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9800gx2 SLI WATERCOOLED OR 9800GT 1GB for physx

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
January 10, 2009 6:30:36 AM

i got 9800GX2 in SLI Should i water cool Those or add a 9800GT 1GB Physx card to my core I7 machine :bounce:  ? Witch would give me better performance as i oveselly would crank up the GX2 by overclocking the heck out them ?

9800GX2 water blocks --->

9800GT 1GB --->
January 10, 2009 7:33:28 AM

depends what you're doing. nothing atm really except F@H uses PhysX so the 9800GT would be wasted...

but on the other hand, graphics overclocking is usually VOLTAGE limited, NOT heat. unlike CPU's however, you can't simply just upp the voltage, so you're kinda stuck with what you have. unless the heat IS somehow stopping you from ocing further...

have you actually oc'd the 9800GX2's yet? evga precision screenie?
January 10, 2009 7:46:46 AM

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January 10, 2009 7:48:04 AM

Just a little heads up your current newegg url is a 9600GT 1GB
January 10, 2009 7:55:31 AM

i know thats what im use in my system as a a PHYSX card im basicallly usees the physx in that card .. wittch well give me better frame rates for sure but well it be better to over clock that hell out of my gx2s instead ?
January 10, 2009 9:33:01 AM

if nothing uses the physx cards it wont give you any better fps... almost certainly WORSE FPS actually, since the CPU has to manage another GPU.

and arent those 9800GX2's kinda close together? should the second one be further down... maybe thats causing the high temps LOL

one final note: WTF is that fluid in the tubes? sewerage water?!
January 10, 2009 12:45:14 PM

lol at V3NOM it does look like some really dirty water in them pipes... maybe its like UV reaction black =P...
January 10, 2009 2:06:18 PM

first off i well garunted get better fram rates becuase my I7 can hannddle more then that.. second they have to be that close becuase i gotta use the first and second pci slots and there not high temps there average and third that "water you see coast me me 45$ to fill it up that tubing is 100$ so take a better look at it before you decide to be a **** face
January 10, 2009 2:09:16 PM

OmegaStalker said:
lol at V3NOM it does look like some really dirty water in them pipes... maybe its like UV reaction black =P...

that's exactly what it is take a look @ my reservour for the true color!