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Alright, so after much deliberation and realizing that I don't know enough about watercooling yet to build my own rig, I figure maybe someone can suggest a water cooled case. Sort of like that Swiftech P180. Somewhere around the $400ish area maybe, but with as good components as possible. I hate being lazy, and I really want to learn about watercooling, but I don't think I should jump into the ocean without some water wings first.

And how hard would it be to replace parts in a built-in water cooled case if something malfunctioned anyway? Are things mainly universal or would it depend purely on the case and the component?

The candidates that I noticed:
Kandalf LCS:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811133038

Swiftech:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835108092

Tai-Chi:
http://www.xoxide.com/thermaltake-ta...vb5001sna.html

My favorite Koolance one:
http://www.xoxide.com/koolance-pc4-1026bk.html

And I'm still debating on a CPU waterblock, but the Apogee GTX (http://www.petrastechshop.com/swapgtxcpuwa.html) is looking like the best thus far.

Any suggestions?
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uh..no harder to do your own setup, fill in the guys what you want and you'll get tons of help...and as far as putting it all together..you still have to mount everything everywhere, and run all the tubing, might as well buy the custom parts...
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Amw86 is right, you will still have to do everyting with a pre-built case, than if you bought the watercooling stuff alone piece by piece.The only think is that you would have to do a little modding to your case.
Just spend a few days on the forums and you will learn what to get in no time. Dont be lazy and waist money dude.
Are you planning to water cool those specs you have in your signature?
Its close and similar to my set-up ill help you right now
What parts are you looking to watercool?
What is your price range?Use your Kandalf case, I got Tt case my self.

check out pics of my rig here:
http://www.overclock.net/2060192-post124.html
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Amw86 is right, you will still have to do everyting with a pre-built case, than if you bought the watercooling stuff alone piece by piece.The only think is that you would have to do a little modding to your case.
Just spend a few days on the forums and you will learn what to get in no time. Dont be lazy and waist money dude.
Are you planning to water cool those specs you have in your signature?
Its close and similar to my set-up ill help you right now
What parts are you looking to watercool?
What is your price range?Use your Kandalf case, I got Tt case my self.

check out pics of my rig here:
http://www.overclock.net/2060192-post124.html

Nice looking setup, I am in the same boat as the person who started this thread I am totally new to WC but I want to buy separate parts, I will definitely be calling upon your expertise when I come around to ordering my WC components.
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Nice looking setup, I am in the same boat as the person who started this thread I am totally new to WC but I want to buy separate parts, I will definitely be calling upon your expertise when I come around to ordering my WC components.
Any time Barry , Ira K a member here has ALOT! of links to help you start out.....he'll post them for you im sure.
Any other questions just feel free to ask, on this forum they get answered very quick

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Any time Barry , Ira K a member here has ALOT! of links to help you start out.....he'll post them for you im sure.
Just say "ira-K" three times fast and the links will appear.
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Just say "ira-K" three times fast and the links will appear.
HAHAHA

Ira-K,Ira-K,Ira-K!!!!



NOTHING!!

LOL
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I, sadly, have the black version (The silver one definitely whomps the black one in aethetics), but if I could get mine to even a QUARTER as sweet looking as your, I'd be happy. If you could throw some tips my way I'd be infinitely grateful. The main part I was worried about was the radiator, and it looks like you top-mounted yours. That was one of my main concerns... Where do you put the blasted thing? Plus, which one should I get? I think a 120x3 will be the best obviously. But as I said, since we have essentially the same thing going, if you wouldn't mind sharing your wisdom, I'd be grateful!

Edit: And for now, I plan on cooling my CPU and... Maybe a 2900XT, but at the very least I may upgrade to a GTX. So, in either case, hopefully my graphics card.
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I, sadly, have the black version (The silver one definitely whomps the black one in aethetics), but if I could get mine to even a QUARTER as sweet looking as your, I'd be happy. If you could throw some tips my way I'd be infinitely grateful. The main part I was worried about was the radiator, and it looks like you top-mounted yours. That was one of my main concerns... Where do you put the blasted thing? Plus, which one should I get? I think a 120x3 will be the best obviously. But as I said, since we have essentially the same thing going, if you wouldn't mind sharing your wisdom, I'd be grateful!

Edit: And for now, I plan on cooling my CPU and... Maybe a 2900XT, but at the very least I may upgrade to a GTX. So, in either case, hopefully my graphics card.
Thanks
ill be glad to help you.....
How much are you planning to spend?
You want to go for the high end watercooling stuff?
Ill give you the parts so that if you add your 8800GTX later it will be no problem.....got to know your budget though....main thing.
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HAHAHA

Ira-K,Ira-K,Ira-K!!!!



NOTHING!!

LOL
Hey I'm late... ... ...Help him with parts if you don't mind and I'll link him up on the nuts and bolts...

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...http://www.overclockers.com/articles993/
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...http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...diators-2.html
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