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Old 04-19-2009, 02:18 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I think you have loss track of the whole point of small form factor - micro atx pcs.... They should actually be small.
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looking at the NZXT rogue you might be able to fit a MCR220 in those 2 side exaust fans and then have only one HDD and put the pump in the HDD bay. it could be done.
Yeaa, but I said I didn't want to go WC with this. But I can't seem to find any heatsink that would work. If nothing else, I'll just run stock speeds w/ the stock heatsink, then go H20 when I can afford it.
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Default Re: Anyone running a MicroATX i7 rig?

why would you not want to water cool?
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Great air coolers that are low profile include:

Thermalright AXP-140 (Thermalright should be releasing an i7 compatibility kit soon for it)

Coolermaster Gemini II S + Coolermaster i7 retention bracket
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why would you not want to water cool?
Moneys. Core i7's aren't cheap son. Neither is a good loop.
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hmm, well newegg has th MCR 220 for $35,

Newegg.com - Swiftech MCR220-QP Liquid Cooler Radiator - Water Cooling

and the MCP355 for $65,

Newegg.com - Swiftech MCP355 12 VDC Pump - Water Cooling

then all you need is a swiftech apogee GTZ for $65,

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but if your going air cooling then the thermalright looks like a good CPU cooler.
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Default Re: Anyone running a MicroATX i7 rig?

Thanks for taking the time dude, I appreciate it. But really, my budget is relatively small as it is, so that extra $165 does make a difference. If I wasn't going i7 I totally would again. I suppose if I didn't go SFF and didn't get a GTX 260 I could go H20. Errrrrrrrrrr. IM GETTING THE ITCH AGAIN!
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well then if it were me i would get that thermalright AXP-140 that nerdscore posted. looks good.
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