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Well, I'm planning on watercooling Orthrus (the rig in my signature), and I'm currently trying to see what the cost would approximately be to decide whether to do it or not. Please bear in mind that it's my first contact with watercooling, so I may be totally wrong in some things. Anyway, lets continue.

As you can see I've got pretty much stuff to cool here. An i5-2500K along with two 670s FTW. I haven't fiddled around with my 2500K to see how much voltage it requires to reach high clocks, so lets say it will be fed around 1.4 to 1.45 volts. I also overclock my 670s and they reach about 75 and 70 celsius each.

After lurking around a bit, I'm thinking about going with XSPC since their parts are more affordable than others' but still in the same league in terms or performance. Correct me if I'm wrong.

Now, considering I want to watercool my CPU and both of my GPUs, how many radiators and of what surface is the standard and what temps should I expect?

From what I can tell the CM690 II Advanced fits up to two 240s (top and bottom) and a 120 on the back but I don't know if that can be placed inside while a 240 is sitting on top. Are two 240s enough for my stuff? I don't want to go external, mounting radiators on steel supports, but I guess a 120 mounted directly on the fan slot from the outside would not look bad for my tastes if it's possible.

Also I'm pretty interested in knowing the most commonly used parts in each category. Feel free to tell me what you would choose, too, btw.
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From what i hear 120mm rad space = enough cooling potential to cool 1 block so for 3 blocks would be 360mm worth of rad space. Most likely in your case you will run 2x 240mm rads any ways. The Xspc kits are a good place to start it has every thing you need and the psu jumper is handy smile.gif.
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From what i hear 120mm rad space = enough cooling potential to cool 1 block so for 3 blocks would be 360mm worth of rad space. Most likely in your case you will run 2x 240mm rads any ways. The Xspc kits are a good place to start it has every thing you need and the psu jumper is handy smile.gif.

Hey man, thanks for the reply!

I took a look at your build log and saw a "side project" of yours with some XSPC rads in a CM690. What was your gear there exactly and what were the temps?

Also what's that PSU jumper you mentioned?
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I used a Xspc Rs 240 kit (Rs is the smaller rads Xspc offer) and i had a spare Xspx Rx240 (Rx thicker rad). The Rs240 in the roof and the Rx240 in the bottom. The rx240 is running push pull and the rs240 is just using pull. as for temps there pretty good depending how far you intend to overclock.

As for psu jumper you put this on your 24pin power (on the psu) once you have your molex connector connected to the pump you just turn the power on and it should start pumping water.


its on the far right in this photo

I am not sure if they do the Rs rads any more but but the Ex rads will do the same job.
Edited by Hoodz - 11/20/12 at 2:54pm
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Thanks for the clarification.

What pump is recommended for a CPU + 2xGPU setup?
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The pump in the kit is just ok i wouldnt rave about it i would get one of the d5 bay pumps
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Well, I'm planning on watercooling Orthrus (the rig in my signature), and I'm currently trying to see what the cost would approximately be to decide whether to do it or not. Please bear in mind that it's my first contact with watercooling, so I may be totally wrong in some things. Anyway, lets continue.
As you can see I've got pretty much stuff to cool here. An i5-2500K along with two 670s FTW. I haven't fiddled around with my 2500K to see how much voltage it requires to reach high clocks, so lets say it will be fed around 1.4 to 1.45 volts. I also overclock my 670s and they reach about 75 and 70 celsius each.
After lurking around a bit, I'm thinking about going with XSPC since their parts are more affordable than others' but still in the same league in terms or performance. Correct me if I'm wrong.
Now, considering I want to watercool my CPU and both of my GPUs, how many radiators and of what surface is the standard and what temps should I expect?
From what I can tell the CM690 II Advanced fits up to two 240s (top and bottom) and a 120 on the back but I don't know if that can be placed inside while a 240 is sitting on top. Are two 240s enough for my stuff? I don't want to go external, mounting radiators on steel supports, but I guess a 120 mounted directly on the fan slot from the outside would not look bad for my tastes if it's possible.
Also I'm pretty interested in knowing the most commonly used parts in each category. Feel free to tell me what you would choose, too, btw.


690 II fanboi here. here's a few teasers for you Currently have 2,using 1 and modding another




http://forums.overclockers.com.au/showthread.php?t=999343
http://www.overclock.net/t/294838/the-cooler-master-690-club
http://www.overclock.net/t/1279017/work-log-magi-melchior-01-cm-690-ii
http://www.overclock.net/t/1060594/first-time-mod-cm690-ii
http://www.overclock.net/t/1265463/build-log-project-boss-302-mustang-56k#
http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?273194-Project-Classico-%28CM-690-II-Advanced-nVidia-Edition%29
http://www.overclock.net/t/1232341/post-your-cm-690-ii-advanced-case-mod
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