DD-NV88GTX waterblock worth it?

Discussion in 'Die-hard Overclocking & Case Modifications' started by QuadCannons, Sep 27, 2007.

  1. QuadCannons

    QuadCannons Ancient Guru

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    I already have a Swiftech MCW-60. The G80 adapter costs $6 online. Is the DD-NV88GTX waterblock really that much better?
     
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    G L Don Juan

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    John Ancient Guru

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    Also, if you want a full-cover option, you should be looking at the Swiftech Stealth rev.2 (not true full-cover, but an excellent performer) or the EK full cover blocks. The DD 8800 fullcover blocks are not known to be very good, and they're way overpriced.

    It's not worth it though. The Stealth might provide you bit a tiny bit better GPU temps, but any other full cover block will be worse than the MCW60. There's no need watercooling the memory/IO chips on the 8800's. They're perfectly fine with just heatsinks.
     
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    G L Don Juan

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    I really like how D-tek decoupled the heatsink and waterblock so you could upgrade one or the other:

    http://www.petrastechshop.com/dgfxun88e5.html

    Just wish Swiftech had done that because you know Swiftech will release the conversion kits/heatsinks for new generations of video cards, but who knows what D-tek will do.
     

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    John Ancient Guru

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    Yeah those are nice. The only problem is that it isn't very well made, which results in bad contact with many of the spots. It's possible to mod the mounting mechanism to improve the contact, but this truly should not be necessary on a product like this.
     

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