These are the finished waterblocks installed on the card and also showing the fixing method. RAM block is attached with Nylon screws with nylon washers, the GPU the same but with steel screws simply because they don’t make nylon types small enough. Artic Silver thermal paste used on the GPU block, normal non electro-conductive thermal paste used on the ram chips. The card is as you would expect heavier than standard but not excessively so. It isn’t a problem in the slot and the “L” shaped Ram block helps “stiffens” the card a bit also.
Fig. 20 Watercooled Asus v8200
Fig. 21 Retaining the waterblocks
Results so far on coolant @ 14°C 260/560 without the voltage mod and at these temps taken after a few hours running the Aquarium D3D screen saver.
Fig. 22 Air cooling @ 230/530
Fig. 23 Watercooling @ 260/560