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CM 690 First time water cool

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by max51, Jul 4, 2011.

  1. max51

    Gangster

    Joined: May 7, 2011

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    Location: Nr Basingstoke

    Hi all as promised a build log for my air and watercooled pc, to a cpu gpu watercooled loop. The case i am using is the CM690 II Advanced case.
    Hope this helps other people out with there CM cases.
    As this is my first time to use watercooling please bare with me and any questions and advice would be appreciated.
    Here is what i am cooling with my loop.
    AMD 1090T Hex core cpu
    Dual 6950's (Bios flashed to 6970) in Xfire
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    Case before anything removed, apart from some cable ties to mesure and check spaces for rads and res.
     
  2. Tommyzz

    Gangster

    Joined: Jun 6, 2011

    Posts: 391

    Location: Manchester

    Looks really nice, I'm jealous that you have the rev1 6950's I'm buying one soon and they've stopped selling rev1's :(.
     
  3. KiiYzOo

    Soldato

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    Location: Edinburgh, Scotland

    nice n' toasty top 6950 :p
    nice rig though
     
  4. max51

    Gangster

    Joined: May 7, 2011

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    Location: Nr Basingstoke

    Some parts i have recived before i started this thread. What i have so far.
    EK Supreme HF CPU block
    Alphacool VPP655 pump only
    XSPC Dual 5.25" bay res for the D5 pump
    XSPC Rads, 1 RS240 for the top. 1 RX240 for the bottom
    Masterkleer uv blue tubing
    Mayhems X1 premix fluid.
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    Also i have recived a nice clear side panel for the case, to show it all of when finished :)
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  5. max51

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    Location: Nr Basingstoke

    Yes they do get very toasty, one of them hit 92c.Thats what made me think about other cooling options. So here i am having a go at watercooling.
     
  6. -=Vect0r=-

    Hitman

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    Good luck! What GPU blocks have you got in your sights?
     
  7. max51

    Gangster

    Joined: May 7, 2011

    Posts: 215

    Location: Nr Basingstoke

    First thing first. time to start removing parts and get ready for install.
    The first thing i took apart was the bottom drive bays. In the CM 690 i had to remove all the HDD's and the trays first, then lay the case on its back, remove dust filter. Underneath there is four screws to remove, once removed stand case back up and there are three more screws in the back, then the two sides just pull forward slightly and pull out.
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    The next thing i have removed is the dvd drives and card reader to make way for the res and a fan controller. I will have to leave one of the dvd drives out and also the card reader. i have an external card reader anyway.
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  8. max51

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    Location: Nr Basingstoke

    The GPU blocks i would like are the HK Full cover blocks copper and clear the same as the CPU Block.
     
  9. James J

    Capodecina

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    Location: Bristol

    Gonna pay close attention to this as I have the same case and might go full water cooling next year
     
  10. max51

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    Location: Nr Basingstoke

    Hi all, the next task i thought i would do is to remove the GPU's and get them stripped cleaned and ready for the waterblocks, which i have on order ( HK FC6970 Full cover; copper plexi ) to match my CPU block.
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    GPU's ready
     
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  11. max51

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    Now i am ready to remove the CPU cooler and get the cpu cleaned and rady for the new block.
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    Cooler removed, thanks to the hole in the motherboard tray replacing the back plate on the mobo was a breeze. Which made the fitting of the new block an easy task to do.
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    GPU block in place and looking good. Even a facility on that block to put LED's but with my tracers beside it i thought i would not need.
     
  12. Shayper

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    Nice mate :)

    When it's finished, mind if I link it in to my watercooling guide? Would be a good example :)
     
  13. max51

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    Now for the placement of the rads and res. The top rad went in easy. for there i used the XSPC RS240 with 2 120mm Bitfenixfans under the top cowl.
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    The bottom rad though was a bit more of a problem and the XSPC RX240 that i used was a very snug fit, with the same 120mm Bitfenix fans underneath. The fitting end of the rad had to go to the front of the case, where the 140mm fan had to be replaced with a 120mm fan and a home made harness for it to lift clear of the fittings.
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    Now it is fitted it looks good.
     
  14. max51

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    No i do not mind at all. Please feel free to link to your guide. And thanks.
     
  15. Shayper

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    Cheers a lot mate :)

    The guide link is at the bottom of my sig ;)
     
  16. max51

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    No probs. I have had a read of your link , some typing on an i phone must have taken some time to do.
    Good link though and an intresting read.
     
  17. max51

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    Joined: May 7, 2011

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    Everything on hold now for a couple of days. Waiting for the rest of the parts to arrive and back to work, waiting on the GPU blocks and fittings. as soon as they arrive i will update.
     
  18. G-Dubs

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jan 2, 2009

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    Location: Lincolnshire coast

    Just done one myself so nice to see another done well.

    Have fun hiding those wires, there's lots of room but it takes a lot of planning
     
  19. GoogalyMoogaly

    Soldato

    Joined: Aug 29, 2010

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    Location: Cornwall

    That XSPC RX240 rad is huge!!

    I want one!

    I struggled to hide the cables well in mine, then gave up. So good luck!
     
  20. Lunawolfy

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    Subbed :)

    Looks good mate can't wait to see more (I hate it when people smash windows or have some unfortunate shortfall that puts my morning reading on hold :p)
     


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