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Old February 18, 2007, 04:49 PM
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You know we're going to expect a build log with pics right...... :)
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I haven't done a build log before and I will be starting my own WC project shortly. I usually just take before, during and after pics(a n00b I know lol) so what details should be included in a build log. Oh and the ramsinks and mosfett sinks are held on by thermal tape Babrbarossa. Definately wanna see pics when yor done:)
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5) This one is sort of for gav-- If I'm going to go for it, should I order this suff while the pump is on sale, or is there a chance that more of it will be on sale in upcoming weeks?

Again-- Thanks!
We will mix up most of the items in the sale every week but if an item like the pump is fairly popular it's possible they might put it on sale for two weeks in a row.
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Old February 18, 2007, 06:21 PM
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I haven't done a build log before and I will be starting my own WC project shortly. I usually just take before, during and after pics(a n00b I know lol) so what details should be included in a build log. Oh and the ramsinks and mosfett sinks are held on by thermal tape Babrbarossa. Definately wanna see pics when yor done:)
Before, during, and after pics with a quick description of the process and what went well, and definately what didn't... :)

Here's a link to the only one I've done.......

http://www.diy-street.com/forum/show...77&postcount=1

It's certainly not a template, but it should give you an idea of what kind of things folks might be looking for.
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Hold on before you jump on the water cooling wagon with that Geforce 8800 GTS. You will find that the Geforce 8800 GTS cards are built really differently and need special attention for cooling. That is the same card I have as you can see below. You have the same thoughts I had about spending extra money by getting a second card or spending it on a water block.

I've just received from NCIX the
Koolance VID-280-V10 Full Coverage Video Card Water Block for 8800 GTS 3/8IN Fittings SLI Ready.It was installed and removed over the week-end because the thing just would not fit right.

I'll wait till after I speak with the tech reps before discussing it further in the hardware thread but be warned that the card is not like ordinary cards and that the water block mentioned above as I received it didn't fit the GPU well enough to tranfer the heat at all.

Here is a link to the Koolance web page that has a download for the manual so you can see the back of that Geforce card and the looks of that water block http://www.koolance.com/support/file...10_d100eng.zip
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Old February 18, 2007, 08:20 PM
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Thanks for the heads-up forge-- I guess if I go with Miso's suggestion instead (the mcw60 and ramsinks), I will probably sidestep that problem as well as have better futureproofing.

I'll definately do a build-log of this, although I might be waiting for a while for the out-of-stock items
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Old February 20, 2007, 08:28 AM
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Hey Forge-- have you figured out that gts block yet? Is yours the 320 or 640? Do you think that if I went with the mcw60 w. ramsinks that the memory would get enough airflow to keep them cool?
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Old February 20, 2007, 12:31 PM
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I have used that Koolance block on a reference 8800 GTS with no trouble... What problems did you have?
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Old February 20, 2007, 12:55 PM
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I RMA'd it. The Vid-280 Koolance water block would just not touch the GPU. It barely brushed up to the thermal compound enough to leave a smudge on the water block.

At first I thought that I had installed it wrong but it was correctly seated on the ram coolers and the rest even after the second try. I just re-installed the original cooler on and gave up on that product. I figure that the water block may have a manufacturing fault in the way it was machined. In any case I will look at the Swiftec too now. BTW the card is the 640MB one.
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Old February 20, 2007, 12:56 PM
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well-- he said that it's not making contact with the processor
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