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Hello,

So I just snagged a 4770k for 193$, which means I am replacing my failing sig rig. Having motherboard problems on it.

So i am probably planning on picking up a Asus Formula VI Max board if that is recommended for me to get.

But the main thing about this build is that I will be water cooling this puppy.

So I presently have a Silverstone FT02 case that I am not sure I want to keep or not. I know it isnt stellar, but I might remove the hard drive bay cage, at a hard drive bay to the existing 4 5.25mm spots.

That or I just remove 2 fans and stick in a standard 360mm Rad and a 120 Rad in the top 120 fan spot. But Overall I think that would lead to a more cramped case, using the 2 bay wide XPSC Res/Pump Combo. Tho i really dont want to use a res pump combo unless from what I have read their are no real downsides to it.

Other cases I am thinking about are.

Silverstone FT02 (One i currently own, Love the build quality on it)
NZXT Switch 810 (How is the Build quality on the switch). I
Corsair 900D,
Case Labs SM8/SM10 (Granted i really dont like how their is no real good dust filter system for them -.-)
Im open to other case suggestions as well.

But I am kind thinking I want to watercool pretty much a CPU and GPU really well.

So thinking a 360, 240, 120 RAD comb.

Flow going 360 Rad --> Reservoir --> Pump --> 240 Rad --> GPU --> 120 Rad --> CPU -->360 Rad

Given that the Cosmos has a pretty nice flow but no Side window which I like.

Pretty much give me your 2 cents on parts and everything and all water-cooling.

Thanks in advance! =)
 
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post #2 of 7
Remove the HDD cage and use a Magicool triple 180mm radiator. Also, the Koolance pump/res bay combos look really nice with the FT02 (in black) but is quite pricey. This is the setup that I will be doing and that many do who have an FT02/RV02. Check out lowfat's *FINISHED* Forever Alone FT02BW. Server Edition.
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The Koolance reservoir is awful though. I wouldn't recommend it to my worse enemy. Nothing has aggregated me more ever. But I think you should keep the FT02BW and use the Magicool (or Alphacool) radiator.
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Originally Posted by lowfat View Post

The Koolance reservoir is awful though. I wouldn't recommend it to my worse enemy. Nothing has aggregated me more ever. But I think you should keep the FT02BW and use the Magicool (or Alphacool) radiator.

I have looked at the 180 rads and didnt want to throughly mod/cut my case for them to fit. Plus I am worried about clearance on my sata ports and such.

Tho another note my Corsair HX850 dosent seem to like the back air screen as well.
 
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Originally Posted by lowfat View Post

The Koolance reservoir is awful though. I wouldn't recommend it to my worse enemy. Nothing has aggregated me more ever. But I think you should keep the FT02BW and use the Magicool (or Alphacool) radiator.
Have you checked out the 2nd revisions of them? They seems a lot better.
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Originally Posted by H4rd5tyl3 View Post

Have you checked out the 2nd revisions of them? They seems a lot better.

I find them kind of ugly and the reservoir is tiny. I also lost all trust in Koolance bay reservoirs. That product shouldn't have ever been released.
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So I was thinking about putting the pump above the hdd cage and the res upside down hanging from the top of the case
Edited by Banedox - 11/19/13 at 1:04pm
 
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