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Title says all. I have no knowledge of water-cooling, except that it's expensive. I'll be getting a job in the next year and I want to consider water-cooling, depending on the price.

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Each full-cover GPU block costs ~$130. That's ~$390 for the blocks alone, not factoring the rest of the loop and the cards into the price.
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You're looking at about 550$-600$
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You're looking at about 550$-600$

About what I expected, thanks for the prompt response! thumb.gif
     
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Originally Posted by Blackout621 View Post

About what I expected, thanks for the prompt response! thumb.gif

No problem.You'll definitely have to wait though, I'm not even sure they've released water blocks for HD 7970s.. They will smile.gif

Looked on FrozenCPU and they have HD 7970 blocks out.
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No problem. You'll definitely have to wait though, I'm not even sure they've released water blocks for HD 7970s.. They will smile.gif

Yeah, by the time I can afford to water-cool the whole thing, I'm sure they'll be out. smile.gif
     
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I'm not even sure they've released water blocks for HD 7970s.. They will smile.gif

Next week (EK and Koolance).
post #8 of 21
As stated about almost $400 for the blocks alone.. then the rest if the components.

Assuming you want to water block your CPU too.. you'll need 2 rads a 360 and a 240 or 2 360s..

CPU block 50-100
Rads 100-200
Pump 50-100 (may need 2)
Res 30ish..

If your going the cheap route gets barbs.. for 3 gpus and a CPU you'll need 12.. that's what 40ish.. if you go compression its double..

Then tubing 2-4 per foot.. you'll need what 10-12 feet? So 40 there??

So low side 700.. high side what a grand??

Someone correct me if my estimations r wrong.. I think its a good ball park

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Don't forget about the little stuff like fittings and the tubing! They can add up depending on your chosen style of look smile.gif
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Don't forget about the little stuff like fittings and the tubing! They can add up depending on your chosen style of look smile.gif

I don't care how it looks. tongue.gif
     
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