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Old March 12, 2008, 04:48 PM
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Default Antec 900 and WC

I'm running a x6800 @ 3.4ghz on air in a 900 right now but with summer coming i figure i'll move to WC.
I'd like to move from the 900 to a full tower but when i hinted at it i believe "New case!? maybe when hell freezes over!" was the reply i got from my wife (wives don't understand that we need this stuff!) so i'm stuck with the space constraints of the 900

I've been lucky with getting free cpu's from a friend and i have a qx6700 sitting here that i may use,not sure yet.

Any recomendations with WC and the 900 ? i'm looking at a simple loop to start(it's a version 1 without the pre drilled holes for tubing in the back) but thats not an issue. I am 99% i'll end up with a rad box and a 240 rad of some kind.

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Simple loop?

Swiftech MCP-355
Swiftech Apogee GT
Swiftech MCR-220-QP-RES
Swiftech Radbox

Simple. But a WC setup can cost more than a new case...

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I know it can but a case is a case to my wife

And she may not nocice the rad hanging off the back of it
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Then go for it - that setup has a very small footprint and is easy to install in any case. But don't forget to add some air cooling around the CPU area and the NB cooler, since the HSF will be removed - common mistake from 1st-time WC builders.

All parts can be found at NCIX, btw.

(my wife too does not notice anything new with my rigs - ain't it great?)
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I have an Antec 900 and I am going to be setting it up for water cooling. I'll post some pictures tomorrow. I will be putting that Swiftech MCR-220 radiator internal too.
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I have an Antec 900 and I am going to be setting it up for water cooling. I'll post some pictures tomorrow. I will be putting that Swiftech MCR-220 radiator internal too.
I was going to suggest that two 120mm rads could be forced to fit inside the 900, but your idea sounds better.... looking forward to seeing the pics!!!
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Old March 15, 2008, 07:23 PM
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I was going to switch cases but decided against it, so this is what I'm grabbing;

Swiftech MCB-120 Radbox Revision 2 Black
Swiftech 1/2IN Od Chrome Plated Fittings 1/4 Bspp (Set of Two)
Swiftech 7/16IN ID Vinyl Tubing 10 Feet
D-TEK Customs Fuzion CPU Water Block S478/LGA775/S939/AM2/S754 1/2IN Barbs
Swiftech MCP655 12V Industrial Water Cooling Pump 1/2IN Barbs
Swiftech MCR220-QP-RES Quiet Power Dual 120MM Water Cooling Radiator & Integrated Reservoir G1/4
Pts Petra PT_NUKE Concentrated Biocide Water Additive for Water COOLING(10ML)
Primochill Steel Blue Dye Bomb Water Additive for PC Ice PC Pure Utopia or Water
Yate Loon D12BL-12 120MM Quiet Cooling Fan 1200RPM 45CFM 24DB 3PIN & 4PIN Ball Bearing OEM X2

I pricematched these babies and the grand total is: $224.27 CAD!

In any event, will my Antec 900 case fit everything?

Asus Maximus Extreme
Two Radeon 3870x2's
Etc.

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personally I hate the 900. Too cramped for me. If you pull this off, post some pics....
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Looks like something I was going to put in my Antec 900 but never got around to it.

Though I was going to use the MCP350/355 pump with 3/8" tubing instead of 1/2".

You might want to consider the Fesser One fluid instead of buying 2 sets of additives. Might also want to get the DTEK FuZion instead of the Apogee GT.
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Looks like something I was going to put in my Antec 900 but never got around to it.

Though I was going to use the MCP350/355 pump with 3/8" tubing instead of 1/2".

You might want to consider the Fesser One fluid instead of buying 2 sets of additives. Might also want to get the DTEK FuZion instead of the Apogee GT.
Is that directed at me? I looked for that CPU block on NCIX I didn't see it listed.
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