with the new blocks once they are on water, ive been running the stock air coolers on the EVGA 1080ti SC blacks in SLI and been pretty impressed with these GPU's just on air, most of the time i dont even hit 80c with them in gaming, they been pushed pretty hard with my recent new monitor (PG27UQ) that i picked up off Amazon as used open box item missing the stand for $800. Mainly the reason i am wanting to do this over the top build is my gaming rig finally became bottlenecked by the CPU when i switched my main display from [email protected]
to the new [email protected]
monitor fabri-cobbling the monitor to a wall tv mount. The jump in res and hertz put the cpu load from previously 80-92% range to now trying to play a game in [email protected]
the cpu is pegged to 100% and unplayable, so i have been itching to try out the new monitor at its native resolution soon. If i run it at [email protected]
on low settings i can play some games on very very low settings and the cpu will sit around 96-98% load, but still stutters occasionally when it hits 100% load. fps are near the 140+ range, so the GPU's seem to have the potential, just bottlenecked by the CPU.
Also i picked up the following this week off Amazon...
1 x Petra's Tech Nuke PHN Concentrated Biocide
1 x 4pc 1000mm Thermaltake 12/16mm PETG tubing
I picked up the PHN version of nuke, because i was told by multiple people its compatabile with PETG tubing, so thinking ill run distilled water + PHN Nuke + Dish soap in the loop for coolant.
I also picked up the 4pc of 1000mm PETG tubing, after doing some brainstorming on tubing routes, figured at least 1 tube would be to short with the 500mm sections, so i am thinking the 1000mm would give me more options and they were listed on Amazon for $13.99 vs the $28.00 on Performance PC + shipping.