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http://www.cyberpowerpc.com/system/Fang_III_-_Black_Mamba/

This is the system I currently have. My roomie is going to buy my SLI setup of 2x 680s. I already had a GTX 690 out of my second system (Parted out), and have ordered another GTX 690 for quad-SLI. The current setup is listed by CyberPower as this:

CyberPower Xtreme Hydro Liquid Cooling Kit 480MM w/ Triple Fan(CPU & GPU Liquid Cool Capable, Extreme Overclocking Performance + Extreme Silent at 18dBA)

Now, it says GPU cool capable. Neither of my 690s are the ones with the coolant blocks already on them - so I will have to buy those. My current questions are: Besides the blocks, will I need additonal hardware? Since my system is liquid cooled, can I use non liquid cooled video cards? How difficult is the block installation on the 690s? I am looking at the copper block by EVGA:

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/16552/ex-vga-14/EVGA_GeForce_GTX_690_Hydro_Copper_Waterblock_400-CU-G690-B1.html?tl=g30c311s1687

I have never messed with non-air cooling before (CyberPower did my system for me), so please forgive my newbie questions.
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post #2 of 17
Not sure to be honest.

If I have to believe the picture, it seems a basic CPU loop is provided, which would mean 2 fullcover blocks, fittings and extra tubing would be all that is is necessary. I don't think it is wise to have 4 gpu's and a cpu on one 480mm rad though, and it would be nice to at least know the pump specifications. (although I can't help you with that much, am kind of a noob myself)

Of course you can use non liquid cooled video cards, as long as you have good airflow in the case. Since you are going to spend money on 2 GTX 690's, watercooling them seems to be not too big of a deal money wise?
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I see. So, should I have the cards with their own seperate rad and pump? I don't mind dropping some into the cooling system since these cards will run me 2 grand I want them to be protected. I don't intend to OC much( I can't see the need to at the moment). My case has pretty good airflow inside.The case is Azza Fussion 4000, which support 2 systems and 2 PSUs so plenty of open space and 3 internal fans with places to mount more if needed. With the extra space in the system I should have room to put in more liquid cooling stuff. But, I have very little experince with the matter frown.gif
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post #4 of 17
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Originally Posted by Kithro View Post

I see. So, should I have the cards with their own seperate rad and pump? I don't mind dropping some into the cooling system since these cards will run me 2 grand I want them to be protected. I don't intend to OC much( I can't see the need to at the moment). My case has pretty good airflow inside.The case is Azza Fussion 4000, which support 2 systems and 2 PSUs so plenty of open space and 3 internal fans with places to mount more if needed. With the extra space in the system I should have room to put in more liquid cooling stuff. But, I have very little experince with the matter frown.gif

No you don't need to run the cards with there own rad, just add 240 rad to the loop and you should be good.
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post #5 of 17
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Where in the loop should the extra rad be? I am guessing Pump -> Rad - > Cpu - > Rad - > Video <- Rad? Or did I just comfumbled that process up?
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post #6 of 17
Certain order of parts might save perhaps a couple degrees, but as far as I know, it's not a really big deal. Just be sure to place the pump after the reservoir, and put the reservoir above the pump preferably. What kind of pump do you have?
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post #7 of 17
Loop order does not matter, but you will need another rad for sure. Do you know what type of pump you have?

EDIT: It would be a great deal easier to help if you could post some pics. it's hard to tell much from their pics with the lighting.
Edited by theseekeroffun - 8/20/12 at 1:12pm
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post #8 of 17
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Honestly I am not 100% sure on what type of pump it is. CyperPower installed all of it. Once I get home though I will take a look.
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Originally Posted by Kithro View Post

Speaking to a couple of people, this is generally what CP uses for their kits:
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/12222/ex-wat-162/XSPC_Rasa_750_RS360_Universal_CPU_Triple_Radiator_Water_Cooling_Kit_Hot_Item.html

That pump is questionable, doing what you want to do.
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