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Need Water Cooling Ideas

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  • Overclocking
  • Water Cooling
  • ideas
  • gtx-680
  • fans
  • SLI
  • Components
  • custom
  • Dual SLI
  • Intel i7
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May 3, 2013 3:37:32 PM

Hello all,

I've been rethinking my approach on my new PC build. I'm getting Dual SLI Galaxy GTX 680 4GBs that I plan on really overclocking, and an i7-3770k which will also be overclocked. The fan that comes with the i7-3770k is pretty intense, and it usually keeps my friends i7 at room temp all the time (meaning as cold as possible), even when hes playing DayZ or BF3.

The other thing is that this is going on a Motherboard with Quad SLI support, which I plan on doing eventually. Also I could save some money if I went with reference cards over the Galaxies (minus the water cooling).

Right now all together it is $2288 with the two GPUs. Should I make a custom water cooling kit to OC higher and save a little money on the rig ($2108 minus the WC kit), or just go with the Galaxy fans?

Thanks for any help in advance.

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a b K Overclocking
May 3, 2013 4:56:40 PM

Stock cooling is a joke.. Try frozen cpu and look at the xspc 360.
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May 3, 2013 7:49:28 PM

Wow, how do those things do? They look pretty awesome and they aren't that expensive. :) 

Also, would each one of these things fit on the card if they are one slot away from each other, especially when its a two slot card?
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a b K Overclocking
May 4, 2013 4:55:06 AM

You want to make sure you have a reference card fist to make sure a gpu block would fit. After you take the fans and heatsink off your gpu it isn't that thick
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May 5, 2013 8:38:14 AM

christop said:
You want to make sure you have a reference card fist to make sure a gpu block would fit. After you take the fans and heatsink off your gpu it isn't that thick


Oh yeah, forgot about that. Do you think it would work with a Galaxy GTX 680 4GB GC edition? Its the only overclocked version on tigerdirect, and they have great deals. On newegg I think its about $40+ more. And getting the GC edition will allow me to overclock more safely and get a little better results. I mean I will definitely go with a reference since I'm getting these coolers, but i'd still rather get that, especially since it's about $70 off original price.
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