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I want to get into water cooling and need some direction.
I am considering replacing my case and power supply if needed. I currently have a silver Themaltake Armor case and Thermaltake Toughpower 850w W0131RU PSU.
The reason I might replace the case is I want something black inside and out. Open to suggestions here, though keep Internal Radiators in mind. Better cable management is also something I desire, although I can mod current case for that. It is possible for me to trade my silver case for a black case but I will need to paint the Interior black. Also dust is a major factor, the Armor case is ok at keeping it out but could be better.
The power supply I just want to make sure it is good enough for what I am wanting to do. It is nearly 4 years old.
OK so what I want is to water cool my current CPU i5 to 4GHz and possibly two GTX 560Ti in Sli. I already have one 560 may buy another later on. Waiting on water blocks to be available for them.
What do you suggest to be sufficient to cool a OC CPU and 2 OC 560's?
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post #2 of 25
if you have the money and do decide to change case i would say go with the 800D that is about what i can help you on
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post #3 of 25
For the case I would look at one of these:

690 II-$79
HAF 932 - $99-$130
600T - $150
700D/800D - $200-$275
TJ07 - $360

All of those cases will support enough radiator for your 560 SLI. Also, the PSU is more than capable that is actually one of the few well built thermaltake units so I would keep it.
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post #4 of 25
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I really like the Corsair 700/800 cases but I am concerned about intake on them. I like the sleek look but would prefer I think a front mounted rad with a push pull set up. The main reason I am looking at cases is I don't want to paint anything myself. Would a 360 push/pull rad be enough for CPU and 2x GPU?
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post #5 of 25
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I am not opposed to a top mount push/pull rad set up. I would really like a single rad solution if it is possible. I like this case for a mid tower http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811112239
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post #6 of 25
Yes, a good 360 radiator would work well for the setup you want.

Switch the rear fan to intake, now you have 2 fans intake and one exhaust, perfect!
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post #7 of 25
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Originally Posted by charliehorse55 View Post
Yes, a good 360 radiator would work well for the setup you want.

Switch the rear fan to intake, now you have 2 fans intake and one exhaust, perfect!
Which case? The Lian Li?
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post #8 of 25
I meant for the 800D.

I have mine modded to fit a 480mm radiator in the top of it, and I've switched the rear fan to intake. Works very nicely.
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post #9 of 25
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what do you have for in and out charlie?
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post #10 of 25
480mm top radiator exhaust
140mm rear intake
140mm bottom intake
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