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post #1 of 17
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Sigh. I realllllly like my 600t but when I bought it I had no intention to watercool my rig. Well.. I'm at that point now where I really want/need to get this thing under water. At load I'm hitting low 80's @ 1.3V which is really terrible. I've reseated my H50 a dozen times, tried intake vs. exhaust with the fans, used different brands of TIM and nothing seems to make a big enough difference.

Anyhow, got off track. With the space limitations I'm facing with this case, I'm only able to get a 240 mounted on top and a 120 on the rear. This is internal of course, I know I could get a RAD box and put a 360 back there if I wanted to but alas.. I really don't.

Looking at my sig rig, do you think a RX120 could keep that 5870 cool enough to justify putting it under water? If I leave the fan on auto the card gets up to the high 70's after a few hours of BFBC2 or whatever else I'm playing. I plan to get a XSPC razor full cover for it. I'd like to put a 240 on top for the CPU loop and use 2 DDC-1's that maverick is selling on a dual XSPC res.

I've been looking around a ton lately and just trying to get everything planned out thoroughly before I make my first purchase. I also know that I'm probably going to grab a second 5870 in the future so then the load on the 120 rad is going to be even more demanding.

You guys are the experts though so please tell me what you think. Any input (constructive, pretty please?) would be greatly appreciated.
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post #2 of 17
An RX120 with decent fans will cool a 5870 but if your going to be buying a second Id opt for the 240 radiator.
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post #3 of 17
Have you looked at this guy before?

Edit: nvm.
Edited by Aeschylus - 3/19/11 at 6:13pm
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post #4 of 17
A 280 (2 X 140) won't fit in the top?

For a CPU+GPU loop in a case like thing, I think you would be better off running one loop with two pumps in series, and maybe split flow between the 240/280.

Alternatively, you could maybe built/buy some variety of enclosure that would fit under the case to mount additional radiators within.
    
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post #5 of 17
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a 280 won't fit =(. There's very little room up there and barely fits a 240 unless I mod it. I don't want to commit to that route just yet so a 240 is where I'm at. As far as the enclosure on the bottom, that would also require some case modification. I think I'll just go with a RAD box to save the hassle and put a 240 on the back for the GPU loop.

Thanks for the replies guys.
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I didn't plan on water cooling when I got my 600T either.
Now that I'm mostly done with waster cooling it, I really wish I'd just bitten the bullet and changed to a more WC friendly case, especially since it is my first time water cooling.

As for radiators, if you don't want to have to mod much, in addition to a 240x120 slim radiator in the top, a 140x140 would fit int he front fan location with no modifications.
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post #7 of 17
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Originally Posted by Caleal View Post
I didn't plan on water cooling when I got my 600T either.
Now that I'm mostly done with waster cooling it, I really wish I'd just bitten the bullet and changed to a more WC friendly case, especially since it is my first time water cooling.

As for radiators, if you don't want to have to mod much, in addition to a 240x120 slim radiator in the top, a 140x140 would fit int he front fan location with no modifications.
Is there any way you could post some pictures of your rig? I've only been able to find one person who WC'd with this case.
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Is there any way you could post some pictures of your rig? I've only been able to find one person who WC'd with this case.
http://www.overclock.net/case-mod-wo...-my-first.html
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post #9 of 17
240+120 is enough to cool cpu+gpu with ease
post #10 of 17
240 and a 120 is more than enough to cool your cpu and gpu. Especially with the RX series, you should be fine. Also you don't really need to set up two loops, should just have both on one loop
Edited by rent.a.john - 3/20/11 at 2:19pm
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