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Hey all, it's been a while. I currently have my q9550 OC'd to 3.8ghz air cooled but I am running into a problem. I can run both prime95 and OCCT fine with no overheating on the CPU when it is just the CPU and RAM. The issue arrises when I try to run these tests at the same time as a graphics test like Furmark. Because this simulates gaming in the most strenuous way possible, it is a good indication for me that I have an overall system overheating problem.

During these tests my GTX 275 reaches 90+ C and the CPU reaches it's rated maximum. I am trying to fix this by switching to water cooling for at least the GPU, the cause of the problem, but both if I can.

So, what I want to know is are there any GPU only water cooling solutions prebuilt, or mostly built? Or do I have to build it all from scratch?

I would also like to keep my options open in regards to CPU cooling, but I haven't been able to find many kits that would let me do this.

Also, my budget is very small.

Thanks in advance,

GA
 

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If your budget is very small, dont go water ... first, what is your case ?

If your over heating its most likely somethign about airflow, dust, or room temp ?
 

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Originally Posted by Boulard83 View Post
If your budget is very small, dont go water ... first, what is your case ?

If your over heating its most likely somethign about airflow, dust, or room temp ?
Very small but not miniscule. I could technically drop 100-200 dollars or more if I thought it was worth it.

And I think it is a combination of airflow and room temp. My case is in my sig.
 

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You could add fans ( maybe higher RPM ) to your V9 and try to optimise the airflow inside it. ( better cable management )

100-200$ isnt enough for CPU/GPU water cooling. Its barely enough for only a CPU loop.
 

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You could go with a MCW80, MCP355, Reservoir, tubing, clamp, 2x120mm radiator and heatsink for the Vreg and memory.

A fullcover block is more pricey and cant be reused with newer video cards.

with ~150$ you can do it.
 

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Originally Posted by GuardianAngel237 View Post
Hey all, it's been a while. I currently have my q9550 OC'd to 3.8ghz air cooled but I am running into a problem. I can run both prime95 and OCCT fine with no overheating on the CPU when it is just the CPU and RAM. The issue arrises when I try to run these tests at the same time as a graphics test like Furmark. Because this simulates gaming in the most strenuous way possible, it is a good indication for me that I have an overall system overheating problem.

During these tests my GTX 275 reaches 90+ C and the CPU reaches it's rated maximum. I am trying to fix this by switching to water cooling for at least the GPU, the cause of the problem, but both if I can.

So, what I want to know is are there any GPU only water cooling solutions prebuilt, or mostly built? Or do I have to build it all from scratch?

I would also like to keep my options open in regards to CPU cooling, but I haven't been able to find many kits that would let me do this.

Also, my budget is very small.

Thanks in advance,

GA
There are no quality prebuilt systems for cooling gpus. Coolit makes one, but it's a glorified h50 and doesn't fit every gpu. If you have a small budget then watercooling is out of the question. Watercooling just ur cpu with quality parts that aren't used will be at minimum $300, then another $200+ for ur gpu depending on what it is. If you buy cheap watercooling parts you will end up replacing them. I did that when I started out and learned my lesson. It is better to save then shell out for watercooling parts. Personally I would suggest buying a case with better airflow. That will lower ur temps enough so that you don't have to worry. Buy an antec 1200. Perfect case for aircooling
 

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Swiftech MCR220 Drive Dual 120mm Radiator : 100$
MCW80 for your GPU : 45$
Tubing + clamp + fittings : 20$
Some heatsink for GPU : 20$

185$ and your good for WCing your GPU.
 
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