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Hi all
i have never water cooled a computer but i need to as my video cards are hitting 90dec when playing games and that is not OC.
i do have 2 cards and they sit no more then 2mm apart
the CPU seems fine thanks to the corsair cooling hydro h70 cpu cooler

but the 2 vid cards (ATI 6970 2GB ASUS PCIe Video Card ) are not
i was thinking of getting them water cool but not quite sure where to start

i would love some feed back on ideas and suggestions

Thanks
Jon
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post #2 of 9
THIS is a good starter kit as it has everything you need just add your gpus to loop.
Maybe get some new tubing LINK sell your h70 to help cover cost
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post #3 of 9
I love WCing and would recommend it BUT dont forget you can also go aftermarket air coolers (not as good as water but better than stock coolers) I would recommend looking into EK GPU blocks, and mcp655 or mcp35x, a triple rad (get something with low fins per inch so you dont need loud fans to push the air through), and a res or t-line of your choice
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post #4 of 9
As said above the xspc kits are a great starter.

You'll need a 2blocks, a pump, a res, and big enough rad to cool it.
blocks wise I dunno for those cards but generally they're much of a muchness and it'll come down to personal preference and cost. Some people will swear by different brands.

Pump and Res wise if I were you I'd get something like a mcp355 and a bay res top, xspc make some nice ones.

Rad wise you'll want at least a 240 that is thick like the xspc RX240. apparently the rule of thumb is a 120 rad per block ,but more is better.

However, you should sell your H70 and put a CPU block in the loop. In that case you'll either want at least a 360 Rad. If you plan on running high doc's then you'll want more rad.

I warn you, water cooling is addictive! And fun once you get into it.
Edited by spud84 - 11/3/11 at 4:30am
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post #5 of 9
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A big thanks guys your help is helping (i hope im on the right track)
i am looking at getting some parts and this is them

This is the kit that i think will help start me off
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?...ducts_id=16617

2x vid cards blocks
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?...ducts_id=18183


All going into this case
Thermaltake VN300M1W2N Chaser MK-I Full Tower

but i fill i have missed some stuff hope i hope im wrong


any more feed back on ideas and suggestions would be get


Thanks
guys
Edited by Mogwai - 11/4/11 at 11:18pm
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Originally Posted by spud84 View Post
I warn you, water cooling is addictive! And fun once you get into it.
I remember the first time I heard that, at first I didn't believe, hear I am spending $350 dollars on just radiators and $600 on a case for which will hold these big radiators! You could always install an XSPC 360 and install a small XSPC 120 radiator mount on where the rear exhaust fan mounts, my hot GTX 480 is the reason why I even considered water cooling in the first place.

If you wanted you could get a nice air cooler for that CPU and have all that extra radiator for the GPU's only, just a thought. Oh yeah, best 120mm fans that you could buy is the Gentle Typhoon AP-15! They have the best CFM to noise ratio of any fan I've heard of, the GT15's are extremely popular as a radiator fan! They might cost your $25 each but there damn well worth it, I like them so much I'm installing them on my 140mm radiators that can mount 140mm fans. That's saying alot!
post #7 of 9
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my main problem is my GPUs they are getting that hot when im playing games it shut my computer down the CPU temp is fine under load so am going water cooled have tried everything i can to keep the temps down so im hopping water cooling will do the trick
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If you have the space (3slots per card) then the Accelero extreme Air coolers will give you comparable results to WC for a fraction of the cost.

Regardless the first thing you need to do it determine wether your cards are reference design, as if not finding compatable water blocks becomes almost impossible.

After that you need to look at the space available in your case, do you have the space for a WC loop? if not are you comfortable with haveing Rads outside your case?

After that you want to look at how many componants your cooling and allow at least 120mm worth of radiator per componant.

then you need to determin how restrictive your loop will be and as such how powerfull a pump you need.

Watercooling requires allot of planning to do right dont rush anything read arround allot get plenty of oppinions and dont expect it to be cheap and youll do fine.
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i have not more room for the vids to more on my board they are so close they just about touch and o think thats why they are getting so hot and i need to do something about.
i dont care what it cost me as i dont want to burn it out thanks to the heat
im looking into the cards to see what block i need

i am even looking at buying a new case so i can fit everything in

i need to do something just at idol the vid is sitting on 60dec

By mogwai72 at 2011-11-05
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