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    Question Pre-installed water cooling case

    Unless I've missed it, there doesn't appear to be any cases on the market that are designed solely for watercooling and come with pre-installed radiators and perhaps even reservoirs and pumps.

    Given that PCs components are getting hotter and hotter and overclocking is becoming more prevalent, I reckon this is a missed opportunity for the PC case manufacturers. I'm particularly surprised Corsair has yet to corner this market given their recent H50 and case success.

    I'd buy one if such a thing existed. Am I on my own?

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    Re: Pre-installed water cooling case

    there have been a couple in the past, the big issue is the slow movement of case design and manufacture, vs the faster pase of water cooling design and development.

    remember most cases take 2-3 years to actually reach the market

    Also a general dissagreement as to what's needed and what's good.
    eg there was a nice gigabyte one a couple of years back, nice idea, well implimented, however they only had a single 120mm rad to cool the loop, granted it was a thick rad and they used a high rpm fan on it.
    And by then water cooling had already moved away from a single 120mm rad and high rpm fan.

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    Re: Pre-installed water cooling case

    Wow - there's far more to it than I had given it credit. I'm surprised it takes so long, but then I don't really know how long it takes to go from design to shelves for these sorts of things. Thanks for informative post.

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    Re: Pre-installed water cooling case

    the case was the Gigabyte 3D Mercury and it wasn't as bad as I made it sound, I actually quite like the overall design of it, I know some people will not like the tap connection system for additional blocks as the blocks will work in parallel so will suffer reduced pressure, however it is still a very neat way of being able to add/remove sections of the loop without having to rebuild the whole loop or fiddling around too much.

    One other major issue I forgot to mention is cost, cases with built in water loops are not cheap.
    £250ish when it came out I seem to remember.

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    Re: Pre-installed water cooling case

    There are some, but few and far between. Thing is, you can do it yourself for less most of the time so it’s low demand in an already niche market. Once people start watercooling they tend to be quite particular about components.

    http://www.tekheads.co.uk/d/Water-Cooled-Cases_608.html have a few though.

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