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    Good case for watercooling

    Hi folks,

    I recently bought a new pc, and would like to have watercooling for the CPU and the GPU.
    Now, I have a Antec P182 case. I found several ppl using watercooling with this case, but they are all using the HDD bays for either the pumb or the reservoir.
    But I have mine full of HDDs, and don't see where else I can fit in all the stuff for it.
    So I was looking to buy a new case.

    But not sure which one.
    Any recommondations from you guys?

    Thanks in advance,
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    Re: Good case for watercooling

    All depends on what radiators you're going to use. But on the list theres Coolermaster, Lian Li and Silverstone. I can't think of any others for watercooling :s

    You could always use a radbox to hang a radiator externally.

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    Re: Good case for watercooling

    Coolermaster Cosmos S comes to mind, you can stick a triple rad in the top right out. And it has a massive amount of room.

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    Re: Good case for watercooling

    Quote Originally Posted by moogle View Post
    All depends on what radiators you're going to use. But on the list theres Coolermaster, Lian Li and Silverstone. I can't think of any others for watercooling :s

    You could always use a radbox to hang a radiator externally.
    Well, I would buy the case for the water cooling only.
    So I would buy whatever I need to buy.

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    Re: Good case for watercooling

    Quote Originally Posted by derchris View Post
    Well, I would buy the case for the water cooling only.
    So I would buy whatever I need to buy.
    Well what are you planning on cooling

    If it's that i7 and the 8800gt get a cosmos as a 120.3 rad (fitted in the roof) will be able to handle that

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    Re: Good case for watercooling

    whats the budget?

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    Re: Good case for watercooling

    Do you have size limitations? The Thermaltake Mozart TX is often overlooked but I bought it specifically for watercooling. Holds a pair of 120.2 inside without consuming or blocking any drive bays. The pump and reservoir can be mounted behind the motherboard, again without blocking any bays, keeping everything internal. Since the radiators and bays are above the motherboard, the "main" PC space is kept clear.

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    Re: Good case for watercooling

    I have no budget.
    It should cool an i7, my current 8800GT and the chipset, but should also be able to add another GFX or even some more stuff, like HDD cooling.
    I was looking at a nice case some time ago, and I might go for it now, as I have a need.
    The Lian Li Modular Cube Case

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    Re: Good case for watercooling

    If budget is not an option the is only really one name you need to hear and that is Mountain Mods. http://www.mountainmods.com/

    If you want to cool an i7, NB and 2x graphics cards you are going to need a bit more than a triple rad I would probably go with 2x triples.

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    Re: Good case for watercooling

    Yeah mountain mods make some excellent cases for extreme watercooling (too extreme for my needs) my mate recently got one and so far has spent £800 on the case and the watercooling stuff, admittedly he wont ever need anything new ever again, but its still excessive.

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    Re: Good case for watercooling

    Had a look at the Mountain Mods site, but my first impression was "ugly cases"
    I'm definately not going to get one of these.
    As I like to work on this stuff on my own, I think I will get the Lian Li cube case, and all the watercooling stuff from the various shops around.
    But thanks for having a look.

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    Re: Good case for watercooling

    Have a search for mountain mods on here for my old thread, that's enough to put most people off

    The Lian Li cube is much better built, but does require a fair amount of modding to get all the stuff in there.

    I got rid of my MM case and got one of these. The only reason I didn't go for the cube was because I needed the space.



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    Re: Good case for watercooling

    Quote Originally Posted by Clunk View Post
    I got rid of my MM case and got one of these. The only reason I didn't go for the cube was because I needed the space.
    The MM/Cube cases make good worktops or places to put your things on though

    If you get the Lian Li rad brackets you'd be able to easily fit a 120.3 on either side. I dunno how you'd get another 120.3 rad in though

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    Re: Good case for watercooling

    With a bit of clever planning, you could get a PA120.3 upright in the front plus the one in the top, but you wouldnt have much 5.25 space left...maybe a 120.2 in the front?

    I think the MM cases could make ideal washing machine carcasses for dwarves.

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    Re: Good case for watercooling

    Quote Originally Posted by Clunk View Post
    Have a search for mountain mods on here for my old thread, that's enough to put most people off

    The Lian Li cube is much better built, but does require a fair amount of modding to get all the stuff in there.

    I got rid of my MM case and got one of these. The only reason I didn't go for the cube was because I needed the space.



    Clunk, is this a custom build case?

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