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Old September 20, 2009, 10:18 PM
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Talking So about the Corsair Obsidian, any good strategies for setting up a loop in that?

It seems like a WCer's dream. When I pick mine up, I plan to put a nice loop in there. Do you think I'd need 90 degree angles? What tubing do you recommend? I'm using all Swiftech stuff btw.
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Old September 20, 2009, 10:21 PM
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Primochill FTW.. 90 degrees, hmm.. probably none needed, unless you cool your video card, but you probably won't need em..
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Old September 20, 2009, 10:25 PM
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I will be cooling cpu and gpu

my current setup is a mess:

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Antec 1200 FTL
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Old September 20, 2009, 10:30 PM
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I think its hard to tell until you have the actual case. Although, if you need to buy fittings, make sure you look at every part in your loop, and analyze the way you are going to have it. I didn't, and made 3 seperate orders for fittings. While not that big of a deal to order seperately, the wasted time was/is a major inconvenience, as I have yet to finish rebuilding
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Holly cow.. you need to clean the dust in that PC.. to be honest, no need to buy a new case.. an Antec 1200 is pretty good imo.. you could run a loop in there easily, just a little repositioning of components.. You should take a look at the Gallery section, post your watercooled rigs thread, couple of 1200s in there, you'll get an idea..

Primochill tubing has an excellent bend radious, you wouldn't need 90 degree fittings if you plan proper.. seriously..

I did exactly the same as Phobes, I ordered 90 degree fittings on thursday, yet to get them, and I got my tubing all routed without the need of one.. Don't spend a lot of time planning though, you'll get million questions rise through your head (happened to me :p).. just try routing though..
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I'll be dusting throughouly on new case. I will most likely be using a new MoBo and cpu (i7 I hope)
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If possible stay away from elbows, they create a lot of backpressure. Use good tubing (Goblin Tygon) with a tight bend radius.
May I suggest you get the case and then pick out your parts. It might be easier on the pocket book, and your going to have to do some research in order to pick the proper components for build.
The case is setup to have a 3x120 rad on top, so you can pick what you want from the reviews.
And you probably already know, don't waste your $$ on anything other than an i7 920, they OC nicely.

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Old September 21, 2009, 09:20 PM
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Of course, 940's and above and fail. i5's don't look too appealing either.
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