jdrom17, did you take out the 200mm fan at the top of your 900? I remember seeing your build when you posted, (I see I posted in the thread actually), but I really prefer an internal mount rad, I seem to move my system around a fair amount. What I was thinking was to mount 2 red YL's pulling air through the rad and exhausting out the front of the case. Possibly mounting a couple of push fans on the other side of the rad. Reverse the rear case fan so it's pulling air in.
200mm is still in and is my only exhaust. If you move your system around a lot, regardless or internal/external, it's going to way quite a bit more. All that water and metal adds up. Having the rad external does make it more awkward to carry the case though.
IMO there's better budget cases to use for an internal setup like the NZXT Tempest or even the CM690. I hope to get a nice full tower case some day and move everything internal, but when I have the money, there's always something else I'd rather buy than a case...
Oh, I know there's many better cases to build a internal WC system in, (cosmos S, drool, thermaltake armor), but I happen to own this one already. If I'm gonna lay out $200+ bucks on WC parts, I can't afford a new case right now. I got my 4870 by clearing out most of my excess parts.
Picked up my GTZ today, it comes with both 3/8" and 1/2" barbs, how cool is that?
Well, seeing as yesterday was payday and I won $120 playing Blackjack the other night, I ordered most of the rest of my parts.
I did go with the CPX-Pro for $46.01 pricematched from DC. Black Ice rad. Grabbed Swiftech 7/16" tubing, because I saw Vortex's recommendation on NCIX. Grabbed those ghost barbs off the forum sale. Oh, and a koolance block to make a t-line and drain.
Didn't order a fancontroller, because I won't know if I have room for one until mock-up stage. If I don't, I'm gonna get one of these: Petra's Tech Shop as my mobo has a whopping 2 fan headers.
And the Red LED Yate Loon's I want are out of stock for 3-4 weeks. Sigh. I'll probably pick up some of the Zalman's for the short term. My system won't glow for a while.
OK, you 2, I'll let you know before I order anything. The fans I want are out of stock for 3-4 weeks, so I won't do anything before that, unless I change my mind about Red Led YL's. Aaron @ Petra's quoted me a whole $10 for USPS for the order I wanted, they're very reasonable with shipping. Only take Paypal for international orders.
Perfect, that is enough time for me gather some money.. I just want small stuff, nice c-stip edging, one of those units your getting for fan connection, I love my zalman's, don't even sound much when on full speed 1800rpm.