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I'm looking to add a second loop to my liquid cooling system, or perhaps add a separate loop. I've already got a loop for my CPU (Thermaltake BigWater 760i), but I want to install waterblocks on my GTX 260 cards. I've got a fan block cooling my RAM, so I'm not too worried about that... but my GPUs tend to get a little warmer than I'd like.

 

Any suggestions? Should I add a second loop to my existing cooling setup? Or would I be better off installing a separate system for my GPUs?

 

~Fire in the Hole~

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I'm looking to add a second loop to my liquid cooling system, or perhaps add a separate loop. I've already got a loop for my CPU (Thermaltake BigWater 760i), but I want to install waterblocks on my GTX 260 cards. I've got a fan block cooling my RAM, so I'm not too worried about that... but my GPUs tend to get a little warmer than I'd like.

 

Any suggestions? Should I add a second loop to my existing cooling setup? Or would I be better off installing a separate system for my GPUs?

 

~Fire in the Hole~

 

I think it would be a bad idea to add to that loop. Cheap water cooling kits are designed to run only the stuff they come with. I'm not sure if the kit would run additional blocks. I doubt the radiator would be enough either. I would suggest a separate system.

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I think it would be a bad idea to add to that loop. Cheap water cooling kits are designed to run only the stuff they come with. I'm not sure if the kit would run additional blocks. I doubt the radiator would be enough either. I would suggest a separate system.

 

I'll admit I'm relatively new to the liquid cooling scene, so please excuse my ignorance... but is Thermaltake a cheap water cooling kit? I did quite a bit of research before buying the kit and didn't come across too many complaints. Having said that, if I'm running a bargain-basement cooling kit, I'd be interested in upgrading to something more sturdy.

 

What would be a better avenue of approach?

 

~Fire in the Hole~

Edited by Parsleybravo

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your bigwater kit is designed for your CPU only (and given it is a hot I7 issue).....add more to the loop and you will quickly outpace the cooling ability of your unit.........simple physics.....most who tinker with water build their own from components......

 

now, this doesn't mean you can't modify your Bigwater to work better, but by the time you buy and add better components to accommodate the additional heat (and those two cards throw off some heat under heavy use)....anyway, you see where I am going.....you will learn a lot though.....

 

laterzzzzz..............

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