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I can only purchase one of these two:

i7 3770k for $259.99 plus 3.5% tax at Microcenter

OR

GPU Cooling Solution - Mind you, I can only get an extra 120 rad because I refuse to put a rad outside my case or mod it and I already have a 240 for my CPU.

I know I'm asking in the WC forum, but I need serious advice thumb.gif
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post #2 of 14
and you are currently using a i5-2500k? what are you needing the extra threads for?
there really is not challenge in using the 8 thread processors in gaming. maybe a
couple of FPS, but you already have the choice chip for gaming.

so a lateral move for $269.09, doesn't sound fair, huh? seriously, make your cooling
solution functional, correctly - internally. or save up longer for better deals ('cuz there is
always a better deal than today)

airdeano
post #3 of 14
I think airdeano is right, unless you're doing some serious crunching you aren't really gonna see all that much improvement with the CPU. I'm assuming the PC on your sig is the one we're talking about, and given that I don't really know if an extra 120 rad is going to be enough to cover both your cpu and gpu (95W for your CPU though I'd assume more given the OC and 170W for the GPU is probably around 300W to dissipate). You probably could put both on one loop, though I'm not sure if you'll get those super low WC temps you read about, but it'll still be better than stock I'd imagine.
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Hey airdeano,

After your advice in my other thread I measured and without modding I don't see where I can put another 240 rad. I think the external enclosures are ugly, so I'm kind of stuck.

After the new CPU advice I think maybe I need a new case first. One that I can put either 2 240 rads or a 360 and 240. Do you have any suggestions?
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If you're looking for a high end water cooling case, don't forget to browse the options at CaseLabs.
http://www.caselabs-store.com/
post #7 of 14
360 and 240 in the 650d will be fine, i dont see spending $400+ on a new case just
so one can buy more radiators. if you are looking for a case, then yeah keep in mind
what project will need in equipment and find that case thats acceptable.

airdeano
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Quote:
360 and 240 in the 650d will be fine, i dont see spending $400+ on a new case just
so one can buy more radiators. if you are looking for a case, then yeah keep in mind
what project will need in equipment and find that case thats acceptable.

airdeano

I can't fit more than a 240 and 120 in a 650 without modding or putting it externally. I'm not doing either of those things. I'd rather just buy a new case then deal with all that stuff. thumb.gif
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If you're looking for a high end water cooling case, don't forget to browse the options at CaseLabs.
http://www.caselabs-store.com/

Those seem to be a lot more expensive.

I do like this one though: http://www.caselabs-store.com/magnum-m8-case/
Edited by Humafold - 8/1/12 at 7:44am
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post #9 of 14
How about shifting the 3.5" bays to the left and removing the top portion of it should give you enough room to fit a 240 up front like so
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How about shifting the 3.5" bays to the left and removing the top portion of it should give you enough room to fit a 240 up front like so

Sweet! How do I hold the HDD cage down though?

That is awesome!

It looks like the block to the right might be in the way. I guess even I could cut that out somehow.


Edited by Humafold - 8/1/12 at 8:06am
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