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January 26, 2012 12:41:25 PM

hey there ppl, i am planning to upgrade in a few months to water cooling. the thing is, i have no desire to water cool all my components, jus the one video card i see and like.
http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-Mini-HDMI-Lifetime-Warranty-...

yea, its a lot of $$, further components i plan on using,
http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Professional-1200-Watt-Ce...
http://www.amazon.com/AMD-HDZ955FBGMBOX-Phenom-3-2GHz-R...
http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-CC800DW-Obsidian-Aluminum...
http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Hyper-Sleeve-RR-B10...
i haven't settled the motherboard and ram yet.
so if u see my problem, besides biting more than i can chew, i am now wondering, whether the gtx 580 hydo copper is worth all of that.
i am a mid range gamer, currently on a amd x2 2.9, xfx 5770, 4gigs of ram, corsair 750 psu, and asus m4a785-m motherboard.
i'm fixed on getting the case and psu, for those are the things that will last on the long run. i dont want intel processor, [ not my styling, n i'm not going to do overclocking except tru the gpu software]
so i need professional help here, is that video card worth the extra expense of a water cooling setup?
i'm subject to change my mind on that, any recommendations? the new 7970 is out, also the gtx 590. i will take all advice into consideration. i prefer either air cooled or water cooled, not both, if u do advise me on water cooling, please recommend which parts to use, i.e. pump, radiator, reservoir etc. [ pump must be psu powered]
thanks in advance

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January 26, 2012 12:50:02 PM

Your current powersupply should be more then enough for a 580 GTX.

As for the rest I've never tried watercooling so I can't help there.
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January 26, 2012 12:52:40 PM

Why do you want to water cool your video card??

GTX590 and 7970 are not even in the same class. The GTX590 is a dual gpu card, the 7970 is not.
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January 26, 2012 12:53:08 PM

can you do sli on your motherboard? a second 580 would be much better of an upgrade than watercooling. i see watercooling as only necessary in extreme builds since you see little performance gain from all the money you spend. in other words stick to air unless you get a system that you plan to use forever.
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January 26, 2012 11:04:14 PM

nagol567 said:
can you do sli on your motherboard? a second 580 would be much better of an upgrade than watercooling. i see watercooling as only necessary in extreme builds since you see little performance gain from all the money you spend. in other words stick to air unless you get a system that you plan to use forever.


thats sense u speaking there jed. great advice. thanks. so i guess i'll stick to air cooled. :D  i am aware newer video card will be released so i'll make my decision on which to buy in a couple months time. i hav a current motherboard i got.
http://www.amazon.com/M4A88TD-V-Socket-Motherboard-Vide...
thats the board i most likely will be using. [given to me brand new by my brother] but i lik the asus sabertooth. feeling hard to waste a good mobo. :/ 

@geekapproved i was just stating, didnt really do deep research on both. :lol: 

@joedastudd my bro got a 1200w corsair, its a heck of a power supply. This save me frm buying if ever i plan on sli or crossfire. even so, gpu is using more and more power as time goes buy, so to be on the safe side, the case and power supply is final. i know its too much but i'm a bit cautious when it comes to my rig.

thanks ppl. its setteled, air cooled for me!!!
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January 26, 2012 11:05:08 PM

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January 27, 2012 10:09:15 AM

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