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post #11 of 29
Watercoling if fun but very addicting once you start you wont be able to stop but you have the case for it. I am about to move into that case as well. Good Choice.
post #12 of 29
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Watercoling if fun but very addicting once you start you wont be able to stop but you have the case for it. I am about to move into that case as well. Good Choice.

I can see how it'd be addicting. Really the maintenance is what led me away from a loop this go around. But that is why I bought the case. Someday I know I'll try it. Really the case looks empty without a few rads in it. Also originally I was going to go with an M8 but I thought it was a little too wide for my tastes.
post #13 of 29
how is it for noise? i know that's more dependent on the fans you chose but does the case in general seem quiet? i'm wondering cause i really want one but i need a fairly quiet case and my rig right now is stupidly loud when gaming (i can hear the graphics card through my headphones and have to turn up the volume) and i can't justify spending that much to myself if it's not going to be at least a little quiet :/ nice build also!
post #14 of 29
The sound the Pillsbury Dough Boy makes would sum up this build. Sexy case, sexy mobo, sexy CPU. Judges say: Sexy
post #15 of 29
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I can see how it'd be addicting. Really the maintenance is what led me away from a loop this go around. But that is why I bought the case. Someday I know I'll try it. Really the case looks empty without a few rads in it. Also originally I was going to go with an M8 but I thought it was a little too wide for my tastes.
Having a loop doesn't have to mean spending a lot of time on maintenance. Once you get set up like you want it, there's not really anything else to do. But I'm not trying to talk you into it, just that I often see comments like this and I'm saying it ain't necessarily so.

Good luck with your SM8, I love mine. thumb.gif
post #16 of 29
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Having a loop doesn't have to mean spending a lot of time on maintenance. Once you get set up like you want it, there's not really anything else to do. But I'm not trying to talk you into it, just that I often see comments like this and I'm saying it ain't necessarily so.
Good luck with your SM8, I love mine. thumb.gif

What about changing the fluid out every 6 months and having to clean the blocks? This is what I was wanting to avoid and why I went with H100.
post #17 of 29
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What about changing the fluid out every 6 months and having to clean the blocks? This is what I was wanting to avoid and why I went with H100.

You can get certain coolants like the Mayhem ones that last a lot longer. However like you might find out if you start watercooling you are probably going to change the loop more then every six months anyways. I started a year and a half ago and I have changed my loop 4-5 times. Not so much changing parts but changing how it looks etc... Its hard to explain.

I am pretty sure that the mayhem dyes last up to 2 years and don't require the kill coil etc.
post #18 of 29
Subbed, and I really dig orange fans behind the black grilles found on CL, LD, DD and Monster cases. Any chance you are going to go with push/pull on the Corsair ? I'd love to see pix of the top without the top, esp with the Xigmatek fans.

You say you're gaming at 1440p ? but your rig shows a Dell U2410 which appears to be a 1200p monitor .... confused.gif

I see that as your arms are full now - great set of kids wink.gif - sometime in the future you're gonna want to fill up that case. Looks great tho now. With or without w/c gear, that SM8 looks great - heck even empty its a stunner thumb.gif

ADD: ... pull back, is that because you "pulled back" from watercooling ? funny biggrin.gif

also appreciate the loads of pix, makes viewing a thread FUN !
Edited by socketus - 12/3/12 at 10:53pm
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post #19 of 29
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Any chance you are going to go with push/pull on the Corsair ?

Not at this time. Nice thought though and I may do it. We'll see. Still waiting to finish cable management. Waiting on cable clips from modDIY.
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You say you're gaming at 1440p ? but your rig shows a Dell U2410 which appears to be a 1200p monitor ....

Actually, if you look at my rig in my sig you'll notice I have 2x NEC 27" along with the the Dell 24". Definitely gaming @ 1440p biggrin.gif


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I see that as your arms are full now - great set of kids

Thanks and yes, not much free time for my geek addictions at the moment.
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sometime in the future you're gonna want to fill up that case

That is the plan. May happen sooner than later if I can find the time to mess with it.
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pull back, is that because you "pulled back" from watercooling ? funny

Yes! Thought it was fitting name.

Thanks for looking
post #20 of 29
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Originally Posted by jwalkermed View Post

What about changing the fluid out every 6 months and having to clean the blocks? This is what I was wanting to avoid and why I went with H100.
I don't know why you would have to do that, but given a good drain setup it's simple enough.

lol. I've swapped blocks between two rigs including pulling all the gpu's out (several of which are w/c), purged air out of the sytems on both and had them both buttoned up and running in a few hours.
.....and I am not a young man. wink.gif

doesn't matter though, it's whatever makes you happy. smile.gif
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