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So My build plan is to have a highend system that i am going to water cool.

So specs first:

3770k
MSI Z77 Mpower
16Gb of avexir Mpower Memory
Kingston hyperx 3k 240gb SSD
2x 3tb HDD
GTX Tian (going to get a second in a while but for now 1 is fine)
Asus Xonar DSX
Seasonic Platinum 1000w


Water cooling will be chosen depending on what all we can do with the case.

I want to cool the CPU and GPU and am planning on doing the second GPU when i get it in the future.

So what do i need for the case? and what do i need rad wise? I would like if i can to keep the Motherboard part clean with no PSU and rads but if i have to i will.

So what i am thinking is something like this in the front. (Note i am modding my own window so ya)

CREATOR: gd-jpeg v1.0 (using IJG JPEG v62), quality = 90


And for the back

CREATOR: gd-jpeg v1.0 (using IJG JPEG v62), quality = 90

So would this work? and do any of you maybe have a different idea? also, what parts and choices should i get on the case?

I would like to keep the case around the $400 $450 mark but if i cant do that i understand.

Thanks.
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Uh yeah that's probably not going to happen as far as the case is concerned. I did very few options with my M8 and it still came to a little over $500 IIRC.

You can totally do that and should have good temps... but you can also totally fit a decent sized rad on the CPU side without it getting in the way very much at all... from my first build:
CPU Side Rad 1
CPU Side Rad 2

That's a UT60 with 25mm fans on it... so 85mm of rad + fans above the MB... and still easy to connect power etc. along top of board (and barely visible in window). If you went with something like an SR1 or ST30 on the CPU side you really wouldn't see it at all (since an ST30 with 25mm fans would be 5mm less than the rad itself in those photos. Also if you got the raised top you could fit the whole thing in the roof and still have a clean CPU area.

As far as running to decent sized rads in the PSU side... it will work - but it might get frustrating for you. Here's essentially what you're talking about doing with 2 UT60s. I don't even have all the PSU wiring in and it already is getting really tight with the drives on that side.

PSU Side Rads 1

There are options which would help... i.e. you could put the fans underneath if you use the casters, you could definitely use thinner rads than I did, you can do all custom wiring which will save you a little space. Regardless, that side is gonna be really tight. However, if you don't do an optical bay... you could put a 360 in the flex bay area on the CPU side and mount the reservoir to the back of it... but you're gonna be over that $450 cost target by a wide margin.

That's the big thing with CL cases - so many options that it actually can tend to make it harder to settle on a final configuration (I'm already rebuilding mine with a pedestal). biggrin.gif
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So My build plan is to have a highend system that i am going to water cool.

So specs first:

3770k
MSI Z77 Mpower
16Gb of avexir Mpower Memory
Kingston hyperx 3k 240gb SSD
2x 3tb HDD
GTX Tian (going to get a second in a while but for now 1 is fine)
Asus Xonar DSX
Seasonic Platinum 1000w


Water cooling will be chosen depending on what all we can do with the case.

I want to cool the CPU and GPU and am planning on doing the second GPU when i get it in the future.

So what do i need for the case? and what do i need rad wise? I would like if i can to keep the Motherboard part clean with no PSU and rads but if i have to i will.

So what i am thinking is something like this in the front. (Note i am modding my own window so ya)

CREATOR: gd-jpeg v1.0 (using IJG JPEG v62), quality = 90


And for the back

CREATOR: gd-jpeg v1.0 (using IJG JPEG v62), quality = 90

So would this work? and do any of you maybe have a different idea? also, what parts and choices should i get on the case?

I would like to keep the case around the $400 $450 mark but if i cant do that i understand.

Thanks.

Since you're going to mod your own window, you could probably make it work with a basic M8 for $400. Depending on the radiators chosen, this is a situation where one of the extended top covers might really help out with clearances. Modular PSU's are your friend smile.gif Good luck and have fun with it! cheers.gif
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Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
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