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post #1 of 16
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hey

i have a twisted mind by this problem... i dont know that kind of case i should buy for my upcomming rig.
it will be phenom x6 and 6850 cf all watercooled. + ek 2.2 pump to flow.
im not sure what case i should buy and what rad could easly handle those components. best way is to use haf 932 + 420 rad (and bit modding to the case) but somehow its missing my goal to the build that should be cheap.
im looking at some slim 360s and some cheap cm 430 and modd it bit more but somehow i dont fell this will work. :S
will a slim 360 + yateloons will be enough for this set up?
what case i should get for it? i could buy that front mounted psu lian li with inverted atx very cheaply but i dont have an idea where i should route the tubing and where to place the rad. the board (normal atx mobo) will be filled to last pci/pci-e slot with stuff.

do i have any other options?
those problems are giving me
post #2 of 16
it will work with the slim rad but you'll have better temps w/ a thicker 360, the haf 932 can swallow one w/ some fans. recommend the RS360 (~$50) or the RX360 (~$85).
post #3 of 16
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fats are expensive. the main goal is to keep $$ low. so since im not going to overclock it like mad so i will stick to the slim. but then what case. haf is not a bad priced case for its sizes but still i could get that lian li cheaper (a lot cheaper) or should i cut some el cheapo midi crap like elite 430? the 430 could give me some problems with fans -_- there is not much room under the roof of it. rad could go on top of it.
post #4 of 16
A quality 360 radiator such as the XSPC RX360 would work perfectly for your system and fit quite easily into the HAF 932 without any modifications. Yate loons would be an excellent fan choice for the radiator.

Also, you will need a more powerful pump than the EK DCP 2.2. I would suggest that you upgrade to an EK DCP 4.0.
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post #5 of 16
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hmmm.. if i will take haf i will go crazy and buy 420 lol. but then i could rly use a better pump. but those are more $$ and that is what i want to avoid -_- dcp 2.2 can push 400l/h is that to little? it has some good pressure to push coolant up the way

to many unknown. im looking for cool and easy to mod case for low price but no succes so far -_-
is the haf rly best option? nothing cheaper that could work for watercooling?
post #6 of 16
If you really want a cheap good loop and case combo, here is what I would do (requires a little modding)

CM 690 II Adv. ($89)
XSPC RS240 kit ($130)
Additional RS240 Radiator ($38)
XSPC Rasa GPU x2 ($100)
Koolance SLI connector ($10)
Bitspower 1/2" Barb x6 ($10)
Primochill 7/16" ID 5/8" OD- 10 feet [your choice of color] ($20)
Medium Speed Yate Loon x4 ($12)

That's really the cheapest watercooling loop you could get that would still give you decent temperatures.

Don't know how much any of that stuff costs in Poland though.
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post #7 of 16
If you are willing to go with an externally mounted rad (superior temps in general due to placement in an ambient environment), you could go with most any box with a 120mm rear exhaust.
Edited by adamlau - 1/27/11 at 4:23pm
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post #8 of 16
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naaa those rear mounted rads are not looking good in my eyes

prices are pretty much same (after exchange) so you showed me some good things charlie and you brought one more doubt to my already twisted mind -_-
i found that watercool heatkiller for 6850 is even cheaper then rasa gpu/ek hf vga or any new universal gpu worth to buy block. but i could get some problems to mount it on other card in future. universal blocks are cool things, but somehow they are getting more and more price lol. + heatsinks for memory cos the 6850 dont have any of them on memory

only 6 barbs? some of them are provided with blocks?
post #9 of 16
haf 932 + xspc rs360 + 3x yate loon fans = budget setup w/out hacking the case
post #10 of 16
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it rly looks like i have no other option. many of you said that i should go with haf so i will go with it wish me luck
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