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post #1 of 17
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well heres the thing. i recently became interested in overclocking and at the moment my temps are whats stopping me from taking my C2D over the 3Ghz mark. now i need a new case since my generic case is an oven with not much fan potential, so im looking for an aftermarket case. i see some that come with liquid cooling, like some thermaltake ones, but is this a good idea, or are the liquid cooling systems included with cases just plain bad? btw, i know nothing about liquid cooling
post #2 of 17
i have the armor LCS. i was also interested but didnt want to pay the price for custom watercooling and just wanted to start easy. i like it, great for water cooling beginners. but the more you do spend the better water cooling you get. but i would recommend the thermaltake armor lcs for beginners. but my next rig will be custom for sure!
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I have been doing a LOT of reading re WC setups prior to my first project due in few weeks time and decided to go with custom setup. I was considering the Gigabyte Mercury case but it turned out that while the unit is well put together, it uses way too small rad to allow for proper overclocking.

What case have you got atm?
If you're handy with power tools, you could consider extreme modding your current case to accommodate WC setup.
You will find lot of ppl here most happy to assist u with ideas.

I decided to go with the now older CM Stacker 810 - easy to work on and can pack a lot of gear.
post #4 of 17
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yea i have the tools (not much confidence but im willing to cut up my case and learn) my case is an mdg, candian company that built my computer. but overtime im now at a point where the only thing from that build that im using is my case. witch bugs me. plus the side panel likes to randomly pop off its clip and hit the floor lol. im looking at water cooling only becuase it seems realyl interesting, im probably just going to spend more time in this section to pick up a few things
post #5 of 17
i started with a generic case and a thermaltake bigwater se kit. im still running it now on my sig. I know, I know, I could do better but i gotthis before i was a member here. there are plenty of guys here that can recomend you parts and such. the first one i would suggest looking up would be ira-k. hes got some great logs and info on w/c.
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post #6 of 17
don't do it. thermaltake is one of the worst quality makers. So is koolance and cooler master, gigabyte, and the like...


It's not worth it. Just get whatever case you like the most and water cool around it.
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hey now, ive been runing this setup for about a year now. my sig is the second rig that it has been in and it does me very very well. yea not as good as some of the high end stuff but for my first one im pretty impressed. especially when people come out with that attitude towrds it.
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yea my Armor LCS is running my E6750 @ 3.6 at around 28 degrees idle and 35 load. its does fairly well
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hey now, ive been runing this setup for about a year now. my sig is the second rig that it has been in and it does me very very well. yea not as good as some of the high end stuff but for my first one im pretty impressed. especially when people come out with that attitude towrds it.
looks can be deceiving....
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I have been doing a LOT of reading re WC setups prior to my first project due in few weeks time and decided to go with custom setup. I was considering the Gigabyte Mercury case but it turned out that while the unit is well put together, it uses way too small rad to allow for proper overclocking.

What case have you got atm?
If you're handy with power tools, you could consider extreme modding your current case to accommodate WC setup.
You will find lot of ppl here most happy to assist u with ideas.

I decided to go with the now older CM Stacker 810 - easy to work on and can pack a lot of gear.
Im running my sig rig in a Mercury 3D...No probs at all..Q6600 at 100% on Prime95 , 46 to 48 deg C...lovin` it.
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