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Why not mount the radiator in the top of your 800D?
Because my motherboard produces a ton of heat, and since heat rises, I'll have a nice toasty radiator. Also, because I do plan to wc my nb, and another 480, in the future, and I don't think I will be able to fit enough rad in my case to cool it.
    
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Do you guys think that just a 360 rad would be enough?
    
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Do you guys think that just a 360 rad would be enough?
for one oc'ed GTX480 and oc'ed i7. it will be enough, but if you plan on doing sli later on you'll be pushing the limits.
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Depends on the fans you use.

This is what I would do:

-Buy some 2150 RPM GentleTyphoons from the link in my sig.
-Mod the top of your case for a 480mm radiator
-Put the GTX480 radiator into the case

That would give you excellent water-air deltas while still being pretty quiet. If you really don't want to modify the case if you stuck with what I said above but instead only used a 360 radiator your temperatures would probably only be a few C warmer.

Don't worry about the heat dump from your motherboard into the air, it won't cause a temperature increase of anything over 1C.
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Because my motherboard produces a ton of heat, and since heat rises, I'll have a nice toasty radiator. Also, because I do plan to wc my nb, and another 480, in the future, and I don't think I will be able to fit enough rad in my case to cool it.
I would like to clarify something here. Your motherboard "running hot" and "producing a lot of heat" are two VERY different things. If you have a 1lb mass that's 200C, and a 20lb mass that's 20C, the larger mass actually contains more "heat" even though the smaller mass has a higher "temperature."

You're MoBo's heat will have negligible effect on your top-mounted rad. And asking people for advice, and then telling them they're wrong, or disregarding it is rather rude.

Do a top mounted rad. If you're worried, do a top 360mm rad, and a rear 120mm rad. In a case that large you should be able to find ample room internally, requiring very minimal modding (if any) to mount enough rads to cool 2 GPUs and a CPU, and a motherboard for that matter. If you're really worried about it, throw a rad box on the rear, and mount a 240mm or 360mm rad off the back of your case. I also feel the urge to say "mounting your computer to your house severely limits your ability to move it." or something else common-sense-ical along those lines.
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Because my motherboard produces a ton of heat, and since heat rises, I'll have a nice toasty radiator. Also, because I do plan to wc my nb, and another 480, in the future, and I don't think I will be able to fit enough rad in my case to cool it.
easy fix, put your fans to intake air from the top
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What about those people that have radiator boxes outside their house? What do they do?
They just do it while implementing some of the precautionary measures listed previously. Learn along the way, you have an excellent resource in OCN. Don't think too much about it, go go go for it .
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...I'm thinking of just making a radiator mount, and screwing it into my wall next to my computer along with my pump.
Sounds like how I have my loop set up...Boring! Take it outside and go for maximum!
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Okay, so I'm taking to my dad about condensation and insolation (I haven't learn much about that because I'm only in 7th grade ), and I learned that the condensation will come where to loop enters the house again. So how much insolation do I need? Do I need it through my whole entire loop, or just the first couple of feet from when the loop enters the house?
    
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post #29 of 44
I would insulate the tubes at the point it enters the house all the way through the rig and back back out since you don't want condensation anywhere near the computer components. You won't have to insulate inside the computer if you remove all of the fans and seal it off tho. I would add quick disconnects right where the tubes enter the computer like this so it makes the computer somewhat portable if you decide to go to a lan. I would also put quick disconnects right on the exit of the radiator so you can just disconnect it and bring it with you to lans. btw sweet rig for ur age
 
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the tubes arent going to sweat the block will.
    
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