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I find it hard to believe the temps were reasonable with a 580 OC'd to 950, and a 2600K on a single 120mm rad, in an enclosed case, with another 580 adding heat to the inside of the case as well. I like the idea, but a lot of details are missing from the article. He acts like they hit 950 on stock voltage on the 580's
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I hate Tom's so much.
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I hate Tom's so much.
For real, they used to be the shiz years ago... But now, its terrible.
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I find it hard to believe the temps were reasonable with a 580 OC'd to 950, and a 2600K on a single 120mm rad, in an enclosed case, with another 580 adding heat to the inside of the case as well. I like the idea, but a lot of details are missing from the article. He acts like they hit 950 on stock voltage on the 580's
This. I don't believe for a second that those 120 rads kept the GPU's+CPU cool under those overclocks.
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Are those 2.5" drives?
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At this rate they'll release an article about the razer blade calling it a monster with good price/performance (looking at you kotaku).

I mean seriously. Naming their article "Building A Liquid-Cooled MicroATX Gaming Monster" and then building a box full of normal parts with that asetek/corsair/antec crap glued to them. Seriously? not even a custom loop?

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post #17 of 86
The idea's actually great, but the application is ridiculous.

If they only had thought about the heat the GTXs are going to put out and behaved in consequence (creating a wind tunnel on the lower side of the case, pex), it would've been better.


That being said my next build's gonna be a mATX case with MB laying flat.
   
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post #18 of 86
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The idea's actually great, but the application is ridiculous.

If they only had thought about the heat the GTXs are going to put out and behaved in consequence (creating a wind tunnel on the lower side of the case, pex), it would've been better.


That being said my next build's gonna be a mATX case with MB laying flat.
Was thinking the same thing. I'd love to have a Mini-ITX but they don't support 16x graphics cards very well. Not to mention a quality 1155 mobo that overclocks well.....maybe they do...I'll have to do more research.
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post #19 of 86
I've been thinking about doing something like this...I don't think it is a big deal really.

Just a matter of finding the right case that would have a space for a pump. I would never water cool with less than a D5 pump or equivalent, but that is just me.
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post #20 of 86
I could see this solution being good if you wanted to build a gaming computer for a family member or friend who isn't a real enthusiast but would like to have something better than they could pick up at a store with a footprint similar to what they could pick up in a store.

I couldn't see a real enthusiast being very enthusiastic about this system, though.
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