|10-04-2006 03:42 PM|
Have had this card installed & OC'd at 575/770(I know, nothing to brag about) for 1-2 months without any freezes or artifacts. Have the NV5 installed and it keeps it idling 38-40C and about 50-51C at load. And to top it off, I can barely hear it next to the Zalman and case fans!
P.S: modding this cooler for the 7900GT is the easiest thing to do. Just measure from the end and cut. You're done!
|09-13-2006 02:10 AM|
I went ahead and bought the NVidia Silencer 5 for my 7900GT and cut about an inch off the exhaust so it would fit. I haven't installed it yet 'cause I was waiting for my new x2 4200+ to arrive. If the Silencer works as well as advertised, I won't need my GPU W/C either.
Currently I have a 3200+ single core with a Zalman CNPS700B-AlCu on it. At idle Speedfan reads it at 36C and only 42-45C after 12 hours of Prime95. I know the dual core will be much hotter, thats why the inquiry into water cooling.
BTW, it's not the installation that has me nervous. It's the fact that in NewEgg customer reviews, no matter the cost(i.e. quality?) of the part/system, there are complaints of leakage. That is what makes me hesitant. The fact that you've been using yours for 4-5mos. without a problem is very encouraging.
|09-12-2006 09:50 AM|
Been using them for around 4 or 5 months I believe... haven't had any issues with them. The bottom leaked a bit when I first got it, but a screwdriver took care of that. I like it overall, but I haven't had experience with others so I can't really compare.
I do have a GPU block but never used it... I don't overclock GPU's like I do CPU's or memory so I just never really had the need. My benching rig is changing all the time, so I don't feel like moving over a GPU block and dissassembling a card each time I need to move something
Don't be nervous.. if you go with an all-in-one system like the N500 or whatever, it's SO easy, trust me. Greg and Matt here have 'real' WC'ing rigs, but I just don't feel like putting in that much effort, especially since I tend to be in and out of the PC's all the time. Nothing to be scared of though, trust me on that
When you are done, you will be like, "Wow, that WAS easy."
|09-12-2006 07:34 AM|
Thanks for responding
Thanks for the response... I looked at that one also, was gonna' ask about it next . Are you cooling your VGA too or just your CPU? Does it work well? How long have you been using it?
Sorry about all the questions, but I'm kinda nervous about stepping into WC. Thanks again for your help.
|09-11-2006 08:16 AM|
|Rob Williams||I've never used it but it looks great. It's ugly, but I can't see why the performance would suffer. I use the Corsair Nautilus 500 on both my systems personally, but I am not sure which would be better. I'm no WC'ing guru either.|
|09-11-2006 07:29 AM|
|A72CUTLAS||Then I'll take the silence to mean that no one has any knowledge about the linked cooler, the Vantec Stingray. Are there any other all-in-one systems that would work? ANY help is appreciated.|
|09-10-2006 10:20 AM|
Of course the offer is still valid :-P
Greg didn't see this thread... since it was probably bumped down quickly due to another post.
|09-10-2006 05:03 AM|
|09-01-2006 05:19 PM|
all-in-one or DIY?
Thanks for the offer to help guide me into water cooling. The main thing I've realized is that this isn't a cheap option! Some kits i've seen cost as much as a low-budget PC($300-$500). Not knowing what all is required, I can't figure out if it's cheaper to DIY or kit.
I know that in most instances you get what you pay for, but I found this at frozencpu.com and was wondering if it would work; http://www.frozencpu.com/products/23...?tl=g30c83s135
AsRock 939-DS II
AMD64 x2 4200+ OC to ???
eVGA 7900GT KO
700+GB of HDD's
Thanks again for your help.
|08-31-2006 03:50 PM|
|Greg King||If you take your time, there is nothing to water cooling. Trust me. If you need anything Madmat or myself would be happy to help out any way that we can.|
|08-31-2006 02:40 PM|
I've heard that there is a way to mod this to fit a 7900GT by cutting an inch off the exhaust . Has anyone here done this with any success? Just ordered this instead of the Zalman because of the rear exhaust option. Plan to do some OC'n so I need aftermarket cooling as the 7900GT stock fan is no good( and loud).
BTW, this is a great forum... i just discovered it searching for water-cooling info. I'm thinking the WC may be above my head right now, will need to study it more.
Thanks for the advice/response.
|08-04-2006 06:35 PM|
|Jakal||Ahh, I see now. I was assuming the bracket was already perforated. I've seen some like that, but I don't know every model. Sorry for not mentioning it comes with brackets . I'm sure you'll be pleased.|
|08-04-2006 05:05 PM|
Sorry for the double post, ill register soon.
heres a pic of my problem
|08-04-2006 05:00 PM|
|z0de||Thanks but you misunderstood (or I did), Iím talking about the bit of metal with the DVI ports that screws or in your case clips to the case to hold the card in place. But its ok as the plate is easy to remove and the silencer comes with a new one|
|08-04-2006 01:21 PM|
You won't have to modify your card at all. Once you remove the stock heatsink the AC NV5 will bolt right into place. The rear bracket won't have to be changed at all. There's a gap of about 3/16" between the exhaust and the bracket. Here's a pic of mine on one of my 7800GTs.
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