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post #1 of 30
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Please note that I am just learning how to put together a water cooling system and only found out about them and how they worked yesterday



The cost of the tubing is actually a quantity of 6, there 97p each.
  • Are any of these items. . . usless?
  • Keeping the system at £200 - £250 can any improvents be made?

Currently the loop will only run through my CPU although if a decent water-cooled 55nm GTX 260 comes out then that may go onto the loop also.

Would all this fit into a 'Coolermaster 690 nVidia' case?
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post #2 of 30
I'd go with a Swiftech Micro-res instead of the drive bay, but otherwise it looks good. The Feser 1 is supposed to be pretty comparable to distilled water, but with less mixing required, so that's not as bad as people might tell you (actually, it might even slightly beat water). It's a little more expensive, but not enough to worry about.

How are you mounting the radiator? Does that come with a radbox, or do you need to buy one, or are you mounting it straight to the case?
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post #3 of 30
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Well that was my question:

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Will it all fit into a Coolermaster 690 nVidia
If it does I plan on having the pump and rad both on the floor of the case.
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post #4 of 30
Decent build there..but id change just a couple things.
First off no need to get that EK top for the pump as it doesnt really do much, but ive heard good things about the Detroit top.
Block is good.
Id get the HW Labs 360 GTX rad instead because it performs better with higher RPM fans (something you havent listed there are fans)
Fluids good although i prefer to use distilled water but the Feser 1 is cheap enough and ive used it before.
Ive got that exact tubing and i love it, very nice orange but i think your going to need more than 6 quantities, because at 96p its per Foot, so 6 ft is not enough, get atleast 10-15ft.
I've also got the same res and i really like it because it bleeds air very fast and looks nice with the included blue LED. As i said before your missing fans, id recommend 3 medium speed Yate Loons or high speeds with a fan controller.
Ive not used that case before but im sure it would fit with some modding.
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post #5 of 30
thats a good setup, and yes I beleive you'll be able to fit those in that case.



It will suffienctly cool your CPU and GPU when you decide to. Just make sure you get enough tubes, and make sure you get some tube clamps
    
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post #6 of 30
Sorry, I missed that. No, it won't fit, unless you completely overhaul the case. Trust me, I have a 690, and they won't take anything bigger than a 240 mm radiator. You'll need to buy a radbox. This should work. You mount the radiator to the box, then you mount the box to the case.
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post #7 of 30
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If you buy a cable in a quantity of lets say 20 then do you get a long 20ft line of tubing and then you cut it yourself or does it come pre-cut?

And yes that 690 looks very tight, might get the Akasa infiniti ZOR instead and fill it with red fans.

And I would prefer a quieter system so lower fan speeds which the Feser Xchange is better at.
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post #8 of 30
yeah you always get one long tube that you cut yourself, that way you can chose exactly how long you need the tube segments to be
    
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post #9 of 30
The 690 is roomy enough, you just have to mount such a big radiator on the outside. The HAF 932, on the other hand, has tons of room for a 360mm radiator, and even has a thread dedicated to it in the cases section. It's not much more expensive, either.
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post #10 of 30
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So that tubing I choose, if I bought 12ft of it would it come in one big strip or in segments because if I were to place my radiator outside the case I would need a fairly long bit of tubing. Another issue is that the radiator would be behind the case and the reservoir is in a drive bay so the tubing may be a bit messy.
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