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 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: Forum9800 PRO CRAMPED - NEED NEW CARD $200 ForumLast few questions about water-cooling ... ForumBuilding a New Editing Station With The Option of Gaming. HELP ForumWaterCooling worth it on my system? ForumCustom Watercooling (following my chat with Koolance..) ForumIs Crossfire possible in a Silverstone SG02? ForumBeginner-Question about this watercooling kit ForumBombproof Builders Desk.....Build ForumWater-cooling Build Log: Project Red-Chalk ForumHelp with Cases ForumDiscussion Thread: Watercooling /Closed Loop Coolers ForumWatercooling the NZXT Switch 810 questions ForumWanting to get into watercooling sometime in future. ForumWatercooling a build for tinkering with ForumIntel i5 3550p & AS Rock Z77 PRO 3 More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !