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    Question Help with liquid cooling GTX 560 GPU

    My room is quite warm most of the time and looking to liquid cool my GTX 560 GPU. I haven't been able to find an All-in-one that does this so am completely lost on how to construct the pieces I need to complete this. Below is a link to the cooler I am thinking of going with, where I need help is what exactly do I need other than the cooler linked below.

    Danger Den DD-GTX560

    If someone has a better/all-in-one option from a site that'll deliver to Canada, those suggestions are greatly appreciated as well.

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    Re: Help with liquid cooling GTX 560 GPU

    Before you really get too far into this water cooling thing, you need to understand that even with water cooling you will be unable to to cool the video card below ambient, better known as room temperature.
    So you would be looking to spend $250 to $300 and probably would not be able to cool the card any better than the fan/heatsink system that came with the card.
    I think it would be a lot cheaper and better for the computer overall to just lower the temp in your room.
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    Re: Help with liquid cooling GTX 560 GPU

    Would the water cooling at least help the temperature while gaming (since that's the main issue)? Most games I play will almost immediately cause the card to go near max temp (90-91c) and stays there until I'm done.

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    Re: Help with liquid cooling GTX 560 GPU

    What 560 do you have ?

    have you tried manually setting the fan speed ?

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    Re: Help with liquid cooling GTX 560 GPU

    Here is the card

    I haven't really messed with the fan manually yet. Although when it gets that hot, the fan is usually running around 85-90% speed. (reading the temp and fan speeds using CPUID Hardware Monitor and the EVGA Precision tools).

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    Re: Help with liquid cooling GTX 560 GPU

    Quote Originally Posted by dlowe View Post
    Here is the card

    I haven't really messed with the fan manually yet. Although when it gets that hot, the fan is usually running around 85-90% speed. (reading the temp and fan speeds using CPUID Hardware Monitor and the EVGA Precision tools).
    Well,

    If you have EVGA precision...I'd just manually set the fan speed at 60-80% all of the time. If you don't mind the additional noise...100%

    If you are really feeling ambitious, you could modify the fan speed profile to ramp up the speed earlier.


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    Re: Help with liquid cooling GTX 560 GPU

    IMO it makes little sense to spend more on water cooling then on the card.
    With that $99 gpu block + at least a 2x120mm radiator + pump you'd end up paying about the same as you did for the card.
    I'd either look for a better card with good cooling (since you are looking to spend that much $ anyway) or upgrade the cooler with an aftermaket AIR cooler like http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835186046 for much less.
    *note that I didnt check for the 560 compatibility with this cooler but I think it fits

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    Re: Help with liquid cooling GTX 560 GPU

    I think I'll give that a go. Did some reading and seems like those VGA cooler fans do a pretty decent job and are WAY cheaper. Thanks for the suggestions!

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