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Water cooling for HD5970

  • Radeon
  • Water Cooling
  • Intel i7
  • Graphics
Last response: in Graphics Cards
March 17, 2010 3:04:14 PM


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?

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March 17, 2010 3:52:23 PM

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:

-<-Radiator -<- Pump -<- Resovior -<- GPU -<- CPU-<-

So the coolest fluid ends up at your CPU. Also, get large tubing, I personally use 3/8'' ID and I wouldn't go smaller.

Hope this helps lead you in the right direction.
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March 17, 2010 5:06:43 PM

sweet thanks to both of you
March 17, 2010 5:08:25 PM

b9er said:
sweet thanks to both of you

Thank you :hello:  :bounce: