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post #71 of 86
I like it. Quite a bit of power packed into that space.
post #72 of 86
I expected REAL liquid cooling for a "gaming monster". Putting a pre-filled PNY cooler on the CPU takes no more skill than installing an air cooler. Nothing special in this build...moving on.
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$300 on RAM alone....

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Amid all the kvetching has it really gone unnoticed that it's feasible to run two 580s and a CPU with two separate 120mm rads? That seems miraculous. Why bother with "real" watercooling for $500+ plus pain in the ass maintenance if you can just roll with that install and forget solution?

I'll sure as hell consider this "fake" watercooling the next time I make a build rather than pay out the ass for $100 blocks and all the other nonsense.
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Amid all the kvetching has it really gone unnoticed that it's feasible to run two 580s and a CPU with two separate 120mm rads? That seems miraculous. Why bother with "real" watercooling for $500+ plus pain in the ass maintenance if you can just roll with that install and forget solution?

I'll sure as hell consider this "fake" watercooling the next time I make a build rather than pay out the ass for $100 blocks and all the other nonsense.
It certainly won't cool as well as a proper set up, the GPUs *may* run cool enough to not notice a difference but I doubt the CPU will.
    
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post #76 of 86
$2000+ PC = unacceptable
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Are those 2.5" drives?
NM they are HDD
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post #78 of 86
I see the price and rma if something goes wrong a big pain BUT i sure beats in the noise department. If you not (lord forgive me for saying this here on OCN) into overclocking its in principal not a bad idea. With only three fans it has to be much quieter, really, wc cpu and two wc gpus all on three fans.

Still, i use closed loop systems for my gpu and cpu, its fun, quiet and pretty cheap too
post #79 of 86
What seems to be the problem? They packed a powerhouse into a small case while at the same time maintaining temperatures comparable to or below conventional air cooling in a larger tower.
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Ahhh....lol..Tom's Hardware,what do you expect.
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