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So I've decided I'm going to try my hand at this watercooling and modding thing and make my Antec 1200 Watercooling Friendly
This project is going to take a while because of the time it is going to take to acquire enough money to buy all the parts and take the time to put it together.
Major Parts list:
Antec 1200
1x 180mm Silverstone AP-181
14x 120mm Gentle Typhoon 3000rpm
2x 120mm fan of some kind or another
1x Ek 6970 Full Cover block
1x CPU block (suggestions anyone?)
1x GTX 360
2x GTS 240
1x FrozenQ Reactor Res
Pump-Need suggestions here, no idea what pump I need


I'll post some drawings when I can EDIT: Here they are

Plan is going to have this be a "never-ending upgrade". I'll add parts as I need. For example, I'll start with the rear 240 for just the cpu, then when I get a new 6950(or 7XXX card) I'll add the front 360, swap the cpu to the 360 and hook up the 240 for the gpu, then as I end up going crossfire I'll add the last 240 on top. I'm probably going to mod the side panel first to accommodate 2x120mm fans over the GPU area as exhaust and a 180mm as a temporary intake of cool air
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I really need suggestions on what order the loop should be in with 1 gtx 360 and 2 gts 240 rads and cpu and gpu block
Here's the side panel design(still in progress), I might cut the big widow area around the 180 into 2 smaller ones to conceal the top of the Res


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P.S. sorry for my terrible MS Paint handwriting
Edited by daltontechnogeek - 3/7/11 at 12:43pm
    
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I'd look into getting the XSPC Rasa block, best bang for the buck.
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Thanks I'll take a look into that block, heard it was pretty good for price/performance
    
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Res pump 360 cpu 240 gpu back to res.

Loop order doesn't matter as long as the res is before the pump.
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I honestly don't think you need 2 240s and a 360.. you could get away with a just a single 360 and a 240 and still have pretty good temps and would have to do a lot less modding. Unless you're planning on doing like tri crossfire I wouldn't do it. Personally I'm just planning on putting in 2 240 gtx rads and turn the exhaust fans to intake and leave the big boy as exhaust and the side window fan as exhaust. And yeah, as mastical said, loop order is unimportant as long as the pump comes after the reservoir and is also located under the reservoir. As for pumps, use a 355 + top because the particular radiator we chose is restrictive. Also make sure you check out rushmore's sexy red antec 1200 mod. That should help give you some ideas of what your case would look like with a 240 modded in the top and placement of other parts.
Edited by intamin33 - 3/2/11 at 11:30pm
    
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edit: 240mm fans are kind of impractical plus you will have to mod the back of the case to accept 140mm fans, most of the time 120mm have more static pressure because they are compact and push more air. but do what you want. Just something to think about, there was a thread on here that explained it, ill try to find it for you. cause it could save you a lot of work



very similar system to mine, mouting rads wise check it out:


if need help look into my build log in my signature: SEXY RED GOT WET
there u will find exactly how to fit a 240mm on top,
good luck with your build man






Edited by RushMore1205 - 3/3/11 at 2:07am
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post #7 of 12
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edited OP, thanks rush, Your build was the original reason I looked into going under on my 1200
to intamin: yeah I figured I would add as I acquired parts for my rig
thanks mastical for the advice on the loop
    
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ok, back from my long leave on this project and finally some things are working, I'm looking to get a Rasa 360 kit or piece together the parts
So now a question
What are good fans for the RS360 in p/p?
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by RushMore1205 View Post
edit: 240mm fans are kind of impractical plus you will have to mod the back of the case to accept 140mm fans, most of the time 120mm have more static pressure because they are compact and push more air. but do what you want. Just something to think about, there was a thread on here that explained it, ill try to find it for you. cause it could save you a lot of work



very similar system to mine, mouting rads wise check it out:


if need help look into my build log in my signature: SEXY RED GOT WET
there u will find exactly how to fit a 240mm on top,
good luck with your build man

PICS
Hate to tell you this, but someone left the side of your case open

Looks great man

OP I second (or is it third or fourth) the motion to get a RASA RS360 kit and just add on an additional 240 rad.

You shouldn't have any problems mounting that setup in the Antec 1200 case. I may be attempting a 240 setup in the Antec 900, that is going to be a big challenge
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thank,


and good luck guys, not many people are getting the antec series cases wet anymore, break the cycle hahaah
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