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I currently have the following system.

Case - BitFenix Phenom mITX
MOBO - Asus ROG Maximus VI Impact
CPU - Intel Core i7 4770K Haswel 3.8Ghz
RAM - G.SKILL 1866Mhz DDR3 16GB
Video - Nvidia Geforce GTX 770 2GB
SSD - Samsung 500GB
PSU - Seasonic Platinum 760W
Monitor - 3x 27" X-STAR 2560x1440


Now, as you might have guessed I can't really game on those 3 monitors with this card. I can't even run the new Tomb Raider maxed out on one. My system, due to the Phenom case also runs quite hot, I suppose it's bad design, but it's just so good looking, and small.

So my questions are.

1. What video card upgrade would be the best I can get, in terms of performing on all three monitors at 1440P, obviously it needs to be 45FPS or higher to be playable, and best performer gaming on only one of them.
2. What pre-build kit (I don't know how to do Watercooling, need it to be simple) will work with my system? If you don't know the system, the video card is really close to the side panel of the case, so not sure if any water cooling systems will work. Then again, I think videocards are normally close to the side panel.

Ideas, suggestions?
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Anyone?

Ignore the videocard question, probably going to get a 780TI, but I do need help with a watercooling kit for this system.
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1. Consider also the R290X for multi monitor set up. But honestly, any single GPU is going to struggle running three monitors at 1440p.
2. There is currently only one pre-built watercooling system for graphics cards that is just plug and play: the Arctic Accelero Hybrid. But I'm afraid it won't fit in the Phenom mITX. So you'll have to go custom. The simplest custom water cooling loop is the Swiftech H220 (known as Cooler Master Glacer 240L in USA). There are videos showing how to expand this to include the GPU.
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Thanks for the help.

Are you sure? lol I remember seeing at least a few kits for the Prodigy, and the inside of the Phenom is the exact same?
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There are plenty of Prodigy build logs with custom watercooling. I thought with "pre-built" you meant something you just mount and don't have to fill yourself, right?

I just had a thought. Possibly can repurpose an Antec 620 to run on the GPU, but you need a copper shim and new custom bracket for that. Not exactly plug and play, but check the Artisan section here for possible solution: http://www.overclock.net/t/1221722/sigma-cool-aio-gpu-mounts-mount-kuhler-620-nzxt-kraken-x40-on-your-gpu-ship-same-day
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