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Hi, I'm thinking of purchasing some water cooling, I have 5 fans already inside my PC for cooling, but my video card and RAM are heating up ALOT (when I had ONE 7800GTX 256mb).

My specs WILL BE:
AMD 4400+ Dual-Core
OCZ RAM 2GB Dual-Channel
DFI Ultra-D MOBO
Enermax 600W
2x 7800GTX 512mb <--- switched it to 512mb and SLI so since my 256mb card was heating up excessively I think if i ran these 2 cards with the cooling system I have now it might cuase some problems... lol

So ya, what would you guys suggests for cooling, brand, company. I'm trying to have a budget of 200$.
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post #2 of 7
do you even have aftermarket heatsinks on anything?


case fans don't do squat unless you have something to pull the heat away from the components in the first place



edit: please tell us what case you have


and also... WHAT! you're getting a 7800GTX 512mb SLI, and a WC budget of only $200... ROFL!
    
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post #3 of 7
Yeah, sorry but 200 bucks isnt going to even come close. I dont think you could get much more than your water blocks for that.
    
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post #4 of 7
$200 on a monster SLI setup is skimping IMO. You don't put cheap gas in a Ferrari is what I always say.

But you can still do it with a relatively tight budget. 3 blocks (1 cpu, 2 gpu) for $150~175, a quality DC pump ~$75, heater core $20, fans $5~30 (depending on quantity & quality), tubing <$20, distilled water <$1, fittings etc. <$10, optional res. ~$20 and there you have it.

You can get away with a quality SLI setup for around $300 if you shop smart.
    
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post #5 of 7
CPU: Swiftech Storm - $80
OR: Swiftech Apogee - $40

GPU: Danger Den Maze 4 x 2 - $90 (or buy the SLI Package that comes with OCZ RAMsinks - $130)

GPU: RAMsinks ~ $15-40 (brand of your choice)

Heatercore: 77 Bonneville $20-30

Pump: Dangerden D5 - $75

Tubing: 10ft Masterkleer - $7
OR: 10ft Tygon - $32

Fans: 120mm Panaflo Fans x 2 - $30

Those are my favorite parts. I'd say $300 is about right. Make sure to shop around. Check ebay and For Sale forums for deals.
    
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post #6 of 7
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Originally Posted by CrimsonMango
do you even have aftermarket heatsinks on anything?


case fans don't do squat unless you have something to pull the heat away from the components in the first place



edit: please tell us what case you have


and also... WHAT! you're getting a 7800GTX 512mb SLI, and a WC budget of only $200... ROFL!
I have a Dragon Gaming Tower: http://www.thermalrock.com/chassis/dragon/dragon.htm

Oh... I only said 200$ b/c I don't have the slightest clue about the cost of water cooling, I thought it'd be cheap! But ya, I guess not lol! But ya... I'm willing to spend whatever amount to keep a decent temperature when running SLI with overclocked CPU and RAM. I probably won't overclock my GPU for a while since it'll probably run everything smoothly on high lol.

As for my CPU, I'm using the stock heatsink that came with my 4400+ Dual-core... it's running OC'ed at 2700mhz at only 40C so no worries there... that heatsink is AMAZING. I just need cooling for my SLI setup and RAM.
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AMD 4400 Dual-Core DFI SLI-D Windows XP 17&quot; LCD 
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Liberty Enermax 630W ThermalRock Dragon Gaming 
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Liberty Enermax 630W ThermalRock Dragon Gaming 
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post #7 of 7
I would get a CPU block too. No reason not to. You'll get more speed with better temps.

As far as your RAM goes if it really is too hot just get 2 x 80mm fans and jimmy rig it so that they are blowing on it. Unless you are running high voltage ram you should be fine as far as temps go. DO NOT get water RAM coolers. It will add heat to your loop that can be easily taken care of with air.
    
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i7-3770k Asus Maximus IV Extreme-Z ASUS GTX 770 2x4GB Gskill Ripjaws 
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Samsung EVO 840 WD Caviar Green Sony AD-7260S-0B DVD Burner Scythe Mugen 2 Rev. B 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 8.1 Pro x64 QNIX QX 2710 Filco Majestouch-2 Rosewill Capstone-750-M R 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Zalman Z-Machine GT1000 Logitech MX518 Black Banshee Pad Krator N2-20020 (Garbage) 
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Samsung EVO 840 WD Caviar Green Sony AD-7260S-0B DVD Burner Scythe Mugen 2 Rev. B 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 8.1 Pro x64 QNIX QX 2710 Filco Majestouch-2 Rosewill Capstone-750-M R 
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