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Basically i have a $35 case with a bunch of fan i bought in it. The thing is loud (but does a decent job of cooling). I am tired of the noise, in the spring i'm gonna be willing to spend about $600 on computer improvements. The way i see it i need a new case this one has been modded for air cooling and has very little room as is.

So as i see it i have two options
Option 1:
Get a different case (undecided) and wc the cpu and video card (none of that fancy ram/chipset cooling) This would let me overclock my gpu more as it does a pretty beastly 920 core at only 1050mv but it is far to loud to run at that.
On a side not i have never watercooled though i do not doubt my ability to set up a system i have no idea what to expect in terms of what to buy or how loud it will be, or even how it will perform.
Option 2:
Air cool it with a ft02 some upgraded 180mm fans and then ether sli 570s or sell my current card and get a next gen nvidia. The problem with this is if i spend ~250 on this case i am pretty much cutting myself off from watercooling in the future as it is very cramped for such things.

This all brings me to another question how safe is it to transport a watercooled pc? I go over to my friends about once a week and bring my computer so we can play battlefield would this have to come to an end?
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post #2 of 34
$600 on a case and watercooling loop? good luck
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post #3 of 34
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Not a very constructive comment, I am asking for incite not sarcasm. As you can see with a 35 dollar case i am not very picky when it comes to looks and 600 is just a goal that can be overshot a little.
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post #4 of 34
Is that $600 just going towards a case and cooling? If so, I would def do it. If you plan it right, you could get pretty good performance and also make it quiet. Get a case that supports 3 120mm fans in a row up top, and a thick radiator such as the XSPC RX or Blackice GTX series. This will allow you to run low to medium speed fans while providing good heat dissipation.
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Yes the 600 if going for the watercooling, would be set aside only for a case and watercooling. Could you Let me know exactly what i would need for a wc setup? This in not going to be aesthetically pleasing (fancy blocks, tubing, lights) just something that has some dependable parts for running distilled water and some sort of water treating.
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post #6 of 34
Well if you're transporting the case it would be ideal to find a case with a handle of some sort (or mod a case for it).

Rough easy image on prices.

CPU waterblock - $100
GPU waterblock - $120
Reservoir - $60
Pump - $80
Tubing - $20
Fittings - $50 - $100
Radiator - $100

Not sure if I forgot anything but that's about it.

As far as transporting a liquid cooled PC, I don't really see a problem with it. Make sure everything is nice and tight to prevent leaks and you should be good.
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post #7 of 34
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Originally Posted by Necrodox View Post
Well if you're transporting the case it would be ideal to find a case with a handle of some sort (or mod a case for it).

Rough easy image on prices.

CPU waterblock - $100
GPU waterblock - $120
Reservoir - $60
Pump - $80
Tubing - $20
Fittings - $50 - $100
Radiator - $100

Not sure if I forgot anything but that's about it.
So about $580 for the setup minus the case? Not too bad what is the general upkeep cost of a wc system? Also as far as i understand if it does leak it will not cause damage without power going through the part? I know this is true of most electrical things because all the water does is short them out by connecting things that should not be connected.
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post #8 of 34
Quote:
Originally Posted by Necrodox View Post
Well if you're transporting the case it would be ideal to find a case with a handle of some sort (or mod a case for it).

Rough easy image on prices.

CPU waterblock - $100
GPU waterblock - $120
Reservoir - $60
Pump - $80
Tubing - $20
Fittings - $50 - $100
Radiator - $100

Not sure if I forgot anything but that's about it.

As far as transporting a liquid cooled PC, I don't really see a problem with it. Make sure everything is nice and tight to prevent leaks and you should be good.
Those prices seem a little high. You can get the Raystorm for $60, a GPU block for ~100 and rad for ~50 to 80.
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Those prices seem a little high. You can get the Raystorm for $60, a GPU block for ~100 and rad for ~50 to 80.
Thanks for the heads up. I would however prefer you guys overshoot than under because all thats gonna be in the end is a nice surprise.
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post #10 of 34
if u dont care about the looks buy a universal gpu block, if u upgrade u can re use it, u just get heatsinks for ram etc, and youre done, u can get that and a rasa kit
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