How much did that watercooling setup run you? And how cool do your video cards run? I'm looking into it for my 2 7950s and 3570k
The setup, was around $500 with NO GPU blocks.
I just put the CPU under water, but I went all out with all top of the line shtt. The fittings alone were $80-$90 bucks.
My CPU never gets over 45C under full load and my system is a whisper compared to the air cooler I had before.
3770K 4.5Ghz @ 1.28V Avg 43C on full load.
The reason I didn't put the 690 under water is because it is a dual GPU card. They run much cooler than 680s in SLi. My cards run about 55-60C under full load @ 1115Mhz OC.
ETA: In the future, IDK if I will do it again. Probably will just buy a closed loop system then put that in a Push/Pull config.
This post was edited on 11/13 at 7:50 am