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I've got a 240 and 2 120s in my mid tower (the C70) and did the same in my old case too (Phantom 410). Sometimes you just have to get creative.
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post #22 of 28
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Ok, I've priced the setup out and its gonna run a pretty penny. Water-cooling alone (with 360 rad) is gonna be about $550 shipped and the case will be about another $200 on top of that. If I sell my 922 and SuperMega, I can get back about $100 to offset the cost. So I'm looking at about $650 when all is said and done for a CPU-only setup. The good thing, though, is that when I'm ready for the GPU, I'll already have a setup that should be ready to handle it.

EDIT:
Here is my updated list of parts.

Case: Cooler Master HAF-X
Fans: COOLER MASTER R4-C2R-20AC-GP (only need 1)
Reservoir/Pumps: Swiftech Maelstrom 5 1/4"
Kill Coil: IandH Silver Kill Coil
Biocide: IandH Dead-Water Copper Sulfate
Hose: PrimoChill Clear (10 ft)
Radiator: Swiftech MCR320XP
CPU block: Koolance CPU-370
Fittings Koolance 1/2x3/4 (NZL-V13-19KG) (6 fittings)
Edited by Lord Odin - 9/1/12 at 2:02pm
post #23 of 28
Thread Starter 
Oh, I forgot to ask a couple things.

1. How do you know when you need to flush your system of debris or when parts need replacing because of corrosion?

2. What are your opinions on filters? Useful or gimmick?
post #24 of 28
Thread Starter 
Getting ready to purchase the HAF X and 3rd fan.

What do you guys think of the water filters? Unnecessary or more useful towards the end of the system's life when corrosion begins to take over? Trying to think of as many ways as possible extend the lifespan of my system cause purchases like this do come around very often for me. I'd rather keep upgrading my GPU rather than water system.
post #25 of 28
If you are talking about the Koolance in line filters, I think they could definitely be useful. I considered getting one myself, just in case I didn't flush my rads completely or something like that. You can also get the foam type that fit inside the reservoir, which I am thinking about doing (just cutting a piece of foam) for use during leak testing, then after a few days removing it and replacing the water.
I don't know how much the filters affect flow, but I can't imagine that it's very much at all. They seem to use the same metal mesh disc's found in sink faucets.
   
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post #26 of 28
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The res I chose has a sponge but it says it exists only to help remove bubbles from the system. I might be able to throw a better filter in there but I doubt it would be as effective as an inline filter.
post #27 of 28
Build a bong cooler..only $170 for a cpu loop. biggrin.gif
I've been running mine for over a year now. thumbsupsmiley.png
It gets better temps than a rad-based setup.
 
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post #28 of 28
Hi,

I have done a h2o build in a tight case and will have a setup similar to you. I have the antec 1100 and have a ex240 next to my HDD cage and a rx120 on the back 120 exahaust.

hopefully it can give u some ideas.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1293864/watercooling-antec-1100/0_100
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