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Is it a bad idea to do a WC loop in an Antec 1200

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With a 240 radiator INSIDE the case,
4 rad fans for push/pull (if need be I will only do two),
A pump/res combo occupying 2x 5.25 bays,
And ONE GPU in the loop (maybe none, depending on temps)

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/11..._Hot_Item.html
post #2 of 7
not a bad idea i had a dual rad in an antec 300. i say go for it!
post #3 of 7
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Originally Posted by kiwiasian View Post
With a 240 radiator INSIDE the case,
4 rad fans for push/pull (if need be I will only do two),
A pump/res combo occupying 2x 5.25 bays,
And ONE GPU in the loop (maybe none, depending on temps)

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/11..._Hot_Item.html
You could put a triple rad, your dual bay res/pump, and still have room for an optical drive up top if you put everything in the front. So it's doable.

However it may be a better idea to get a case where you can mount the rad on your exhaust fans that way you're not blowing hot air into your case.
post #4 of 7
It's never really a bad idea to go water in any case.

Unless it has a VERY small case and sharp edges and little room for tube hole modding.

Even the worst cases can be functional water cooling cases as long as you actually use fans inside the case to move the heat from the components away.
The water cooling itself is direct cooling and doesn't cool the inside of the case but rather the directed parts it cools.

In other way, you could place all your parts on your table and then water cool it without ANY fans part from the rad fans since the open area will move the air upwards from the components.
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I'd like to do this with as minimal modding as possible.
So I opted for a 240 rad on the two exhaust fans on the back of the case pulling air IN to the case, and all the hot air would be immediately exhausted out of the big 200mm fan at top. I have been doing this with my 900 and it works perfectly.
post #6 of 7
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not a bad idea i had a dual rad in an antec 300. i say go for it!
Nice work...
How were you able to fit a 240 rad in the front? Don't the edges extend past the 120mm mark?
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Nice work...
How were you able to fit a 240 rad in the front? Don't the edges extend past the 120mm mark?
He cut out the bottom HD rack to allow space for the radiator. He mounted the hard drives in the 5.25" Bay.
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