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I've been looking into getting water-cooling, but want to mount it internally in my p182 w/o modifying it too much. So planning on getting a 120mm Single radiator shown here. Just wondering which one you guys would recommend. The only modification I want to make to the case is the fillport at the top of the case. I'll mount the radiator on the exhaust internally.
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I'm curious to see how watercooling setup can be mounted to this case without major modification.
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I'm curious to see how watercooling setup can be mounted to this case without major modification.
Easily, you mount one on the top fan, one on the exhaust, connect with tubing.
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here are pictures of some i found. I was looking to do something like these.





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I had a pa120.1 in my p182. Pic is below. It fits like a glove into the top hdd bay.




I actually have that rad, shroud, and fan for sale in the F/S section.

Oh, and Thermochill PA series are the best rads around.
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yea that looks perfect. Did you have to dremel for it to fit? I couldn't find your F/S thread, but I'll send you a PM.

EDIT: OK, found your F/S Thread. PM sent
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post #8 of 12
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...but want to mount it internally in my p182 w/o modifying it too much.
That link lists eleven rads. which one?

Picking out a rad based on whether it will fit into your case is the wrong way to choose one. How do you know if it will remove enough heat?
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post #9 of 12
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it's only cooling the cpu, and only has to beat my zalman cooler. Basically, I'd just like to be able to get good temps w/ the fan speeds on low instead of high. This sounds doable with water-cooling.
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post #10 of 12
Beating a Zalman is a pretty low expectation. You could shoot a little higher!

The speed of the water through the waterblock(s) determines how fast the heat is transfered from the CPU (GPU, etc.) to the water. The amount of air flowing through the rad determines how fast the heat is then removed from the water.

A given amount of air will remove a given amount of heat. So if the air has to flow through a single fan rad, then it must flow fast, but if that same amount of air flows through a three fan rad, than than the airflow is spread over a larger area so the air flows slower (And slower = quieter).
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