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I'm wondering what the best components are for this case (and the components in my sig) in terms of liquid cooling, i.e. Radiator, block, pump, etc...

It would be my first water cooling attempt. I'm probably just looking to cool my CPU, but I'd consider doing the GPUs as well.

Don't want it to be cheap, nor do I want it to be too expensive. I just want the best components for this rig for the money.

Any advice is welcomed.

Thanks.
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I have watercooled in my 690 II before, and it is quite simply the best mid tower out there for watercooling.

My setup was:

An rs240 on top(anything thicker WILL NOT FIT), an rx240 on the floor, and then a mcp350 in an xspc bay res.

However, it looks to me like you have more than 2 hdd's, so you won't be able to put the rx 240 on the floor. You will have to strap an rx240/rx360 on the back of the case, which works just as well. If you decide to go this route, you can then just buy a normal pump and sit it on the floor of the case, along with a micro-res or normal bay res.

EDIT: Or, you can always strap some 120mm rads on the floor or on the back if you want to keep the loop internal and still have room for your hdd's.
Edited by Behemoth777 - 2/21/11 at 1:21pm
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post #3 of 11
Or you can put some HDDs in a 5.25 inch bay so that you can put a radiator in the floor. Also you can fit a mcp35x next to the radiator on the floor if you mount it at a 90 degree angle.
 
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EDIT: Or, you can always strap some 120mm rads on the floor or on the back if you want to keep the loop internal and still have room for your hdd's.
I do have a few drives in my case. 3 to be exact. I could put the SSD in one of the 5.25 bays. That wouldn't be a problem. If I could keep it internal, that would be ideal. I like a nice clean look to my rig if possible.

Thanks for the advice so far guys. Keep em coming.
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I have my SSD in the bottom 5.25 bay next to the Swiftech micro res (with room for another 2.5 drive if I choose), a swiftech rad on top with two fans in pull, and a Koolance rad in the bottom with two fans in push, soon to be 4 fans in push pull. If you use a single bay res (like the XSPC) and mount your pump in the bottom you will have plenty of room for you HDDs and SDD. For me it is an ideal set up as it is all internal and the case is moderately sized.
 
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Hi,

A little extreme but not bad cost wise

600.5

Later

Pic.
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Hi,

A little extreme but not bad cost wise

600.5

Later

Pic.
Kill it with Fire! lol....

But seriously, that is one helluva rig.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by bckai View Post
Kill it with Fire! lol....

But seriously, that is one helluva rig.
Thanks,

I took a workmans approach to it and could have used more
flashy fittings ect. for it, but just wanted it functional as to cooling.

Took it a rad at a time and moved components around, res, pump
ect, to get it the way I wanted.

Changed loop three times and only thing left is put 6990 into loop
when it comes out.
Working on top rad housing as to looking OEM.

Pic of Cardboard template tranferring to sheet metal when done.
Home for Ivy Bridge when released.

Pic.
later

Edited by Irocing - 2/21/11 at 6:39pm
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post #9 of 11
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Originally Posted by Irocing View Post
Thanks,

I took a workmans approach to it and could have used more
flashy fittings ect. for it, but just wanted it functional as to cooling.

Took it a rad at a time and moved components around, res, pump
ect, to get it the way I wanted.

Changed loop three times and only thing left is put 6990 into loop
when it comes out.
Working on top rad housing as to looking OEM.

Pic of Cardboard template tranferring to sheet metal when done.
Home for Ivy Bridge when released.

Pic.
later

I've seen that rig before on these forums in other threads. I liked how you fashioned the top for the rad up there. You must get some nice temps with that setup.
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post #10 of 11
heres my built with 120+240 rad.. i had 2x240 + one 120.. when i had my gtx285. worked well with gpu+cpu cooled both..


Edited by smex - 2/21/11 at 8:15pm
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