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Best 2 wait 2 Xfire until I can go H20 for GPUs?

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I am thinking that with my 2 slot board the cards will be so close together that the one card closest to the CPU with be blocked from cooler air from the other card plus the heat radiating off the other card will cause the one to take in nothing but hot air. I want ot do a 6990 with my 6970, and will need the correct WB set up and I am not sure of which WB to get. Frozencpu and Koolance couldnt really tell me. I guess they just sell the stuff huh? Knowing how to do it and what fits is our problem I guess.
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Well water is definentaly a good idea in your case. You can get an Xspc Rasa RX360 kit from jab-tech for about $190. Then you need two blocks for each 6970 which will run you about $100 each. Then you need some more fittings and tubing for about $50. Finally you need some distilled water and silver coil or pt nuke, which will run you about $15. So You're looking at about $455, which will cool your two GPU's and your CPU.

If you didn't want to watercool just yet, and just go ahead and buy the card and sandwich them together, then the first card will definentaly get hotter. I'm not sure how hot, but I've heard that the 6970s are pretty quiet, so you might have to crank the fan up a bit.

Btw, if you go for watercooling, then I recommend getting your GPU waterblocks from EK.
    
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