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    Hey, was thinking.. I want a new PSU to power both my HD 4890's. But I was also thinking maybe I should sell them both to gather money for a GTX 470. BUT then I thought, what if I sold ONE HD 4890, and put together a custom watercooling loop just for the HD 4890 Plus so I can get more performance out of it. My H50 is good enough for the CPU since it only runs at 3GHz.


    I also took a look at this: http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...s-res-mod.html


    ...would it be worth it?
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    hey dood...
    heres what i think. i think two 4890's stock will be better than one watercooled oced 4890. they might be about equal. but a gtx 470 should kick the craps out of both of those. so id say go with that.
    youre already ocing the gpus and you want to get down to one on water and oc it even more?
    dont think youll get more than what youre already doing now. maybe itll last a little longer.
    get a watercooled gtx 470 thats the ticket dood... but i still think the 5970 is the bomb..
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    Quote Originally Posted by jayfunk View Post
    hey dood...
    heres what i think. i think two 4890's stock will be better than one watercooled oced 4890. they might be about equal. but a gtx 470 should kick the craps out of both of those. so id say go with that.
    youre already ocing the gpus and you want to get down to one on water and oc it even more?
    dont think youll get more than what youre already doing now. maybe itll last a little longer.
    get a watercooled gtx 470 thats the ticket dood... but i still think the 5970 is the bomb..
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    Sorry, I haven't updated my system specs. I can't run both 4890's together anymore, the power draw from the PSU is too much and it shuts down my PC. So I am running a single HD 4890 now. So I mean should I get a PSU, watercooling loop for one HD 4890 or a GTX 470?

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    Well i dont believe a watercooled 4890 will perform better than 2 of them on stock cooling how much you push it.If you ask me sell them both and get the 470 if you can afford it (i would personally take the 5870 in this price range).The 4890 is a damn good card but a bit outdated.

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    how much do you think you can get for your 4890?

    a water block alone is almost $100 (brand new). So a decent WC kit (Swiftech Ultima) that allow you to do custom cooling CPU + GPU is closely $300.

    My ballpark estimate you need at least $500 to do custom WC.

    Why don't you try to do the mod like the other guy did to see if you can improve the temps. However, I doubt it will gain 20C like he claimed from changing the tubing and add on a res. It's definitely help the temps when you increase the flow rate and volume of the coolant but is not 20c

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    I have $150 with me right now and I was going to get a kilowatt PSU off of Skyguy, but I change my mind like crazy. I would go HD 5870 but it's a little more than I would be able to rack up. My plan was to get a single but powerful video card for around $400 so I wouldn't need to worry about a more powerful PSU. I also wanted to upgrade to DX 11. I want PhysX as well so that is why I choose nVIDIA. About the H50 thing, I figured what the guy had said was bull. I don't think it would be a bad idea though. It is getting hotter here since it is summer, and the temperature of the CPU rises by alot. Also Deton, I took a look at the Swiftech H20-220 Apex on FrozenCPU. http://www.frozencpu.com/products/84...tl=g30c321s818

    If I were to choose to watercool rather than a GTX 470, would this system be good?

    Thanks guys, sorry for my messy post.. I just don't feel like quoting everyone ATM lol.

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    yup that's the one I was referring to about.
    Listen, you don't have to order from Frozen CPU or PerformancePCS
    You can get it from here for $214CDN, save your hard cash.
    http://www.directcanada.com/products...81&vpn=H20-220 ULTIMA XT&manufacture=SWIFTECH

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deton View Post
    yup that's the one I was referring to about.
    Listen, you don't have to order from Frozen CPU or PerformancePCS
    You can get it from here for $214CDN, save your hard cash.
    http://www.directcanada.com/products...81&vpn=H20-220 ULTIMA XT&manufacture=SWIFTECH
    Thank you Deton! It's still just a debate whether it would be better to get a GTX 470 or to keep one HD 4890, sell the other and get this WC system.

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    Ok, sell both 4890 and hopefully you get good price for them then get the 470, and if you have a little money left then buy parts for the H50 mod.

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    I would not mod an H50 to accomodate cooling the GPU's. I wanted to add this in case you were thinking of it.....

    If you do another loop, I have 2 x EK waterblocks for sale for 4890's if you are interested.

    You would maybe get $175 ea. for the 4890's and that is on the high side. I do not see why your 700W PSU is not good enough for 2 X 4890's. If your PSU is shutting down, the PSU may be going. I would keep the 4890's and get a new PSU. Be patient and a card updrade can be near in the future. The 470 has a pretty big power draw too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drdeath View Post
    I would not mod an H50 to accomodate cooling the GPU's. My own opinion.

    I have 2 x EK waterblocks for sale for 4890's if you are interested.

    You would maybe get $175 ea. for the 4890's and that is on the high side. I do not see why your 700W PSU is not good enough for 2 X 4890's. If your PSU is shutting down, the PSU may be going. I would keep the 4890's and get a new PSU. Be patient and a card updrade can be near in the future. The 470 has a pretty big power draw too.
    Well, both 4890's are different. One is the Plus edition from Powercolor, and the other is the reference or whatever its called. I was looking to sell both for $280 on kijiji. My PSU I don't think is going, there is only 18A on the +12v rail.

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    I do have the GameXtreme 700w PSU as his. It's kinda unstable sometimes, I used to run it with 8800GTS and its crashed occassional until I switched over Enermax, the problem went away.

    If I remember correctly, this PSU can't handle a 24A graphics card on 12v rail.

    If I have to mod the H50, this is what I should do;
    replace the single rad with dual rad.
    replace 1/4" tubing with 3/8"
    add on a res for easy filling and priming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by criss_glitch666 View Post
    Well, both 4890's are different. One is the Plus edition from Powercolor, and the other is the reference or whatever its called. I was looking to sell both for $280 on kijiji. My PSU I don't think is going, there is only 18A on the +12v rail.

    Chances someone will buy em together is slim.

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    I have a visiontec add on PSU that will do your cards I could send ya. It has been sitting here forever. It fits in a drive bay. I think I still have it.

    http://components.visiontek.com/dps/...wersupply.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drdeath View Post
    I have a visiontec add on PSU that will do your cards I could send ya. It has been sitting here forever. It fits in a drive bay. I think I still have it.

    http://components.visiontek.com/dps/...wersupply.html
    Hmm... looks like a good idea. How much?

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