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can a cpu liquid cooler cool a gpu?

Sorry for the noob question. I'm pretty much new to buying custom parts. My PC is pre built.

Yeah, can i cool a gpu w/ a cpu liquid cooler or do i have to buy another cooler.

Am going to get x60 to cool 290 (no x). Should i buy this or do i have to buy fan coolers to buy a gpu? (This is a plan. Going to get this in next year or 2016)
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  1. No a CPU cooler is to cool only the CPU. :)
  2. Best answer
    you can get the nzxt kraken g10, which is a mounting bracket for gpu's which lets you use a cpu cooler to cool the chip in the gpu, but you can only use liquid cpu coolers on it
  3. Or should i buy d15 and some fan coolers
  4. rzaphlevi123 said:
    Or should i buy d15 and some fan coolers


    Get that.
  5. rzaphlevi123 said:
    Or should i buy d15 and some fan coolers


    Yes get 1 or 2 120mm fans and you would be fine cooling the system. Also get a case that has good air circulation. :)
  6. Nh d15
  7. i7Baby said:
    d15?


    yeah, the noctua dh 15
  8. legend001523 said:
    i7Baby said:
    d15?


    yeah, the noctua dh 15


    Or the Noctua NH-D14 which performs well and highly rated.
  9. Ah OK. Failure to communicate. So how's it going to cool your gpu?
  10. i7Baby said:
    Ah OK. Failure to communicate. So how's it going to cool your gpu?


    In my opinion I don't think it will cool the GPU. The internet doesn't have much about it. However he could always use case fans.
  11. i7Baby said:
    Ah OK. Failure to communicate. So how's it going to cool your gpu?


    He may have mis understood my cpu cooler on nzxt g10 bit
  12. legend001523 said:
    i7Baby said:
    Ah OK. Failure to communicate. So how's it going to cool your gpu?


    He may have mis understood my cpu cooler on nzxt g10 bit


    Never heard of it before. But that's pretty cool.
  13. OP please listen, YOU NEED A LIQUID COOLER FOR THAT TO WORK, YOU CANNOT USE A AIR COOLER
  14. I use nh d14 to cool my cpu and case fans to cool my gpu. Where do i put the case fans to cool the gpu and how's a cm storm enforcer case?
  15. D15
  16. rzaphlevi123 said:
    I use nh d14 to cool my cpu and case fans to cool my gpu. Where do i put the case fans to cool the gpu and how's a cm storm enforcer case?


    put one at the back for exhaust, one at top and front for intake
  17. And how's the storm enforcer for a case and is there any cheaper case that is better or still great. And how is sp120 pwm
  18. case is fine and so are the fans
  19. rzaphlevi123 said:
    D15


    Us cool guys are now just calling it '1, 5'
    Hope you're keeping up.

    Oh - and just call me 'i'
  20. Lol. Thanks "i"
  21. And legend
  22. np
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