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ok lol.

oh and is it true you can watercool graphics cards? this person I play LoL with said he is watercooling his nvidia 480s
    
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my card is reference, but his has a giant fan in the middle so im guessing its different style of cooling? air still seems to come out the back of my case though.

also there's like a 1-1.5inch gap between the cards
That style of non-reference cooler will cool much better at the same noise level. Axial fans are nearly always quieter for the amount of air they move.

Limiting your card's fan speed to 40% is the source of your temp issue, but I do know they get loud very quickly after 40-50%. Case placement might need to be changed so you can bump fan speed without it getting to annoying.

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ok lol.

oh and is it true you can watercool graphics cards? this person I play LoL with said he is watercooling his nvidia 480s
Yes, and there are a variety of ways to do this. Generally not worth while for anything but high-end cards though.

I was watercooling my GTX 480 until I blew up the VRMs on it (mostly unrelated to the water cooling).
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well right now my room gets really ******* hot because the ac outlet in my room has some issue... so its like 80-84 F in my room which sucks... and there is no moving air in my room atm -.-

on campus temp is usually like 70F lol... so i will probably see better temps there.
    
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ok lol.

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Your HIS reference 6870 card can take a full waterblock, as where the non reference Sapphire 6870 card will not. I currently run my two Gigabyte 6870 cards with EK waterblocks now. I ran them at 1000/1200 OCed no problem with a slight voltage bump in AfterBurner.
     
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