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Am I the only person who thinks the Antec Dark Fleet DF-85 would be beautiful to watercool?

with a 3x120 rad in front 2x120 on outer rear (through holes) and a 2x140 rad (do they even sell those?) on top? that would be amazing cooling power!!!

if someone does do it please post pics

Edited by rob3342421 - 6/15/11 at 4:07am
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Giving the spacing of the fans mounting holes it would seem pretty simple to do.Prob have to go with a different hard drive cage but do able.Would like to see one too.
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Prob have to go with a different hard drive cage
Thats the thin theres a hot swap drive on top of the case for 1 SSD so OS is sorted although HDD's would be a problem
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ill be doin it this fall, about 2 months. not exactly like ur picture, but close, 360 rad where hdd cage used to be, 280 rad on top(outside) with holes cut for fittings so all tubing remains inside the case. ill use the precut holes to route my drain tube.

also, why do u have it going through 2-3 blocks then rad->rad->res->rad? lol. pretty sure the more efficient normal way which im taking would be res->pump->gpu2->gpu1->rad->cpu->res
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Im not a watercooler but i do know its not a good idea to go waterblock > pump because of the heat (just saying)

but will look forward to some pics
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Quote:
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Im not a watercooler but i do know its not a good idea to go waterblock > pump because of the heat (just saying)

but will look forward to some pics
It doesnt matter too much. Once you tun the loop for awhile, the entire loop hits a temperature that is about the same.
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It doesnt matter too much. Once you tun the loop for awhile, the entire loop hits a temperature that is about the same.
I still wouldn't do it just because of my preference

lets face it if the pump fails your CPU + GPU will cook =( so I'd try to not to put heat through the pump =p

plus the difference between putting a rad in different areas only changes the temp by 1-2C so really its moar about making a short loop I would have thought =p

but like i said i havent water cooled :\\ so its only what i think and what ive heard from others
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Idk much about liquid cooling but I do know that the df 85 looks like a bad ass case to begin with so I hope you enjoy modding it!
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Get a dual bay res with pump mounted inside to save space
 
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post #10 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by TitaniumClocker View Post
Get a dual bay res with pump mounted inside to save space

yea thats what im getting

xspc dual bay res for d5 pump
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res/pump->360->gpu2->gpu1->280->cpu->res
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