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Needing some advice regarding water cooling.

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September 7, 2011 10:28:56 PM

Hi everyone, as the title says I need some advice on water cooling. reason being I am going to be putting a second graphics card in my rig to help with the 3D vision setup I just bought. (really awesome btw)

I currently have ..

Intel i7 970 (6 cores)
16GB DDR3 (2000mhz)
GTX 580 Gigabyte
X-Fi sounblaster Titanium Pro (fatality series)
Win 7

So obviously I want another GTX580 as the 3D vision hammers the frame rate quite a bit. I mean other than chopping it in half to run it. I assumed seeing as it was an Nvidia thing that it was GPU intensive (please correct me if this is not right)

So, all that said. Can people offer some advice in what to get?
http://www.ebuyer.com/120878-zalman-reserator1-v2-fanle...
Saw that one on Ebuyer.
Do I need to buy anything else with it? And of course, is the one I linked any good?

Any help is appreciated. Thanks in advance.
September 7, 2011 10:46:20 PM

It says it comes with a waterblock, but I wouldn't trust it, I'd get blocks that are specifically designed for your cards, like these:
http://www.frozencpu.com/cat/l3/g30/c311/s1351/list/p1/...
not the one that comes with that kit:
http://www.xoxide.com/zalman-zm-gwb3.html

I'm a little skeptical of fanless radiators as well, it seems like you might as well stick with your stock solution and save money rather than run it on water and not bother to actively cool it.
September 8, 2011 11:32:33 AM

Thanks for the advice mate. Does anyone else have any input?

When you say stock solution I'm not sure what you mean. I've never messed with this type of thing before. :( 
September 8, 2011 6:09:54 PM

Stock solution in this case means the air cooler that comes on the GTX 580.
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