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HI
Want to watercool my Corsair 300R as my 2 GTX 680S are pretty noisy when gaming
I've got a rough idea what I might be able to do, but just wondering what you guys thought.
I will be running the loop to my 2 GTX 680 4GB FTW cards, but worried that a single 240MM rad won't be enough, so i thought maybe I could fit a 120 in the bottom as well.
Also I'm open to case suggestions if there are some reasonable priced alternatives. Thanks.

post #2 of 22
Case = Switch 810. No other case matters.

240 should be plenty for just your GPUs. With the 810 case, you could do a 360 rad with room to spare.
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Case = Switch 810. No other case matters.

240 should be plenty for just your GPUs. With the 810 case, you could do a 360 rad with room to spare.

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Stop shouting, I'm not deaf! rolleyes.gif

Also I'm interested in what could be done with a 300R, I have thought about some form of water cooling too tongue.gif
     
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But that's all plastic!

It has plastic on the outside. I assure you, it is a very impressive case.....

http://www.overclock.net/t/1220661/switch-prime/0_100
post #7 of 22
I have a done a few builds with the 300R. It is a great case. Put the 240 in the front and you will be g2g. Have fun. Make sure you have a build log. I want to see these cards under water. Have fun with it. thumb.gif




Edit: Now you have done it. Get 2 x 240 with a water cooling kit, like the raystorm kit on frozen cpu and get rid of the corsair cooler. Put one rad in the front and one up top. Get the kit with the dual bay res with pump built into the res. Oh, this is going to be exciting.

This
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/16070/ex-wat-210/XSPC_Raystorm_EX240_Universal_CPU_Water_Cooling_Kit_w_D5_Variant_Pump_Included_and_Free_Dead-Water.html?tl=g30c321s1310

Plus another EX240 rad.
Edited by selluminis - 4/1/13 at 3:58am
post #8 of 22
I just recently bought 2 Swiftech Komodo 7950's for my CF setup. I will see soon if it will actually do any good. I think you should just do a full on WC loop. Get rid of the H80i. I mean it would cost about $100 more, adding EX-240 radiator and a CPU Block, and fittings. I would advise is buying EX-240, slim radiators, since those are the ones that fit in the 300R front. Also, before I had the EX-280 slim radiators up top, I had a EX-240 up there, which allowed me to mount 1 fan in the front. There was no modding involved in mounting the top EX-240.

My loop suggestion would be RES/Pump Combo> Top Radiator> CPU Block> GPU Blocks> Front Radiators> RES/Pump Combo. I think this would be the most efficient. And if that can't handle it, you can always mount the fans on the outside. I know it looks crappy, but it will definitely handle it.

Also is that GTX680's FTW? I am wondering if there is any temperature problems with that on SLI. Does it pull air through the fan? So the top GPU's intake is being hindered by the bottom GPU.

EDIT: To answer your question, I think a single EX-240 radiator will be able to handle it.

With buying the EX-240 slim radiator, it is easily mounted on the front (You can ask me how to do it if you want). Also the fans can be mounted in its regular mounting position. Mounting the fans in the back will give you less room to mount the 120mm radiator at the bottom.
Edited by bballkenn - 4/1/13 at 7:51am
post #9 of 22
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My gtx 680s are running at 72degrees top and 63 degrees bottom. The fan on the top card is running at 85% when it's at 70degrees that's why I want to watercool. I quite like my h80i , bit reluctant to get rid of it as stupid as that sounds.lol.do you think just a 240mm radiator will be enough to cool 2 gtx 680s ?
post #10 of 22
I think it will be fine. You will probably get a more even temperature, but your temps should not be that high. I'll update you if I decide to remake my WC loop in my 300R, which i will probably will. I might change my reservoir and pump top.

I also have a request. Can you actually take a picture of the back cable management. Your cable management is so tight. I have my back side panel off, since the cables make it bulge.
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