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Old January 3, 2009, 03:09 PM
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Okay I am saving up for an i7 build that is going to be water cooled. Trying to decide on what colour scheme I want. Plan is a Mountain Mods - Extended Ascension CYO case, with black fan grills with a black widow spider on them, red tubing with clear liquid and red lighting inside the case. Now I am trying to pick between white powder coat (because I love the look of the white) or a black powder coat. Was thinking of getting the fan grills custom painted as well so the outside ring is white so just the spider would be black.

Please give me opinions and advice, if you think a better colour scheme would work please voice it.

Motherboard will be either a Gigabyte EX58-EXTREME ATX or ASUS P6T X58 Deluxe ATX

CPU will be Intel Core i7 920 Quad Core

Ram will be Corsair XMS3 Dominator TR3X6G1600C8D

Power Supply will be Corsair HX1000W CMPSU-1000HX

Video Card will be EVGA E-GEFORCE GTX 260 Core 216 SSC

Pump will be Swiftech MCP655

Rad will be HW Labs Black Ice GTX Xtreme 480 Quadruple 120MM (I want a Theromochill PA120.3 but keep reading stock is really low and that they are hard to come by right now) with 4 x Noctua NF-P12-1300 120MM (or 4 higher cfm fans)

Not sure on a cpu water block yet (I like the Stinger ones Apollo4g put in his guide) or a video card one, or a reservoir, and for tubing, trying to find some nice red tubing that is non uv reactive. Would have 2 x 12" red cold cathode lights. Let me know any advice on colour schemes and on part changes.

Water Cooling bug is finally having its way with me
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Old January 3, 2009, 03:11 PM
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Will a quad rad fit inside that case?
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Old January 3, 2009, 03:16 PM
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as far as I know yes, because you get your choice of panels so you can either have your front panel or rear panel with a spot for the rad, just have to get case directly from mountain mods though :( (only way it won't is if there is an issue with the depth)

and for me it would be the back panel unless I can find a Thermochill PA120.3

edit : looks like I need to read more carefully (and my conversion sucks) the black ice quad will not fit as it is 2" too tall for an Ascension case the only way to use it is to go outside the case, or do a little moding

edited top post to go with the Extended Ascension CYO case instead of the standard Ascension thus giving me the extra inches to work with seeing how its 6" taller .
Just have to figure out if rad on front or back is better for configuration choices of the case.
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Old January 3, 2009, 06:58 PM
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well after doing some more reading on a few forums the Pedestal by Mountain Mods was brought to my attention so thinking about getting an Ascension and then adding a Pedestal to it to use for the rad and pump.
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