View Full Version : 2 video cards down... Time for a new water block

12-30-07, 05:26 AM
So yea my 2900XT died a few days before x-mas so I got a 3850 to get me by. Well that just died so im like somethings not right! Took the card out looked at it and..

http://img297.imageshack.us/img297/7833/36515333pq5.th.jpg (http://img297.imageshack.us/my.php?image=36515333pq5.jpg)

Found a small leak around the nozzel of the waterblock.

Now while I can fix it easy I planed on getting a new block anyways. I want to order from performance-pcs.com as they are located 3 hours away so I will get it tuesday.

Im looking at:




What do you think would be best for quadcore.

And I was able to revive both cards. I took a hard brush and cleaned them up now they both work great.

12-30-07, 08:21 AM
Nice that you saved the cards. Those "sneaky" leaks are what scares me about water cooling, but I didn't have the best quality set up either.

12-30-07, 10:40 AM
I dont know the 2nd link you posted, but the best CPU Waterblock was the FuZion, and from what I read on some Review the EK Supreme you posted (1st link) took the lead.

I currently have the EK Supreme ordered as well to change my FuZion.

12-30-07, 01:14 PM
I would stay away from the GTX unless you plan on getting the copper top


12-30-07, 04:59 PM
I ordered the EK-Supreme, some water, and new clamps. That outa fix my problem.

12-31-07, 12:43 AM
I'm hoping my D-Tek Fuzion will be enough for some 4.0GHz Penryn goodness.

12-31-07, 08:46 AM
I'm hoping my D-Tek Fuzion will be enough for some 4.0GHz Penryn goodness.

The d-tek will get you as close as any other block will. GL!

12-31-07, 01:06 PM
Luckily my leaks have always been on my radiator fittings outside the case. Not surprisingly these are the only plastic fittings on my loop. One day when I'm not so lazy I'll get them replaced.