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Originally Posted by FuzzDad;12283947 
will the one 230 on the front be sufficient to keep air flowing in the case (to avoid dead spots)?

If you have the rad up top with 3 fans pushing/pulling air out, then yes, you shouldn't have a problem. I would still keep 3 lower-speed fans in the bottom positions, though.
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I really wanted to figure a way to go from 11 fans...
  1. One 230mm in (front)
  2. One 135mm in (PSU)
  3. Two 120mm in (bottom and rad)
  4. Two 230mm out (top)
  5. Two 120mm internal (on HD cage blowing on vid cards)
  6. Two 60mm on RAM
  7. One Antec spot fan (used when I had 3X SLI GTX 275)
...to five
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[*] One 230mm in (front)
[*] One 135mm in (PSU)
[*] Three 120mm out (top rad)
[/LIST]
...if at all possible. I guess the good news is the case is so damn large I can experiment and as I've been reading in here as I add more things to cool (like that annoying MB fan w/full MB block) I'll probably have to add another RAD (120mm for CPU?).
Edited by FuzzDad - 2/6/11 at 1:09pm
post #13 of 27
Even with the CPU and both the 460s on the loop you'll still have headroom to add a mobo block, though you may want to factor in a better pump as mobo blocks can get incredibly restrictive.
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I can see why the MB blocks are restrictive. Maybe a second loop for them in time. The pump in the kit puts out 800L per hour. Should be fun to try this...am interested in balancing less sound than present w/similar or better overclock. I have a few Sythe and Enermax fans lying around and could pull some Noctua's from another build...best fan advice?
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What sort of Scythe fans do you have?
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post #16 of 27
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Just have one Typhoon that's beat up...I read this forum post on XtremeSystems and I like the noise to CFM ratio. I also read up on shrouds and I think other than the cool led effect you can get, the price ratios for adding another quiet fan in a push pull config would outweigh their added effectiveness. I also keep going back to making the build as quiet as I can...low RPM, high CFM as possible fans and clean airflow in the case.

...Now I'm worried about the pump noise...lol.
Edited by FuzzDad - 2/7/11 at 5:36pm
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Ah, I see. I'd get a few more of those, then. smile.gif
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post #18 of 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by Behemoth777;12279937 
To be honest, if your going to go all out, don't buy a pre-made watercooling kit, build your own.

By the way, your going to need more than a single 360 rad for your 920 + 2 gtx 460's.

i think ur wrong a buddy of mine runs the same exact set up on a 360 without issue, gpu never get about 47c,

but for the OP good for you man, this case was born to WC in my opion, you can do some neat things with it,

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post #19 of 27
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Started the conversion.

Here are the bits:

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Taking apart the box (cried as I pulled off my wiring harness...took two days to wire it, 30 min to remove it...that and who in my house isn't cleaning the H50 radiator??):

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Best tool to remove nylon ties...doggie style.

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First attempt at my loop.

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I'll run over to my local microcenter tomorrow and pick up a few more fittings and put in a filler and drain and will leak test this weekend. Anyone see anything horrifically wrong?

At this point I'm down to only four major fans...suspect I'll need an in-case 120mm to keep airflow going. If I add more cooling hops (for my second GTX 460 and MB) I suspect I'll need another rad. I'll cross that bridge later.
Edited by FuzzDad - 2/10/11 at 9:58pm
post #20 of 27
shameless... here's my wet 840 build log

I must agree with Behemoth777: a single 360 will not cool 2 GPUs and a CPU, at least not well. If your PC room gets warmer than a meat locker, you will need a little more than that. If the cooling system does not dissipate enough heat, the equilibrium temp will be higher and higher... maybe too high. What is the point of water cooling if you are still going to be seeing 70-degree temps?
     
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