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Old 06-07-2008, 05:08 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Default Re: Q6600 + SLI GTX280 Watercooling

^I can see them being $120+.
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Old 06-07-2008, 05:36 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Default Re: Q6600 + SLI GTX280 Watercooling

Im not sure if you want to spend this much, but this is Ultras new high end case:

Ultra eXo ATX Mid-Tower Aluminum Case ULT40138 at TigerDirect.com

This is the carbon fiber version
Ultra eXo Carbon Fiber ATX Mid-Tower Case - Front USB, FireWire, Audio Ports ULT40072 at TigerDirect.com


Both are way out of my budget lol
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Default Re: Q6600 + SLI GTX280 Watercooling

I'm pretty sure the gt280 follows standard GPU mounting hole design...meaning you can grab 2 cheaper GPU blocks and save some money. Also, they perform better than full cover blocks.

The Dtek fuzions are good, so are the Maze4/5. I had a swiftech mcw60 and it was really good, but is a bit more restrictive than the aforementioned blocks
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Default Re: Q6600 + SLI GTX280 Watercooling

Heh, for 400 bucks i'd rathe get the mountainmods case as its fully modular and absolutely huge. Space isnt an issue for me as i have a giant computer desk with plenty of room for the case.

Also, lol@999 for the carbon fiber case.
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Old 06-07-2008, 09:49 PM   #15 (permalink)
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So veed, hows your credit card balance doing??
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Old 06-07-2008, 11:31 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Actually atm, i'm fully paid down other than the 9800GTX's. The fun part is going to be when i get the mortgage and try to have any money to spend on parts.
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Ok so i think i have decided on the mountainmods UFO case, i just need to decide on which radiators i plan to use.

Swiftech/black ice or thermochill. Have to order the case with the correct spacing. I dont know that much about the 2 so which is the better one?
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Thermochill rads for a 120.3 run about 140 bucks each. Performance wise, they can't be beat. They work best with medium or low speed fans.

Swiftech are a lot thinner than the Thermochill rads, are also designed to work best with low/med speed fans and a 120.3 will run you about 50 bucks. They offer great bang for buck.

Black Ice rads should generally be avoided.
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Considering the price difference between them, is it worth spending the extra for the thermochill? I plan to run a 240mm for the cpu/notherbridge and a 360mm for the video cards.
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in my opinion, heck no.

***edit***actually considering 2 GTX 280s only at stock...at full load will dump approx. 400-475 Watts into the water, you might want to consider a PA120.3 for the VGA loop
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