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Corsair 800D i7 3820 gtx 680 (Soon to be SLI) custom water cooled build log

Poll Results: Should I add a 3rd GTX 680?

 
  • 62% (5)
    Yes
  • 37% (3)
    No
8 Total Votes  
post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 
I built this baby myself. all ive gotta say is custom water cooling is a lot harder to do than it seems. stuff leaks. a lot. a lot more often then i would of expected. my bottom rad leaked a whole bottle of coolant on the floor... Learning!

1 roll of bounty later and the blue coolant was gone. Retightened my fittings and fixed up the tubing so it was cut straighter. I did a terrible cutting job some places, needs to be cleaned up. Anyways I retightened the fittings on the bottom rad. I later figured out that it got loosened when i was tightening the 90 angle fitting.

Fill attempt #2

Palms sweaty and shaking I proceeded to fill my reservoir. No leaks to my surprise anywhere else in the loop. One of the GTX 680 fittings had 1 dropplette of coolant fall down onto some paper towel, I tightened the g1/4" plug a little which fixed it. That's all she wrote on the loop, havnt had any leaks or issues. Took about 12 hours to get rid of all the air bubbles.

It was really fun and took a ton of work, Id recommend custom water cooling to anyone who wants a silent system with insanely high clocks. only trade off is $$$$

P.S

A few changes coming, other than the 2nd gtx 680 the ssds are getting replaced with a single adata sx900 256 gb, and Ill have the NZXT Sentry LX fan controller in the front below the xspc res.

Part List:

i7 3820 4.7 ghz
corsair veangeance pro 16gb 4x4 1866 mhz
gigabyte ga-x79-up4
EVGA GTX 680 SC+ (soon to be SLI once mail arrives)
Asus xonar DX sound card
2 x 120 gb ssd RAID0 for boot drive. (hyperx + mushkin)
WD 600 gb Velociraptor, 1 tb wd green
xfx pro 1050w black
sp120 x 5 and af140 x 2
watercooling part list

XSPC Raystorm waterblock
Xspc RX240 rad
xspc razor gtx 680 waterblock x2
xspc X20 750 pump res combo
xspc EX360 rad
tubing is 1/2" OD 3/4" ID Primochill blue
coolant is koolance UV blue
fittings: 45 angle x 3, 90 angle x2, SLI fitting, compression fitting x 4, barb fitting x6








post #2 of 6
Looking good thumb.gif A couple things I am wondering about: 1. Is the bottom rad getting enough air as it's turned slightly from the bottom intake / or is it possible to remove the hdd cage and mount it to the front? 2. I would recommend using compression fittings as they are more secure than barbs ( i havent had any leaks ever using compression fittings).



More work more fun biggrin.gif it's always sad a week after a build when you have nothing to do smile.gif
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post #3 of 6
Thread Starter 
The way I removed the HDD cage was by drilling out 4 rivets from the from which secure the cage in place. Then basicly chiseled the rivets inside the cage out the bend the cage (basicly breaking it) and it came out super easy!

No i dont think you could take it out from the front without cutting the case apart.

I actually have 4 new compression fittings for the cpu block and for the gpu blocks.

thanks biggrin.gif
post #4 of 6
Looks good to me, that is the same way I had to get my hd cage out. had the 360 in the top also but got a good deal on a MO-RA 360 LT.
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post #5 of 6
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Update time!

completely drained the loop, and prepared all the fittings for tomorrow.

I got the g1/4" plugs for my 2nd gtx 680 block. and ill be getting the adata ssd and nzxt fan controller tomorrow!

system is ready and lookin sharp!







does anyone know how to attach the gtx 680 black plate when youre using a waterblock, it seems the screws are too short?

Fixed the bottom rad, it was all crooked because i had used way long much tubing, which was causing the thick tubes to warp and bend.

changed up the fittings, using compressions on my cpu block and gpu blocks.

removed ssds from front of case, ill be putting the adata in front bay. since i only have 3 drives, it leaves me room for 1 anyways.

added a few more angle fittings for better tubing runs and trimmed up tubing.

also, the last pic was of a 2nd system of mine. specs are i5 2500k 4.8 ghz h60, 16gb ram, tx850w, evga z68 sli and haf x.
that will be going from the single 680 which was only temporary, to gtx 760 sli. in a few weeks.
post #6 of 6
I put Ek blocks on my 680's and I think the Evga backplates will not work. I went with Ek backplates.
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