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Old May 7, 2008, 08:35 PM
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I'm confused what is the "Vortex" solution? The setup that Cptn Vortex is using? BTW The Antec 1200 is loud, though I haven't heard much from it, it's first impressions are LOUD! I mean 6 fans!?!?!? Oh, don't forget the 2 optional that you can mount.
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Old May 7, 2008, 09:16 PM
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well i like the 1200 but i dont understand why they put the powersupply in the bottom i prefer it on the top anyways Vortex still waiting for the parts from Direct i went to their site and see they sent out two shipments all coming from the same warehouse which is kinda weird is that common or something?

Im tracking it with canada post says both will arrive on Monday and Tuesday. Well loud fans can always be replaced i like the look and cooling but like i said prefer the power supply on top just incase theres a leap in my future loop.
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Old May 7, 2008, 09:18 PM
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also planning an attack of cable management lol ive pushed it back awhile gonna hit crappy tire and pick up sum cable ties for the management and the loop!
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Old May 12, 2008, 10:17 AM
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All the parts arrived today im thinking if i should do what captain did on his Apogee GT and im trying to figure out how to put the smart coils on the tubing lol
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Old May 12, 2008, 11:29 AM
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Wooo good good. I just re-built my main loop last night....I can tell you I have multiple lacerations on my hands...... Now I know why some people avoid the plastic swiftech barbs.... I had one break off in my RAD, which was a MAJOR pain to remove.... All metal barbs in there now....

Also Freakgeek1337, the Vortex solution is my selection of parts, for a basic put powerful CPU only loop. It can be expanded too, to GPU or chipsets too. In it's basic form, here she is! Sleek and clean.

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The Vortex H20

Coolermaster ATCS 840 w Window panel
MSI Z77A-GD65
Intel i7 3770K @ 4.6GHZ 1.28v
Galaxy GTX 680 @ 1241MHZ
8GB Mushkin Blackline 1600MHZ 9-9-9-24 1.5v
Asus Xonar Essence STX
OCZ Z-Series GOLD 850W
2 x 128GB Corsair Force GT SATA3 SSD RAID0 :)
Acheiva Shimian Q270 Lite 2560x1440

Benq W500 Pojector.

Watercooling:
EK Supreme HF, EK FC GTX 680 Block, MCR320+Gelid Silent 12 Push/Pull, DD Pump, EK Multioption 100ml Res, EK Coolstream XT 220 RAD Gelid Wings Push/Pull.
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Old May 12, 2008, 12:12 PM
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so should i buy some more barbs or something i only got 2
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Old May 12, 2008, 12:15 PM
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No you should be ok. I was dumb and tried pulling the tube off the barb when it was still installed in the RAD, and I pulled a little too hard.....
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The Vortex H20

Coolermaster ATCS 840 w Window panel
MSI Z77A-GD65
Intel i7 3770K @ 4.6GHZ 1.28v
Galaxy GTX 680 @ 1241MHZ
8GB Mushkin Blackline 1600MHZ 9-9-9-24 1.5v
Asus Xonar Essence STX
OCZ Z-Series GOLD 850W
2 x 128GB Corsair Force GT SATA3 SSD RAID0 :)
Acheiva Shimian Q270 Lite 2560x1440

Benq W500 Pojector.

Watercooling:
EK Supreme HF, EK FC GTX 680 Block, MCR320+Gelid Silent 12 Push/Pull, DD Pump, EK Multioption 100ml Res, EK Coolstream XT 220 RAD Gelid Wings Push/Pull.
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Old May 12, 2008, 12:16 PM
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OHHH lol and bro did yu notice big temp drop when you bowed yer GT im wondering if i should do it
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Old May 12, 2008, 12:23 PM
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Not huge.... maybe like, 1 degree hahha. But I figure, why not? I'm into modding and sqeezing every inch of performance out of my gear. If you like messing around with stuff, go for it. It's not hard, and it wont make it any worse.
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The Vortex H20

Coolermaster ATCS 840 w Window panel
MSI Z77A-GD65
Intel i7 3770K @ 4.6GHZ 1.28v
Galaxy GTX 680 @ 1241MHZ
8GB Mushkin Blackline 1600MHZ 9-9-9-24 1.5v
Asus Xonar Essence STX
OCZ Z-Series GOLD 850W
2 x 128GB Corsair Force GT SATA3 SSD RAID0 :)
Acheiva Shimian Q270 Lite 2560x1440

Benq W500 Pojector.

Watercooling:
EK Supreme HF, EK FC GTX 680 Block, MCR320+Gelid Silent 12 Push/Pull, DD Pump, EK Multioption 100ml Res, EK Coolstream XT 220 RAD Gelid Wings Push/Pull.
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Old May 12, 2008, 12:39 PM
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eh 1 degree aint meaning much to me im gonna probbaly start setting up on friday take it in steps i gotta mod the bottom of my case i guess i dont know if i can squeeze the tubing how yu did thru the empty pci slot in the back i hope i can would make my life lot easier but doing so is going to leave a big hole where dust can go in right?
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