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Ok, I am an extreme computer building enthusiast with barely any money to spend. Any money I get i must spend on bills and any leftover i try to spend for computer parts. But over the past few days I got pretty lucky............ Or so I hope.

I have just got 2 BFG GTS 250 video cards ,and to complete the set I would indeed love to get another.

But, me being an extreme enthusiast, would definitely mean I would love to overclock my video cards, thus leading me to liquid cool my cards (notice how i said liquid cooling, because I use non conductive liquids ).

But right after I had one the bid for the two beauties, I had figured out that there was no current waterblock available for them, therefore leading me into an ultra rage mode for about 5 minutes.

But (ok me using the word "BUT" is getting quite redundant, I know, but bare with me people ), I had found out that a 7900 gt waterblock would fit the beauties. Now I am quite skeptical but am willing to try it with extreme supervision.

But (yes im sorry I know), im an extreme enthusiast with not alot of money, meaning I would like to OC with WC with BR (big risk) and LM (little money).
So this all means that, NO, i cannot afford this waterblock but I am willing to test with these 2 pieces:

http://www.xoxide.com/swiftech-memor...-ramcoola.html
AND
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...ech-_-35708051

IF there are any of you who have tried something like this , please give your testimonials, and if there are those of you who are experienced OC daredevils (like me ) would this work?????
post #2 of 14
Meh, skip the MCW-Ramcool waterblock and get some Enzotech low-profile RAMsinks. As long as you have decent airflow, the temps of the RAM should be fine. The Enzotech waterblock is alright, but you can do better for $57. For example, you can get the EK Supreme HF GPU. You should also get these to cool the mosfets.
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Probably better posted under the water cooling thread, but lots of folks like the mcw80 from swiftech, and I use 2x EK VGA Supreme Universal blocks myself on my gts 450's. If you want a full cover block, research your pcb design and see if something else ever used it/someone else made a block for it. Personally the universal blocks are the better bet. Dont forget that with big oc's come big vr heats as well, so a gpu only block will need some vr/ddr coolers as well. Little stick on heatsinks as it were.
 
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so you guys just as a check would my selection work????
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I'm not trying to rain on your parade, but wouldn't it just be easier to spend the money on faster cards and leave them at stock speeds? What's the point in putting water blocks on cheap cards when you could just get faster cards?

There are universal water blocks that will only cool the GPU. Have you looked at those? You will still need to cool the RAM and VRM by other means.
    
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lol im getting sli 3way my friend so if i get 3 expensive cards it costs something i dont get alot and that is money . PLUS the entire purpose of OCing is getting more bang for your buck . So truth be told I dont really need your recommendations for other cards i just need to know if my combination will work or not.
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Originally Posted by lokin4chams View Post
lol im getting sli 3way my friend so if i get 3 expensive cards it costs something i dont get alot and that is money . PLUS the entire purpose of OCing is getting more bang for your buck . So truth be told I dont really need your recommendations for other cards i just need to know if my combination will work or not.
IMO, there is no point in spending on watercooling 3 low end cards performance wise, unless you are dying for SLI just becasue it looks nice!!

I think what Epitope was telling you was to grab a single better card (with the money of 3 single low ends + 3 watterblocks + tubbing + fits + etc) and get better results ( you could OC this bigger one of course).

Good luck dude!
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lolz will it work???
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lolz will it work???
what kind of PSU do you have, what about your mother board!?
Technically yes, 3way SLI is posible! But we can't help if you don't let us know what you got!!

Are those cards 1Gb version?
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yes indeed my cards are 1gb a piece and im going to use 1000w psu maybe 1200w if needed, but what i want to know is if the materials for cooling it will work or not
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