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***Antec 900 (Custom Paint Job) Watercooling Setup***

System Specs:

CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 (Running at 4.25 GHz)
Memory: G.Skill 4GB DDR2 800 MHz (Running at 1000 MHz)
GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX295 Plus with Backplate (Running at 775/1550/2400)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3R (rev 1.1)
Case: Antec 900 (Modded with EVGA Premium (Red on Black) Theme)

Watercooling Specs:

CPU: Enzotech Sapphire SCW-REV.A CPU Waterblock
Chipset: Swiftech MCW30 Chipset Waterblock
GPU: Watercool HEATKILLER® GPU-X² GTX295 GPU Waterblock
Pump: D-Tek DB-1 Pump
Radiator: SwiftTech MCR320-QP-Res Radiator
Case Fans: Three 120mm CoolerMaster Red LED 2000RPM Fans
Radiator Fans: Three 120mm Scythe UltraKaze 2000RPM Fans
Tubing: PrimoChill PrimoFlex 10-Foot Clear Tubing (1/2" ID - 3/4" OD)
Thermal Paste: Shin-Etsu X23-7783D Thermal Compound
Liquid: Poland Spring Distilled Water

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Temperature Screenshots

CPU

Idle: 34*C
Load: 69*C



GPU

Idle: 38*C
Load: 40*C



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Looks good. Cable management could be a lot better though. Those yellow cables are annoying. And you could use more rad power.
 

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Looks good. Cable management could be a lot better though. Those yellow cables are annoying.
Agreed. Will be changing to red soon.

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looks nice, did you post in the case mods because it looks like you've modded this quite a bit.
Believe it or not but the only mod I did with this case is paint it. First in all Satin Black (what wasn't black already), then some specific things in Satin Red.

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Nice job, but how do you connect your display to the card?
Regular DVI to HDMI Cable. It actually does fit.
 

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How are the temps? A quad, a NB, and 2 GPU's seems like a little too much for a slim 360mm.
 

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How are the temps? A quad, a NB, and 2 GPU's seems like a little too much for a slim 360mm.
I will be posting screenshots soon.
 

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Looks nice a little cramped but that's what you would expect with all that hardware inside.
Yeah, I'm honestly impressed with myself, it was not an easy feat but I got it as clean and tucked away as possible. Obviously there are several management improvements that can and will be made but for the moment I'm very happy with how it all came out. I really doubted myself when I first planned it all together but I was able to achieve and surpass my expectations with this build.
 

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Where is the res?
It's built into my radiator, right at the top. See the fillport?



I love it because it says so much space (something that's not a luxury for me) and it makes bleeding the system much easier.
 

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Any advice on how I should arrange my cabling? Is my loop set up properly? Are my temps good? Any further opinions, comments, and suggestions are greatly appreciated.
 

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Looks good. Cable management could be a lot better though. Those yellow cables are annoying. And you could use more rad power.
cable management in a 900........lol

i love the 900 but you get totally screwd in the lower part of that case.

even if you have modular you cant get enough of the cables behind the board and end up with a rats nest covering your drives.

nice work though. im trying to do the same set up and was wondering what a 3 fan rad would look on the back.

thanks for the pics

check this out if you need more room
https://www.koolance.com/water-cooli...product_id=829
 

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cable management in a 900........lol

i love the 900 but you get totally screwd in the lower part of that case.

even if you have modular you cant get enough of the cables behind the board and end up with a rats nest covering your drives.

nice work though. im trying to do the same set up and was wondering what a 3 fan rad would look on the back.

thanks for the pics

check this out if you need more room
https://www.koolance.com/water-cooli...product_id=829

Hey thanks for this. That is actually a really great idea, I might have to consider getting that because, although I fit everything, all the wires and tubes are so tight in the back it's really not good so this may actually help a lot.

Thanks for this and thanks for repping me up to my second OCN flame.
 

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Very nice I like the red on the top grill.
I did wire-management in a few of those cases I got a dremel and cut one or two extra holes made it much much easier to hide the cables.
 

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Very nice I like the red on the top grill.
I did wire-management in a few of those cases I got a dremel and cut one or two extra holes made it much much easier to hide the cables.
I might do that eventually. At the moment I'm trying to keep everything as least modded as possible. Only thing I changed on this case was the paint job. Thanks for the suggestion though I will definitely consider it in the future.
 
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