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Hey, first time posting here

I've been commissioned to put a system together for a uni mate and since he moves around a lot but wants equivalent performance to a full tower rig I thought the Vulcan would make a good compromise as it seems to fit most anything save large air coolers.

i7 930 (oc to 4Ghz)
Rampage III Gene
ATI 5970 (oc to 1Ghz/5Ghz)

I'm putting a single water loop in but figured I should ask around and see if anybody else has tried it and run into problems as can happen often when working with mATX.

Modifications to the case so far include removing the HDD enclosure at the bottom of the case and thinking of removing the fan grill from the two 120's on the top to increase airflow through the 240 rad i'm mounting there.

This is the loop so far:
1) single 5.25" drive bay res
2) down to swiftech D5 mounted on case floor
3) CPU
4) up to 240 rad mounted on outside of roof
5) GPU
6) down to 120 rad on front intake
7) back up to res

Thoughts on any potential issues?
Edited by Bishop1138 - 10/31/10 at 2:35pm
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I was thinking basically the same thing, a Swiftech H20 - 220 Edge (for space saving) on top and another BlackIce GTX120 as front intake.

Would be very interesting to see how someone could mount a custom loop inside this case.
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Well the parts are all on their way so I guess we'll find out

I'll post pics at several points during construction and some temps when I get it online.
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Well the parts are all on their way so I guess we'll find out

I'll post pics at several points during construction and some temps when I get it online.
Then make your own thread so we all can keep updated easily.

Bet it's gonna be the first Watercooled Vulcan build log on OCN
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I'm currently looking to build a new system using the NZXT Vulcan case. Can anyone recommend me a good heatsink that will fit nicely? I know the corsair H50 will work, but I'd rather have air. I'm gonna be running i7 950, Asus Rampage III Gene, debating sli, or xfire. Thanks, for any info.
    
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I just got new case fans and a cpu cooler (Zalman CNPS9500 LED-CU) but one of the fans worked for about an hour and then not if i unplug and plug the fan power cable back in it'll spin for a few seconds and then die. the lights do work so idk what the problem is .

All fans are pointing in, cpu cooler is of course blowing down. i'm definitely ready to OC.

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tell me what you guys think of my proposed build, i haven't gotten the Vulcan yet, but i am interested in it.

EDIT: Got it today and very pleased... shopping for w/c goodies right now!
Edited by chuckycheeze - 11/6/10 at 11:10pm
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I just got new case fans and a cpu cooler (Zalman CNPS9500 LED-CU) but one of the fans worked for about an hour and then not if i unplug and plug the fan power cable back in it'll spin for a few seconds and then die. the lights do work so idk what the problem is .

All fans are pointing in, cpu cooler is of course blowing down. i'm definitely ready to OC.

All intake and CPU fan is blowing down against the rise of hot air... what?
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All intake and CPU fan is blowing down against the rise of hot air... what?
I figured that having a full open mesh side would allow for all airflow to leave the case just fine, and having two fans on top it didn't seem to make as much sense blowing air from the case. i do see what you mean though, i'll test full load temps and switch it to see if it makes a difference...but not tonight, i gotta some studying to do for school
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I figured that having a full open mesh side would allow for all airflow to leave the case just fine, and having two fans on top it didn't seem to make as much sense blowing air from the case. i do see what you mean though, i'll test full load temps and switch it to see if it makes a difference...but not tonight, i gotta some studying to do for school
I'm sure it'll be better if you make all of your top fans exhaust. By your argument, air should pull in fine from the side mesh, too. As an intake, the hot air doesn't have anywhere to go. All of your fans would just working harder to try to displace the hot air but pumping more air in. It's always easier to push something while it's being pulled
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