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Old 08-15-2012, 11:54 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Stick to the base eVGA. If you plan to put it under water then there is no reason to spend the extra cash on better air cooling.
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Old 08-17-2012, 12:07 AM   #22 (permalink)
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^ Good point... Thanks! Ok cool well I'll be buying the card this week! Gonna have to run it on stock cooling until all the watercooling stuff gets here... I can't imagine the stock cooling is that horribad...?
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Old 08-17-2012, 12:48 AM   #23 (permalink)
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Kepler is a cool chip, so really the stock cooling runs quite cool.
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Old 08-18-2012, 04:25 PM   #24 (permalink)
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^Awesome thanks for the info sir. What do you think about this waterblock: http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/wahegpgtx680.html. Just trying to get ideas for the block... I already know I'm going with an XSPC RX240 for the radiator.
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Both great choices. Just an FYI, I think Heatkiller blocks are some of the best on the market. If I ever went custom again, I would have all Heatkiller blocks.
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Old 08-19-2012, 11:18 AM   #26 (permalink)
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^Thanks, that is reassuring that I picked something good. I'm assuming to get the Heatkiller #16003 GTX 680 Backplate with it as well... Yeah I have loved my Heatkiller CPU block... HEATKILLERģ CPU Rev3.0 1366 Limited Edition and it has been awesome...
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I wanted to get Heatkiller blocks for each PC I have watercooled but funds never permitted. Instead I used a modified Dtek V2, which is crap tbh.

I might suggest, getting your water parts from:
Performance-PCs.com, ... sleeve it and they will come

If you buy anything that has a cable they sleeve it for you in the color you chose, typically for free. They generally have good prices too and a ton of water parts.
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Old 08-19-2012, 11:52 PM   #28 (permalink)
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Thanks for the suggestion on Performance-PCs... I've bought things from both them and Sidewinder and have had no issues with either company...

I'm still using the same HW Labs Black Ice SR1 360 Carbon Black - Triple 120mm Rad and love it... No issues and it's been 2 years. Just clean it every six months and it's fine. The Heatkiller CPU block is the same... Now I just need to figure out how I'm going to mount the new Radiator.

So I did some test reviewing and it looks like the best 240 I could buy is the Alphacool NexXxoS UT60 Full Copper 240mm: http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=32769. The RX240 comes in close but the Alphacool seems to be a beast! Plus it has 6 port options which would be nice for me wanting to mount it on the 2 fans that are attached to my HDD cage in my cooler master ATCS 840... Seems like this might be an awesome fit!
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