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While everyone is on the topic of GPU's is there a cost effective way of cooling a new EVGA GTX660 as it gets a tad loud under full load.

Water will give you a whole new world in terms of temps and noise. If you can't afford it, try an aftermarket air cooler. Should be better then most coolers.

Btw, which evga model is it? some have the stock turbine cooler which is loud and annoying while others come with a different one.
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I like the idea of water but its a little too much for me to afford the closest would be a hybrid gpu cooler from artic. The fan is the centrifugal turbine one.
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I like the idea of water but its a little too much for me to afford the closest would be a hybrid gpu cooler from artic. The fan is the centrifugal turbine one.

Its the same cost as a full cover block but you won't have to contend w/ the extra cost of the other necessary custom water loop components.


If you're only running the one card, that seems like a great option. The closed loop would only cool the core, and the fan will cool the vram and vrm. You can add low a rpm profile to the fan to keep it quite as well as the one on the rad. I've never seen anyone with this cooler. let us know if you decide on it and post pics thumb.gif
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Its the same cost as a full cover block but you won't have to contend w/ the extra cost of the other necessary custom water loop components.


If you're only running the one card, that seems like a great option. The closed loop would only cool the core, and the fan will cool the vram and vrm. You can add low a rpm profile to the fan to keep it quite as well as the one on the rad. I've never seen anyone with this cooler. let us know if you decide on it and post pics thumb.gif

Tempting....it seems like the only option other than buying one of artics huge triple fan coolers. The fan would be about fifty but then theres the concern of the size of that affecting possible SLI down the line. The hybrid is only eighty in the UK which seems really cheap. I think id have to mount it in place of one of my front 140mm fans too.
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Tempting....it seems like the only option other than buying one of artics huge triple fan coolers. The fan would be about fifty but then theres the concern of the size of that affecting possible SLI down the line. The hybrid is only eighty in the UK which seems really cheap. I think id have to mount it in place of one of my front 140mm fans too.

If you go for a custom closed loop maybe you could use an 80mm rad? dont know how good they are but i saw a post about them somewhere in this thread...
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It might just be something to put up with and if i get spare cash to but the Xtreme 3 and stick with a single card rig. My mobo has a pcie all the way at the bottom of the board so i guess they wouldnt collide in SLI biggrin.gif
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Tempting....it seems like the only option other than buying one of artics huge triple fan coolers. The fan would be about fifty but then theres the concern of the size of that affecting possible SLI down the line. The hybrid is only eighty in the UK which seems really cheap. I think id have to mount it in place of one of my front 140mm fans too.


The AC fans use ~2.5 slots, which should clear your mb if you go sli down the road. Though, the top card will run a bit hotter with sli. The Closed loop is about the same. and since most of the heat is going to the rad, you can position both in the front intakes and the cpu at the rear exhaust.

Tbh, i would just start investing in a custom loop. Kits like the XSPC, EK, and Swiftech can get you started. Or just look for used to save some money.
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I see, they do look pretty expensive and high maintenance though, im not sure id get full potential out of them right now
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Yeah im considering a custom loop too...ill probably get it now that im in the US...much cheaper that getting it from the UK....any starting tips/guides? i know that there are some start up kits are those any good?
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