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Old March 21, 2008, 04:16 PM
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So yeah, as stated, what is a good GPU block, for an 8800 Ultra, something to go with the PA120.2(dunno if its copper or aluminum).


Whats the best one I can buy(under $100)?
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Old March 21, 2008, 04:52 PM
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So yeah, as stated, what is a good GPU block, for an 8800 Ultra, something to go with the PA120.2(dunno if its copper or aluminum).


Whats the best one I can buy(under $100)?
I will say EK FC block found at NCIX.
You ca price match it for about $100

And the Thermochill rads are brass pipes with copper fins btw.
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Old March 22, 2008, 05:08 PM
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Hmm, it says the threads are 1/4", do I need special fittings for my tubing since my tubes will be 7/16"? Also, do I need any sinks for the memory or something?

Um, also, if I have 1/2" barbs, I should be going with internal diameter of 7/16" right? Do barbs usually list inner or outer diameter?
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Old March 25, 2008, 08:54 AM
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the 1/4 thread size has nothing to do with the pipes thats just the thread type that is used to screw the barb to the block. you could have a 1/2, 3/8, etc barb while both have a 1/4 thread.
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Old March 25, 2008, 12:55 PM
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Thanks, yeah, I noticed when I was looking at barbs, it has them listed like: G1/4,G3/8 etc, got my stuff all squared away, just waiting for my paycheque before I start blowing cash:).
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Old March 30, 2008, 11:45 AM
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If it were me I'd get something more generic like the DD Maze 5 or Swiftech MCW60. They're less than half the price of a full coverage block and will cool the GPU just as good too. Of course you might want to get some f those stick-on ramsinks for the vram. Another bonus besides being muuch cheaper is that they can migrate to another card with little to no trouble, the full coverage blocks are onetime use only unfortunately.

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