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Ok, I have recently put a rig together and was wondering about water cooling.
Firstly what parts would you recommend for a i5 3570k and a gigabyte gtx 670 4gb windforce in a coolermaster 690 ii advanced. Could you also help me out with how many radiators I would need and of what sizes.
Thanks in advance,
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For the amount of radiator you will need, the rule of thumb is one 120 rad for each component, more will be better. If I were you, I would try to fit one 240 rad at the top and another 240 rad at the bottom. And if you are into modding your case a little bit, maybe a 240 rad would fit in front instead of the bottom.
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I dont think that one 120MM rad per component is necessarily fair. Yes, it works, but I personally wouldnt water cool that rig unless you put a 240 in the top and a 240 in the bottom. Look at something like the XSPC EX240 raystorm kit + an RX240 + whichever GPU block fits your card. You would need 4 extra fittings on top of that combo since you are adding 2 other components (RX240 + GPU block)
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Take a look at this.

http://www.overclock.net/t/294838/the-cooler-master-690-club/14180#post_12325227

360 radiator will be a good bet. If you want to fit everything inside, you'll have to do what this guy above did and get 1x 120 radiator and 1x 240 radiator. Then get a bay reservoir and pump combo. Keep in mind you will not have alot of room to work with.

Why are you looking into watercooling? What are your needs? Do you want to overclock? A quieter setup? Lower temps? Aesthetics?
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Take a look at this.

http://www.overclock.net/t/294838/the-cooler-master-690-club/14180#post_12325227

360 radiator will be a good bet. If you want to fit everything inside, you'll have to do what this guy above did and get 1x 120 radiator and 1x 240 radiator. Then get a bay reservoir and pump combo. Keep in mind you will not have alot of room to work with.

Why are you looking into watercooling? What are your needs? Do you want to overclock? A quieter setup? Lower temps? Aesthetics?

As well as these questions ... there are two other very important ones

1) How comfortable or willing are you to mod your case?

2) What's your budget?
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I dont think that one 120MM rad per component is necessarily fair. Yes, it works, but I personally wouldnt water cool that rig unless you put a 240 in the top and a 240 in the bottom. Look at something like the XSPC EX240 raystorm kit + an RX240 + whichever GPU block fits your card. You would need 4 extra fittings on top of that combo since you are adding 2 other components (RX240 + GPU block)
Yeah, I guess 120 rad per component just works, but won't be enough. thumb.gif
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post #7 of 15
All you need is a 360 rad for the cpu and gpu
here is a water cooling guide I made. This will help you understand the basics and what components you need.
http://www.overclock.net/water-cooling/913181-water-cooling-guide-noobs.html#post11984918
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post #8 of 15
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Yeah, I guess 120 rad per component just works, but won't be enough. thumb.gif

Yes, it will work, but its really not enough radiator space to keep the water as cool as most would prefer. Just because you can do it, it doesnt make it a good idea, especially if he wants to overclock.
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Yes, it will work, but its really not enough radiator space to keep the water as cool as most would prefer. Just because you can do it, it doesnt make it a good idea, especially if he wants to overclock.
In his sig it says that 3570K @ 4.8 thus I guess he will need at least 360 rad for the entire loop. But since 360 might not fit without some modding, dual 240 might be the best choice. tongue.gif
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post #10 of 15
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In his sig it says that 3570K @ 4.8 thus I guess he will need at least 360 rad for the entire loop. But since 360 might not fit without some modding, dual 240 might be the best choice. tongue.gif

Agreed. He needs to be careful though, a 240 is a tight fit in the bottom and his PSU would have to meet the length requirements.
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