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Do I need to watercool sli 590s? Or will I be fine with stock fans that come with an HAF 932
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There are plenty of people that use stock air cooling on sli 590s but it will be warm, If you can afford the water cooling then do it,

Or maybe get one 590 and full custom loop and then get another 590 when the prices drop.
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Originally Posted by andrewmchugh View Post
There are plenty of people that use stock air cooling on sli 590s but it will be warm, If you can afford the water cooling then do it,

Or maybe get one 590 and full custom loop and then get another 590 when the prices drop.
Any idea how warm it gets?
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What is your room temps? SLI 590 will be high 80s in average room I think

http://www.hardwareheaven.com/review...-noise-oc.html
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I can't stand how hot GPUs get on air coolers.

My old 4870 used to bake itself, under normal conditions it'd be over 100oC


Watercooled GPUs comparatively are hard to get over 50oC, especially beneficial in multi card setups where airflow to top cards is an issue.
    
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I think you need to look up the definitions of the words "need" and "want". No you do not need to water cool them, but you probably want to.

It is personal preference, they will run a lot cooler on water and potentially a lot quieter too (depending on rad and fan choice) although it will cost a fair bit to set the WC up if you have no existing WC loop (i.e. CPU loop).

Fill in your rig specs (User CP > Edit system) and post your budget and it will help us to help you.
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WATER COOL THEM! They will bake like hotdogs on the grill
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