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    Default Finally got my waterblock!!!

    Just installed a Zalman GPU block tonight, thing is ice cold

    I'm kinda curious tho, the way it is constructed the ram sink on the opposite end of the card (away from the dvi ports) has a slightly larger gap, so when you tighten down the screws even mildly the board flexes, It's not a lot. and it doesnt seem to effect performance.

    Will something like this cause premature failure of the card?


    ALSO: I am amazed that anyone would use such garbage cooling equipment for "top of the line" products. The thermal pads under the stock heatsink were made from some kind of nylon ribbon with thermal paste squished in between, and there was soooo much paste on everything that I almost think it was insulating the heat inward instead haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by intex View Post

    ALSO: I am amazed that anyone would use such garbage cooling equipment for "top of the line" products.
    thats used on almost everything, my house was a pretty nice house but they decided to use nails to hold our dry wall up instead of screws so the wall will cave in a bit if you lean into it to much
    What?

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    :mad: I used to do home construction and stuff like that angers me

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    ha i can name s many things they have done that my parents don't even know about...like the missing pieces of wood under the bar............. but this is wayyyy

    but to your question.....if it bends...by how much because if something rattles your computer and your GPU snaps in half...that "may" affect its life a little
    but i think as long as its cooled properly it wont be a problem
    Last edited by say what; 18-12-2007 at 19:27.
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    haha yea that would be a quick demise,

    it doesnt quite cool as well as i had hoped, it gets up to 55-58c while under load, since the water gets warm and heats up my entire water tower haha. Adding this to my loop brought up cpu temp a few degrees (4-6) haha probably should add an extra radiator

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    snapping the card wouldnt be the best move ever :P
    what kind of cost is it to set up water cooling? in total to get something decent.
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    im using zalman reserator1, which is fanless water tower for a radiator. Was 140$ and ggpu block was 80$ so mine was fairly cheap, if you go with a custom company like danger den it will be a little more expensive.

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    not too expensive then.

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