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Good Waterblock for the X1900

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by The Asgard, 5 Feb 2006.

  1. The Asgard

    Soldato

    Joined: 27 Jan 2003

    Posts: 5,646

    Location: Chesterfield, UK

    Hi,
    My basic Reserator GPU waterblock isn't man enough for the job after the X1900 hit 72'c last night while playing Wow and it wasn't even overclocked. The CPU temp maintained about 52'c but you could actually hear the GPU waterblock making squeaking/ticking noises. So I'm after a good block to take that nasty heat away, anyone recommend a good block ? I have a maze 3 block but I'm not happy with the mounting only using 2 bolts. Would prefer all 4 holes being used.
     
  2. chaparral

    Capodecina

    Joined: 27 Nov 2005

    Posts: 22,650

    Location: Guernsey

    I have not tryed it myself..But you could have a look at the

    Alphacool NexXxoS ATI X1800XL/XT/XT PE Graphics Card Cooler (WC-007-AC)

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: 5 Feb 2006
  3. Xionic

    Hitman

    Joined: 1 Feb 2006

    Posts: 631

    Location: Rotherhan, UK

    i thought the ATI had a max temp of about 105*C

    but as above i am also getting this card and want to know a good water block to go with the tai-chi water-cooled case

    so advise would be great
     
  4. The Asgard

    Soldato

    Joined: 27 Jan 2003

    Posts: 5,646

    Location: Chesterfield, UK

    Yes it does but the whole idea behind reserator cooled is noise free operation. Water boiling in the block is noisy :D
     
  5. The Asgard

    Soldato

    Joined: 27 Jan 2003

    Posts: 5,646

    Location: Chesterfield, UK

    Cheers m8. Will have a look
     
  6. The Asgard

    Soldato

    Joined: 27 Jan 2003

    Posts: 5,646

    Location: Chesterfield, UK

    I also fancy one of those. Do look rather nice and the water cooling gear ain't half bad by all accounts.
     
  7. BigDom

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 30 Nov 2002

    Posts: 1,852

    Location: Birmingham

    Temps on the 1900 do seem high ( 72decC is about the coolest I've seen - lol ) overall so in that respect I don't think you have a problem. However it makes sense to make best use of your water cooling so changing block if you feel yours isn't up to the job is a good idea.
     
  8. mattup

    Hitman

    Joined: 10 Jan 2006

    Posts: 819

    Location: Reading

    Is the sound of the water boiling in your reserator going to be less noisey?
     
  9. The Asgard

    Soldato

    Joined: 27 Jan 2003

    Posts: 5,646

    Location: Chesterfield, UK

    CPU Temps are 52'c while playing games. Unless the boiling point of water has suddenly changed over night that shouldn't be a problem :D
     
  10. Haggisman

    Capodecina

    Joined: 6 Oct 2004

    Posts: 13,958

    Location: Birmingham

    Got one of those running on my X1800xt and keeps it running at a cool 29c =-)
     
  11. SpudMaster

    Mobster

    Joined: 23 Jun 2004

    Posts: 3,060

    Location: blackburn

    The Alphacool block looks nice but also looks like it would be very restrictive. When i get my card im just gonna put my dd maze4 gpu block on it. has been keeping my x850xt at 35c load when clocked at 610mhz so should be sufficient :)