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Yeah. will definitely take your advice. What gaming keyboard do you recommend?

It mostly depends on what games you play, it would be easier to tell if I knew them. But the forums are the safest place for that kind of research as O don't have hands on experience with many. Still, tell me which games you play and I'll do everything I can to help.


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What would you recommend as a liquid cooling solution?

Well, there are a few things we have to work around. You will be cooling 2 GPU's and a CPU, and for that I would usually recommend at least a 360mm radiator, but your case can only fit a 240mm in the roof. That means you will need another 120mm radiator elsewhere in your case, such as in the back, and maybe another as well for maximum performance, especially if you intend on overclocking anything. None of this will be remotely cheap, as is the nature of proper water cooling, but it's well worth the expense in my opinion. You will have to mount the top radiator inside the case, but mount the fans outside, where the top 230mm fan is in the picture below. Once that is mounted up, you can just reinstall the cover and you will never see the fans:thumb:. I will gather a list of parts for you, but incase you have never done a custom loop before, I would advise doing some research in the Water Cooling section. It is fairly straight forward though. Oh, another thing, can you link me to the 660 FTW?

    
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thanks for that info. That picture is actually a little misleading, as the top 230mm fan is actually inside the case, and not sandwiched between the case and the top plastic assembly. The link to the 660 FTW is on the OP, if you want to see the spec. I updated this morning after some research last night biggrin.gif
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Since you're in Peoria, why not make a trip to the Westmont Microcenter? They will price match anything to newegg, and typically have their processors and motherboards priced cheaper than newegg as it is. I picked up an i7 3770K for $220 about a month ago.

If it is purely for gaming, they also have a deal on the i5 3570k, which will get you $40 off your motherboard as well!
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Im not so sure water blocks exist for that card.
    
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Since you're in Peoria, why not make a trip to the Westmont Microcenter? They will price match anything to newegg, and typically have their processors and motherboards priced cheaper than newegg as it is. I picked up an i7 3770K for $220 about a month ago.

If it is purely for gaming, they also have a deal on the i5 3570k, which will get you $40 off your motherboard as well!

That's way up in Chicago, a 2.5 hr drive. Gas prices being as they are, NewEgg ends up being cheaper tongue.gif If I am ever up there, I will definitely check them out though.

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Im not so sure water blocks exist for that card.

The 680 block should fit.
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post #17 of 34
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The 680 block should fit.

It cant, the pcb of the reference 660/670 are literally half the size of the 680's pcb. The screw holes on the backplate of the 660 FTW card you chose don't match up with the standoffs on any of the 660/670 waterblocks I can find. So it's a custom pcb methinks.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130809

Compare the screw holes, that card is a reference pcb.
    
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I don't think the 680 reference blocks will fit a 660 FTW. However, if you head to www.coolingconfigurator.com, it looks like there are full blocks available for the 660 FTW, which is a PCB. EK shows that the EVGA 660 FTW has a reference PCB, which means that any waterblock for a reference 660 SHOULD fit.
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I don't think the 680 reference blocks will fit a 660 FTW. However, if you head to www.coolingconfigurator.com, it looks like there are full blocks available for the 660 FTW, which is a PCB. EK shows that the EVGA 660 FTW has a reference PCB, which means that any waterblock for a reference 660 SHOULD fit.

But does that include the 3GB version? Im not seeing the 3GB FTW edition listed anywhere.
    
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It cant, the pcb of the reference 660/670 are literally half the size of the 680's pcb. The screw holes on the backplate of the 660 FTW card you chose don't match up with the standoffs on any of the 660/670 waterblocks I can find. So it's a custom pcb methinks.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130809

Compare the screw holes, that card is a reference pcb.

wouldn't this work

http://www.coolingconfigurator.com/step1_complist?gpu_gpus=913
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