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8800GTX cooling... Bad Idea?

post #1 of 6
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hey guys.. Well currently cooling MY cpu until my Danger den crap gets here in a nice 3/8" "CoolerMaster Aquagate" LOL I know..

It dont do to bad lol.. SO heres the thing and here are the options..

I got an 8800GTX here on ocn to match with mine along side 2x EK Full 8800GTX blocks right? Yes.

I cant decide what to do. My new Radiator coming will be The Balck Ice GTX 240 Stealth.


So here are the 2 options and I would like to know what would be the better idea for right now?

Option 1. Have the cpu cooled by the Black Ice GTX 240 Stealth.
And the 2x EVGA 8800GTX cooled by the Coolermaster Aquagate.

OR

Option2. Have the CPU, and 2x 8800GTX all ran on the same pump "1 loop" and Black Ice GTX 240 Stealth?


What would be the best idea for right now?

Thanks much. Your honest and caring answers will be rewarded with magic

PS.. Will the External Coolermaster Aquagate be powerfull enough to Yield better than air temps on the GTX's?
Edited by sublime0 - 5/27/08 at 1:35pm
post #2 of 6
I don't think option 2 will work. Two G80s and a CPU are too much IMO on a dual radiator. Could you possibly run the CPU off the Cooler Master and then the two GTXs off the 240 rad?
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I don't think option 2 will work. Two G80s and a CPU are too much IMO on a dual radiator. Could you possibly run the CPU off the Cooler Master and then the two GTXs off the 240 rad?
Yes thats one option. But i really am hoping that the Coolermaster Aquagate will be used for the GPUs as they wont really be that highly overclocked. I am however thinking of getting The CPU on the Danger Den because it will be at like 4.4-4.6ghz 24/7
post #4 of 6
sell aquagate, buy 2nd rad, all in 1 loop.
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Originally Posted by sublime0 View Post
Yes thats one option. But i really am hoping that the Coolermaster Aquagate will be used for the GPUs as they wont really be that highly overclocked. I am however thinking of getting The CPU on the Danger Den because it will be at like 4.4-4.6ghz 24/7
The Core2 E8400 is rated at 65 watts of heat ... while two overclocked 8800GTX's are rated at nearly 300 watts.
Even doubling you CPU heat output ( which I doubt you'll be doing at that overclock ) would put it at about 130 watts.

Put your best Radiator on the GTX's ... they're gonna need it.
post #6 of 6
Agreed. Even a vanilla GTX running stock clocks is a heat monster. Pair them up and they are definitely going to need your best rad. What could happen is the two GPUs generating more heat than the Aquagate can displace. By the time loop temp would reach equilibrium with the air (transfer surface), you could probably kiss those babies goodbye.
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