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For 960 Alphacool blocks are not quite as cheap as in Europe (they are Germany based company if I remember correct) but their lineup seems to still have moderately reasonably price on that side of pond as well. For some less common 960 models they can be the only "full cover" (not really they only cool core with universal GPX block and rest is massive aluminum heat-sink) available. Their point why they did it that way is that the core block is reusable if one switches the GFX card and the aluminium part is relatively cheap to replace (that is the GPU model specific part). In EU these aluminum parts go for about a 30 EUR or so.

http://www.aquatuning.us/water-cooling/gpu-water-blocks/gpu-full-cover/?p=1&o=5&n=12&f=609

They will be releasing also a GPX-Pro blocks in a month or two which, in a nutshell, have a pump integrated into the core block so it's sort of like AIO-like stuff where in minimum configuration one could get away with gpu part two tubes and radiator with fans without separate pump. They claim that the integrated pump is performing roughly like a DC-LT.
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post #22 of 25
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Originally Posted by Carniflex View Post

For 960 Alphacool blocks are not quite as cheap as in Europe (they are Germany based company if I remember correct) but their lineup seems to still have moderately reasonably price on that side of pond as well. For some less common 960 models they can be the only "full cover" (not really they only cool core with universal GPX block and rest is massive aluminum heat-sink) available. Their point why they did it that way is that the core block is reusable if one switches the GFX card and the aluminium part is relatively cheap to replace (that is the GPU model specific part). In EU these aluminum parts go for about a 30 EUR or so.

http://www.aquatuning.us/water-cooling/gpu-water-blocks/gpu-full-cover/?p=1&o=5&n=12&f=609

They will be releasing also a GPX-Pro blocks in a month or two which, in a nutshell, have a pump integrated into the core block so it's sort of like AIO-like stuff where in minimum configuration one could get away with gpu part two tubes and radiator with fans without separate pump. They claim that the integrated pump is performing roughly like a DC-LT.

I actually like the way Alphacool does that, even though thier blocks aren't the prettiest they are semi modular and reusable, and I think they cover all 960 models also. BP only covers a few models and thier block is one of the most expensive. There is no full cover block for any 960 that I know of.
 
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post #23 of 25
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My N400 came in yesterday and I got everything migrated. It is clearly not meant for watercooling. I have no idea how you'd actually get radiators into those positions. I had a devil of a time just getting my Corsair H60 mounted!

I'm not going to change anything at the moment, just going to stick with the H60 and a ton of fans. Thanks all.
post #24 of 25
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My N400 came in yesterday and I got everything migrated. It is clearly not meant for watercooling. I have no idea how you'd actually get radiators into those positions. I had a devil of a time just getting my Corsair H60 mounted!

I'm not going to change anything at the moment, just going to stick with the H60 and a ton of fans. Thanks all.

Don't worry, I did the same thing last year, bought a case and then decided to water cool. I managed okay but am now looking for a better case to expand my loop. Just enjoy it for now and revisit later when you get tired of the case.
 
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post #25 of 25
I started with the XSPC RX240 Extreme kit and have gone from there. It comes with a solid pump/reservoir and a great rad. I have since added an RX360 and expanded from CPU to include GPU. I have great temps. For someone starting out, I highly suggest the kits as it will introduce you to building a loop and includes everything you need. Now that I have some experience under my belt, the next loop I build will not have a 5.5" bay-loaded reservoir. Its hard to access when I have to drain/fill my loop.

Edit: I had the original 240 kit in an Antec 1200 but when I decided to expand my loop to include GPU, I moved to a Corsair 900D. The new case is absurdly HUGE, but I can fit a 480 radiator on top if I ever need more cooling tongue.gif
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