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I will be getting a single GTX480, is getting it water cooled a good idea, or do they run fine on air?
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they run pretty hot, so itll heat up your case, but it wont catch on fire or anything. its not like nvidia would make a card that COULDNT run with stock cooling..
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Operating temperatures will depend heavily on the ambient temperature. It will also depend upon the airflow of your case and the fans that you are using (air cooling).

Imho, if you live in a hot and/or humid environment (or have a small case with poor airflow), then you may very well benefit from putting that GPU on liquid cooling.

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Getting a watercooled GTX 480 will cost me an additional $128 USD, is it worth it?
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post #5 of 11
Is that $128 going towards a loop for your entire system?
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make sure your power supply provides enough juice too,your gonna need a BIG power supply if you ever want to crossfire
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post #7 of 11
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Originally Posted by Grim Reaper View Post
Getting a watercooled GTX 480 will cost me an additional $128 USD, is it worth it?
Imho, Yes. (see stipulations in my previous post)

This is contingent on the cost not precluding you from eating.
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That will be the cost for the block and everything to connect it to my water cooling system.
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post #9 of 11
Then I would agree with Syrillian.
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post #10 of 11
They run hot, but that's fine because they can handle it.
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