Overclock.net › Forums › Cooling › Other Cooling Discussions › water vs air & psu for GPU's
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

water vs air & psu for GPU's - Page 2

post #11 of 15
You say you can only OC the cards or the CPU, but not both simultaniously. I think your PSU cant handle it, so maybe you should invest in a PSU first and put the rest of the money on a water pump and resivoir, then save for the rest of WC build...
AMD Gamer
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX-8320 Asus M5A99FX-Pro MSI GTX980 Gaming Crucial Ballistix 4x4gb 1934mhz @ 8-8-8-24 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung Evo 500GB Thermaltake Water 2.0 Windows 10 LG 27" 4k 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Huntkey X7 900w Thermaltake Urban S31 Logitech G500 Rocketfish Knockoff of Razer propad 
Audio
Logitech Z5500 & G430 
  hide details  
Reply
AMD Gamer
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX-8320 Asus M5A99FX-Pro MSI GTX980 Gaming Crucial Ballistix 4x4gb 1934mhz @ 8-8-8-24 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung Evo 500GB Thermaltake Water 2.0 Windows 10 LG 27" 4k 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Huntkey X7 900w Thermaltake Urban S31 Logitech G500 Rocketfish Knockoff of Razer propad 
Audio
Logitech Z5500 & G430 
  hide details  
Reply
post #12 of 15
Thread Starter 
The PSU is a good one, yet it does struggle with 2 HD's 2 CD/DVD roms, dual 6800's and the USB's. I can push the 6800's up about 10% before I get artifacts, and that is not from the GPU's, but the PSU, I believe. Right now, things are stable with the CPU OC'd and the GPU's at stock. I know the GPU's can handle much, much more. Before I dropped in the second for the SLI I OC'd the first 20% and it was stable. If I got a new PSU, I would have more power, but only stock cooling on the GPU's. The CPU has an arctic freezer and is relitivly cool, as you can see from the temps I posted. So really, it is a question of getting a PSU and saving or the water cooling and saving for the PSU. I have dropped the Zalman idea.

I certainly think both are required at this time to get the system running at full stable OC. And I cannot seem to get anything better unless both upgrades are in place. So really at this time I think it is whether I want to quickly install a good PSU or take a week or two building a custom water system. My wife is on vacation for 4 months now... so I think a water system would give me more enjoyment. Then once done, save up a few more Euros for the PSU and OC everything.
Coolmaster
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920 Asus Rampage II extreme Matrix GTX 285 6GB Corsair Dominator 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x500MB Sata raid0, 1TB usb LG Windows 7 (x64) Samsung 2450h 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
NEXL Thermaltake tough 850 Coolmaster 932 HAF Logitech 
Mouse Pad
Everglide Titan 
  hide details  
Reply
Coolmaster
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920 Asus Rampage II extreme Matrix GTX 285 6GB Corsair Dominator 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x500MB Sata raid0, 1TB usb LG Windows 7 (x64) Samsung 2450h 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
NEXL Thermaltake tough 850 Coolmaster 932 HAF Logitech 
Mouse Pad
Everglide Titan 
  hide details  
Reply
post #13 of 15
To be honest with you, if you OC those video cards, they will get hotter but not that much. I am sure that the artic freezer will do more then enough even with the cards OCed. I would suggest buying the PSU first and then OC to see what temp you get and how high you can get them. Either way good luck and enjoy.
E6600
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E6600 C2D @ 3.6 P5B-D EVGA 7600GT 2GB Gskill HZ 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
74gb Raptor Samsung DVD+ XP LG 19inch 
PowerCase
Rosewill 600w Raidmax Silmodon 
  hide details  
Reply
E6600
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E6600 C2D @ 3.6 P5B-D EVGA 7600GT 2GB Gskill HZ 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
74gb Raptor Samsung DVD+ XP LG 19inch 
PowerCase
Rosewill 600w Raidmax Silmodon 
  hide details  
Reply
post #14 of 15
PSU, you say.

This ASPIRE ATX-AS520W BLACK 520W Power Supply is a fairly descent PSU and a 35amp rail to boot.

For the price!
Got one myself.
My BFG
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core 2 Duo E6600 EVGA 680i SLI NF68 2 X 8800GTS 640MB in SLI G.Skill PC6400 DDR2 800Mhz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
250g SATA2 16Mb Windows XP home 20.1 Wide Screen Saitek Eclipse 
PowerCaseMouse
OCZ GamerXtream 700W Thermaltake Armor MS Optical 
  hide details  
Reply
My BFG
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core 2 Duo E6600 EVGA 680i SLI NF68 2 X 8800GTS 640MB in SLI G.Skill PC6400 DDR2 800Mhz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
250g SATA2 16Mb Windows XP home 20.1 Wide Screen Saitek Eclipse 
PowerCaseMouse
OCZ GamerXtream 700W Thermaltake Armor MS Optical 
  hide details  
Reply
post #15 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by lohoutlaw
PSU, you say.

This ASPIRE ATX-AS520W BLACK 520W Power Supply is a fairly descent PSU and a 35amp rail to boot.

For the price!
Got one myself.
I've got that PSU as well. The only thing I don't like about it is the fans are pretty loud.
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
3800x2 Manchester, 2.5Ghz ASUS A8N SLI-Deluxe 7600GS --> Smoked 1GB Corsair XMS Platinum 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Windows XP Pro IBM G74 Aspire 520W Purely Custom 
Mouse
IntelliMouse Explorer 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
3800x2 Manchester, 2.5Ghz ASUS A8N SLI-Deluxe 7600GS --> Smoked 1GB Corsair XMS Platinum 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Windows XP Pro IBM G74 Aspire 520W Purely Custom 
Mouse
IntelliMouse Explorer 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Other Cooling Discussions
Overclock.net › Forums › Cooling › Other Cooling Discussions › water vs air & psu for GPU's