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Basically this is my idea, i just wanted to know from you experts if it is possible/practical. I'm working with a phantom NZXT but I'm not a modder. I won't be hacking and slashing it to pieces, I just want to work with what I have. ANY advice/tips would be much appreciated. Thanks guys!
Edited by Lofty1989 - 4/1/12 at 4:54pm
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Are you sure you want to water cool your memory?

People say theres not much benefit from doing so

But other then that, I don't see why that wouldn't work...?
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I'll be perfectly honest, cooling the ram is purely for aesthetics. I'm using an asus p67 sabertooth for a clean look and the EK ram waterblock will look amazing with it.
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Looks pretty good mate. remember to make the loop look clean and tidy use the shortest route possible between components. I always use 1/2 inch barbs with 7 1/16 inch tubing. Harder to get the tubing over the barbs but you don't need the ugly looking clamps.
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Agreed, GPU back to the pump is a bit of a hike into the woods isn't it. Might have to clip them down to the bottom of the case.
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I own a P67 Sabertooth - it does look good even without blocks on the ram. thumb.gif

If watercooliing, I definitely recommend using an assist fan. Tried several, settled on this one.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835119054

I'd hit up You Tube and this sites Phantom forums http://www.overclock.net/f/161/computer-cases
for info on what fits into your case. Personally, I'd get the biggest radiator you can fit in and be ready to oc both the cpu and gpu.

Enjoy!
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Sorry fan o water, I'm not being sarcastic but i literally thought water cooling eliminated the need for fans? (New to water cooling lol)
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Sorry fan o water, I'm not being sarcastic but i literally thought water cooling eliminated the need for fans? (New to water cooling lol)

you need to have a GOOD read of the stickies before investing in this
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I know how to set it all up, i've seen countless demonstrations/tutorials. Decided on using compression fittings (more expensive but they're better than clamps) i'm also going to be using primochill tubing with anti kink coils. The only thing I'm confused about is radiator fans. I've seen some dual 240's with FOUR fans on, some with 2 and in other cases no fans on the radiator.
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DAH..Click my sig tongue.gif before you spend $500 and don't have as good of cooling biggrin.gif

Raystorm block..I'd say
 
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