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post #31 of 43
+1 on the mcw80 its only 39.99 on jab tech
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OP, I look at it this way: You wouldn't put a corvette engine in a geo metro.

I understand people have budgets, but there is this notion around OCN that cheap cases = better, when that's not the case (no pun intended) at all.

There are few sub $250 cases that accept a top of the line WC loop internally. That's just the nature of the beast, unfortunately. I personally hate Antec for it's refusal to listen to the community, and it's inability to push their products to be better designed, and then charging outrageous amounts for their horribly built chassis.

Why put 2k worth of gear in a 100 dollar case? That's just my opinion. I understand you're on a budget but to be honest, you'll be MUCH happier in the long run by getting a case that will benefit from future upgrades.
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xnine, good points. I believe we have already swayed the OP into getting a HAF X. Which will most likely be what he needs/wants for future upgrades. It not as easy to work with say the 800D, but its easy enough and cheaper.
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post #34 of 43
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Originally Posted by adamwzl View Post
Honestly Id go with a F/C block for the video card. Just because that primo chill tubing is tough as balls, and the bends from the cpu to the video card will be tight and could cause an issue of slipping off the barbs it comes with. Since it would have do a U bend.

Im sure someone here has a cheap f/c block for about the same price as the universal.

If you rather get the universal for future upgrades, then thats fine just make sure you add some good clamps to your list.
Non-reference PCB design

How stiff is the tubing? It was designed for flexibility (evidently: PrimoFlex) but if need be I will look into some clamps.

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Originally Posted by KBcobra View Post
I would take the HAF X and RASA kit with the RX360. For the gpu I would pick up an Swiftech MCW80. Your temps will be awesome.



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Originally Posted by XNine View Post
OP, I look at it this way: You wouldn't put a corvette engine in a geo metro.

I understand people have budgets, but there is this notion around OCN that cheap cases = better, when that's not the case (no pun intended) at all.

There are few sub $250 cases that accept a top of the line WC loop internally. That's just the nature of the beast, unfortunately. I personally hate Antec for it's refusal to listen to the community, and it's inability to push their products to be better designed, and then charging outrageous amounts for their horribly built chassis.

Why put 2k worth of gear in a 100 dollar case? That's just my opinion. I understand you're on a budget but to be honest, you'll be MUCH happier in the long run by getting a case that will benefit from future upgrades.
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Originally Posted by adamwzl View Post
xnine, good points. I believe we have already swayed the OP into getting a HAF X. Which will most likely be what he needs/wants for future upgrades. It not as easy to work with say the 800D, but its easy enough and cheaper.
I do want an 800D but it's just so ridiculously expensive. Looking it from a more realistic standpoint...you're paying $300 for a computer case. I don't know, it just sounds ridiculous to me.

I suppose I am willing to shell out the $ for a HAF X. And if I can sell my current 900, it could bring my net cost to $130 or so.
post #35 of 43
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Non-reference PCB design

How stiff is the tubing? It was designed for flexibility (evidently: PrimoFlex) but if need be I will look into some clamps.

tubing is pretty stiff if your getting 1/2" ID 3/4" OD. Same type I use, it can bend well without kinks that's why its stiff . But over time the tension with the bend will cause the tubing to slip and eventually could pop off. The clamps that come with the kit, I wouldnt trust. Try finding some metal ones.

Also are you cooling both your 5850s or just one?
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post #36 of 43
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Just one

I'll see if the included clamps work well, if not I guess I'll buy some.
post #37 of 43
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Bump

I don't see any way I can make this cheaper than $550..

Unless I ditch GPU water cooling (which I am fine with, given that I have a HAF X with 9 PCI rear slots)
post #38 of 43
that's incredibly cheap for a case and cooling a cpu and 2 gpus. You're not going to find a way to make it cheaper. To cool a setup like that if you chose quality parts separately and did not buy case you would be looking at around $500+ for just wc parts.
 
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post #39 of 43
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I just took the GPU out of the loop and it came to $450, versus $550 with the GPU. Without GPU is probably the better option, given it certainly is not worth $100 just to cool a GPU..
post #40 of 43
good one i expense 450$ in my cooling water system but i am very happy with and my computer already have 4 years old and still work perfect and i never has any overheat problem
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