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Ok i want to watercool my 480s and only my 480s, what should i buy i live in Canada and this is where i would buy from. http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?minorcatid=1165
    
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Please read the stickies at the top of the forum. What you are asking is a very generalized set of questions that can only be answered by you.

Why only watercooling the GPUs? Why not CPU? Why not just continue to use the stock coolers?

Budget?
Long term plans?
Why watercooling?
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Please read the stickies at the top of the forum. What you are asking is a very generalized set of questions that can only be answered by you.

Why only watercooling the GPUs? Why not CPU? Why not just continue to use the stock coolers?

Budget?
Long term plans?
Why watercooling?
Well the reason i want to watercool my 480s is they get really hot and i don't think i really need to water cool my cpu and it would be cheaper cause i would not have to buy waterblock for my cpu just GPUs and my budget would be around 350$-400$ if i can save money the better.
    
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'Really hot'...what temps? A nVidia GPU doesn't shut down from thermal until 100C+ temps.

You'll spend your $350-400 (almost) alone on full-cover blocks for those cards. Still need to buy a pump, radiator and possibly a res, if you wanted.

Back to the question...why? What temps? Are you sure you just don't have poor case airflow? If so, your CPU is suffering as well.
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'Really hot'...what temps? A nVidia GPU doesn't shut down from thermal until 100C+ temps.

You'll spend your $350-400 (almost) alone on full-cover blocks for those cards. Still need to buy a pump, radiator and possibly a res, if you wanted.

Back to the question...why? What temps? Are you sure you just don't have poor case airflow? If so, your CPU is suffering as well.
where do you live that cost almost 400 bucks for 2 gpu fullcover blocks?

around 250 is what he should be looking at for 2 blocks up in canada lol. 400 seems extreme.

anyways. OP.

ncix has very limited supply for WC product but some of their stuff are cheaper but dazmode is canada's only watercooling store so check it out.

http://www.dazmode.com/store/index.p...x&cPath=99_101
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Sorry, for some reason, I thought he had 3x SLI 480's...not sure why I thought 3...

Regardless...I believe the issue is a case airflow issue, or none at all.

If OP wants to watercool, great, but I'd like to stress learning about it so he understands what is needed and what to expect without asking blind questions.
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'Really hot'...what temps? A nVidia GPU doesn't shut down from thermal until 100C+ temps.

You'll spend your $350-400 (almost) alone on full-cover blocks for those cards. Still need to buy a pump, radiator and possibly a res, if you wanted.

Back to the question...why? What temps? Are you sure you just don't have poor case airflow? If so, your CPU is suffering as well.
Man my GTX480 don't get so hot that there 100c+ but this what i want to do
    
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your name by any chance for this?
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Nope not at all just buddy that have given me that name for some reason that i don't even know now i use it for every thing gaming etc.


    
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Full cover GPU blocks...$100-$120 each, depending on what you choose.
You'll need a pump, something with a small footprint and powerful like the MCP355 would work great. You can add a res/top that will improve performance and add a reservoir.
I'd recommend a good 3x120 radiator, based on your preference: http://skinneelabs.com/radiators/

With this loop, you could easily add a CPU block and another radiator in the future.
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