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J-Mag
11-29-06, 05:32 PM
http://www.swiftnets.com/products/mcw60.asp#g80

Blacklash
12-04-06, 09:47 AM
I am thinking about going this way myself. I am not sure. There are conflicting opinions from the WC community about full coverage blocks like the BFG|DD. Some say a Swiftech setup like what you link would be a better way to go. Looks like I will be doing more research before I WC this card.

Xion X2
12-04-06, 10:00 AM
^Problem is that it doesn't water-cool the RAM. You're forced to use the tape-on heatsinks which often times will fall off.

If it's any consolation, my 8800GTX idles @ 44C and never goes over 56C on full load on my WC'd setup, and I have a CPU and chipset block in my loop and really haven't tweaked it yet. My fans on the rad spin kinda slow right now.

Blacklash
12-04-06, 10:55 AM
^Problem is that it doesn't water-cool the RAM. You're forced to use the tape-on heatsinks which often times will fall off.

If it's any consolation, my 8800GTX idles @ 44C and never goes over 56C on full load on my WC'd setup, and I have a CPU and chipset block in my loop and really haven't tweaked it yet. My fans on the rad spin kinda slow right now.

There is a separate ram cooler that can be bought (MCW ram WB), check the linked page. The question is will one be made for the G80? I e-mailed Swiftech to ask. Your temps seem very good to me.

http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/692/mcw6rampc3.jpg

I am trying to sort out bias from fact and that can be difficult at times. Cost doesn't really matter to me. I just want the most efficient WC I can get for the card. So right now it's the DD full coverage block or the MCW60 with the separate ram block( If made available). If they aren't going to have a ram WB for the G80 I'll probably go with the DD.

J-Mag
12-04-06, 12:57 PM
^Problem is that it doesn't water-cool the RAM. You're forced to use the tape-on heatsinks which often times will fall off.


I have had bad bonding with thermal tape before I realized that alcohol by itself does not clean the BGA packages from the silicon grease residue the pads leave behind.

I have used the arctic clean system with good results. Acetone works well too.

stevemedes
12-04-06, 02:25 PM
Where to buy and how much? :D

Xion X2
12-04-06, 02:39 PM
I have had bad bonding with thermal tape before I realized that alcohol by itself does not clean the BGA packages from the silicon grease residue the pads leave behind.

I have used the arctic clean system with good results. Acetone works well too.

Yeah, I'm sure part of the problem is due to people not cleaning them properly before applying the tape. I still don't like the idea of taping them to the ram, though.


stevemedes--you can buy the mounting bracket off Swiftech's site. Just do a google on Swiftech and it should bring their page up. Look in their water cooling section. It's cheap.. I think it was no more than $15.

Blacklash
12-04-06, 03:02 PM
Well Swiftech responded about the WC for the ram by saying they, "Can't comment on future products." :p

Guess I will just try the DD block, seems to work well for Xion. There's no way this stock cooler will be on this card come summer, then again I'll probably have another card by then knowing me.

vmsein
12-04-06, 03:11 PM
The Danger Den waterblocks are working very well for me as well. I give them a solid recommendation.

Doubage
12-04-06, 03:14 PM
I have switched to h20. I will have these in my hands on Wednesday. I should have some results by Saturday, maybe earlier.

Xion X2
12-04-06, 04:21 PM
Well Swiftech responded about the WC for the ram by saying they, "Can't comment on future products." :p

Guess I will just try the DD block, seems to work well for Xion. There's no way this stock cooler will be on this card come summer, then again I'll probably have another card by then knowing me.

Mal, just make sure that you leave one inlet on the left side of the card and one outlet on the right side. They can be in top/bottom | top/top | bottom/bottom combination of fittings, but if you place the fittings on top of one another (like my dumb azz did :p ) then water won't flow through the block.

You can probably imagine my surprise when I booted my computer up and saw my idle temps on my brand new watercooled GTX rising to 78C at idle. http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/attachment.php?attachmentid=22530&stc=1&d=1165269710

Here's a pic of what I mean. This setup works fine for me:

http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/attachment.php?attachmentid=22527&stc=1&d=1165267189

http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/attachment.php?attachmentid=22528&stc=1&d=1165267966

Doubage
12-04-06, 04:26 PM
You running that s/b bare?

Xion X2
12-04-06, 04:32 PM
You running that s/b bare?

No, a chipset cooler is on the way from performance-pcs. I had a high-powered Sunon sitting right on it but it doesn't fit under the card and doesn't cool as well as the stock heat-sink did. I'm not using this build yet, just tested it briefly.

Doubage
12-04-06, 04:36 PM
What cooler from PPC?

supremeboy
12-04-06, 04:39 PM
Nice WC. I have 1 question. If i get that DD block and Zalman reserator 2, is this good combination?

Doubage
12-04-06, 04:40 PM
No Zalman

Xion X2
12-04-06, 04:41 PM
Nice WC. I have 1 question. If i get that DD block and Zalman reserator 2, is this good combination?

There's someone around here recently--can't remember who--who's running this combo. Pretty certain they reported 60C load temps, which isn't bad at all.

supremeboy
12-04-06, 04:43 PM
Thx i think thats pretty good, cuz right now i have 69c idle and around 85c load.

Xion X2
12-04-06, 04:59 PM
What cooler from PPC?

Think I'm going to give both of these a try:

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=4638:8f511f15b574f0e9ed974add5271aa5d

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=163:a82e492f49960a895939cd943e909f2d

Doubage
12-04-06, 05:05 PM
Cool, thx. It should not take much. Whatever will fit esp. in SLI.

Nice setup.