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Windows 7: Watercooling or second graphics card?

04 Jan 2012   #1
Alsisgevat

64bit Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
Watercooling or second graphics card?

Hi all, this is more of a "what would you do in my shoes type thing" i have an option now to get another gtx580 or to get watercooling system for my current gtx580. The watercooling system cosists out of a pump,pipes,regulator, 240 radiator and all the other esentials except the liquid,but thats cheap. Anyway the graphics card is a nvidia gtx580 standard version and the price difference is about 150-200 dollers if i convert our currency into dollers. Now I allready have a gtx580 so i want to know if i should get the fancy watercooling and overclock my current 580 or sli two 580's . In my opinion the watercooling looks awesome and i like the pipes and so on. But i never had watercooling before and not shore how effective and safe it is. But i also want to sli so it kinda goes both ways. The difference is that for the watercooling i will need to cut some major holes in my case bottom. Oh and there isnt space for both...

Thank you, and i'd apreciate if someone that knows and has watercooling can give me some pro and cons and same for someone that sli'd before.


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04 Jan 2012   #2
StalkeR

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 / Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Hello there. If you are working with 3D softwares, rendering models etc... will be good to buy another one 580.
If not, I'll say to take that water cooling.

My opinion.
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04 Jan 2012   #3
Alsisgevat

64bit Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Hey, thanx,and sorry i should have added that. My main use for my pc is gaming, and i need to play a game at full graphics and smooth and perfect without any isues,if i cant i upgrade,its a disease and i have a shrink for it lol.

Thanx for your input, i like the watercooling. I just never had it or know xactly how safe and so on
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04 Jan 2012   #4
StalkeR

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 / Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

I see that you have pretty good configuration. Just for games, hm... I don't know the power of 580, but I think that with one you should be able to play games on Ultra. I was reading on internet and it's one of the best graphic card now.

You should be able to play games on Ultra untill this on next year. For the next years I don't think that you'll be able to do that.

But, as I said above, my opinion for now is to buy a water cooling, maybe you should for grahic card. I'm sure that next year Nvidia will release much powerfull graphic card.

StalkeR.
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04 Jan 2012   #5
Alsisgevat

64bit Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

But will i need to get new watercooling for the new card, or just a new block? And how long after a new card released will it taketo get the block that fits that card?
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04 Jan 2012   #6
badger906

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2
 
 

Neither... Your current 580 is one of the fastest single gpu's around, so pointless needing another.

And watercooling is pointless unless you are looking to overclock your gpu to an inch of its life, which again is pointless, and just used as a willy waving excuse! (That means showing off to you not in the know lol)

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04 Jan 2012   #7
Alsisgevat

64bit Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Hahaha,okay i see....but i still want one or the other, cause if i only bought what i needed then i wouldn't have bought the republic of gamers motherboard series just cause they look good, but i still did, and will in the future still do haha, my shrink says its normal...plus those pipes and blue liquid looks SO AWESOME lol
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04 Jan 2012   #8
badger906

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2
 
 

Why not water cool your cpu instead, as then it will give you the look you want, watercooling a gpu doesn't give you the willy waving look your after

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04 Jan 2012   #9
Alsisgevat

64bit Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Hehe,i would have, but i bought the h80 cpu cooler not long ago, and i will later on get a block for the cpu if i need it, but first need to get the radiator and stuff, and read up on how it actually works lol
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04 Jan 2012   #10
badger906

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2
 
 

Lol yeah I'm a fan of the corsair all in one systems.

Be warned though you'll probably need another rad, bigger resivoir and probably a stronger pub if you plan going full hog its a lot of faf! They doo a all in one water cooler for gpu's as well, but not under corsairs name, erm.. Can't remember who makes them (and corsairs) someone will correct me lol

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