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post #1 of 14
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Hi guys
I'm running the rig listed in my sig
I want to go water on the CPU.

I did look at the corsair H100, but the radiator will only fit in my case if I'm not running SLI
Which obviously is no good for me.

Can anyone recommend me a liquid CPU closed system cooler that will fit in my Antec 1200V3 case while I'm running SLi ?

I just cannot lose that upper PCIe slot though as I need it free to take the cards.

Any suggestions ?
Thanks in advance

John
post #2 of 14
Well you COULD get an H80 or H100 but you would get much better performance out of an XSPC kit.
     
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An h100 won't fit my case as I'm running sli I don't think
From what I've seen it empedes the upper PCIe. Slot and I need them all free.

I'll have a look at this XSPC kit, I've not seen them before
Ty mate
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An h100 won't fit my case as I'm running sli I don't think
From what I've seen it empedes the upper PCIe. Slot and I need them all free.

I'll have a look at this XSPC kit, I've not seen them before
Ty mate

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Had a look at the XSPC, it does look good, but its overkill really.

I'm gonna have trouble getting the rad into my case with SLI running and I only want water for my CPU, not the GPU's.

I think it's gonna have to be a H80 or similar
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Had a look at the XSPC, it does look good, but its overkill really.

I'm gonna have trouble getting the rad into my case with SLI running and I only want water for my CPU, not the GPU's.

I think it's gonna have to be a H80 or similar

Your saying thats overkill yet your running a 990X? o.0
     
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post #7 of 14
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I'm only going to do the CPU though
Not the GPU's
The XSPC seems to be tailored to suit doing a whole system and I just won't ever do the GPU's really
post #8 of 14
An XSPC RX120 kit would be best. it's like an H80, with a thicker radiator, a better performing water block, and it's still CPU only wink.gif

edit: you will need to find space for a reservoir and pump in your drive bays, though.
Edited by McMogg - 9/30/12 at 3:21am
post #9 of 14
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After doing some homework I decided to go with the Antec Kúhler H2O 920 CPU Watercooler

http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1590/1/

I spoke to the Antec support guys today, they replied even on a Sunday, within the hour !

The Antec 920 will fit straight into my Antec 1200V3 case with 101% compatibility.
It's made by them, to go in their own cases, the peg literally fits the hole sorta thing.

Basically, I remove one of the back exhaust fans and it fits into the same footprint, I can still use the upper PCIe slot as well and therefore run SLi.

I just couldn't do that with the corsair kit or any of the other 120mm rads I looked at, as the hose inlets are all slightly raised, cutting off the upper PCIe slot, stopping me running SLi.

Sure, I could have bodged them in, or fitted them with cable ties or half the screws, but I'd rather it fitted properly and I also wanted to be able to run SLi , not just one GPU.

The Antec one is the only radiator that fits properly into an Antec case.
The performance is also as good if not better than most of them I've seen.

The only two things that put me off about it was firstly, its reportedly a little loud in turbo mode and secondly, it has rubber hoses, that will allow for a very tiny amount of evaporation over an extended period of years.
But it's got a 3 year warranty, and I can pick up x2 silent replacment fans if needs be, to make it a lot quieter if needs be.

Wish me luck, I'll report back with how the Antec 920 cooler fits in the Antec 1200V3 case when it arrives, hopefully Tuesday night.
Edited by UnderToker - 9/30/12 at 1:40pm
post #10 of 14
please report to us what your gains were..
especially when using an air-cooled system to a All-in-One (AIO).

just a note: all our water-cooled systems are closed systems. the
corasir, antec and others are "sealed" verus closed..

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