Rated 5 out of 5 by 1
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kjluk Expensive but worth every penny
I have used various different models of Gigabyte WF3 cards over the years and never had any issues with these; performance/temp has always been really good. So decided to go GTX 980Ti same WF3 design (factory OC only) . After installation was really struggling to keep this card temperature under control while gaming. Added additional fans / airflow and still temps too high for my liking, card sound like jet engine taking off 70% rpm, card running such high temperatures caused issues MB temperatures, PCH etc.
Decided to bite the “bullet” and spend money on this block and install water cooling, I am sooooo happy that decided to take this route, this block rocks. Here are some examples of my tests.
WF3 standard cooling (using MSI afterburner “aggressive” fan profile)
Furmark 32-80 C
Heaven benchmark 32-76 C
Metro Last light 32-78 C
3D mark 32-77 C
After installing this water block ( 280mm radiator 2 x 140mm fans set to 600 rpm )
Furmark 24-50 C
Heaven benchmark 24-45 C
Metro Last light 24-47 C
3D mark 24-45 C
Temps recorded using MSI afterburner
As bonus my MB, PCH , CPU temps dropped quite bit as well . PC is so much quieter as could remove 3 extra fans that I added to try run this cool.
Note: I am “noob” when it comes to custom water-cooling (used closed setups before) so needed some help with my order and Scan support people are SO good , efficient and helpful . They helped me out to order correct items to get this custom setup done.
As a last note , installation straight forward when you follow the docs included.
Thank u SOOOOO much
19 March 2016