Originally Posted by Abenlog
Just bought the Snow edition of this
I'm loving the looks, just starting the build now, I have a xspc rasa 240 kit but I don't feel like the cooling from the rs240 rad is enough...do you think the upgrade to the blackice is worth it? I was thinking about waiting for the new EX rads from XSPC but there is no ETA on it
. I also just bought the new Raystorm, can't wait to get it in there!
I wanted to brainstorm some ideas for different rad mounting positions but all I'm seeing so far is the top 240, back 120 and bottom 120.
Sorry this post is really long but I'm excited to see someone else with this case that's watercooling!
VERY COOL! Glad to see someone else doing this as well. To be honest I have no idea how well this will cool since I have had one nightmare after another with cooling parts. I would be surprised if 240 wasn't enough to cool my rig since I am not going to be insane with the overclock (I had it at 4.7 on air when I was waiting for water parts.)
I agree on the RAD issue - the only option is to go external and make a housing for 360 or larger. You could make a sweet acrylic base for this that would fit larger RADs or some other setup. I really don't have experience with the others you mentioned in your post so I couldn't give an informed answer to how well those would do over any other RAD. I went blackice mainly off of reviews of the product.
For now, I am on a complete shutdown waiting on sleeving, finishing the interior with acrylic/mesh, and the return of my broken water pump. All of which will delay me at least two weeks before I can fire this thing up again. I plan on doing better step by step shots of the interior mods as I get to them (vid card cover, PSU cover, 5.25 bay cover, painting, sleeving.) Can't wait to get all my parts in!
Good luck with your build - put up a build log - I would love to see your progress and choices!