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Old February 9, 2011, 04:22 PM
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Thx again for the reply Vohiep84;

Budget eh?.....Well after spending thousands on this build and living off a single gpu because of my temp issues/phobia. I want to set things right! I'm not about to go half###. No matter what, it'll hurt the pocket book. I've looked at prices of various components. It looks to me of the options already discussed the new MB/case might be the most expensive at about $600cdn. It's not just dropping a few degrees I'm after. If I have two 5870's, I'd like to use them!!!!!!!!!

One year ago I really wish someone could of screamed in my ear to get a bigger case/MB!!!!!!

Side note, Sapphire tells me 92'C is max for these cards. I'm just to close to that temp for my liking.
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Old February 9, 2011, 05:04 PM
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If I understand your post correctly I think that watercooling the GPUs will be your best option. With the right components you could easily be seeing Furmark load temperatures under 40C at stock settings, and under 45C even with extreme overclocks. I think that for $400-$500 that's the best investment you can make. With watercooling the 5870 will easily hit 1000 core while remaining very quiet and cool even under Furmark load. My GTX 460 (Much hotter card) at 1000 Core/1.2v never goes above 40C when gaming, and Furmark only brings it to 44C.
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Old February 9, 2011, 07:37 PM
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That thing is worse than a standard quality air cooler, I would not buy it.
How do you figure that?
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Old February 9, 2011, 08:23 PM
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How do you figure that?
It's gets worse temperatures than a quality aftermarket cooler while costing more than said air cooler. The only thing it really saves is space, but once you factor in the tubing and the radiator you're back to a huge cooler again.
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Old February 10, 2011, 01:33 PM
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It's gets worse temperatures than a quality aftermarket cooler while costing more than said air cooler. The only thing it really saves is space, but once you factor in the tubing and the radiator you're back to a huge cooler again.
Yeah but the guy has no space, that was the point of the recommendation. The tubing and radiator don't really take up all that much space and it's out of the way so you don't notice it, especially like I said with the top-mounted dual 120mm fans.
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If I go with two gpu water blocks, a rad/pump. Will my 1100w power supply handle them along with my case fans, two hard drives, sound card, disc drive etc.......?
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If I go with two gpu water blocks, a rad/pump. Will my 1100w power supply handle them along with my case fans, two hard drives, sound card, disc drive etc.......?
More than enough. I only have a 850W and I'm running Crossfire 5870s now along with my watercooling stuff.
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Thx, that's great!
One less thing to worry about.

Anyone here mount the cooling rad vertically off the back(exterior) of the case?
Is that a common setup?
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Yeah there are, Koolance radiator mounts and Swifttech.. they are fastened to the back where your fan is.
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Thx, that's great!
One less thing to worry about.

Anyone here mount the cooling rad vertically off the back(exterior) of the case?
Is that a common setup?
Very common. Here's a picture of my prior Antec 900:



And my current system in the Silverstone FT-01BW:

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