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Im about to get a second gtx 460. I was wonder what option I had as far as WC setup for them. I have the koolance vga blocks for both and really dont want to use tubing to parallel connect the two. I looked at the EK sli setup but what other good options are there?
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post #2 of 18
Probably going to ignore my response, but I say why bother?

They're already cool (my pair never break 70 while gaming) and quiet (my case/CPU fans are more noisy, and they're pretty quiet as these things go.)

Seems like a lot of money for nothing?
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post #3 of 18
Look at his sig rig, clearly money is not much of a problem...

but then the choice of 460's confuses me??
     
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post #4 of 18
well 2 460's 1GB are around 400€ and they beat a 580 easy for cheapper
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What radiator do you have ?

Also cygnus, the gigabyte 460 1GB OC here are 169 euro, so 338 euro for 2. Not bad as a 580 costs a lot more.
And yeah 460's in SLI are great, but i will sell this one and get a 6990 when they come out (or maybe ,just maybe i will keep it ).
Edited by nicksasa - 2/23/11 at 3:00pm
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post #6 of 18
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Look at his sig rig, clearly money is not much of a problem...

but then the choice of 460's confuses me??
I couldnt justify spending the money for a 580 (but could justify the i7 980x) so i had 460 and love it. Now for some reason i got the bug up wazzuu to go sli so thats why the 460's.
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post #7 of 18
I would the Koolance full-cover GTX 460 blocks as they are the only GTX 460 blocks that actually cover the VRMs with water (That's why I got a koolance block for my 460). Normally I would recommend EK over Koolance but the EK block for the GTX460 only has a small metal flap cooling the VRMs.
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post #8 of 18
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What radiator do you have ?

Also cygnus, the gigabyte 460 1GB OC here are 169 euro, so 338 euro for 2. Not bad as a 580 costs a lot more.
And yeah 460's in SLI are great, but i will sell this one and get a 6990 when they come out (or maybe ,just maybe i will keep it ).
a 360 push/pull and a 140 im going to add also push/pull
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post #9 of 18
Might as well get a GTX260 as physx whilst he's at it...
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I would the Koolance full-cover GTX 460 blocks as they are the only GTX 460 blocks that actually cover the VRMs with water (That's why I got a koolance block for my 460). Normally I would recommend EK over Koolance but the EK block for the GTX460 only has a small metal flap cooling the VRMs.
Those r the ones i got. What im meaning is to connect the two in my loop, what options r there?
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