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I was thinking of waterin this baby, any suggestions? smile.gif
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I personally don't think watercooling would justify the cost as performance wouldn't be a huge increase. It makes it look good though and it's a good thing to do if you have 2/3 cards generating a significant amount of heat.
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Getting water cooling gear for a card whose voltage isn't tweakable is kind of like putting a blingy exhaust system on a bone-stock car. It might look flashy, but the benefits are minimal.

If your intent is to keep the card cooler, not to overclock, a third-party air cooler would do as good or better a job. If overclocking is your intention, sell the 5870 and get a card designed with voltage adjustment in mind. The only benefit of water cooling in your situation would be lower noise; I don't think it justifies the cash spent.
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