Cooling for XFX 8800 GTX XXX help please

belveder

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It's just hit spring here and the temperature is in it's mid 20's C in my little computer room, according to Everest Ultimate Edition my GPU temperature at idle is 69C / GPU Diode 74C / GPU Memory 69C

So, I need to put some kind of cooling on it and I really need some help with what to get. I already am running Thermaltake Bigwater 745 on my CPU so watercooling is an option.

I have read the Thermalrite HR-03 Plus is good but would like some other options please.

My case is an Armor+ so I have plenty of room to move etc

Any help gratefully appreciated
 

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I'm using the Thermalright HR-03 Plus, and it is a good cooler. Water cooling would work probably work a bit better to keep the temps down. Not to mention i believe a good water cooling block for the 8800GTX would be a fair amount more than the HR-03 Plus.

Honestly, it's up to you. Either way would probably be good.

Right now at idle, according to Everest:

GPU: 44C
GPU Diode: 52C
GPU Memory: 44C
GPU Ambient: 41C

This is with a general room temperature of probably not quite 20C (Temperature here is supposedly around 61F.... my room is probably a few degrees warmer).
 

belveder

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Thanks for the reply, I'm not sure but I don't think I would have a problem with the watercooling because I am running both the dual and single radiator that came with the Bigwater, but I don't really know about that lol.

I just read all the reviews on the HR-03 and they all seem to like it except for the size. I was just about to buy a pci-e soundcard, but I think I will wait till I work out the VGA cooling :squareeye because of the possible size issues with the cooling
 

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well... the HR-03 can be mounted either with the heatsink hanging down below the card, or wrapping around to the back of the card.... so either way i don't think it'd be a problem. Although, wrapping it around to the back of the card has a bit of a possibility of making it difficult to install a fan with the water cooling tubes that are running to your CPU.
 

belveder

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Sounds good, will keep that in mind. Has anyone used the Thermaltake DuOrb VGA Cooler
 

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