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There are a lot of antec haters on here but you can get a nice antec set up just as RushMore and look at his "Sexy Red" build (http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...log-never.html). But there are better cases out there and his build took a lot of work and money.
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post #12 of 43
Quote:
Originally Posted by Arksniper View Post
There are a lot of antec haters on here but you can get a nice antec set up just as RushMore and look at his "Sexy Red" build (http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...log-never.html). But there are better cases out there and his build took a lot of work and money.
Yeah, and it still doesn't even house all of the parts internally or properly. It's a cool project, but the case is awful for wc
 
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post #13 of 43
^agreed with the stallion

If your good with custom fabricating your own then the antec case would work great. But as just plug n play.. The antec doesnt even come close to what corsair, cooler master, or lain li does in terms of internal water cooling mounts.
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post #14 of 43
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Quote:
Originally Posted by al210 View Post
You are only buying 1 gpu water block?
One CPU, one GPU

Quote:
Originally Posted by Arksniper View Post
For the case you might wanna look at a HAF 932/x over the 1200 its has better cable management from what I hear and you can fit a nice 360 rad in the top which should cool your system decently although I would recommend another 120/240 for good temps.

I would also go with the rx360 kit over the 240. A 240 will limit your ocs if your ambients are hot. I would kick the anti-corrosive crap. Grab a silver kill coil or pt nuke. Ditch the 5$ water the 1-2$ stuff at your local grocery store that is distilled is just as good.

Back to the rads. A 240 is typically a cpu only setup otherwise you have yourself an expensive h50/70. The 360 rads are normally for cpu and 1 gpu or dual gpu cards. The 480s are typically cpu and cfx or sli setups. Otherwise your temps can get kinda warm.
How am I supposed to fit a 360 rad on top? There aren't 3x 120mm spaces at the top, and I don't want to do modding to comepensate for the 1x200mm fan config..



So would this work? If it's a physical object won't it just run through the loop and eventually get stuck in the pump or one of the blocks?

So I guess I need to get a 360 rad...unless I can get a case with 8 or more rear PCI slots.

Is there a pronounced difference between the RX240 and RS360?
The RX series is a much thicker design than the RS

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kick View Post
please burn the antec case. now.

air cooling? fine.

with wc? destroy it. i dont even want to see it on anyone's list...especially for 180 bucks

grab rx360 kit.

i also believe the 5850 comes default with a unisink


Amazon.com: PrimoFlex Pro LRT UV Blue Tubing -7/16in. ID X 5/8in. OD (10ft pack): Electronics

17 bucks for tim? get mx2 or something. at that price, shin etsu isnt worth it

where r your fittings?
Why is the Antec case so terrible for liquid cooling?

RX360 kit $190 + shipping

+$x for however much a case will cost that can accomodate a 3x120 rad

I'm willing to spend $10 for high quality thermal paste

Fittings? I don't know. What should I get, based on my tubing and kit?
The kit comes with G1/4" to 1/2" barbs, would that work?
Edited by kiwiasian - 4/26/11 at 7:19pm
post #15 of 43
Thread Starter 
Alternatively, I could buy a 1200 and a RS240 for a CPU only loop, and just not WC the GPU...
post #16 of 43
Thread Starter 

Revised shopping list (all items include applicable taxes):
-Undecided case
-XSPC Rasa RX360 kit $190
-XSPC Universal GPU Water Block $55
-Ramsinks $17
-Distilled H2O $3
-10 feet UV reactive

7/16" ID with anti-growth coating $15
-Silver coil $7
-UV Cathodes $10
- $10

Subtotal $330+case
Shipping (estimate) $30

Grand total (estimate) $360+case



That's already ridiculously expensive. I think I might ditch the majority of the loop and get a 1200 with a RX240 CPU-only loop ($320 incl. applicable taxes + shipping)
^Yes, I like that idea.
post #17 of 43
the 1200 just has no where to mount radiators that doesn't nearly destroy the functionality of the case.
 
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post #18 of 43
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How about the rear 2x120mm exhaust fans?

post #19 of 43
Thats just absurd. There is basically no room for anything when you have that 240 mounted at the rear in the antec 1200. You want tight and minimal length possible when routing tubes, not a spider web.

The antec just does not work. Here's a list of cases that will accommodate water cooling.

Corsair:
800D
700D
650D
600T

Cooler Master:
HAF X
HAF 932
HAF 922
CM690 II
Storm Sniper

Silverstone:
tj07

or custom cases such as Mountain Mods, Danger Den, and a few others out there.

Those are cases with zero to bare minimal modding to fit multiple radiators internally.
Edited by adamwzl - 4/27/11 at 7:20am
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post #20 of 43
I would dump the Antec 1200 and get something better as the A1200 is not good for water cooling. Cooler Master ATCS 840, Cooler Master Haf X, Corsair 800D, Silverstone TJ07 many more.
Mountain Mods, Danger Den, etc.


BTW, the tj07 is not lian-li. it is Silverstone.
Edited by Triangle - 4/27/11 at 7:17am
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