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They definitely picked the right case.
   
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post #22 of 86
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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.
I got it easier since I'm an AMD guy... AMD usually gets good quality mATX boards

AMD guy, not AMD fanboy. I'll get whatever performs the best with the money I have. If equal, AMD gets my money. That's what I meant
   
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post #23 of 86
Ah crap! Well, I tried to get in here before everyone screamed "OMG WTH, I can't believe that setup. You have to have atleast 3 quad radz to cool that rig....blah blah blah"

That is a nice little setup
    
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yeah, I also have a really hard time believing they achieved those clocks with so little cooling without sacrificing something somewhere (ie pushing temps to the limit, noise to the max)

I have an H100 just on my 2600K @ 4.8, I can't imagine putting a 2600K and two GTX580s on what sounds like is effectively an H80 and H60.
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I'm slightly confused by the temps... 2 120mm rads cooling a 2600K and 2 GTX 580s? I don't even...
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post #26 of 86
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I read the title and was like... sweet. Then I saw the pics and was like... Really?
Same.

Every time I see liquid cooled I don't think of closed loops.
    
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post #27 of 86
They could've did this a lot better though. You could fit a 240 rad in top, 120 in rear, front and bottom without heavy modification. Would definitely be tight though and a lot of work!
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post #28 of 86
No room for sound card, or any expansion card.
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post #29 of 86
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No room for sound card, or any expansion card.
That is why it is an mATX build. What else would you need? The Gene Z is a fantastic board with decent audio and a good LAN...don't need anything else.
   
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post #30 of 86
cold, why didnt they look into building a m-itx full loop one?
    
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