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Alright I recently bought a Tuniq not too long ago and im happy with the temps with my CPU, but even now with high overclocks on my 9800GTX after about 3 hours of intense gaming, my GPU stays around 65C. Call me crazy, but I want my temps as low as possible JUST for my GPU. Have any of you guys tried this TT tide water GPU cooler and is it any good? Also what do you guys think about me switching out the stock block with an EK block? suggestions are greatly welcome.
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Alright I recently bought a Tuniq not too long ago and im happy with the temps with my CPU, but even now with high overclocks on my 9800GTX after about 3 hours of intense gaming, my GPU stays around 65C. Call me crazy, but I want my temps as low as possible JUST for my GPU. Have any of you guys tried this TT tide water GPU cooler and is it any good? Also what do you guys think about me switching out the stock block with an EK block? suggestions are greatly welcome.
Your temps are at 65c and you want them lower? For a 9800GTX, thats damn good! Mine top out at ~78c, but they are in SLI of course. As for the watercooling kit, stay FAR away from companies like Thermaltake, Cooler Master, Zalman, and Koolance. All of them are either
A: Awful (perform worse than high end air, and cost 2x as much)
B: Break easily
C: Use sup par parts, like aluminum instead of copper.
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Your temps are at 65c and you want them lower? For a 9800GTX, thats damn good! Mine top out at ~78c, but they are in SLI of course. As for the watercooling kit, stay FAR away from companies like Thermaltake, Cooler Master, Zalman, and Koolance. All of them are either
A: Awful (perform worse than high end air, and cost 2x as much)
B: Break easily
C: Use sup par parts, like aluminum instead of copper.
Thanks, but also in my post, I was considering switching out the aluminum block that is included with a copper block from EK, AquagraFX, etc.

I know i'm crazy when it comes to my GPU temps.
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Thanks, but also in my post, I was considering switching out the aluminum block that is included with a copper block from EK, AquagraFX, etc.

I know i'm crazy when it comes to my GPU temps.
It's still a horrible kit. Even if you do replace the block, ThermalTake kits are known for cracking, pumps dying, and all around sub-par quality. If I were you, I'd stick with your stock cooling for now or buy a Zalman VF-1000 or Thermalright HR-03

EDIT: I see you already have a VF-1000. The TT kit couldn't do much better than that.
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alright thanks for your advice. +REP
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I would like to sort of hijack this thread and say the new Koolance products are pretty decent. I'm not too sure which person shot the previous product director but they are now using copper parts!
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I would like to sort of hijack this thread and say the new Koolance products are pretty decent. I'm not too sure which person shot the previous product director but they are now using copper parts!
Well, not exactly. They may have copper bases, but the rest of the blocks are aluminum, which will lead to corrosion.
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You can't go wrong building your own watercooling setup. There are guides here to help you get started. Building your own loop is better than buying a kit (like building your own computer is better than buying a Dell or HP...)
    
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I would like to sort of hijack this thread and say the new Koolance products are pretty decent. I'm not too sure which person shot the previous product director but they are now using copper parts!
I was looking at their site and the rads are still aluminum, so I would stay away from their kits. They may have pieces that work well, I don't know, and could be integrated into a custom or Swiftech kit. overall though their pricing is high and the products I looked at were so so at best and awful at worst.
    
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You can't go wrong building your own watercooling setup. There are guides here to help you get started. Building your own loop is better than buying a kit (like building your own computer is better than buying a Dell or HP...)
Well a loop just for my GPU? what are some of the parts you would suggest? I'm pretty clueless when it comes to watercooling. The reason I was even considering the kit was because it was around 50$
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