Originally Posted by Hokies83
Id go Quad Sli 680s All on water = 25% faster then 2 690s And you will have true 4gb Vram and 4 cards all on water look much better.
With a red/blk theme you could do black lights in it etc..
Check the water cooling section for some great Idea's.
He's got 6k, not 15!!!
Oh, and I'd look at your case choice carefully if you go water cooled. I take it this rig will have to be transported around, so all watercooling will have to be internal and easy/safe to transport. Case Labs is probably the only place you should be looking if watercooling this sort of build - you need more like a small shed than a case. Stuff just won't fit in, even if the case says it will take certain rads in certain places, it's just not practical in anything other than a massive case to water cool this sort of build - you're probably going to need at least 1080mm of rad. See the "big budget boomer box" build thread on here at the moment for a good example of an over-the-top watercooled build in a case-labs case.
Rad wise, I use a Phobya supernova 1080 and it's great for a cheap rad. 3 x 360s would cost an absolute ton more, and yeah, performance would be somewhat better probably, but not by a huge amount and certainly not by an amount that would make it worth the extra money. Also, the Phobya 1080 has an optional fan grill for 4x180mm fans, which are a ton quieter than 9x120mm, not to mention cheaper - I use Silverstone FM181s. I think some of the case labs cases can take 1080 rads natively.Edited by BorisTheSpider - 10/21/12 at 8:19pm