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Old October 3, 2009, 12:10 PM
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Winter's coming which means I'm going to get back to using my comp a lot more, i.e. gaming. I want to WC my 280 and am looking for input. Ofcourse a FC block is a possibility but I'm not big on those. More so because of the cost and I can't take it with me in an upgrade. Id prefer to use a 'univeral' block. I have a maze 5 that I don't think fits, but I could always make it fit I'm sure. But that leaves the rest of the card. I've seen a few unisinks that are for this purpose. How do they perform, are they good enough? Would ramsinks be an option as well?

I don't know how much heat is generated by the rest of the card so I'm at a loss to know if any other options are workable and I don't have major airflow in my case. Any thoughts or suggestions?
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Old October 3, 2009, 01:13 PM
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I prefer unisinks over ramsinks where the VRM's are concerned, since they have a larger mass to soak up the heat. But the memory doesn't really get that hot, so it doesn't really matter there. THe other thing to consider is that the backing plate for the card needs to attach to something on the front to keep it there and cool the back memory chips, which ramsinks don't do either.

Regardless, if you're not using a full-cover block, make sure there's at least some airflow over the card (shouldn't be a problem in a Cosmos), since the water won't carry away any heat except from the core.
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Old October 3, 2009, 01:52 PM
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Heh I can't find one anyway. Seems nothing is available for this card.... funny it went obsolete so fast yet there is still stuff available for the 8800's. Look like Ima goin moddin.
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Old October 6, 2009, 09:57 PM
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Im using these for watercooling my gtx280

D-Tek GFX V2 with g200 plates
D-Tek gtx260/280 uni-sink

Picked em up used for 75 bucks
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Old October 6, 2009, 09:59 PM
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If I could find a unisink I'd prefer to do that, so far no luck.
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Old October 6, 2009, 10:23 PM
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Honestly, I'd put up a WTB ad for a 280 waterblock. I did the GFX2 and 32 enzotech ramsinks on my 285, ended up putting the stock cooler back on until I can afford a full cover block because the VRM's got so hot. You can probably pick up a used FC block for what you'd pay for a GFX2 or MCW60 and unisink new.

I did find a unisink at PPC. D-Tek UNI-Sink- nVidia 260 & 280 **New Release** Products Model: U-SINKNV2XX [U-SINKNV2XX] : Performance-PCs.com, ... sleeve it and they will come
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Old October 6, 2009, 10:28 PM
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Thanks for that link.

I've been looking and all the stuff I've been finding say "no longer available". Not looking in the right places I guess. Maybe I will try posting a WTB.
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