Cooling Homemade cooler - GPU needed

BaK

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Hi guys,

I am almost ready (read weeks away) to test an homemade custom GPU cooler.

Could you point me out a GPU that will be worth using, i.e. a GPU that gets hot easily?
So that if my cooler can manage to keep it cool, it will also be ready to handle the latest GPUs?

I would of course be glad to check what I can get with a 1080ti or a 2080ti, but they are both too expensive for a first test.

That's why I was thinking about an old GPU, preferably from NVidia, that I may find as second hand for cheap, like under 300$.
Any idea?
 

ignsvn

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Nvidia... Hmm other than 980Ti mentioned above, perhaps 780Ti?

If AMD, then perhaps R9 Fury, R9 390X, or 7970?
 
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nick_w

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The gtx 480 ran quite hot, if you just want something that can generate a lot of heat.
you can get them for about $40-80usd on ebay
 

BaK

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Weird!

But alas it looks like I am a bit late as the guy wants to keep his last card.
I tried to sign in at hardware.fr anyway but here is what I get following the link they sent me:
:(
Everything should be fine with my comp though.
Will try again later from home, who knows...
EDIT: an admin had to validate my account, just posted a reply there

I will also have a look around for a 480 or a 780Ti, thanks everyone!
 
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