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PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2009 1:03 am 
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Hi All,

I'm investigating watercooling my GTX260, the fan is just too noisy when the card is loaded. I'm not necessarily W/Cing the rest of the system as its all in a NSK3480 so not much radiator space...

SysSpec in sig.

I have already modded the 3480 to have two 120mm intake fans.

I thought of replacing the exhaust fan with a radiator+fan. Then there is the issue of a full cover block for the GTX and where to put the pump.

Also thought of fitting a 240x120 radiator at the front and changing air-path to back->front. The front is already fairly obstructive with the front panel only having side vents...

Any input would be appreciated...

Thanks.

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Why not step it down a bit to save a good deal of money?
Watercooling on the GPU only, with a "single" 12cm radiator at the exhaust as you suggested.
Then regular heatsinks on the rest of the graphics card.

GPU water blocks are pretty cheap and versatile, while waterblocks that cover most of the card are expensive and can only be used for a single card design.

Cheers
Olle


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A cheaper option might be an after market cooler, T-Rad2 GTX, HR03 GTX and Artic Cooling Accellero EXTREME should all work on that card. Haven't used any myself, but it might be worth considering.


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