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post #3221 of 15939
I don't know. I mean if they do that then both cases become obsolete.
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post #3222 of 15939
Well, that's for any product that gets a new version. The previous version most of time becomes obsolete.
post #3223 of 15939
Lets hope, I think I'm going to have to settle on the Arc Mini. Unless I mod in a fan grill for a top rad somehow.
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post #3224 of 15939
In the Define Mini it's really cramped but I think that in a R3 you can actually use two rads, 50mm rad on the cpu and another 25 or 50mm rad on the bottom fan mount. That or maybe mount one of those really slim rads on the top with two Scythe slim fans. I'm guessing that in some setups it could actually work.

I was also thinking of dropping custom water cooling and going solely with ready-made solutions like the Kuhler 620. Currently I have one cooling my CPU. It seems that in the passing months Asetek (oem for Antec/Corsair/Intel) has put a kit for cooling a gtx 570/580. It's the same pump and 120/25mm rad but the pipes mount a bit differently to the pump. That should probably work on the Define R3 AND might work on the mini as well. You won't get super cold temps but it'll be enough and with right fans you'll get great performance and silence.

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They also have this which looks great!

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You can throw a dual slim PWM fans on that 50mm rad and there you go!
Edited by adi518 - 7/10/12 at 8:18pm
post #3225 of 15939
That's cool. Something about watercooling makes me want to do it even though it'll cost me a small fortune.
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post #3226 of 15939
That's mutual. Water cooling is fun and effective. My conclusion is, if you go high end, get it water-cooled. This 580 I have, heats up really bad on some games...it's a like a fricking toaster where I put my legs. :\ And what makes it even worse is that now it's summer time and the temps in the middle east are damn high so even my fan setup isn't that helping (got a bottom mounted 140mm fan throwing air on the 580 & a front 120mm fan).
So final conclusion is: WC is a must. It's just a matter of time and money now.
post #3227 of 15939
it doesnt have to cost alot. it is all about choosing the right parts for the system and how they compliment
each other in the build. i've been water cooling for 4-5yrs now and made alot of mistakes, because it was
only an elite thing to water-cool. now with XSPC and other making starter kits and other review vendors to
offer suggestions on the who, what and where for water-cooling.
only 10% need to really look into the solution, the other 90% is sheer WOW factor looks. so if mechanically,
you are going to have a tougher time to do some things as other may blast past and make it look easy.
oh, by the way, it is, when you do it many times, it becomes easier and easier, know what parts work in
what situations.

airdeano
post #3228 of 15939
I've seen some setups around here and I sort of have an idea of what parts, fitting and tubing I want. Rads aren't cheap though, nor the CNC blocks. I might get one of those kits some day. I saw a Koolance pump+reservoir that I really liked but it's really expensive compare to XSPC.
Edited by adi518 - 7/10/12 at 11:35pm
post #3229 of 15939
I think I'm getting the Define Mini and using a 240 fan grill on the top. fr0st.'s Red Carbon build has me motivated. I was going to get the EX240 kit but it's $260 so I may try a custom loop to see if I can save expenses.
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post #3230 of 15939
Quote:
Originally Posted by adi518 View Post

Rads aren't cheap though......

you gotta know what you are looking for and usually it'll turn up. i just bought 2 black ice GTX 360 for under $100 shipped.
and 2 Alpha UT60 under $75.. so the deals are there, use common sense and know what the "deal" is to get it yours..

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