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I'm getting prepared to order new parts for a new build, and decided to give water cooling a shot, imma read ALOT more on it before i actually hook everything up(have an extra air cooler that i'll use), but i was wondering if a good water cooling setup can be done in a itx/mATX case (ex. ft03, various fractal towers, etc...). Has anybody done this, and are they happy with it?
post #2 of 10
There is alot of builds going on with mATX cases especially the ft03 and yes it can be done. Its a great space saver if you need it or just like the case it self.
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hmm i c, are you familar with any good water cooling retailers? neweggs stock is pretty bad
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hmm i c, are you familar with any good water cooling retailers? neweggs stock is pretty bad
sidewindercomputers.com
frozencpu.com
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Lian Li PC-V351 is a decent choice if you like to mod at all. I've watercooled a PC-V352, but it was far from fun. The PC-V354 though, looks like it shouldn't be all that bad to do.
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post #6 of 10
I order all of my water stuff from performance-pcs or sidewindercomputers. Neither of them have done anything questionable to me yet. Also I forget where, but I saw a build log for a fully internal water loop inside a FT03. He was only cooling his CPU with a single 120 rad tho if that matters to you.
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also aquatuning is another good retailer
    
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post #8 of 10
Those sites are great for most parts and I ordered most from them except my mcp655 pump was cheapest at newegg. Id go with them for the generic parts like pump, fans and compression fittings.

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thanks for the feed back i will look into it! and if you have the link to the buildlog gogo link! i wanna do something fancy this time around, and unfortunately i can't mod anything (no tools :/)
post #10 of 10
The FT03 sucks for water cooling. You can really only fit a single 120mm rad in there without any modding, though I saw one that had a slim 120 rad sitting on the angled fan mount, in addition to a 120 at the top exhaust. Not great for performance to re-use hot air like that though. There's an FT03 with a dual rad modded on the back somewhere in the casemod worklogs forum if you can find it.

Oh, and there's also this thread specifically for watercooled SFFs.
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