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watercooling my gpus

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im thinking of using a kraken g10 and an aio to wc my gpu, right now under full load my top gpu is about 84-85 degrees while bottom one sits on 65-70. wondering if its worth wc just the top card or is air cooling algoods? for some reason when i try add mhz and oc my gpus, adding any mhz or increasing power limit to 110% actually decreases my fps? help? my cpu only goes up to like 90 % usage at most while both gpus at 99%. this is for all games and benchmarking programs too like 3d strike/valley/heaven


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I'd say that i5 is bottlenecking your cards. I'd change the CPU for a SLI setup and invest in better cooling afterwards.

A i5 doesn't bottleck 980/980ti sli.. why would it bottleneck sli 780ti then?

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only reason to provide extra cooling would be if the top card is throttling due to

heat (bottom card will always be cooler). otherwise, it'd be a minor upgrade.

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A i5 doesn't bottleck 980/980ti sli.. why would it bottleneck sli 780ti then?

 

In 1080p even my 5930k @ 4.5ghz is bottlenecking my 980ti's... what are you talking about?

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In 1080p even my 5930k @ 4.5ghz is bottlenecking my 980ti's... what are you talking about?

Then you have a problem it seems like, I can run my work rig with a 5820k @4.3ghz and dual titans blacks without no problem @1440p

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Yes, 1440p is fine, 98%+ usage on the gpu's. 1080p gets only 60-75% gpu usage per card in most games. CPU's have a hard time keeping up above 160-180fps it seems.

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Yes, 1440p is fine, 98%+ usage on the gpu's. 1080p gets only 60-75% gpu usage per card in most games. CPU's have a hard time keeping up above 160-180fps it seems.

160-180 fps and you say that's bottlenecking? Right

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Yes, 1440p is fine, 98%+ usage on the gpu's. 1080p gets only 60-75% gpu usage per card in most games. CPU's have a hard time keeping up above 160-180fps it seems.

You don't play games at 160-180 fps, it has issues with stuttering and tears no matter what set up you have. 144hz is the top of the line for monitor refresh rate. (there is a 160hz  but it came out like 3 days ago)


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neither an i5 nor a 5930k can bottleneck your GPUs by any chance in terms of hardware raw performance power.
It could be overheating, game coding, driver optimization.

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