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This will be my first time water cooling. For now I just want to cool the CPU (see sig rig), but I don't know where to start with this case. Could someone help me piece together a system? A dual bay xspc rez/pump would be a cool look with this case. Budget: as little as possible, but enough power to cool my overclocked i7 and future ivy bridge. All the fans in this case are 140mm.
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post #2 of 8
That's a very nice case and there are a number of possibilities.

One that comes immediately to mind since I have the smaller version of the case is Swiftech's MCR Drive series. A potential issue is the 140mm fans - are there 120mm mounting holes for 120mm fans?

The newest release is a kit that includes a pump, radiator and CPU waterblock. Check it out here.

Here's a picture of my rig:

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If you remove the bottom drive cage, you can probably fit the 360 rad version of the kit (again, assuming you have 120mm mounting holes).
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post #3 of 8
I'd be surprised if he doesn't have 120 mount holes on that case. I've yet to come across a case only manufacturer that didn't plan for eventual modding. And yea a 360 kit would look great in the front of that tower. If you want to piece it out the whole kit can be purchased individually and that would let you buy a tri-140 rad rather then the tri-120 rad. Also this being OCN do you plan on OCing the CPU? if you don't then a 240 will be more then enough. The one I use can even handle a 1.2ghz OC for my I7 hexacore running at 100% load continuously.
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I'll look for the 120mm holes when I get home, I can't get rid of the lower drive bays because I have 6 drives and every slot will be full. Love this case, all the bays are hotswap, wires will be nicely hidden. absolutely gorgeous. Depending on how much room I have when I get the GPU's in I'll see whether or not I can use a thick rad or a low profile. Is push pull worth it or not?
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post #5 of 8
The gains aren't huge in a push pull set up but they are there if you can fit it go for it. Just an FYI for a push pull set up you don't need (or want iirc) High speed fans on the pull side of the Rad it'll cause to much turbulence and remove the efficiency you would gain from a push pull set up. Ideally go with a mid to low flow set up that helps draw the air exiting the rad away from it rather then "pulling" the air through the rad.
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So if possible i'd be better off with a push only thick radiator rather than a push/ pull low profile?
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post #7 of 8
Here is a little info from Martin about fans and rads its a very good read LINK
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post #8 of 8
Yea I'd agree with that.
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