I have an i7 920, x58 MOBO, 6gb ram, etc.. I also have an ASUS HD5970. Currently at stock speeds I have to keep the fans on my 5970 at 60% full time just to prevent any lockups and still get them now and then. So I want to add a waterblock but my problem is that I don't have a water cooling system right now. I have a extra big 3rd party heat sink for my i7 and I have it OC'd to 3.6 and am happy with that speed and it seems to stay plenty cool.
So I'm just trying to figure out what I should do. Is there a cooling system that I could use just for my video card? I wouldn't mind making the CPU water cooled as well I guess but would need a system that would allow me to feed the waterblock too.
Anyone have a similar setup that could give me some pointers?
Very viable, Sounds like you will be producing a lot of heat, so dont skimp on the pump or the radiator, I would prob go for a 3 fan, non stealth radiator, with an 18W pump, I'm not too hot on which blocks are good at the moment, but again, don't skimp or you will end up with a block that is just a lump of copper with a few holes in it.
The order things should be in the system (so far as i remember) is: