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So I've decided to make my desktop a little brother. Theme is blue LED, liquid, and tiny!

Parts list
APEVIA X-QPACK2-BK/500 Black http://bit.ly/jRtpWX

ASUS M4A785-M http://bit.ly/iNH29h
G.SKILL 4GB DDR3 1333 http://bit.ly/iYewct
AMD Phenom II X2 555 Black Edition http://bit.ly/leEeo5
UPDATE!
ASUS P8H67-M LX http://bit.ly/iZguHc
i5-2500K http://bit.ly/mT90Ja

Misc
KINGWIN KF-1000-BK 3.5" Internal hot swap rack http://bit.ly/msRU12
ICY DOCK MB990SP-B Dual 2.5" to 3.5" http://bit.ly/mSHADE

Currently I'm running the same CPU in my desktop at 4.3GHz X4 on an XSPC RASA RS240 kit in my main system. I know the CPU has potential. The tower will also be my secondary storage to my server, hence the extra HDD slots.

I'm planning on liquid cooling it with either an H50 (modded with custom RES and tubing) or going custom loop, or building a custom kit. Would it be better to go custom and add in a 120mm rad in the back, and an 80mm in the front? If I go custom, I'll add in a north bridge block if you think it'll handle that. GFX card will come later.

Thoughts?
Edited by kdb424 - 6/22/11 at 2:57am
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post #2 of 8
are you set on that case?

If you were to consider like a Lian Li V351B, you could fit a 120x2 up front in it with little to no modding, as it has native 120x2 fan mounts.

Then you could fit a custom without any problems.
Its a tight fit... but ive seen a couple done very nicely.
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I'm pretty set on that case. I'll replace the PSU when overclocking. Really though it's the size that I need, and I'd really like that window availability. I'm not planning on running really powerful GPU's, so the only cooling I need is my CPU, and maybe a northbridge. I can't see why a 120 and an 80mm (if even needed) can't cover the CPU. A friends 1100T is at 4GHz on an H50 quite nicely.

Assuming I go full custom in that case, what rad should I run for a 120, and should I install an 80mm?
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black ice gtx 120 will be the best rad for your setup since it has the highest amount of possible heat dissipation of any rad (considering you use 1500+rpm fans) which is quite importnat if you only plan to use 1 120 rad
 
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I'm interested in what you do with this... please take pics!
post #6 of 8
Go with gt stealth, if you want high performance in a small package. The 30 fpi are the best for high speed fans.

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post #7 of 8
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I've boon looking into the black ice, and I don't think that there are possibly any better. I know well that a single 120 will do what I need seeing as there is no GPU or other components in the loop. I'll take pics all the way, and will probably end up selling the system, as I'm building just for the pure fun of it. I should get the worklog for my main system up seeing as this is meant to be a complement to it basically. Anyone have any other suggestions?

EDIT: How much does tubing size affect the temps you think? I mean it adds more restriction, but if I get a decent pump, I can run smaller tubes and therefor space. Any pump suggestions in particular? I have the res picked out, so no combos please.

EDIT2: New thought! I could mount a 240 horozontal on the back (external) like some do with desktops (vertical). That would allow me a little better temp, but is it even worth the slight drop in temps? Cooling only a CPU, the H50 is fairly good an AMD's and a black ice is even better!

EDIT3: Would this suffice for my single rad and CPU block? I can't imagine for the life of me why not. http://bit.ly/mSy8qx The RASA 240 in my desktop has the dual bay version and I'm loving it!

EDIT4 LAST ONE!: I have an H50 lying around. I'll check the performance on that when I buy the parts. If it performs up to par, I'll do the H50 mod adding in a res, and eventually replace the rad with the blackice or whatnot as it can easily add those in, and double as a pump/cpu block.
Edited by kdb424 - 6/17/11 at 1:11am
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Update. Goin with the i5 2500k and an H50 (to start). I'll update again once the parts on the way. Sold my sig rig for $660, so once I pick up the money, I'll order this and pictures all the way! I'll update as often as I can.
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