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So I wish I would have known before I built my new rig that I was going to watercool as now I'm in a particularly crap situation.
With the successful installation of my rasa rx240 kit I'm now looking to further expand my water cooling to my GPU's as they are cool single card but get a bit to hot with SLI.
It seems my gigabyte gtx 470 super overclock cards use a non reference PCB and as far as I have looked there is no full card water block for these cards. I seen that EK makes a block for the main core chip but air cooling is still needed for the mosfet's and vram etc. I'm wondering if anyone out there has came up with a solid water cooling solution for these non reference cards or if I may as well just stick with air and high temps... If anyone has any experience with these cards and water cooling please share your results...

Thanks in advance,
Nick
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2x Intel 80gb ssd + 1x Seagate Baraccudas 7200.12 LG BD-RW Drive Windows 7 Ultimate X64 Samsung Syncmaster p2770 27" 
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post #2 of 5
wait, just to be clear you want to run 2 470's and a cpu on a single 240?
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post #3 of 5
I tried to run a 570 and a 2500k on a single 240, didn't work very well. I expanded to a 200mm rad+ the 240. I am getting very low temps, even with my card at 950 core and 1.1v
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I feel your frustration. Sorry I can't speak for your particular card, but I've been pretty happy with a GPU swiftech MCW80 block along with using arctic silver thermal adhesive (optional) to attach swiftechs MC14 heatsinks as an alternative for the ram. Something to consider if you can't get a reference card.

Bah, in sli...dang it, that's what I get for being tired and not reading the entire post.
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post #5 of 5
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Of course I would add another rad and even possibly another pump but my big issue here is whether it's even worth water cooling the cards if I can't use full blocks and I'm just still going to have to throw air at them.. I'm not to sure how hot mosfets and vram really get and how big of a extraq air solution I would need but if it's alot I may as well just leave them on air or sell them for a single 580 or something bigger I can watercool.
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2x Intel 80gb ssd + 1x Seagate Baraccudas 7200.12 LG BD-RW Drive Windows 7 Ultimate X64 Samsung Syncmaster p2770 27" 
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Core I-5 2500k ASRock Fatal1ty P67-Professional 2x Gigabyte gtx 470 Super OverClock SLI GSkill Sniper DDR3 1600 9-9-9-24 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x Intel 80gb ssd + 1x Seagate Baraccudas 7200.12 LG BD-RW Drive Windows 7 Ultimate X64 Samsung Syncmaster p2770 27" 
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Xion 1000w modular Antec Twelve Hundred V.3 
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