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Possible Rocketfish Watercooling Setup

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So I want to buy a watercooling setup over time. My current rig isn't really geared for an extreme overclock, but I like the idea of watercooling and unless I'm mistaken the majority of the components less the blocks themselves are pretty much recyclable indefinitely. So it would be something of an investment, and a fun project/learning experience. I've done a little research, but still feel completely overwhelmed. I have this huge rocketfish tower just screaming to be modded, so I thought if I planned it out I could start saving and slowly buying parts. Anyways.

I'm thinking about getting the quad heater core from moddersmart and putting the 2" shrouds on both sides with 25mm 120's on both sides for a push/pull setup. I have 8 1/4 inches width in my rocketfish, which SHOULD leave me about a 1/4 inch to spair right below the optical bays. If I do that I would basically do cutouts on both side panels so air is pulled from outside the case and exhausted outside the case as well. I'm just wondering if there is something I'm missing as far as measurements are concerned. The heater core is 2" wide, the shrouds are 2" wide, and the 25mm 120's are about and inch each, totaling 8" unless there is some space I don't know about in assembly. Am I wrong?

What would be the difficulties in arranging a system like this? Could this quad cool a cpu/possible sli gpu AND chipsets? Would it be smarter to get two 240 rads and run the cpu on one loop and the gpu/chipset on another? I can easily fit two 360 rads inside this case if I really want to, so space isn't really a challenge. I only use one optical drive and all hard drives are mounted with the scythe antivibration brackets, so I don't need any hard drive racks or the floppy rack.

Anyways if there is any information or whatever you guys need, any advice you want to dish out, anything, feel free to let it fly. I'm just dreaming here, but until I get something down on paper I never get it done, so I figure here is the place to start.
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I have the RocketFish, and I just got all the stuff I need to WC, Just saying GL to you it's a big case.
    
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I have the same case, from bestbuy right. This thing is huge and like you said its wanting attention. I'm thinking of running two loops, one for the CPU maybe northbridge and the other for GFX cards, but if you wanted to do two loops I would probably go with 2x240/360 rads rather than the quad heater core from moddersmart. Also Koolance has a pretty nice heat exchange shroud that could be placed on top of the case. You could cut out the hole and place the shroud in or use am enclosure for the shroud that way the rad from the shroud is out rather than in to keep heat out futher more, but then again I've heard nothing on koolance, and someone told me that there rads are aluminum, and thats not good to mix with copper CPU blocks (coolent flow).

Koolance shroud 360 version:
http://www.koolance.com/water-coolin...product_id=634

Or the quad 480: (But that might hit the top mic usb mini panel)
http://www.koolance.com/water-coolin...product_id=636

Check the enclosures for the above to they both come in black or silver so you can mix it up if you wanted to.

Not only that and I was just throwing the Koolance at you just incase you do decide to get something of theres but the case itself is good for external cosmetics to, thats why I was thinking about getting that shroud, and if you wanted to also mount the second heater core inside to give the components inside a little better breathing room. I mean there are some many possablitites with W/C.
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do not buy any koolance kits.....they are expensive and you can do much better on a custom kit.
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