Would Watercooling be an Option for a Cramped Mobo? Tags: Gigabyte Motherboards Last response: April 18, 2009 5:45 PM in Motherboards Share sjdean April 17, 2009 9:04:54 PM So I've just built a new system as follows: Intel i7 920 Gigabyte GA-EX58 Extreme Gigabyte 3d Aurora Case Coolermaster 850 Watt 2 x nVidia 9800GT (SLI) 6 Gig DDR3 RAM (1066) 2 x 1TB HDD (Seagate 7200.12) LG BluRay Player LG CD/DVD Multi Writer So far so good. Only problem is, I have another PCI card, a Hauppauge HVR 1300 TV Tuner card. The slots on the board are: X1 X4 X16 PCI X16 PCI X16 The X1 and X4 are covered by the water "hybrid cooling" pipes, Im starting to think what a complete waste of space that was. First X16 has one 9800GT, First PCI has nothing. Second X16 has another 9800GT, Second PCI has Hauppauge, third X16 has nothing. Although the Hauppauge gets in, due to the proximity, it makes the second 9800GT overheat. So Im down to a choice. Remove second 9800GT or remove Hauppauge. Don't fancy the second. Just wondering at this stage whether water cooling the graphics cards would sort this situation out, or whether it would be possible. Thoughts? Cya Simon More about : watercooling option cramped mobo mamw93 April 18, 2009 12:34:49 AM Water cooling is always a good idea. Though you're not losing THAT much air flow water will greatly decrease your temps. bilbat a c 177 V Motherboard April 18, 2009 5:45:00 PM It will work if you're up for it: Never had temps anywhere near this before: BTW - that's an HVR-2250 between the two GPUs... Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedWhat's the best watercooling option for an overclocked Intel Core i7 3770K below $80 Forum SolvedCorsair 450d Watercooling Options Forum SolvedWatercooling, viable option on a budget? Forum SolvedNeed some help on watercooling options Forum SolvedNo option to load XMP in Asrock mobo Forum SolvedCPU/MOBO/Mid Tower Case - Best options? Forum SolvedBest option for mobo and CPU Forum I have 1600MHz RAM, but no option for it in the MOBO BIOS. Forum SolvedLow power phase and few LLC options; time to upgrade to a new mobo? Forum SolvedBest mobo options for i5 4670 and i5 4670K under $130.00 Forum Solvedhelp me choose between these options (cpu + mobo budget build) Forum SolvedLooking for the options on CPU upgrades for my new mobo. Forum Affordable Custom watercooling options Forum SolvedNew MOBO and CPU Options... Need Help! Forum complete custom watercooling noob, and my options Forum SolvedMobo, Ram, Cpu,- Need Help choosing best options for around 500 Forum GTX 460 SLI not allowing SLI Option MSI GD65 MoBo Forum Advice with Watercooling Options Forum Good mobo option.... Forum SolvedNeed cpu/mobo | limited options (india) | budget gaming Forum More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !