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Hi guys! Been trying my best to complete my first liquid cooling pc mod. I like your input on this one. I'm going cheaper with this build as my replacement for my aging Zalman Fatal1ty FC-ZE1
pc case. I'm still sticking with the traditional mid tower size here. Been checking Danger Den
& Mountain Mods
PC cases before. Though I'm more than willing to spend more for a pc case, the pc cases that I've checked before were just too big for my taste. I like my PC the size similar to those that you can get in some electronic stores such as Best Buy
& not the size of a small refrigerator. The problem is that if you want a full liquid cooling set up, you need to have big radiators to cool thing down (as what I saw in almost all liquid cooling mods here at overclock.net). Few months ago, I read this review of PNY GTX 580 Liquid Cooled GPU & CPU
. It seems possible to cool things down without having to use a gigantic pc case. That's is why I decided to buy a cheap CM Storm Scout
pc case & try my luck in liquid cooling. I'm almost done with my build but been having some problems with wiring & some other stuff. That's why I need your suggestions.
My initial plan is to build a liquid cooled pc with everything at the inside. While looking for something in my basement I saw this box of Zalman passive liquid cooling reservoir
that I bought more than a year ago but not able to use it. I was thinking of selling it soon thereafter I bought it but somehow I forgot about it. Upon close examination of the passive reservoir, I decided that maybe I have some use for it. I'm thinking with this build, I maybe able to build a pc that can run on a closed liquid cooling set up with the option that I can connect a passive liquid cooling reservoir if I want to for added performance.
The front intake fan is way low & off centered. I decided to cut the front fan intake housing. In doing so, I was able to put a much bigger double thick 140 mm radiator instead of a smaller 120 mm radiator. The fan is now centered.
Besides the Koolance front reservoir
, I decided to put a smaller tube reservoir inside the case. This is because I like the look of a tube reservoir inside the case & not that it's really needed.
I'm not really will be using this PC for LAN parties. I'm too old for LAN parties & don't go on LAN parties. I do travel out of the country at times. I like have a pc that is small enough to get inside a Pelican case
I saw being sold at Fry's electronics
. Why not also add a wireless N connection for added portability minus the wires.
Can you spot the face of my son sneaking from behind on this picture?Edited by Cheaptrick - 1/7/12 at 9:35pm