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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-09-2013, 04:12 AM Thread Starter
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GFX Water Blocks (Liquid Cooling Thread)

Remember a year back when I built my own computer?

I recently got another graphics card (Radeon 6850), and I'm going to do a Crossfire. I'm also going to delve into the magics of liquid cooling my system.

Problem is, I can't find water blocks for the 6850 anywhere. Koolance used to make the blocks, but the series has been discontinued (Seeing as how we're in the 7000 series now, this is understandable).

Does anyone have any idea where I can get my hands on two of these water blocks? Also, any tips for a novice going into liquid cooling?
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Koolance doesn't make the best quality blocks. Out of the few out there I believe it was them who had some of the most resistance for flow rate. As far as water cooling goes do you have the right case to do this? Its easy to do but at the same time its complicated. What you want to do is get the shortest lines possible while getting the most water flow. Copper waterblocks is also the best way to go vs copper or acetal. It will achieve better heat draw from the chips as well as sustain even temps along the entire block. Placement of all the components is key to achieving a good setup. Reservoir up high so gravity helps with the flow, radiator as close to the components as possible for shortest lines. 1/2inch barbs and line so you can get a larger volume of water through your system.

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I've got a CM Storm Trooper, so there's plenty of room for liquid cooling.
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