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I ordered two Koolance full blocks for my 470's. They seem to be good performers.

$15 markdown for the 460's

http://www.koolance.com/water-coolin...roduct_id=1063



If I was to get just a gpu block then I'd go with the Koolance GPU-220

Refurb $60

http://www.koolance.com/water-coolin...roduct_id=1004
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wooooooooord, I'll keep them in mind
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The 460's are also, by their nature, cooler than other cards in the 400 series...I idle between 29-31C and full tilt at 40C w/my Koolance blocks. GPU's take well to WC because the dies are so large...I suspect you get a bigger bang for your dollar on GPU's than any other component...both in terms of cooling and sound...no more crazy jet-engine fan-sounds. And I'm sure you know that you can scale two 460's in SLI to better perf than a single die 500 series card (at a cheaper price). These are great GPU's for the dollar.
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damn what are you guys running these things at that you need waterblocks (or do you run them 24/7)
I run @925 mhz at 1.05v on 2 gtx 460se's and highest they've gotten was 62-64c.
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Dude...being a WC guy is all about overdoing it and spending enormous amounts of money to get our epeen up there.

And yes...my machine is basically on 24/7...in between adding new fittings, new reservoirs, lights, sleeving cables, etc...this is all about the journey w/no destination in sight. lol.
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LOL I hear ya man. I"m the same way when it comes to building my cars.
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Just thought I'd get the trusted swiftech mcw60 in there. does amazing on my 460. right now idle is 22c and load in furmark gets to 40-45c. might not look the best but saved me some $$ when I orignally took it off my 8800gts. It was lying around for a couple of years so I thought I'd put it to good use. Also did a little fan mod which helps vrm.

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Originally Posted by FuzzDad View Post
Dude...being a WC guy is all about overdoing it and spending enormous amounts of money to get our epeen up there.

And yes...my machine is basically on 24/7...in between adding new fittings, new reservoirs, lights, sleeving cables, etc...this is all about the journey w/no destination in sight. lol.
Hell ya! my thoughts exactly!


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Just thought I'd get the trusted swiftech mcw60 in there. does amazing on my 460. right now idle is 22c and load in furmark gets to 40-45c. might not look the best but saved me some $$ when I orignally took it off my 8800gts. It was lying around for a couple of years so I thought I'd put it to good use. Also did a little fan mod which helps vrm.

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that is awesome, super cheap too!

Ive been thinking of doing the same thing with my nb heatsink, what did you use to attach the fans to the heatsinks?

btw what kind of fans are you using?
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I flashed my 460 to unlock the voltage cap, and it was quite easy. I just followed these two guides to do it.

Link: http://www.overclock.net/nvidia/7819...ap-unlock.html

Link: http://www.overclock.net/nvidia-driv...g-modding.html
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