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Old July 4, 2011, 03:14 PM
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Hey guys, a customer recently asked me to make his PC water cooled. mobo, CPU and GPU, I was wondering if the case really does matter for water cooling and if so, what to look for in a case to make sure it's WC compatible.

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Old July 4, 2011, 03:16 PM
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Look for a case that is cavernous. The bigger the inside the easier to watercool and make it look nice.
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800 D Corsair is almost designed fore water cooling.
Makes build process much easier.

look on Youtube to see if anyone posted a build of what you want to use.
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Old July 4, 2011, 05:50 PM
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I would agree on the 800D. Just finished my 4th water build and used the 800D. Itís a nice case to work with.

If you decide to go with the 800D I could be of some help with pic of my set up. I have water cooled my motherboard, 2X SLI VGA, CPU in a dual loop.

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Old July 4, 2011, 09:56 PM
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Yeah, I am trying to push the customer towards getting the 800D because of it's size and great cable management system but it aint looking too good. He's complaining about the price lol :p

@ccbrooks,
I am still new to water cooling, by dual loop do you mean you're running two separate sets of tubing? each with its own pump and reservoir?
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Another case to consider is the 600t. It's also well designed for a mid tower water cooling setup. And it's a much more budget friendly purchase.
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Yeah, I am trying to push the customer towards getting the 800D because of it's size and great cable management system but it aint looking too good. He's complaining about the price lol :p
If he's complaining about the price of the case, wait until he sees how much you can spend on a custom loop. I'm up around $600 into mine with GPU, CPU, MB blocks, pump, rad,res and compression fittings.
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@Caldezar,
That was one of the cases I was trying to get him to go for, I wouldn't mind at all if he picked it, I am pretty comfortable doing the entire set up in the case, its definetly not a bad one at all.

@SugarJ
As much as I completely agree with you that a custom loop is definitely nothing cheap already by itself, he sees it as another unncessary cost for him to have to pay so much for something he sees as just a box for his components. What can you do though lol, the customer's always right :P
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Old July 5, 2011, 01:36 AM
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To your question about duel loops.
In this configuration you are running 2 pumps 2 rads. One loop for the CPU and mother board in my case and a second loop just for the VGA. Keeps things quiet and cool!!
With this in mind is your customer overclocking the computer or just looking bragging rights? Water cooling is not cheap!!!! I probably have $800.00 vested in mine but I have overclocked the crap out of mine. Have a i7 950 running at 4.5 mhz 40 c average start up temp running prim will get into the mid 70's. SLI 570 gtx overclocked holding around 34 c after a 3DMark test.Name:  IMG_0099.jpg
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Here's a few more cases to explore (not as expensive as the 800D)

Cooler Master HAF X Tower Case at Memory Express Computers $189.99

Corsair Obsidian Series 650D Mid Tower Case at Memory Express Computers $179.99

Newegg.ca - Xigmatek Elysium Black CCC-HSA0DS-U01 All Black Aluminum / Steel ATX Super Tower Computer Case $219.99

For the watercooling section; you could start with a watercooling kit, then add waterblocks for the video cards ( and compression/ 45 degree adapters as needed)
EK Complete Watercooling kit H3O HF 360 (Triple Rad) EK Complete Watercooling kit H3O HF 360 [H3O-360HF] - $279.99 : DazMode, The Best Canadian PC Watercooling and Modding Store!

Rasa Uber 750 RX360 Complete CPU WaterCooling Kit Rasa Uber 750 RX360 Complete CPU WaterCooling Kit [RASA750KIT UBER360] - $197.99 : DazMode, The Best Canadian PC Watercooling and Modding Store!
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