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Hey guys, looking to get into watercooling but wanted to start off with just my two gpu's. I can't seem to find any good guides/video guides (preferred).
If anyone could help out it would be great. I like how the ek kits look and from what I read they perform quite well.
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Well there would be only few videos having only gpu cooling but look for general water cooling videos, there are a TON and i mean a TON of them. Go through them, read stickies here in water cooling thread well if you want to go with kit be sure to read specs and see if they fit and mounting options.

Now assuming you know basics, for 2 gpu's i'd suggest 2 x 240mm radiators. Though one thick rad with high rpm fans would do if you dont plan to overclock them. But for future purposes, 2 x 240mm rads around medium FPI's so that you can get gentle typhoons or noise blocker at 1500 - 2500 rpm and get noise also lower.

Full cover blocks are good for gpu's so get those from ek.

well thats my 2 cents biggrin.gif

cheers
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I would poke around the watercooling club and just read up on what people are talking about. It will be hard to find a guide to everything watercooling because it is generally very specific and you have a lot of choices. Websites you should check out are frozencpu.com and performancepcs.com. At least if you are in the US. I'm not sure for other countries where you should look. Those will at least have the materials you need to get started.

It would be really odd to only cool your gpus. It could be done but a lot of people also cool their cpus first and then expand out to gpus. Things you'll need however. A pump. D5 or DDC are the popular ones. I would read up on both. You will need radiators. You need at least 1x120mm rad block for each component + 1x120 for overhead/overclocks. You will need a reservoir to hold extra water and allow for easy bleeding of air in your loop. You'll need fans with high static pressure to push through the radiators. You'll need tubing and fittings. I would go with flexible tubing, Primochill ADVANCED LRT is the best kind out there right now. You can either go barb and clamp method which is cheap or get compression fittings. If you get compression fittings the OD and ID of the tube must match identically with the compression fitting. With barbs you generally go a size smaller on the ID so that it hugs the barb really good and won't leak.

Also google martins liquid labs. He has a lot of good info to read on different components.

Prepare to spend a lot of money because this niche hobby isn't cheap thumb.gif. Best of luck and if you have any questions feel free to post them.
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