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Originally Posted by theseekeroffun;14655628 
Do you mean a MB tray?

Same difference. you "mount" it to the tray. I don't really want a tray. I just want a frame with the 6 or 7 screw points on it since it doesn't go in a case.
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I say if you are only going to be cooling your CPU, you could go with an XSPC rasa RS360 kit and then add on later. I only say this because you are new to water cooling and this kit comes with everything you need except water and a killcoil.
post #14 of 29
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I'm not going to only cool my CPU. trying to cool everything. I asked about intake an exhaust for the "motherboard" box. Then someone offered the idea of a full mobo block which i haven't seen in my limited research. So if someone could give me an opinion on that. Everything is gonna be custom mounted in a custom desk so it does me no good to not go all the way round 1
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Originally Posted by kswindell;14656602 
I'm not going to only cool my CPU. trying to cool everything. I asked about intake an exhaust for the "motherboard" box. Then someone offered the idea of a full mobo block which i haven't seen in my limited research. So if someone could give me an opinion on that. Everything is gonna be custom mounted in a custom desk so it does me no good to not go all the way round 1

Oops, my bad. Don't think there's a mobo block for that board.

2 intakes and 2 exhausts is perfect to air cool the mobo and ram.

The GPU's like I pointed out earlier won't fit with full cover blocks. You'll probably need a universal GPU block and some air HS's to put on the vrm's and ram. Or so I think that's how it would work.

EK Cooling Configurator. Click this and put your card type in, you'll see what I mean by universal water blocks.
Edited by Rognin - 8/20/11 at 7:31pm
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post #16 of 29
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I've read people saying like 6870 blocks fit on the 6950? Why is it they seem to make them for all the other cards except 6950?

If i water cool the ram, cpu, and gpu. what else needs specific cooling?
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Originally Posted by kswindell;14658324 
I've read people saying like 6870 blocks fit on the 6950? Why is it they seem to make them for all the other cards except 6950?

If i water cool the ram, cpu, and gpu. what else needs specific cooling?

Hrmm, got me stumped on the first point.

Only other thing really worth the while is the mobo. They also sell HDD coolers if you have HDD's. But that's kinda useless if you ask me...
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post #18 of 29
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so obviously it appears i can't water cool the motherboard. so imagine the motherboard, an all pieces that attach directly to it are mounted in a 12x12 box. if i have 2 say 120mm fans attached to hoses that pipe room temp air into the top of the box. an 2 hoses exiting the bottom attached to 120's pulling the air out. would that be substantial enough. or to much?
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post #19 of 29
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Originally Posted by kswindell;14658412 
so obviously it appears i can't water cool the motherboard. so imagine the motherboard, an all pieces that attach directly to it are mounted in a 12x12 box. if i have 2 say 120mm fans attached to hoses that pipe room temp air into the top of the box. an 2 hoses exiting the bottom attached to 120's pulling the air out. would that be substantial enough. or to much?

Are you cooling the GPU's with universal blocks or not.

What type of fans are you going to use?

I'd not defy physics just because. Warm air rises, I'd put intake at the bottom and the exhaust at the top. I'd also get filters for the two bottom ones, and it'd be an obligation if you live in a dusty place or have a carpet.

If you WC the GPU's I think four good fans can do the job ok (make sure the rest of the vid cards get air, so no hose/ducts thingies or whatever you meant). Some Silverstone 180 air penetrators on the bottom and a pair of 140's (Noiseblockers!!!) on the top aught to do a better job.

Can you post a pic of your layoit for the box (ie google sketchup or something?)
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post #20 of 29
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its complicated. i haven't gotten into laying that out yet. the desk is pretty much designed. let me see if i can ghetto sketch it on paper an scan it in. so it makes more sense
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