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Any suggestions on what graphic card would be best to water cool and what size my tubing should be?
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Any suggestions on what graphic card would be best to water cool and what size my tubing should be?

That's a really big question.
Any card that has a full block.
I use 7/16ID 5/8OD
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7/16'' tubing and any card you want.
    
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GTX 460 or 470
Beasts under water.
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I would just make sure it's a reference card if you plan on using a full coverage block. As newer versions of the cards come out and manufactures change the PCB layout the reference block will no longer be compatible. Sometimes companies make blocks for newer versions of the PCB, but you should always double check. All HD7970 and 7950 cards should be reference now, and the blocks are starting to come out.
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Alright ill see which cards have full cover and pick one smile.gif

and also whats ID and OD stand for?
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inside diameter outside diameter
    
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Alright ill see which cards have full cover and pick one smile.gif
and also whats ID and OD stand for?

ID = inner diameter and OD = outer diameter. If you use 1/2" barbs I would suggest 7/16" ID tubing as it will make a great seal. Honestly, I can't get my tubing off my barbs without having to cut the tubing because the seal is so good.

Also a 7970 is a great overclocker and delivers amazing temps under water. I have my 7970 at 1300mhz under water and it MAXES out at like 38 degrees. I think I may have seen it hit 41 or 42 when I was running Prime95 as well as Furmark, but I can't recall 100%.

Plus rep if this helped thumb.gif
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Fastest card out there that has a full cover block for it would be the best to watercol rolleyes.gif imo 3/8 ID 5/8 OD is the best, insane bend radius and it`s not bulky likke 3/4 OD tubing and it has a great visual effect if you`re running dyes because of the thick wall.
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The size of tubing will come down to some preference because flow is not noticeably effected by diameter. I would go for something that would match the size of your case because oversized fittings and tubing like 1/2" ID 3/4" OD could overpower a smaller case. As for picking a specific graphics card it would be easier to get thoughtful help with a price and performance point you were going for as watercooling will make most cards awesome.
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