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Old 09-03-2010, 10:19 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I am planning on doing OCing on the processor and the GPUs, the water cooling is necessary due to the fact that this computer will be running in an area that often experiences very high indoor heat



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Default Re: Need some advice on water cooling

1st, this thread should be in the PC cooling subforum.

2nd, what exactly do you want to know? Check out the link in my sig for a (currently incomplete) overview of water cooling parts.
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Default Re: Need some advice on water cooling

are you wanting to water cool everything? CPU, GPU and mobo?
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i think you should wait till you build the computer before you worry about water cooling it...
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i wouldnt even bother with it but the thing i am worried about is the ambient room temps can easily get into the 90'sF
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Is there any possibility of being able to drop that ambient temp?
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Where do you live? It would probably be cheaper to buy a AC window unit to cool the room for a few months. By the time you buy a water block for the cpu, mobo and both video cards, plus a couple radiators, pump, reservoir, fans, tubing and fittings your looking at close to a $1000. You can buy a AC window unit for $200-$300 and then another $100 a month in power for a few months.

And if heat is really that big of an issue then you should just buy a single ATI 5870 card. It will run 2 monitors and it's a very good gaming card, plus it won't run or produce as much heat as the GTX 470. And it will knock close to $300 off the price of the PC, you can always buy a second card later if you really need it.
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yea i have been looking at some of the 58xx series cards, i first went with the dual cards because i need more than two monitors for the work i do, and since i have been out of the game for a couple of years i was ignorant to the abilities of cards to handle more than just two monitors. But its a complex situation with the ambient tempatures its not just a problem with the air conditioning... and considering that the walls are all glass and dont open lol a window unit wont really work anyway. Thanks for the ideas tho. Also if i do decided to go the 58xx card route that would lower the water system loop costs and im curious as to how far do you think i can go with the OCing
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