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You know, I just had a random thought. What if, rather than try to force a watercooling setup into a single PC-TU100(110), what if you did an external cooling setup?

Like, my thought is, take a second small enclosure, load it up with a rad or 2, and your pump, and connect/disconnect it from the TU100 using quick disconnects. Honestly, it seems slightly excessive, but it would pull a lot of the heat out of the TU100.
     
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It would be like that ASUS ROG gaming laptop with external liquid cooling dock. However I wouldnt buy that for a dollar. For me, it kinda disagrees with the whole mobility aspect.

Why build so small when you wanna pack some of the guts outside or in secondary case, maybe go for little bit bigger version of the case like TU 200 and have all the guts in one place?

I would want people say: Look how small, sleek and sexy this is, not how huge this is. In the spy world is all reversed.

TU 110 + AIO + custom extra short PSU cables, additional noctua industrials on bottom would be what I would go for myself. Just when I get my hands on it I will start planning, because there is no precise specs, unboxing or better inside view on TU 110. That case was never shown on youtube or in any review. Its one big mystery.
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So, for those who wish to run a double loop (gpu and cpu) in a tu100. I have tested extensively with the stock case, and slightly modded case.

There is 2 ways to go about this.
1 external psu (alienware x51 psu and power board)
- with this way you can fit a dual 80mm rear mounted radiator and a front mounted 120mm radiator. But this causes a issue.... the hot air going into the front radiator is then blown out the rear radiator... not good.

2 move the whole motherboard up.
- so this requires some extra work here. You have to cut up the side latch on the right side of the case, then move the IO cut outs up as far as you can.
- once you have all that extra space in the bottom of the case, you can either put in a 240mm radiator blowing up into the case, or use the h5sf radiator and blower mounted under the gpu, with the intake for the fan cut out into the bottom. This will draw fresh air from under the case and blow it out the back, all while allowing the front mounted 120mm radiator to blow straight out the backside of the case.
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Lian-Li PC-Q01A seems a much better case to me, smaller in H X D but wider by 30mm, better for cable management and can take a full atx psu but I would still opt for sfx for even more space smile.gif !
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Lian-Li PC-Q01A seems a much better case to me, smaller in H X D but wider by 30mm, better for cable management and can take a full atx psu but I would still opt for sfx for even more space smile.gif !
But still no handle on it. However it is nice that the bottom is ventilated by default for a change...
I am starting to loose faith in ITX market. It is sad that no other manufacturer went similar design as TU-100 or improved it. Lian Li could have gone improving its design, but no, the only improvement is exclusive for china only... A-holes...

Anyway,
I am starting to like solutions like this one. I have been drooling over this mini pc for some time:

https://www.zotac.com/us/product/mini_pcs/magnus-en980-2

And boy, oh boy, I do like the fact that the processor and gpu is watercooled.
I am seriously thinking about it when it becomes available.

Sure it's a partialy prebuilt with upgradeable memory and storage. Overall specs fits my gaming taste. I think this is going to be the future if the ITX market wont come up with something that will blow me awai from my chair.
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But still no handle on it. However it is nice that the bottom is ventilated by default for a change...
I am starting to loose faith in ITX market. It is sad that no other manufacturer went similar design as TU-100 or improved it. Lian Li could have gone improving its design, but no, the only improvement is exclusive for china only... A-holes...

Anyway,
I am starting to like solutions like this one. I have been drooling over this mini pc for some time:

https://www.zotac.com/us/product/mini_pcs/magnus-en980-2

And boy, oh boy, I do like the fact that the processor and gpu is watercooled.
I am seriously thinking about it when it becomes available.

Sure it's a partialy prebuilt with upgradeable memory and storage. Overall specs fits my gaming taste. I think this is going to be the future if the ITX market wont come up with something that will blow me awai from my chair.

Ive been looking at that one myself, but as linus said, why dont they make an upgrade path? like that stupidbig MSI whatever its called dragable "laptop" tongue.gif it would be so cool to be able to upgrade to never hardware later down the line..

i myself im pretty much done with my TU case.. just aint for me anymore. i mounted mine to a cuttingboard and hung it on the wall tongue.gif just straight outta cares x) that is, after i had it mounted under my desk, straight LTT ripoff..
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Ive been looking at that one myself, but as linus said, why dont they make an upgrade path? like that stupidbig MSI whatever its called dragable "laptop" tongue.gif it would be so cool to be able to upgrade to never hardware later down the line..

i myself im pretty much done with my TU case.. just aint for me anymore. i mounted mine to a cuttingboard and hung it on the wall tongue.gif just straight outta cares x) that is, after i had it mounted under my desk, straight LTT ripoff..
I dont mind the lack of cpu and gpu upgrade ability for games I play. I roll with 4th gen i5 locked Haswell and GTX 960 4GB and for games I play it is more than enough. Besides, when the zbox dies when it hits its expiration date there is going to be a new generation prolly or not. However I do care if the watercooling dies or malfunctions, what then? If they would make it user maintainable so you can buy and replace the watercooling or they could do that for you. I kinda understand why there is no upgrade option as this device is hard to disassable (think Linus also mentioned that in video) thats why the manufacturer dont find it hot to offer (adds more cost on their side).

Zotac got in the right direction. Maybe in the future we will recieve the upgrade path. As for now I still cant stop drooling over that thing. Will most likely buy it and stop playing with building ITX systems. So much effort in getting and fitting the best in the smallest form factor while you have it all done for you in the mini pc market.

Laptops are definetly getting kicked hard by this, I mean so called gaming laptops. To me is one big marketing joke. But Im curious how durable that Magnus EN980 will really be for gaming. I have some experience in killing so called gaming laptops already. Hope this one will not die on me. I got nerd chills all over me tongue.gif
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post #558 of 1479
A handle is like the easiest mod to do plus Q01 has space for GPU's up to 210mm and those mini itx gtxx 1060's just released. Hardly and upgradablilty with that Zotac though
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Maybe so, but I am unable to do it still. Besides, if the mini pc market will develeop the right way there will be no need for all this hassle with getting, fitting and assembling ITX. Zotac is smaller than any ITX you can put togheter. You can prove me wrong, but even if you manage to come up with something exotic it does not mean I will be able to get all the parts in my country. Also I dont see much options for CPU cooling in that Q01 other than air plus the PSU over CPU is kinda bad Dancase or NCase have different PSU placement which is much better.

Mini PC is going to cost like 2 grand and I am fully aware that you can make better ITX with that money, but not as small and not as sexy. Will you fit watercooling in Q01? No. At least GPU wont sufficate, but still this does not rock my world like that mini pc Im still drooling all over :O
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I like the Zotac mini PC but still like more my Tu100. Yesterday came a friendly couple and we watched blueray Disc. Many the the 100 is bigger than the Zotac tbu still haze anything a full tower have.
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