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Old March 18, 2008, 01:05 PM
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Default Water Cooling friendly case and parts suggestions

During the summer I was thinking of doing some watercooling, but I had neither the time nor the budget to do it, but now since its spring break and easter, I have lots of time. I just need to make my order sooner rather then later because friday is a holiday...

Anyhow I've been doing some looking, and have decided that I need to upgrade my case to a water cooling friendly one and get some water cooling gear.

Since this is my first ever water cooling endeavor, I'm going to keep it simple, just a cpu loop for now, but I will add in video cards and things later.
I'll come up with a small list of parts for you water cooling geniuses to critique some time after work (after 5:30), but before that I need to decide on a case.

I want to mount the radiator externally (probably a 120.3 rad) and have lots of room to work, so size does not matter. Price, under $300 if possible.
I've been looking at the TJ07/09/10, Cosmos S, TT Armor, and Mozart tx, but I cant decide on which one will work out the best.

Any help will be greatly appreciated!
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Old March 18, 2008, 01:49 PM
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Lian-Li full-tower cases, like the PC-V2010? Lian Li Industrial Co., Ltd.
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TJ07 or Cosmos S would be best, Zero modding required whatsoever. Though I think you are limited to the brands of rads if you want to install on the top of the Cosmos S. Of all, The TJ07 would be your best bet.

The PC-V2010 looks like a very promising case, though be prepared to do some modding.
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I have no problems watercooling in my TJ09, it is a great case for it. The TJ07 is better for large internal Rads.
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I would defiantly get a PC-V2010 if they were available in Canada...

I was thinking of getting a TJ07, but I'm not sure how much the removable motherboard tray will like a 120.3 rad hanging off of the back... I would go internal, but I dont really have the tools to do any mods to secure the pump and rad.

Can you guys think of any other beastly cases which would work well with external rads?
Or would it just be easier to mount a 120.2 rad internally in a tj09? (would this limit any future expansion?)
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Cardboard, I have a TJ09 with a MCR-220 in the top, and a PA 120.2 on the back. It is a setup that works perfect for me. I think there would be room on the back for a MCR320, but not sure about a 120.3....I would need to measure...
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Depending on how long you're willing to wait, I've got a Cosmos S on the way that I'm going to install an internal Swiftech 360 rad (not on the "approved" list) into. I'll certainly post some pictures as to how much modding it requires to get it in. (I suspect it's not going to be too much).

That's going to take at least a couple of weeks though.
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I was thinking of getting a TJ07, but I'm not sure how much the removable motherboard tray will like a 120.3 rad hanging off of the back... I would go internal, but I dont really have the tools to do any mods to secure the pump and rad.

All you need is a drill and a quick visit to home depot, here is what I did; Slides in and out of the case with ease.








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Empty_Quarter, as long as you dont mind my copying your design, I'm pretty sure that I'll go for the TJ07 now...
I think I found your build log the other day, and it got me hooked on the TJ07.
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