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here's my question,
i might want to change my case for an Antec Darkfleet 85,
but i dont want to loose my Watercooling.
so i've checked that thing out, and i can get a 120mm outside on the read, and a 280mm inside on top.
it will Cool my sig rig, which is currently cooled by a 200mm (square) and a 120 +240mm.
i can Fit the 120mm in front of the DF ofc.
but will the 240+280 be sufficient enough for a 2600k @ 1.4V and 2x 6970's at 1300mV ?
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Originally Posted by AoHxBram View Post
here's my question,
i might want to change my case for an Antec Darkfleet 85,
but i dont want to loose my Watercooling.
so i've checked that thing out, and i can get a 120mm outside on the read, and a 280mm inside on top.
it will Cool my sig rig, which is currently cooled by a 200mm (square) and a 120 +240mm.
i can Fit the 120mm in front of the DF ofc.
but will the 240+280 be sufficient enough for a 2600k @ 1.4V and 2x 6970's at 1300mV ?
Lets do some math.

DF : ((240 X 120)/100)+((280 X 140)/100) = 680cm2
600T: ((200 X 200)/100)+((240 X 120)/100)+((120 X 120)/100) = 832cm2

Q1 How are your temps right now.
Q2 What do you think your temps will look like by taking out about 150cm2 of rad?
Q3 What's the problem that makes you want to change?
Edited by Rognin - 8/13/11 at 8:06am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Rognin View Post
Lets do some math.

DF : ((240 X 120)/100)+((280 X 140)/100) = 680cm2
600T: ((200 X 200)/100)+((240 X 120)/100)+((120 X 120)/100) = 832cm2

Q1 How are your temps right now.
Q2 What do you think your temps will look like by taking out about 150cm2 of rad?
Q3 What's the problem that makes you want to change?
my temps are good, i also ran it with out the 240rad, and cpu temps hadn't gone higher.
and i want the option to upgrade to 3 graphic cards but with the 600t and the 200mm in front i have to pu my 3 harddrives on the floor.which doesnt leave any roomf or a 3rd card. so basiclymy temp were perfectly fine @ 200mm -> gpu's 120mm -> cpu. then later added the 240.cpu temps didnt realy drop. i might do it wrong, but i guess im fine then.
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Originally Posted by AoHxBram View Post
my temps are good, i also ran it with out the 240rad, and cpu temps hadn't gone higher.
and i want the option to upgrade to 3 graphic cards but with the 600t and the 200mm in front i have to pu my 3 harddrives on the floor.which doesnt leave any roomf or a 3rd card. so basiclymy temp were perfectly fine @ 200mm -> gpu's 120mm -> cpu. then later added the 240.cpu temps didnt realy drop. i might do it wrong, but i guess im fine then.
You have 8 Expansion slots in the 600T. Which means enough to get three vid cards on water. Does your motherboard not support it?


If you watercool 3 Vid cards, a 120, 240 and 200 should be just borderline (maybe even lacking). Any less and you have to stick to air.

But the 600T can do it.
Edited by Rognin - 8/14/11 at 10:36pm
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Here is my df85















Not all is lost. Hope this helps!

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Edited by pali - 8/15/11 at 12:28am
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Heres a few question that will ultimately decide on how much radiator u will need.

1) What do you use the comp for and does it ever come under 100% load from gpus and cpu? eg. folding with cpu and gpu client 24/7

2) For gaming do you turn vsync on? <--- if you do then most likely the gpus wont ever come close to 100% load.

I'm currently cooling my 2600k @ 4.6ghz with 2 GTX590 with a single 420 black ice sr-1. Tried with running dual loops and the temps only drop 4 degrees on the cpu and 3 degree for the gpus cause i have vsync on for my games, turning vsync off makes me sick honestly....

My rig is running crysis 2 with everything max with the gpus max at 60-62c which for me is very good since im not going to break any world record for my rig, it will depends what you find as acceptable for temps.... some people treat 3 degree as im gonna blow something up which isnt true since its still much cooler than air and less noise too.
Edited by kevink82 - 8/15/11 at 6:24am
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my temps are good, i also ran it with out the 240rad, and cpu temps hadn't gone higher.
and i want the option to upgrade to 3 graphic cards but with the 600t and the 200mm in front i have to pu my 3 harddrives on the floor.which doesnt leave any roomf or a 3rd card. so basiclymy temp were perfectly fine @ 200mm -> gpu's 120mm -> cpu. then later added the 240.cpu temps didnt realy drop. i might do it wrong, but i guess im fine then.
Did you use all of your 5.25 bays? I would move some HDDs in there. SSDs can be mounted almost anywhere, mine are mounted behind the mobo.
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I have 3 3.5" hard drives. all my 5.25" are used. and, if you know the 600t, i have to mount my hard drive cage on the same level next to the PSU. so a 3rd card wont fit, not even with a waterblock. im cooling the 2 6970's of a 200x200mm rad, with a 200mm rad, so in the corners it has some deadzones. but its doing a sick job tbh, load on gpu's max 55~60 degrees.

also i do turn on vsync, but next week im going eyefinity : 5760x1080 so gpu's will get ****loads of load. my 3rd card i already have that is having alot of issues will stick to air when i ever deceide to put it in anyway.
was thinking a 240x120x30mm rad would easily hande the 2x 6970's. else i can always add my 120 / 200 in the loop somewhere, but that will require some modding.
and for the CPU im going for Phobya G-changer : 60mm deep. so thats not a slim rad.
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Gotcha, no 5.25 left over makes it harder. Well you could get another case, or you could get rid of the 200mm rad and do what I did:

You lose the window which kills your bling but should help with GPU temps.
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Originally Posted by CesarNYC View Post
Gotcha, no 5.25 left over makes it harder. Well you could get another case, or you could get rid of the 200mm rad and do what I did:

You lose the window which kills your bling but should help with GPU temps.
OMG that is awesome. How is the panel doing with all that weight?

Voila, a 240.2 is awesome!!!!
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