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post #1 of 15
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So today I got my two RS240 rads, XSPC 750 res/pump, XSPC GPU block, XSPC CPU block, 10 feet black primoflex, and Sunbeam Rheosmart-6 fan controller.

Its my first time ever water cooling in fact I have never seen a WCed computer in person, only here on OCN. Had some scary leaks at first, but following the info I learned here nothing was damaged.

It is beautiful and effective.

CPU (3.6ghz w/ 2700mhz cpu-nb) temps are:
33c idle (down from 40c)
45c load (down from 55c)

GPU temps (800mhz core, 1600mhz shader, 1800mhz memory) are:
23c idle (down from 37c)
27c load (down from 55-62c!!!!!)


The CPU changes were OKAY but the video card is unbelievable, and that is with an overclock! I plan to see how far I can push that one, but I dont plan to go any higher than 900mhz w/ 1.080v....this card came with a Mosfet heatsink but not sure how much I trust it.

I replaced the thermal pad under the MSI mosfet/nb heatsink a much better pad and mounted three 50mm fans on the heatsink. Between that and the H20 I am going to try for 3.9ghz stable or maybe, just maybe 4.0ghz. The only thing making me hesitant is the MSI system board Mosfets which have been known to fry at sertain temps and voltages (hence the modded Mosfet cooling).

Well here is my lame excuse for a work log. Please forgive my poor photography skills....I have no feel for cameras.
























There it is, my first WCed PC. Let me know what you think!
The Monolith
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post #2 of 15
looks good! now can we say... Multi-gpu?!
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post #3 of 15
Great job, I can't believe your build is so similar to my first loop that I just built! I have the same blocks, also had a couple leak issues, painted my fans and share concerns about the vrm cooling on my gpu lol Your gpu temps are a little lower, mine are 32 idle 42 load. An impressive upgrade coming from air, isn't it?
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post #4 of 15
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Rather unbelievable I must say!

I was slightly disappointed that my cpu load temps didnt drop more, but I think a stable 3.8 or 3.9 overclock with this new cooling will keep my temps under 55c, and will be more than enough for the gaming I do.

In the meantime I am going to overclock this gpu like the bull it is!
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post #5 of 15
Very nice, personally i just don't like the black pipes i would have gone with clear and green dye but thats just me.
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post #6 of 15
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Originally Posted by KillServ View Post
Very nice, personally i just don't like the black pipes i would have gone with clear and green dye but thats just me.
Same, I hate coloured tube...
post #7 of 15
Don't listen to the haters the black tubing looks awesome. I would add some white lighting inside the case and a full window, but thats just me its your build. The 690 II is a really nice case, I kinda wish I started with it instead of modding my antec to have a lot of the same features.
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post #8 of 15
Hope you plan on getting 3 gpus cuz if not you have way more radiator than you need. The black tubing looks great with the blue scheme! White cathodes would be sweet in there if you can get your hands on some.
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post #9 of 15
Agreed on the the tubing... It looks great! And as for the dye and clear tubing suggestion... That's so cliche it burns lol ... Not to mention dye just gunks up your loop, colored tubing is the way to go. I'm personally partial to Feser UV white tubing (color wise) but black is always a classy choice and looks spectacular under white cathodes... Now only another month and I'll have my own loop

Once again, great build. Looks awesome


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post #10 of 15
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Thanks for the feedback guys!

I personally love the black tubing, I hate rigs that are way too busy with colors, dyes, coils and such....you know the ones that are down right distracting.

I prefer simplicity and eloquence, something that is visually appealing without bells and whistles that seem tacked on.

White cathodes are under serious consideration and I'm thinking a custom clear side panel is in the near future. I am going to have to replace the three small fans on the northbridge/mosfet heatsink....they were recycled off two old hdd cooler and one of the fans squeaks like crazy. I think I'll replace them with three 40mm fans, the quietest ones I can find.

Anyway I am super pleased with the setup. I know I have more rad than I need but I now have a future proof loop. Even my gpu block is universal, so I am pretty set on cooling for a while. Check out my new system overclock in sig rig
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