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Just finished assembling my new rig a few months ago, and i'm already daydreaming of the next build... rolleyes.gif


I love the current build (sig), but ever since i learned of the Raven, i've been ogling it, especially the 90 degrees setup, which just makes sense...
but, i also know that for my next build i HAVE to do watercooling - really looking forward to that, plus i feel i've reached the limit of what i can get from air-cooling, in terms of both the generous OCing levels i maintain, and the tinkering-factor.

i've been thinking of WC re the Raven 02 - how do you go about doing it? the HD/5'' trays don't look like they're detachable, and the 3 huge fans take up all the bottom. where would you fit the reservoir, pump, rad etc? i've been trying to look for shots of builds here but no luck..
just as an example, linustechtips does his WCing on the TJ07, which has the separate bottom compartment - ideal for WCing. i just don't see where i'd fit a WC build in the raven?
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his setup though, i already considered, and afaik it's less than optimal - the rad is positioned right above the intake, which creates 3 problems that i can think of:

1. no p/p
2. all the hot air is being blown through the system from the rad
3. it's cutting it very close to the gpu - don't know if it'll work with 7xxx or next-gen nvidia cards..
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I'm doing an FT02 right now which has the same internals. I just drilled out the rivets for the drive cage. You do need to take the whole case apart. It isn't too hard though. And yes an HD7970 will fit. At least it will w/ a Magicool 3 x 180mm radiator + the stock Silverstone fans. You have to ditch the shrouds/filters though.
Here is a link to my build log if you want more info.
http://www.overclock.net/t/1206604/the-forever-alone-build-thread/0_20
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Yea I forgot about your build lowfat sorry frown.gif
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I'm doing an FT02 right now which has the same internals. I just drilled out the rivets for the drive cage. You do need to take the whole case apart. It isn't too hard though. And yes an HD7970 will fit. At least it will w/ a Magicool 3 x 180mm radiator + the stock Silverstone fans. You have to ditch the shrouds/filters though.
Here is a link to my build log if you want more info.
http://www.overclock.net/t/1206604/the-forever-alone-build-thread/0_20

nice build!

i was thinking tho more towards a TJ07 type case, where the whole bottom compartment can be devoted to WC.
is there such a case WITH 90degrees mounting?
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