Description

The water cooling loop is entirely custom built, and I had quite the trouble building it, but it is DEFINITELY worth it after seeing the temperature difference from the stock CPU cooler. The actual desktop itself was relatively easy to build, but I had a few bumps to overcome along the way. Overall, I am completely satisfied with this build as it is a significant upgrade from my old PC. There is also an external fan controller that sits on my desk for controlling the fans for the water cooling and such. Thanks for viewing! Please leave feedback! Also, just throwing out there that I did purchase two SSD's for a RAID 0 configuration for the operating system and critical programs.

Comments

  • 74 months ago
  • 5 points

Dude, that mouse looks like something Batman would ride into the night.

Anyway, great build.

  • 74 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah. I've heard a lot of wows from friends about the mouse. I've actually had it for a while, I used it with my old computer. I've had it for about a year, and it still works just like it did the night I pulled it out of the box. It's a great mouse, and I highly recommend it.

  • 74 months ago
  • 3 points

are you going to add the 690 to the watercooling loop?

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Possibly in the future, I just had alot of trouble with the loop I have now, I just don't think it's worth the trouble, maybe if I add another card I'll add cooling to both at the same time. I just don't think it's worth the trouble for the cards, I'm not worrying about the temps on them now anyway.

  • 74 months ago
  • 2 points

Very Ambitious to go for a custom built water loop on your first build.. KUDOS!

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. I was expecting it to be alot easier than it actually was. But I felt quite satisfied when the computer actually booted up and I was able to install windows.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you do just CPU water cooled or CPU+GPU water cooled or everything in your PC?

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Well look at the firs pic, there's no water cooling block on the 690.

  • 74 months ago
  • 2 points

LOL stupid me. I'm blind as a bat.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, no GPU cooling for now, but maybe in the future.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

can get a 690 for like 700 on ebay

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Probably used, but I've had bad experience buying used things on Ebay. I bought a used telescope some time ago, and some of the parts were either damaged or didn't work. I had to spend over 200 dollars in repairs, which is a fourth of what I paid for it.

  • 74 months ago
  • 0 points

What a rip off a 780 is $650.

  • 74 months ago
  • 2 points

The only reason I myself is getting a 770 ;(

  • 74 months ago
  • 2 points

A 690 outperforms the 780 and the Titan, though the 780 and Titan are better in the sense they are single-GPU solutions.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

They don't out perform them. http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/high_end_gpus.html 780 is much better.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

I think saw1833 is right, even though there are newer cards out there, the 690 continues to smoke them and outperform.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Benchmarking scores for what is essentially a dual-gpu solution vs a single-gpu solution in most cases is silly. The only kind of benchmarking I really care to see is real-world avg fps. And the 690 will still win the raw FPS battle.

Yes, micro-stutter exists, but it's not nearly as bad as it used to be.

  • 74 months ago
  • 2 points

I'm just saying, for a lot cheaper, the 780 is very good

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

I heard that GTX 690 have some of the same problem as sli card since it is 2 gpu.

  • 74 months ago
  • 0 points

Indeed it will, but microstuttering and most SLI issues are very minimal as of this point in time.

  • 74 months ago
  • 0 points

I was actually reading up on the microstutter issues with the 690, and people make it seem alot worse than it actually is. To be completely honest with you, I don't notice a difference at all.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

better then paying 1000 tho, plus a 690 is better than a 780

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

But is the GPU used. I don't trust eBay for something expensive like a GPU.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

true enough, I can see where you are coming from, I ordered 3 GTX 470's from ebay all worked fine so thats my experience xD

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

470's? Damn that's old! I guess whatever floats your boat...

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Found 1 gtx 690 for $570

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

I think I found one also, but I think it's a scam. Unless if the one you found is used.

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  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Definitely.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

But single GPU is better than multi GPU.

The plot thickens.

  • 74 months ago
  • -1 points

You don't say?

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks like a great build! What games are you gonna be playing with that beast?

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Uhh... Battlefield 3, (Battlefield 4 soon, can't wait), Crysis, Skyrim, Tomb Raider, Bioshock, Far Cry 3, Hitman Absolution, those are the only ones I can think of off the top of my head. But I can assure you the graphics hard handles just about everything I throw at it, and handles it well. The only downside is the room gets pretty hot because its putting out so much heat. I am not regretting paying so much for a 690. My next upgrade will probably be another one (if I can save enough money).

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

I wouldnt really recommend getting another 690 since its a dual gpu it already creates quite a bit of heat. Also since it would technically be equivalent to running 4 680's the scaling would be horrible.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Alright, I'll consider your tip when choosing what to upgrade next.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow

  • 74 months ago
  • 0 points

Please don't say you paid THAT much for a 690.

  • 74 months ago
  • 2 points

Yep, I got about 50 bucks off 999 dollars with amazon prime though. I believe it was worth every dollar I paid.