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Waterblock for the 9800GX2?

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Hi, I was wondering if anyone knew of a decent waterblock for the 9800GX2 that's available in the UK because im gonna go water after new year It has to be reasonably priced though im only 13!
    
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No such thing as a reasonably priced 9800 GX2 block I'm afraid. They are incredibly expensive.

http://ekwaterblocks.com/shop/produc...roducts_id=255
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agreed, you will not find cheap waterblocks for that card, or any full cover for that matter.

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Oh my god thats expensive! Are they so expensive because they have to cover 2 #gpu's im guessing... Does anyone know of the heat dissapitation benefits? (sorry for that awkward wording i couldnt think of any other way to put it lol)
    
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i would cool the cpu only and leave the 9800gx2 on air for now until your budget increases and you can afford to cool the 9800gx2.
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i would cool the cpu only and leave the 9800gx2 on air for now until your budget increases and you can afford to cool the 9800gx2.
agreed.
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Oh my god thats expensive! Are they so expensive because they have to cover 2 #gpu's im guessing... Does anyone know of the heat dissapitation benefits? (sorry for that awkward wording i couldnt think of any other way to put it lol)
Yea, you have nvidia's sandwich design to thank for the price.

Personally, I would go with the suggestion in the post above mine. Watercool the CPU first and then the GPU once you get the cash.
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i would cool the cpu only and leave the 9800gx2 on air for now until your budget increases and you can afford to cool the 9800gx2.
Decent idea.

I'd get a different GPU to be honest.
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Oh my god thats expensive! Are they so expensive because they have to cover 2 #gpu's im guessing... Does anyone know of the heat dissapitation benefits? (sorry for that awkward wording i couldnt think of any other way to put it lol)
It is also because of how the 2 gpu's are situated on the GX2.....i know my 4870x2 block was 150.00 when i bought it. That is just what these costs. It is an expensive hobby....
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Decent idea.

I'd get a different GPU to be honest.
Such as? I spent ages looking at GPU's and i settled on the GX2 because it was exceedingly cheap at the time. Is there any other cards that you recomend? (Preferably Nvidia cos of my SLI board) I looked at the GTX200 series for a while but if i upgrade to them i would wait till the new 55nm chip comes out
    
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