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I understand that it's overkill. That was the point of posting; I'm basically poking fun at myself and hoping someone learns from my mistakes. I'm justifying it with the knowledge that it will still be around if I want to build another system sometime with it, or use it to cool a higher end processor.
What's wrong with mismatched pumps?

I thinks what deafboy was alluding to was a 120mm radiator has same surface as a 120mm fan air cooled cpu, which is why many reviews show top of line air coolers performing similar to 120 rad watercooling. Water is just transfer medium, water cooling still uses air to cool via radiator. Whole point of water cooling is to transfer heat to a larger than 120mm fan size area (limit of air cooling) before trying to cool with air.

So if spending $600 on water loop, get a 360 rad and increase the surface area 3x over air cooing, ie get your moneys worth, rather than using same surface area as air cooling.
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post #32 of 34
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Watercooling looks awesome in my opinion and If you buying a nice looking case or want your rig too look good, Its worth more money to make it look that little better, For most people who have this as a hobby its more than just how it performs.

I agree, and while I justified any of this by performance, most of it is for the (eventual, when it's finished) satisfaction of having created something awesome. Even though the case limits it to a single 120mm radiator, it will look way sweeter than an air cooler with a pull setup. E-peen has to be worth something, right? tongue.gif
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I thinks what deafboy was alluding to was a 120mm radiator has same surface as a 120mm fan air cooled cpu, which is why many reviews show top of line air coolers performing similar to 120 rad watercooling. Water is just transfer medium, water cooling still uses air to cool via radiator. Whole point of water cooling is to transfer heat to a larger than 120mm fan size area (limit of air cooling) before trying to cool with air.
So if spending $600 on water loop, get a 360 rad and increase the surface area 3x over air cooing, ie get your moneys worth, rather than using same surface area as air cooling.

While I understand the concept, there is no way for this case to internally support a 360, or even a 240. 120 it is. I went water-cooling to begin with because an air setup, even a high-end one like the NH-D14 I use in my other case, would be less effective because of space limitations - the hard drive bank in this case would necessitate removal of the push fan, taking a lot of the efficiency with it. So what I've got will definitely be a preferable in that respect.

Will any of it be worth it from a price/performance standpoint? Obviously not in this computer case, especially with this processor, and that's what I was looking at when I started the thread. Also was curious what experiences other people had, and whether there's an awesome way to justify any of it that I haven't thought of! I think it will be great to know I've pushed the cooling capacity of this case to its maximum (without moving to external radiators) and basically maxed out the computer case for my needs. I guess that's what I was going for.

I really appreciate all the input and responses, it's great reading what others think, and posting pictures of my dirty, unfinished, half thought-out rig are motivation to make it what I want it to be.
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Getting there. The blue dye is for leak testing. Some of the fittings still needed to be turned a bit to ease tension, provide straighter shots, etc.
Edited by shahramkel - 1/17/13 at 1:23am
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post #34 of 34
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After spending some time with it, I've decided that this is probably one of the dumbest builds ever. I'm getting mid 30s idle, up to 70 on prime95.. The 212 Evo would have cooled within, literally, a couple of degrees of this over-complicated wc setup (if not better). If I'd gone with a simpler, less restrictive, and cheaper loop it would have probably been more effective than this is. Hopefully I'll recoup some of the cost when I build a real loop for another computer.
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