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Old 05-17-2009, 04:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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hey guys, im looking into getting a new case. are there any cases that are good for water cooling and still within a reasonable budget (100-150)?
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the antec twelve hundred.

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thats what ive been looking at, looks pretty tight. is there any way to mount a 2x120mm rad at the top below the big fan?
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look up the HAF932 - room for a 3x120 rad without any mods up top... and more if you get creative
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what are your thoughts on this cooler master?

Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER COSMOS 1000 RC-1000-KSN1-GP Black&#47; Silver Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases
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^ my thoughts on it are, it's ugly as mess (IMO) and only has one spot to easily mount a dual 120mm rad and no other real place to put one.


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Aspire hates the 1200 apparently it's no good for w/c although I don't know why. Personally I just think it's very ugly.
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hey guys, just picked up my cm HAF today. i have a question, since i have to redo my w/c setup, is it better to go

1. pump -> rad -> cpu

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2. pump -> cpu -> rad
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No.1 you want the cool water coming from the RAD to go straight to your CPU.
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