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wazooda
06-22-05, 05:19 PM
Any word on a water block for this puppy? I currently have a 6800GT with a VID-NV2-L06 cooler from Koolance. I doubt it will work on the 7800....

So does anyone know of another solution?

Thanks!

Wazoo

FraGTastiK
06-22-05, 05:32 PM
The famous OCer OPPAINTER is doing amazing things with two 7800GTXs.

His GPU water cooling weapon is Swiftech MCW-50.

Maybe he had to mod them a bit,I have no idea.

link (http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?p=921917#post921917)

GlowStick
06-22-05, 05:38 PM
Id check sites like koolance, Swiftech and Dangerden. They update their block quite reglary with new video card releases. Danger den will ususally put word up if an exsiting block fits or if they are working on a new revision with in a week or so!

BladeRunner
06-22-05, 06:30 PM
DD etc will have it harder this time around, assuming they want to do it "right" as there is ram on both sides of the 7800 GTX

Zelda_fan
06-22-05, 06:49 PM
Do you think the Koolance VID-NV2-L06 watercooler would fit on a 7800?

http://www.koolance.com/shop/product_info.php?cPath=29_46&products_id=174

NoWayDude
06-22-05, 06:58 PM
http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=32889&stc=1

47k in 01 ....... :eek:

BladeRunner
06-22-05, 07:01 PM
Do you think the Koolance VID-NV2-L06 watercooler would fit on a 7800?

http://www.koolance.com/shop/product_info.php?cPath=29_46&products_id=174


I should have a couple of BFG 7800's here tomorrow with any luck so can compare to the Leadtek 6800gt's they will replace, (can also try a DD nv68 on them), and let you know. As said it depends on what you want? it may fit but there is possibly other components or height differences that may make it a no go with your current block. It also wont help cool the ram on the back side.

GlowStick
06-22-05, 07:18 PM
Aye, cooling the ram is going to be difficult. However, after seeing the effects with the nv-68, i wish i had gotten a Maze4 and used ramsinks insted. However, I gotta love the look of the huge copper block the NV-68 is : )

BladeRunner
06-22-05, 07:29 PM
Aye, cooling the ram is going to be difficult. However, after seeing the effects with the nv-68, i wish i had gotten a Maze4 and used ramsinks insted. However, I gotta love the look of the huge copper block the NV-68 is : )

Agreed.. with the various full card coolers I made in the past it wasn't really hugely beneficial to overclocking the ram but it has other uses. I was always after silence, (I mean silence as in no fans), so low / no airflow environments = overheating card ram. Not sure how 7800 GTX will be with this? some past cards have been very hot in the ram, (esp ddr2), but w/c the ram sure helps loads if volt modding comes into the equation.

I guess my point was if the block, (any current gpu / ram block), is only going to cool the ram on one side you may as well just get a decent GPU only block and ram sink the ram on both sides.... otherwise it strikes me like washing the car, but only cleaning one side...

subbo
06-22-05, 08:11 PM
http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=32889&stc=1

47k in 01 ....... :eek:

I just built a puter for a friend from old parts this week and ran 01 with the 64MB Radeon DDR (7200) and got 4012 :D (XP2100+, 1GB DDR333) So, we've reached 10 times the performance in 4 years? Amazing! :eek: Somehow I dont see that happening again in the next 4 years.

www.innovatek.de also has a wblock for the 7800 series available now.

wazooda
06-23-05, 10:42 AM
I just built a puter for a friend from old parts this week and ran 01 with the 64MB Radeon DDR (7200) and got 4012 :D (XP2100+, 1GB DDR333) So, we've reached 10 times the performance in 4 years? Amazing! :eek: Somehow I dont see that happening again in the next 4 years.

www.innovatek.de also has a wblock for the 7800 series available now.

Looks like the Innovatek G70 cooler only cools one side of the card. If there is ram on the back, won't you still need heat sinks for the ram?

killahsin
06-23-05, 10:45 AM
So, we've reached 10 times the performance in 4 years? Amazing! :eek: Somehow I dont see that happening again in the next 4 years.

www.innovatek.de also has a wblock for the 7800 series available now.


I think your in for a big surprise then, heh.

wazooda
06-23-05, 10:45 AM
I should have a couple of BFG 7800's here tomorrow with any luck so can compare to the Leadtek 6800gt's they will replace, (can also try a DD nv68 on them), and let you know. As said it depends on what you want? it may fit but there is possibly other components or height differences that may make it a no go with your current block. It also wont help cool the ram on the back side.

If ram sinks on the back of the card along with my current Koolance VID-NV2-L06 on the front allows for quient operation and "normal" overclocking of my BFG 7800GTX, I'll be THRILLED!!!

Zelda_fan
06-23-05, 12:51 PM
If ram sinks on the back of the card along with my current Koolance VID-NV2-L06 on the front allows for quient operation and "normal" overclocking of my BFG 7800GTX, I'll be THRILLED!!!

Let me know how it goes. Oh and couldn't you just use the backside ramsinks that come with the Stock cooling solution?

subbo
06-23-05, 04:42 PM
Looks like the Innovatek G70 cooler only cools one side of the card. If there is ram on the back, won't you still need heat sinks for the ram?

Only if there are sinks on the back of the reference design, are there? Come to think of it, that innovatek block looks alot like their generic 6800 series.

A waterblock like the innovatek with heatpipes that connect a heatsink to the back would rule.

ricercar
06-23-05, 07:13 PM
Inovatek made frontside and backside blocks for the 59x0 series.
http://www.highspeedpc.com/Merchant2/merchant.mv?Screen=CTGY&Category_Code=CoolmaticFX
We can expect them to do the same for the 7x00 series.

subbo
06-23-05, 07:57 PM
I hope they come out with such a complete solution.