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post #1 of 7
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I am a complete noob to water cooling, just looking for some advice

My case is the antec 1200, and I currently have a noctua nh-u12p installed. It performs very nicely, with temps idling around 33 and around 46-48 load.

However, I love the look of water cooling and I have ~$80 burning a hole in my pocket and I would like to get an entry level pre-assembled water cooling system that would fit in my case and give me similar if not better cooling compared to my noctua. I have come to the conclusion that a corsair h60 or antec kuhler 620 would probably be my best bet.

1) Should/would I be able to use my NF-P12 fan instead of the fan that comes with the 620 / h60?

2) I am upgrading to a p67 board soon, and I am pretty sure that both coolers are compatible with AM2+ (which I have now) and 1155 (what I'm upgrading to) but I need to be certain so I don't waste my mulah

3) What kind of modifications if any would I have to make to my rear 120mm exhaust fan in my case in order to mount the cooler? Or would using the included fan + the fan on my case already constitute a push/pull configuration and I wouldn't need to do anything extra?

Thanks~
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post #2 of 7
Those AiO units are about equal or just slightly better than a good CPU cooler. I'd save your 80 and buy booze or something

Or save it for your next upgrade.
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post #3 of 7
I agree with wondergod or you can get a Rasa kit LINK
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Okay well hypothetically would my proposed configuration cause any problems to arise with my case?
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post #5 of 7
No it should fit
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post #6 of 7
I had a Corsair H50 installed in mine no probs, so can't imagine why you'd have issues.
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post #7 of 7
yeah if you already have a high end cooler stay put. That is if you are doing it for temps. If its for noise then jump aboard.


I started out wanting to have an "entry level" setup, but then i asked myself, would i ever go to the dealership and ask for an "Entry Level Sports Car"...

P.S.

Thats why i have 400 dollars worth of watercooling gear arriving tomorrow in the mail
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