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Well, I have this evga GTX 470 superclocked+
It's a sauna, no kidding right biggrin.gif
Well, I started thinking, would it be worth it to put it under water with a absolute maximum budget of 300€ including shipping from aquatuning finland.
I am not going to modify my case top to fit a larger rad so a 140mm is my choice for the size of the rad.
This is what I had in mind
Are those even compatible ?
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And this is how I imagined them inside.
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E: What fans do you recommend guys ?
*I don't want noctua, been there and done that, I don't like them at all.
*yate's have weak static pressure.
*cougar vortex hdb cf-v14h has 1.38mm static pressure, 1200rpm and supposedly 70CFM. Good so far but they're 20€ a pop so eeehh..
*SS AP141 seem quite good, 1.55mm static pressure and 1500rpm but they sound quite loud on videos I watched. And aquatuning don't have them, nor does any other tech store here in finland sigh..

Aargghh SCYTHE, MAKE GT 140mm pl0x lachen.gif
Edited by lagittaja - 10/5/11 at 1:22pm
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Personally I'd leave it and wait for Kepler - Those cards should be cooler - My 0.02 Cents
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yust go an do it i yust did mine a week ago and temps dropped from 72idle to 29idle

in game temps were 90 at load on stock cooler now they max hit 44 at load whit the ek block
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For a single rad like that, any decent 140mm should work just fine. You'll notice lower temps regarldess, even if they aren't "the lowest" it can be.

If you plan on keeping the 470 around for a while, or even going SLI in the furture instead of the 5xx/6xx series, then I'd W/C it.

If you plan on upgrading next year, it's a 50/50 shot, since a 470 will probably drop even lower in re-sale once the 6xx series comes out.
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Nah, I'm not going to sell this.
I have still 8 more YEARS of warranty for evga for this.
I'll use this until it breaks -> rma and get something else -> rma goes on and on biggrin.gif
Gotta just love evga's warranty eh biggrin.gif ?
I got this 470 as a replacement for a dead 98GX2 I sent evga last month.
I bought the 98GX2 uhm 2009 end of june and it had 10years warranty -> warranty transferred to this 470 and it's till 2019 end of june thumbsupsmiley.png

So, well yeah I think I'll go and wc this thing. I gotta take a look on my budget but if a 140mm rad which is 60mm thick is going to be enough(?) then hell yeah I think I'll do it.
But would 2x X-silent 140mm fans be enough in push pull?
They have quite low static pressure but if I have two them then uhm I think that should even it out a bit biggrin.gif ?
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Nah, I'm not going to sell this.
I have still 8 more YEARS of warranty for evga for this.
I'll use this until it breaks -> rma and get something else -> rma goes on and on biggrin.gif
Gotta just love evga's warranty eh biggrin.gif ?
I got this 470 as a replacement for a dead 98GX2 I sent evga last month.
I bought the 98GX2 uhm 2009 end of june and it had 10years warranty -> warranty transferred to this 470 and it's till 2019 end of june thumbsupsmiley.png

So, well yeah I think I'll go and wc this thing. I gotta take a look on my budget but if a 140mm rad which is 60mm thick is going to be enough(?) then hell yeah I think I'll do it.
But would 2x X-silent 140mm fans be enough in push pull?
They have quite low static pressure but if I have two them then uhm I think that should even it out a bit biggrin.gif ?

Yeah, a single 140mm rad will do nicely for one gtx 470, especially considering it's depth. Even better w/ push/pull fan setup. As for 140mm fans, I'm not sure, I've never looked for a good one for a radiator.

If you are concerned about fans, you could just go with a thick 120mm rad, and get some GT's.

BigCactus has a thread here, he mounted an Antec Kuhler h20 620 AIO unit on his gtx470.

He said his load temps were under 50C, I think ~47C, and that AIO has a much thinner rad than the one you are looking at with only one fan. If you don't mind sacrificing looks, and want to save $, you could look into that route. (I prefer the custom loop you proposed).
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I switched to water just to cool my 470. The move was worth every penny. The G Changer (at least the 360 version) has 11 FPI so it will work well with both low and medium speed fans.
 
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Hmm. Does EK still manufacture those full cover blocks for the 470's?
If I decide to wc this, then I think I _want_ an EK WB lachen.gif
They look so sexy wubsmiley.gif

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Hmm, started wondering that maybe I should go full custom loop.
I can extend my budget from 300 to around 370 because tax returns, and if I sell my antec 620 I could have a little over 400 to spend.
https://www.aquatuning.fi/shopping_cart.php/bkey/e8ca2a8e704e7cce60a8fa3b059f97e3
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