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andrewsvalesen 08-19-2008 05:54 PM

Finding a case thats perfect.
 
I'm looking for the smallest case possible that I can put a water cooling setup in it. Price isn't an issue.

So far the only thing I've seen that i liked were the cosmo cases, they're all internal - that being the most important thing to me.

Basically what I'm asking is, what cases could you suggest to me that could be a complete water cooled system. (Watercooling for everything,VGA, CPU, etc.)

And is a 3.120 radiator necessary?

I overclock alot, if that helps. But only my CPU.

oceanboundtx 08-19-2008 06:54 PM

Re: Finding a case thats perfect.
 
Perfect amount of space in the cosmos... thats what I just bought. Radiator on top, pump in the HD racks, resevoir between MB and 5.25s.

Perfect. =-)

Ric0h 08-19-2008 06:56 PM

Re: Finding a case thats perfect.
 
the cosmos is not small in size though hope you know that.

oceanboundtx 08-19-2008 08:36 PM

Re: Finding a case thats perfect.
 
Oh, the thing is bigger than most hybrid cars. And probably pumps out more emissions too.

But, its pretty slick.

This new WC setup is running my 4 cores average at 27c, stock. I havent goofed with overclocking it yet... (which is a sin, but Ive only had it 24hrs).

I think you'll like it, =-) Just make sure you get a mb, or fan controller, that can handle 3 pin fans, because its loud as **** until you get those 120mms off 100%

Apokalipse 08-19-2008 09:29 PM

Re: Finding a case thats perfect.
 
You might want to have a look at Lian Li cases
they tend to have very good layouts, and quite moddable
*edit*
I'm currently using a PC-A70 which I modified. It's not a small case though....

baron5 08-19-2008 11:37 PM

Re: Finding a case thats perfect.
 
agreed, lian li are the ultimate in quality cases. alot of cases have predrilled WC holes to have the rad outside of the case aswell. so even something like a nzxt tempest you could use, but its not gonan give you the layout a lian li would. everything is so well planned out in their cases.

andrewsvalesen 08-23-2008 05:41 PM

Re: Finding a case thats perfect.
 
I guess I'll stick with my tj-09 case.. It has an ability to hold a 2.120 radiator inside.. but meh.

What is expected with a 2.120 radiator? could I cool everything in my case?

Whats so good about a 3.120 rad?

Apokalipse 08-23-2008 05:46 PM

Re: Finding a case thats perfect.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by andrewsvalesen (Post 1445123)
I guess I'll stick with my tj-09 case.. It has an ability to hold a 2.120 radiator inside.. but meh.

What is expected with a 2.120 radiator? could I cool everything in my case?

With one CPU and one video card, it'll do fine. One CPU and Two video cards would be pushing it.
Quote:

Originally Posted by andrewsvalesen (Post 1445123)
Whats so good about a 3.120 rad?

It's bigger, so it can dissipate more heat.

baron5 08-24-2008 06:20 AM

Re: Finding a case thats perfect.
 
yeah ive heard the tj series cases are great. always wanted one but they are pricey round here.


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