Originally Posted by solar0987
doesnt look very budget to me.....
let me see 3 360 rads 3 koolance blocks
a ton of noctua fans them are like 17-20 bucks each
so your budget estimation is very wrong....
and the case looks fine to me not everyone like to spend 200-300 on a case i personally would never ever
Thx god: someone that still has a head on the shoulders!
You're right: there are
9xNoctua fans ($20 each) = $180
I have paid that case $190 last year
Those rads are currently $60 each (I have paid the fist one $80 6 months ago) = 2x60+80 = $200
2xPMP-450s = 2x80 = $160
front tank = $120
quick disconnect system = $50
the dual rad (in the case) is $50
all of the blocks (CPU and GPU) = 3x110 + 85
a huge bunch of connectors = $ ???
I also have a single high flow rad = $40 (not used in the current system but was before)
I had 2 orders at koolance:
First one was $915.08
Second one was $770.64
Total is $1685.72 + $150 customs fees for the 2 orders
so yeah...that's more than $1200...
Originally Posted by fat_italian_stallion
It's a watercooled tri sli setup in an antec... are you kidding? If it was aircooled it would be acceptable. Cheap out on the one thing that matters when it comes to cooling... the case. It's perhaps the most important part. Fans $136, Rads $220, Blocks $400. That was my estimate. $200 on a case for a tri sli setup is cheap, really anything under under $600 is that can hold all of the radiators necessary. Anyone who builds a tri sli setup and watercools it obviously doesn't care that much about money.
Wait...I don't want to have the rads inside the case: priority #1 take the heat away from the inside of the computer.
Now look my system...everything fits in there...there's still some space (a total of 6 5.25" bays are empty) and i'm not interested to pay more than $200 on a case...cause this one fits everything I need. So stop trying to justify the fact that you invested too much money in a case that can't even fit in a car or can't even get through a door...I did that quick disconnect rad system because I wanted mobility (even if the case weights a bit more than 60 pounds at least I don't have the weight of the 3 rads when I want to move it)
I mean the montain mod case you have may be too big for what I need and the Antec 1200 is perfect: not too small, not too big