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... that it's a non-reference pcb design ... and a huge one....
But what i really wanted to know if any of you guys know of any project or solution that Lightning users found to use the card under water?

Or it's just a dead end?
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post #2 of 7
GPU only block and Memory and VRM heatsinks
post #3 of 7
mcw80 by swiftech will cool the gpu to good effect,and any reasonable intake fan can keep the stock heatsink under control temps wise
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post #4 of 7
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So maybe... just put the gpu block , some memory heatsinks and a fan sending fresh air into the pcb?

Just wanted to understand if there's any way to upgrade the card to water ... i mean, while having better oc performance ... if i don't have better oc performance then it would be worthless the hassle
Edited by Pedros - 3/28/11 at 9:38am
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post #5 of 7
works for my 470s
i didnt bother with the memory heatsinks because the temps didnt warrant it-max i seen was 48c on the pcb (afterburner temps graph) after a few hours with metro 2033 maxed out and quite an overclock on the gpu's.
but i do have a (crappy coolermaster supplied)140mm as intake.
the prize is worth it though,esp if you are used to the fans screaming as they try and keep the fermi's cool.
i begun to get worried the first time i fired up a game after fitting the liquid cooling,no noise something must be wrong!!
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post #6 of 7
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ehehe, well... noice, in my setup ... is a must ...
i use WC not for silence but for performance

Do you have a pic of your 470's sli just to check them?
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post #7 of 7
there is a pic here somewhere but you cant see much of the cards as they are covered in insulation etc as i am using a chiller to keep temps down/increase overclocking performance
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