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Old 07-10-2007, 04:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My Nvidia 7900 GTX idles at around 44C, and when I play games after about 20 minutes it starts to get so high that my PC freezes forcing a reboot.

So I want my GPU to run full at around 50C, which would be very nice. I don't know much about water cooling, and was wondering if this was all I needed:
Newegg.com - Open Box: GIGABYTE GH-WPBV1 VGA liquid Cooling - OEM

Or if I don't need water cooling, the cheapest air-solution works also. For now I have a big fan blowing right into my case
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Old 07-10-2007, 07:07 PM   #2 (permalink)
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i dont know much about that one but i would look for a site that has it with customer reviews
here is a better one if you can afford
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Old 07-10-2007, 10:51 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Hehe I have the money, just tired of spending it on dang computers!

Anyhow, that was a open box, this has more information: Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GH-WPBV1 VGA liquid Cooling - Retail

The one you listed looks good, however, do I need to purchase anything else with these items? I don't see an area for holding the liquid or anything of that sort. Also, does liquid cooling require anything special (ex: special hax0r water) or can it just take regular sink water (I assume it's special coolant).

I leave my PC on 24/7, would water cooling effect my ability to do so?
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The one he linked is a watercooling block for a watercooling system.
I recommend you get a nice air cooling block, the watercooling heatsink thing you linked if awefully inexpensive.. I don't see how it can do it's job well either without any circulation of liquid. It has one small fan... I just don't see how that can be any good. I could be wrong however...
I would just go with a nice after market air cooler unless you wanted to actually get a real watercooling system.
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Im thinking weve got an Id ten T error going on.

Just buying a block will do you no good at all, a water cooling loop requires a pump, radiator, fans, tubing, clamps, and coolant, as well as water blocks to cool whatever it is you want to cool.

please read up on water cooling before you even consider buying anything

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Im thinking weve got an Id ten T error going on.

Just buying a block will do you no good at all, a water cooling loop requires a pump, radiator, fans, tubing, clamps, and coolant, as well as water blocks to cool whatever it is you want to cool.

please read up on water cooling before you even consider buying anything

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oopsy well i'm kinda new to water cooling sorry
try this i have it but not sure if it makes a difference
Newegg.com - Rosewill RFX-100B 90mm PCI Slot Case Cooler - Retail
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Thanks guys. I figured there was more to that water cooling deal. I don't feel like going through all that crap.

I think I will go with that exhaust fan -- looks like a good deal. Maybe I'll get two.
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