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I have looked through the forums and all over the internet but I wanted some opinions. If I wanted to watercool the GPU's and CPU what would be the basic setup and what parts would you use? My budget is 400$ cooling system.

Thanks in advance!
 

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What components are you trying to cool?

Here is some info that i quoted from conundrum.


 

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i7 920 (I am using a Cogage True Spirit right now and have not done any overclocking)

GPU Was the main thing, sorry about not saying which ones:

EVGA GTX 260 Superclocked core 216 X2 (SLI)

This is a brand new system and have not done any overclocking but just want to go ahead and take care of everything in the beginning.
 

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well read my post before and get some ideas of what you want.

We tend NOT to make peoples "shopping cart" here on toms but more educate you and prod you in the right direction.

So make a list of what you want and we will be happy to say what is good and what sucks.
 

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What did you cool your 9800 gx2 with on air, just stock?

I have a 9800 gx2 in my second rig.

I found this:

thermalright hr-03 gtx version

But I do not think it will work with having cards SLI'd (It will not fit?)
 

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I don't believe so, that is for the GTX Series. I have 2 GTX 260's in the main rig and a 9800 gx2 in the second rig. I was looking too because I was having overheating issues and a bunch of random issues. I RMA'd the card Thursday. The top DVI did not work, it would lose all settings when booting into windows, and I would have to do the startup process twice to get video. It never worked the first time so I had to shut down and restart and it would work. I did not overclock it or anything and its in aa antec 900 case so I dunno.
 

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Those cards fill up with dust really easily.

Before i clean them out the card will idle at 85c

Then i open it up clean it all out blow the dust out replace the thermal paste and the card will idle at 55c.

I do that every 3 months.
 

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Ahh ok, I will just blow the cards out and see if that helps. Thanks a bunch man!

Water cooling was more a future question, as I am fine on Air right now.
 

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Not to long ago a buddy of mine was cooling his gpu with water had a leak ruined 2 4870x2's and i guess by removing the manufactures cooling solution voided his warrenty so thats something to keep in mind warrenty.. I would much rather the card burn up and me send it back for a new one
 

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eVGA will RMA any card as long as it has all retail cooling re-attached. I have sent back 2-3 cards that have died on me that had water blocks on them...not due to WC, but other things like lightning and PSU failure.
 

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