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Considering a mini-ITX watercooled build

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I just saw what looks to be a fairly recent high-end mini-ITX case - the Cubitek Mini-Tank:
http://www.cubitek.com/products/chas.../features.html

And I'm considering turning it into a water-cooled setup (removing the HDD cage to accomodate a rad in front). I'd use a two single 120mm or 140mm rads in one loop for a i7-2600/GTX580 setup (stock clocks) blowing air into the case, and use the top fan as case exhaust (replacing it with a more powerful one to offset the two intake fans pouring heat into the case).

Anybody got recommendations for rads and fans, preferably low-noise ones? And should I go with 140mm ones or 120mm ones with adapters? And then anybody got a recommendation for a good fan to use for the case exhaust?

Also, for the res/pump, is a 5.25" combo model a good idea given the small size of the case/loop? Seems like it'd be easiest to install/maintain that way.
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I honestly thought something like this would be a fun project in the Mini-Tank. Until I realized that I could not find it ANYWHERE.
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I honestly thought something like this would be a fun project in the Mini-Tank. Until I realized that I could not find it ANYWHERE.
Overclockers.co.uk has it for the equivalent of ~$200 USD and I think they ship internationally. They mention a specific stock number, though, and I don't know if It'll be back in stock ever if the current units are bought.
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Overclockers.co.uk has it for the equivalent of ~$200 USD and I think they ship internationally. They mention a specific stock number, though, and I don't know if It'll be back in stock ever if the current units are bought.
Wow. That is way to expensive for a Mini-ITX case
I think a SFF watercooled build would be a lot of fun. I realize the mini tank isn't really SFF, but still. I wish the best of luck to you on this. Be sure and post if you go through with it.

I would be very interested to see it.
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Wow. That is way to expensive for a Mini-ITX case
I think a SFF watercooled build would be a lot of fun. I realize the mini tank isn't really SFF, but still. I wish the best of luck to you on this. Be sure and post if you go through with it.

I would be very interested to see it.
To be fair, there isn't really another case like it, especially made out of aluminum. The similar Lian-Li cases are usually cramped and/or have the power supply over the motherboard.

And yeah, I want the case regardless if I go watercooling, as I have yet to get a case I really like.
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