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I have about $100 that I can talk myself into spending on a CPU cooler, as I'd like to overclock.

But I also hate my GPUs noise level, so I'd like to take care of that once I free up $400.

 

So, simply, what CPU cooling loop can I get for ~$100 that will allow me to add my GPUs in the future?

Should I go custom or get like a H100i then mod it later?

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Someone just spent a ton of dough!

None for $100 sorry.
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Save a little more and h220 perhaps? I have no idea what I am talking about, don't listen to me.
    
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Maybe someone can convince me to spend a bit more with a compelling argument? tongue.gif

I'm already wayyyy over my limit. I'm really not looking forward to this setback guys doh.gif

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If you're wanting to add your 7970s to your loop in the future, your best bet is a custom loop. You could get something like a swiftech h220 that can be expanded to accommodate additional rads and GPUs in the future, but I wouldn't trust it to handle two 7970s. If I were you I'd save up a couple hundred more and get an RX360 kit with the d5 vario pump. It'll set you back almost $300, but it will pay off in the end when you can add your 7970s and an additional rad to the loop. Just my 2c... $100 won't get you anything expandable.
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