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    Default EK Water Block 4870 X2

    In our recent review of the Sapphire Radeon 4870 X2 we noted that ATI not only topped the graphics card market but did it convincingly as King of the Hill. We did have a few concerns about the heat being produced by this behemoth, so we had a chat with our friends over at EK Water Blocks to see what could be done about that. And as luck would have it, they mentioned a new 4870 X2 waterblock that sounded positively enthralling to us.

    Click HERE to read more!

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    The performance of that block is just phenomenal. A+ review.

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    great temps with the EK block and awesome review there! I really like this review, made me want to keep reading to see the final results. In the review one of the steps was to apply thermal greese upon the thermal pads, when I read the EK instructions it did not tell me to do this, was I supposed to do this? the temps for the Ram does not go above 48-50C under load and idles around 26C .

    now the EK block with a Boreas hehehehehe.... temps are like 18C idle and 32C under load with the boreas at 100% with the boreas at 80% it goes from 23-24C idle to 35-37C load.
    and Damn Proud of it!

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    Awesome review...love the part about the installation guide!!!

    My EK block is sitting right next to my desk waiting to be installed...this review is gonna come in very handy...

    I've seen the instructions guide and compared against this Review's Pictorial Guide is certainly much much better than what the instruction manual is

    thank to who ever did this review...u really did a great Job

    BTW why isn't there any intentions to overclock the card? With such great Temps why not?

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    bully: the review was done by one of our forum participants known as Rich.Mcc He was saying about that review LOADS of times and eventually it surfaced

    Great review anyway. I totally concur (hehe ) with installation. My 3870x2 block was EXCACTLY the same for installation. But i got my missus to cut out the pads coz my hands are to shaky for that

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geralt View Post
    bully: the review was done by one of our forum participants known as Rich.Mcc He was saying about that review LOADS of times and eventually it surfaced

    Great review anyway. I totally concur (hehe ) with installation. My 3870x2 block was EXCACTLY the same for installation. But i got my missus to cut out the pads coz my hands are to shaky for that
    haha cool dude i like the part u said that u got your missus do the cutting...i think i'd have my girlfriend do the cutting of thermal pads for me as well...ladies are always better in art and craft

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    Quote Originally Posted by bullydog View Post
    haha cool dude i like the part u said that u got your missus do the cutting...i think i'd have my girlfriend do the cutting of thermal pads for me as well...ladies are always better in art and craft

    Exactly ITS our hobby so they should participate as well shouldnt they?? If ie. your other half is into knittig, gardening, shopping ect and you show ABSOLUTE lack of intrest then there starts another their hobby : BIT...ING. So I vot that it should work the other way around as well

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    Overclocking the 4870 X2 under water is certainly something that could be done, but it likely won't give much performance increase. You'd also need a very particular set of circumstances (minimum 1920 rez, probably 2650) where you'd see any increase worth noting. Even a 10% increase is only 5 FPS for example. I can't see the difference between 50 FPS and 55 FPS, can you guys? It could be done for the sake of doing it, but the end result isn't worth getting excited about. I think the point here is that the temperatures (and noise to a lesser degree) is the real treat worth noting. 50 Celcius temp drop?!!? Insane.

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    Yeah there are not many reviews including step by step installation thought, A+ for the efford.

    Bully & Geralt, common be a man take the knife back and do it yourself before she cuts her hand. Anyway, if you can get them interesting getting invole with your hobby then you are safe. She won't be nagging you not spending them with them. If she say anything about you not spending enough time with her. You can say "what are you talking about? I just let you cut those damn pads didn't I?"

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    I love this step by step that was done on installing the EK waterblock, it so much more easier to follow then the instructions that came with it.
    and Damn Proud of it!

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