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    Exclamation What is the best 8800 gtx waterblock

    I want to know what is the best waterblock for the 8800 gtx. I don't want a pre-installed block just a waterblock. Money is not important at the moment. Also I would like to be available either in the Uk or belgium. Also I would be great if it was Sli compatable for I want 3 8800 gtxs.

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    Depends. I run intensely quiet systems with very low airflow, so EK HC blocks are best for my situation. EK Supreme VGA blocks get the best GPU temps, along with the D-Tek VGA rev.2 (FuZion GPU), but both are very restrictive and don't cool vregs or mem. The Swiftech GPU block runs a bit warmer than the EK and D-Tek but has lower pressure drop.

    The kicker: my OC is the same at 42c (6x Yates @ REALLY FREAKIN' LOUD) or 51c (shared loop with CPU, 3x Yates @5v ~650RPM). The 8800GTX is mostly limited by voltage, not temp past a certain point (seems around 55-60c). At 648/ 1721/ 1053 sans volt-modding I'm not complaining- a few more MHz in either direction aren't going to affect performance much.
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    I would also like to know what the best quad and triple radiator is. I want a high air flow one. Also for the block I want a high flow block for I am getting a 1500 l/h pump,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Acekiller View Post
    I would also like to know what the best quad and triple radiator is. I want a high air flow one. Also for the block I want a high flow block for I am getting a 1500 l/h pump,
    What pump? High flow is useless without adequate head pressure. If you haven't already, look into DDC 3.2 models (same as Swiftech MCP355) with aftermarket tops. Martin's Liquid Lab has a top roundup, though the very latest models promise some improvement and are not included (EK rev.2 in particular).

    Actually, Martin's is a good place to find your CPU/ GPU block questions as well. He even has a download-able flow spreadsheet.

    Rads: Thermochill PA Series, Feser and the Black Ice GTX series are both highly regarded. You can get away with lower RPM (read: quieter) fans on the Feser and Thermochill.
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    50 PSI (3.5 BAR) is the pressure.

    Also what is lower RPM do you mean like 50 cfm or 25 cfm or 75 cfm. As for the Radiator I will go for Feser X-Changer both a triple and a quad radiator.

    I want to know what the best fans are I have been look at 2 different models.
    http://www.quietpc.com/gb-en-gbp/pro...kazejyuni-1200
    http://www.quietpc.com/gb-en-gbp/pro...kazejyuni-1900
    Either one of those two would be great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Acekiller View Post
    50 PSI (3.5 BAR) is the pressure.

    Also what is lower RPM do you mean like 50 cfm or 25 cfm or 75 cfm. As for the Radiator I will go for Feser X-Changer both a triple and a quad radiator.

    I want to know what the best fans are I have been look at 2 different models.
    http://www.quietpc.com/gb-en-gbp/pro...kazejyuni-1200
    http://www.quietpc.com/gb-en-gbp/pro...kazejyuni-1900
    Either one of those two would be great.
    That sounds like a D5...don't even think that pressure rating is what you'll get, that's how much the housing can handle, not how much the pump produces. You want to look @ max head pressure to determine pump strength.
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    There is really no need for the best waterblock for the gpu, since any gpu block will do.
    They all will achieve roughly the same clocks, because once you hit a certain temp with gpus, it's really voltage thats holding them back.
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    the dtek gfx rev 2 is about as restrictive as an mcw60 (not very restrictive at all)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eddie3dfx View Post
    There is really no need for the best waterblock for the gpu, since any gpu block will do.
    They all will achieve roughly the same clocks, because once you hit a certain temp with gpus, it's really voltage thats holding them back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Waterlogged View Post
    That sounds like a D5...don't even think that pressure rating is what you'll get, that's how much the housing can handle, not how much the pump produces. You want to look @ max head pressure to determine pump strength.
    The pump head is 3.7 m.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Acekiller View Post
    50 PSI (3.5 BAR) is the pressure.

    Also what is lower RPM do you mean like 50 cfm or 25 cfm or 75 cfm. As for the Radiator I will go for Feser X-Changer both a triple and a quad radiator.

    I want to know what the best fans are I have been look at 2 different models.
    http://www.quietpc.com/gb-en-gbp/pro...kazejyuni-1200
    http://www.quietpc.com/gb-en-gbp/pro...kazejyuni-1900
    Either one of those two would be great.
    1. Quiet is subjective (I can barely tolerate any fan around 800-900 RPM, <700 is much better ~500 is perfect)
    2. I wouldn't be able to sit next to either of those at 12v and keep my sanity, let alone record
    3. The Slipstreams have a bad rep for poor noise characteristics with rads. Look at these:

    (if you're willing to undervolt)
    http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...oducts_id=4072
    http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...oducts_id=4581

    (if not)
    http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...oducts_id=4071
    http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=24643

    (I've heard good things, but am skeptical)
    http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=24746
    http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=24747

    Keep in mind- some of the guys around here run pretty extreme fans full-bore, so take my advice with a grain of salt as a resident quiet crazy.

    highlander- you have tests? I mistakenly referenced D-Tek's GFX rev.1 for pressure drop. If Rev.2 is that much better, that's very good news.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Acekiller View Post
    The pump head is 3.7 m.
    ...which is why guys 'round here generally prefer these:
    http://www.petrastechshop.com/ladd1mcin12p.html

    With a replacement top they're around 5.5m+ head
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    I live in belgium so getting stuff from the usa is gonna be a problem

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    Quote Originally Posted by Acekiller View Post
    I live in belgium so getting stuff from the usa is gonna be a problem
    Those are just references I've bookmarked for quick retrieval. I'm sure you can find most of that stuff easily in a EU shop.
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    As for the fans I can get all of those so I don't know which to get. I am ok with Dba up to about 35 Db. I listen to a lot of music.
    For the pump I don't know what to get I am always get
    http://www.aquatuning.de/product_inf...12V-Ultra.html
    For the fans I don't really mind that much I am much more into performance than the ultra quiet pc. I have 5.1 surrond speakers for a reason

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    Quote Originally Posted by Acekiller View Post
    I live in belgium so getting stuff from the usa is gonna be a problem
    Not from petras. Just shoot an email with what you want to order. I've ordered everything in the second row in my sig from them.

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    Cool cool. But this does not answer the question what pump should I get

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    Quote Originally Posted by Acekiller View Post
    Cool cool. But this does not answer the question what pump should I get
    DDC 3.2/ Swiftech MCP355 with top.

    Here's the link to the top test: http://www.martinsliquidlab.com/DDC3...opTesting.html
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    So I can get this pump
    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...1042&name=XSPC DDC 18w Ultra Pump/Reservoir
    or
    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...&name=Swiftech Laing D5 Vario MCP655 12V DC Pump Ultra Pump/Reservoir
    As for the fans IDk yet I want middle range fans at about 25-35 Dba
    Last edited by Acekiller; 12-17-2008 at 11:30 AM.

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