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Hey people

I am wanting to water-cool my 2 gpu and was wondering what parts i should go for, i am new to water-cooling but have a fair idea on how to set it up but
have no idea on the parts to go for. Also i may need to get a bigger power supply i am aware of. Thanks for your help!!! biggrin.gif

Here is my set up

Intel Core i7 3770K

Corsair Hydro Series H100i CPU Cooler

Asus P8Z77- V PRO motherboard

Corsair Vengeance CML16GX3M2A1600C10 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3

x2 ASUS GeForce GTX 680 DirectCU II TOP Edition SLI

x2 Samsung 840 Series 120GB SSD Retail Box raid 0

Seagate Barracuda 2TB ST2000DM001

Samsung SH-224BB/BEBS SATA DVDRW Drive OEM

Silverstone Strider Plus 750W ST75F-P

CoolerMaster CM Storm Trooper with Window

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Thanks also if i cant or something my be in the way or case is to small or anything let me know

Cheers

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post #2 of 4
Well you are going to need to fit at least a 120x240 in there somehow...so until you know where you can put that radiator you can't do much. I personally would switch out the AIO cooler and go fully custom instead of splitting them up into two loops with a case that small.
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TBH, if you are going through the trouble of watercooling your GPUs, I would also ditch the AIO and throw the CPU in that loop too. For that I would recommend 480mm of total radiator space. That could be a single 480mm radiator, 2x240mm radiators, or a 360mm and 120mm, what ever fits in your case easiest.

What to buy. You need a pump, reservoir, radiator(s), waterblocks(CPU and GPUs), tubing, fittings(barbs or compression fittings), and a coolant(distilled water, premix, or concentrate). For brands, I recommend:
  • EK for the waterblocks. They offer the largest selection and have very good performance.
  • Alphacool, XSPC, or Hardware Labs for the radiators. A variety of thicknesses are available, ranging from 30mm thick up to 80mm thick, depending on what your case has room for.
  • A D5 for the pump(multiple brands available, all basically the exact same pump)
  • Reservoir is basically a personal choice thing. You could go real simple and get a Bitspower Multi-Z reservoir, real flashy and get a Frozen-Q Fusion, or go with a Bay reservoir.
  • Coolant is easy, Distilled water with a Biocide, like a silver Kill Coil or a liquid additive like PT Nuke. If you want colored coolant, Mayhems is the clear choice. They offer dyes for distilled water or premixes and concentrates.
  • Tubing is also easy. Primochill Advanced LRT. It comes in a variety of colors or crystal clear.
  • For fittings you can go with compression fittings or barbs. If you get compression Fittings, the ID and OD dimensions have to be the same as that of the tubing. If you use barbs, only the ID has to match, then you also need hoselamps. If you use tubing that has just a sligthly smaller ID than that of the barb, then you don'r need hose clamps. For example, using 7/16" ID hose on 1/2" barbs hose clamps would not be needed.
  • You also need fans for your radiators. Gentle Typhoons are widely accepted as the best 120mm radiator fan available. But they are expensive. Cheaper options are Yate Loon, Cougar, Coolermaster R4, and XSPC Xinruilian to name a few.

Also, make sure you read through the Water Cooling Essential Threads.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
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Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 830 256gb Raijintek EreBoss Core Edition  Win10 Pro x64  LG 29UM57-P 
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CM Storm QuickFire TK w/ MX Browns Silverstone Strider Platinum 550 Raijintek Styx Logitech G700 
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post #4 of 4
I have the same GPU. There is only one choice for the full cover water block.

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