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As the title reads, I am currently sporting the antec 1200 case. I love the look of the case, but I have seen some of the things people have done to their cases, and it looks amazing. Basically what I am asking of you guys is for some help with "mods". I would like to get more lighting, and continue the blue lighting within the case, but illuminate it a little more. I would also like to create a water cooling system that would also keep this blue glowing theme. Any help at all would be fantastic, and links would be most helpful. THANKS!

Below I will post some pictures of the case at the moment, and yes I am aware that my cable management is horrible, and I plan to redo it when I install the water cooling and lighting.


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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811994001
i use these in my antec 300
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Awesome.. Lighting done and they are CHEAP! (IMO). What about the water cooling? I have a corsaid H50 but thats not cutting it with over clocking past 4.1ghz.
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Stick a 320mm rad up front for watercooling, just stick the HDDs in the upper 5.25 bays.

And also cut a clean side panel window and do away with that weirdo mesh and fan.
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Stick a 320mm rad up front for watercooling, .
Sorry, new to water cooling... what are you saying?
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Sorry, new to water cooling... what are you saying?
Stick a rad this size up front where the HDD bays are.



I did that, had 2 HDDs, a SSD, and a DVD drive all scrunched up top. see.

http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...ml#post7871452
Edited by Philbar71 - 5/9/11 at 8:03pm
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Stick a rad this size up front where the HDD bays are.



I did that, had 2 HDDs, a SSD, and a DVD drive all scrunched up top. see.

http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...ml#post7871452
That rad will cool the CPU and the GPU? Ive been told just sticking a small radiator in a drive bay like that wont exactly cool the system down terribly well.. sticking a small radiator like that in would be no different than the H50 IMO. Ive seen whole boxes and kits being shoved in drive bays. I would assume those work better. Money is no object at the moment. Just trying to get an idea.
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^ lol a rad like that is nowhere near small... Its more than enough to cool my old Q9300 and GTX 260. It also kept my 2500k and GTX 560 very cool.
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http://www.frozencpu.com/products/85..._-_Acetal.html
I was looking at something like this... but again.. I'm new and don't know what I need haha. Because if I get a rad like that, I still need the pump and block and everything right?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by NearFutureTechnology View Post
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/85..._-_Acetal.html
I was looking at something like this... but again.. I'm new and don't know what I need haha. Because if I get a rad like that, I still need the pump and block and everything right?
What you have there is a Reservoir. That holds the excess water and removes air from the loop. That is also how you fill the loop.

You need for a complete watercooling build,

Radiator (with fans)
Pump
Blocks (CPU and/or GPU)
Reservoir or T-line
Tubing and clamps.
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