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I'm currently using this case here: http://www.coolermaster.com/products...ate=168&id=171

The CoolerMaster Stacker


Please note, I have never purchased Water cooling kits before, and this whole thing is still relatively new to me.
My Goal: Overclock my CPU and my GPU (Two ATI Radeon X1600's in a Crossfire setup) - currently, They are running pretty hot (around 55C while crossfire is running & not OC'd) on stock cooling. So, I thought I'd try out a bit of Water

When my wife purchased the case for me, it said on the box that it was 'designed with water cooling in mind'. Now, I assume that means I would be putting my pump/resivour/radiator in the top of the case, in that black mesh area. But really, I have no idea. I am about to head out to Comp USA (where she got the case) to see if they have any CM brand cooling kits there I can purchase.

Any info would be just awesome!
post #2 of 8
The CM WC'ing kits are basically junk...High end air will cool as well if not better....Custom is really the best way to go but this is a good kit if you want one...I would get a triple rad for it though since you want to add gpu's also....The Swifty 60 is a good GPU block if they will ft your cards...


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Wow, thanks man!
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Yes i agree with ira-k. Go custom and make the loop your self. I recomend Danger Den and Swifftech as parts to look at when considering what to buy. Also the black ice (i forget who makes them) Rad are well made. If you have any questions feel free to pm me. Good luck
    
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Hmm, this kit looks like the Radiator may fit in the top area of my case. I'll have to get the dimensions, but heat rises, so the heat from the mobo/HDD's & so forth would be going strait to it, any ideas?
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Hmm, this kit looks like the Radiator may fit in the top area of my case. I'll have to get the dimensions, but heat rises, so the heat from the mobo/HDD's & so forth would be going strait to it, any ideas?

There isn't really much you can do if you put it there all the hot case air will go through it...I'd hang it on the back on a rad-box or mount it on the top of your case...You might be able to mount it in the front bays but then you will be pulling hot air into your case...
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2x Seagate 160 Perp. RD-1 2x Asus Vista Premium Corsair HX 620 
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Yeah custom kits are alot better then premade ones, some air cooling is even better then them. Also your motherboard, if it's running crossfire that's the K9A not the N, the N is SLI. And 55C isnt hot at all for video cards, they are fine up to 80C load
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Hmm, very true. I'll have to look into this a bit more I think. Also, I'm not sure if I have the K9N or A, I'm nearly certain its the A, but I'm at work atm, I'll check & update my rig sig when I get home.
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