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Ok, after looking at cases in person I fell in love with the Corsair 500R - it has EVERYTHING I always wanted my stupid 900 to have. So that's what I'm working with.

And, man, I'm excited.

So now I need WC gear! ..help a brother out!
post #32 of 42
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Alright well I got everything into the 500 and it is looking mighty clean.

Any suggestions on a good 240 rad and fans for it? I really have no problem with loud fans, I just want to get the best performance possible from a 240. Sorry for the noov questions, but I am a total WC noob x 10.
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Not a single mention of the Phantom...shame on you all ! And lots of color choices
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007583&IsNodeId=1&Description=phantom&name=Computer%20Cases&Order=BESTMATCH

Voting same here, just upgraded from a coolermaster 690 something or other, and am loving the phantom! only a cpu loop thought with 240 rad up top. plenty of space for good cable management. biggrin.gif and it looks all futurey and stuff lol

bawlz, just noticed you already bought a case. ninja.gif good 240 rad is xspc ex series. heard nothing but good stuff about it.
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post #34 of 42
Rad 1 Rad 2
These are both good rads from the same manufacture just 1 is thicker then the other (thicker one offers more cooling potential DUH!) measure the space you have from the mount location to the first obstruction and see what fits with a fan and then buy accordingly.

For the Fans I don't know of any recommended brands just look for ones that have high CFM and reasonable dbm levels. From what you have listed I don't think you'll have to be to concerned with squeezing out the last possible performance from the Rad though very high quality rads.

Kitting go with what I suggested which is a Rasa XSPC Kit which will again give you all the cooling you'll need till about the 4.8 to 5.0 OC level.
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post #35 of 42
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Ok, after looking at cases in person I fell in love with the Corsair 500R - it has EVERYTHING I always wanted my stupid 900 to have. So that's what I'm working with.
And, man, I'm excited.
So now I need WC gear! ..help a brother out!

I have been saying for a long time now that NZXT should make a full tower variant of the NZXT Tempest Evo and I bet it would sale like crazy, the main complaint I hear from people about the tempest is the lack of radiator mounts it has, There is alot of potential for a full tower here. Enjoy the 500R it's a good case. thumb.gif
post #36 of 42
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Just in case anyone is keeping score, this is what I'm looking at right now in the 500R - believe me, it's a billion times better than the 900:

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I'm a huge fan of this case so far. Now to figure out which radiator, pump, and reservoir - I hate how appealing the H100 is looking :\
post #37 of 42
edit---sorry for the ninja edit.

Corsair is definitely the way to go you made a good choice. I hold corsair among the best when it comes to water cooling. If you are going a custom route, a Bay res may be the best best. Judging by the amount of space available.

If the radiator can be mounted in the top, bay res, and pump is up to you. Seems to be ideal for space sake.

OR

You can gut those 5.25inch bays, do something creative with your HDDs (maybe remove some frown.gif ) and fit a rad in the front.
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post #38 of 42
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Corsair is definitely the way to go you made a good choice. I hold corsair among the best when it comes to water cooling

I was a big fan of the Raven except that I need the windows on the Left side, not the right. Stupid gripe, maybe, but it's just one of those things.
post #39 of 42
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edit---sorry for the ninja edit.
Corsair is definitely the way to go you made a good choice. I hold corsair among the best when it comes to water cooling. If you are going a custom route, a Bay res may be the best best. Judging by the amount of space available.
If the radiator can be mounted in the top, bay res, and pump is up to you. Seems to be ideal for space sake.
OR
You can gut those 5.25inch bays, do something creative with your HDDs (maybe remove some frown.gif ) and fit a rad in the front.

The case was designed to fit an H100 in it (240 in the top), so I was thinking about putting my own up there. However, I'm now leaning toward putting another 120 in - same loop - because, as someone pointed out in another thread, it just doesn't feel like a good thing to have warm water going straight from the CPU to the GPU. I wonder if I could fit a 120 at the back also and if it would be worth it. I'm researching now but if anyone knows, well, that'd be swell smile.gif I'm getting mixed reviews on having two rads on the same loop, but it seems like it should work well in my brain (though that's not saying much).

The HDD cages come out and I've read through a really detailed build log a guy did, and he mounted a 240 in the front.

I don't know, really, but I'm itching to get parts ordered. And still haven't locked anything down tongue.gif
post #40 of 42
If you are going to go dual rads, or multiple radiators, be creative, let me give you some inspiration. Digital storm does a good job with rad placement.

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Split the rads up IMO makes a more clean appearance instead of Jam packing massive rads everywhere. Top/Bottom/DriveBays/Rear, There are rads everywhere, but still looks surprisingly not cluttered.
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