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How to cool rest of card with a universal waterblock on.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hey there.

 

I've been into water cooling for a long time, but only getting my first real chance to look into it now. I have a GTX 780 Ti, which I plan on holding on to until the next gen cards come out. I was thinking about getting a decent universal block, like this one here, which could be used on both this and the future card.

 

First of all, does all of this sound like an okay plan?

 

Second, if I go ahead with this, what further cooling would be necessary. EKWB have these guys as needed for the RAM chips, but how do I go about cooling the rest of the card, VRM etc.

 

Thanks in advance.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
Just now, campy said:

more ram heatsinks

or find dedicated vrm heatsinks

 

Will RAM heatsinks cut it?


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really vrm heatsinks arent anything crazy, note that only really high end cards with factory OC's even have them, any old stick on heatsinks will do so long as they cover all the vrms and have some sort of airflow over them

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Cool thanks.

 

What's the overall opinion on universal waterblocks? Obviously they aren't as aesthetically pleasing, but other than that?


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1 minute ago, Nertballs said:

Cool thanks.

 

What's the overall opinion on universal waterblocks? Obviously they aren't as aesthetically pleasing, but other than that?

If youre bothering with water cooling at all, you should be buying a high end card that actually needs it for its full potential, and you should be buying full water blocks. If your 780ti is performing fine as is on its current cooler, and youre just waiting to upgrade, dont even bother. When the new gen of cards comes out and you get one, then get the water block made for it or the water cooled version from the factory.

Theres just really no point in it, universal waterblocks are really just the quick and dirty way to get a water cooled GPU.

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If you are that set on cooling the card, why not get a full block?


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Posted · Original PosterOP
3 hours ago, Mick Naughty said:

If you are that set on cooling the card, why not get a full block?

It's pretty hard to get a full block 780 Ti cooler atm. Plus I'll be upgrading it within the year, so think I'll just wait it out. 


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36 minutes ago, Nertballs said:

It's pretty hard to get a full block 780 Ti cooler atm. Plus I'll be upgrading it within the year, so think I'll just wait it out. 

Still a few on eBay floating around. If you were to set on upgrading why did you even consider water cooling it?


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Posted · Original PosterOP
3 hours ago, Mick Naughty said:

Still a few on eBay floating around. If you were to set on upgrading why did you even consider water cooling it?

Because this upgrade will be approx. 6 months to a year down the line, so I was seeing if getting a universal block, which could be used on both, would be worthwhile. But I think I'll just wait until the new card to go for a watercooled GPU. 


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