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Watercooling for SLI ASUS DCII 580?

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I've been flirting with the idea of shedding the H50 and working with a more complicated watercooling solution due to learning more and more about overclocking, and wanting stable temps. While doing so, I figured, hey, why not watercool the video cards? Well, after me and google conversed for awhile, we came to the conclusion that it seems the DCII has no brackets for watercooling. And I have two of them.

Two, three slot video cards are eating up the whole bottom of my case, and I'd hoped, if I could get water blocks for them, I could free up some room, or bite the bullet and buy a mobo capable of supporting 4 580's, because I'm getting to the point of being able to afford two more. 4 580's you ask?

I'm going to be buying large monitors soon, and I'd like a 3 screen setup, for stuff like Crysis 2, BF3, etc.

Anyway. Should I sell the two DCII and go for the 2 slots by EVGA, with 3gigs, which will set me back and delay the monitors, or say to hell with that, the 3 slot asus sli look pretty bamfing.

Also, assuming I can do this, what is a good watercooling solution. I have an In-Win Dragon Rider, it has plenty of space for fans and rads, waterblock, etc.

And assuming once more that I can't, which watercooler would you get for the single cpu? Or should I just future proof and get one that can support when I eventually upgrade to Geforce 780totallymadeupmodelnumber.

Sorry if my post is abit confusing, it's hard to stop yourself from buying stuff when you have money in the bank, whispering in your ear.
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the problem with the the DCIIs is that im not too sure if they are a reference deign PCB. Are they Stamped Nvidia or ASUS?? cause waterblocks are all for reference design PCBs andonly very few custom ones like palit and gwinward (sp?)

and if your going with the larger monitor size and multiple screens for surround i would opt for the 3gb cards.
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Originally Posted by tx-jose View Post
the problem with the the DCIIs is that im not too sure if they are a reference deign PCB. Are they Stamped Nvidia or ASUS?? cause waterblocks are all for reference design PCBs andonly very few custom ones like palit and gwinward (sp?)

and if your going with the larger monitor size and multiple screens for surround i would opt for the 3gb cards.
I'm not very anxious to lose money on already fantastic video cards. If push comes to shove, I'd rather just focus on the CPU. Would the 3gb version EVGA sli with the ASUS 1.5 gig?
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