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Hey all, I'm not exactly sure if this is the right forum to post this in, but I figure it's the right place. Also, before anyone says anything, I've read most of the FAQs already, but they don't seem to be of much help.

I'm looking to build a new rig with, as said in the title, an Intel I7 920(Socket 1366), with dual nVidia GTX280s(Possible may get a third in the future). And I want a quiet but solid water cooling system, I have but one problem, I have no experience with water cooling. I have a general idea of what to get, but I'd like some opinions on what to get.

I already know which PSU, Motherboard, CPU and GPUs I'm going to get, but I'm not really sure about the case(It doesn't need to be fancy, just of good quality.) and I want the computer to be as quiet as possible.

I'll be able to follow guides on how to assemble it, I just want to know what parts are the best to get. Or if some new WC system is going to be coming out soon that's worth waiting a while for.

Dave
Edited by Dave-Mastor - 12/24/08 at 3:13pm
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Welcome to OCn......well you'll need a pretty big case to stuff all that WC gear.......so this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119160

or this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...9043&Tpk=antec
    
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Originally Posted by Vlasov_581 View Post
Welcome to OCn......well you'll need a pretty big case to stuff all that WC gear.......so this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119160

or this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...9043&Tpk=antec
Ah, both of those look good, I'll compare them in a bit. Thanks!
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post #4 of 9
of course there are bigger cases out there.........shop around.....ask around.......also figure out exactly how much stuff you're gonna go with (watercooling wise) that way it'll help to pinpoint the case you want.........personally i like the HAF......next major build i'll definitely look into that case.....best of luck
    
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post #5 of 9
You will need to decide if you want to have an all internal set up or have external components.
Which matters to you more, form or function?
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Well, I would really prefer internal, as I don't have much space for an external one, but if necessary or moderately cheaper to do it externally, I'm all ears.
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post #7 of 9
I don't believe there is much hope of getting enough cooling for your rig inside a case, unless you're planning to run stock. The i7 puts off a lot of heat when OC'd, plus you have video to worry about.
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Get a mountain mods tower case you can fit a 360,480 AND 240 (I believe you can get the 240) in there and its less than $300
    
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Well, cough-cough, my IandH Rocketfish can house a 320, 220 and a 120 rad internal with a Skullrtail system with dual cpu's, NB, SB and GPU cooled.......Here
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