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Goodbye

My Stacker has served me well for the past year and a half. It was bought as display item and I still remember walking out CompUSA with a $70 original Stacker. And eventually I turned it into this:



However, it wasn't an easy process. The Stacker sure has lots of space, but I've always been forced to put things in the wrong places. For example, that GTS 360 radiator on the bottom doesn't really have any room for exhaust with the case sitting this low. Then there's that GTS 240 on the back that would give me a hard time whenever I reach to plug in a new USB device. Airflow generally isn't well in the case, and it's heavy. So no, I won't really miss it.

Hello

Now I want a case for easier access. Being a CM fanboy, I couldn't resist.



Simplified

The whole point of getting a new case is to solve all the problems I have now. So instead of looping tubes like MSI does to their heatpipes, I'm gonna stay with a simple, short loop with 1 block, 1 radiator, and 1 pump. On top of that, it'll make any future upgrades seem painless.

Now for a simple question, how well does a GTS 360 handle a Q6600?

EDIT: Update with finished pics:






Edited by NuclearCrap - 7/5/08 at 8:01pm
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bye bye old case... hello new case. and well my mcr 320 handles my quad nicely till 3.8. so it should do do rather well
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bye bye old case... hello new case. and well my mcr 320 handles my quad nicely till 3.8. so it should do do rather well
How are temps at say... 1.45V?
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idk... ill be back
Edited by whe3ls - 6/21/08 at 4:14am
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Thanks for the testing. 67C though, it doesn't look that well to be honest. How does the GTS compare to the MCR?
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idk...i prolly need to reseat my block thou
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idk...i prolly need to reseat my block thou
Ah that might be it. Thanks though.

With the massive side fan on the Cosmos S as intake, it would probably do well.

I also heard that BIX is not far from GTX. If a BIX can offer noticeably better performance than GTS then I'd probably get one.
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What is the cleanest distilled water I can buy from places like Walgreens? I was gonna order more Feser distilled from SidewinderComputers but then it adds a crapload to the shipping. I'm just gonna get regular distilled with some Feser base and PT_Nuke.
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I just use steam distilled, its a buck or so a gallon...
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