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My first water loop is complete!

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I finally grew a pair and put together my first water loop. The setup was inspired by many on OCN, and it is performing beautifully! My GTX 690 current sits at 25C idle, and peaks around 42C, while my CPU has been idling at 30C and peaks at 68-70C on a blended prime95 run (4.5 GHz @ 1.195V).




post #2 of 21
Impressive loop! How about you tell us what hardware it's running though tongue.gif
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post #3 of 21
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Originally Posted by dmanstasiu View Post

Impressive loop! How about you tell us what hardware it's running though tongue.gif

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CPU: Intel i7 3770k @ 4.5 GHz
GPU: EVGA NVidia GTX 690
MOBO: ASUS Maximus V Formula
PSU: Corsair AX860
RAM: 16 GB Dominator GT DDR3-2000
HDD: 128 GB OCZ Vector / 1 TB WD Black

Cooling:
Top Rad: EK XTX 360
Bot Rad: EK XTX 240
CPU Block: EK Supremacy Acetal
GPU Block: EK GTX 690 Acetal block and backplate
Reservoir: Bitspower Z-Multi 250mm
Pump: Swiftech MCP35x
Fans: Corsair SP120s
post #4 of 21
I love EK! Nice setup. thumb.gif

Did you ever think about getting the "L" shaped EK block for your Formula MB? I know its costly but it looks so good paired up with EK's CPU block!

I also have an EK inspired Asus Maximus V Formula water cooled computer. biggrin.gif
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post #5 of 21
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Originally Posted by redxmaverick View Post

I love EK! Nice setup. thumb.gif

Did you ever think about getting the "L" shaped EK block for your Formula MB? I know its costly but it looks so good paired up with EK's CPU block!

I also have an EK inspired Asus Maximus V Formula water cooled computer. biggrin.gif

I thought about it briefly, but the only reason the motherboard has any water cooling is because it was built in and my tubing fit. Otherwise, I'd probably have kept "some" cash in my pocket and not cooled it at all smile.gif
post #6 of 21
Congratulations!

Looking good. thumb.gif
post #7 of 21
looks great! nice clean straight runs! looks awesome good job! thumb.gif
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Beautiful first loop! applaud.gif
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post #9 of 21
Switch 810? Great case to run a loop in. That's an impressive build you've got there, nice job.
post #10 of 21
How are your temps?

I'm going to be setting up a new build and water cooling my 690 and 3570k with a triple and a dual rad.
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