I love everything about this case, I'm just worried that 2x 240mm rad slots won't be enough, and thus also have my eyes on the Switch 810 for its native and MASSIVE 420mm top + 280mm bottom rad support.
Thanks in advance, about to purchase soon!
EDIT: I actually just found the guide on how to calculate this for myself, but would anyone be willing to make an estimate?
Wow guys, thanks for the help! The UT60 is top contender for my rad purchase/s!!
I wound up settling on this case. Rosewill Blackhawk Ultra
Also, I'm not going to be building my custom loop until I know what I'm getting, so in the meantime I've purchased an H110
to at the least cool my CPU, which I'll then sell off to a friend or save it for another rig after.
The case fits a 3x120/3x140 up top and a 2x140 on the bottom -- or, if I mount the PSU up top, it'd be the same thing but flipped.
I wonder though... where would be the best placement of the PSU if I'm going to use a 3x120/3x140 to cool my CPU?
Seems like a catch-22 to me..
Radiator on bottom = Cool air comes in from bottom, cooling radiator but then pushing warm CPU outtake onto everything else??
Radiator on top = Warm air from everything else arrives at radiator thus not helping to cool the CPU?
Minimum radiator amount for 4.8ghz 4770k + single 7970 1.3v?
The most overlooked thing when the suggestions come are your overclocking intentions of 4.8ghz of a 4770K plus apparently from your thread title you'll have the GPU on the same loop?
There's a big difference between the words handle it, and perform extremely well under overclocking load.
My suggestion to you is to rethink before pulling the trigger or your actual CPU load temperatures could make you regret the decision to invest in water cooling.
Sometimes misery loves company!
The biggest mistake usually made is what's the least I can get by with to handle it, when the true question should be what will give me the cooling headroom I'd like to have for my CPU overclock?
Running the CPU and GPU on the same loop?
Can You? Yes
Why? If overclocking your CPUs headroom is irrelevant, and all you really care about is, does it look good?
Performance wise with the heat produced from todays overclocked CPUs 2 independent loops perform better as you're not adding the constant heat from the GPU to the overclocked heat of the CPU.
Been there done that and the cooling performance results sucked, and the purchase regret followed.
Also trying to cram everything inside of the case puts you somewhere using preheated case air to cool with, mounting your radiators outside the case on the side or top puts them drawing in ambient room air not preheated case air.
You still need good airflow through the case there are components on the motherboard that are air cooled, if you block it all up with radiators your case airflow drops tremendously.
Mounting your radiators outside the case not only can be made to look good but can be much easier as well.
Most all cases today provide case tubing pass through holes for outside mounting of radiators.Single GPU Radiator Suggestion.CPU Overclocked to 4.8ghz Radiator Suggestion.
The 140mm cooling fans are quieter than the 120mm cooling fans are, so that's why the 140 radiator suggestions.
I'm fully aware this throws a speed bump in your high speed road to Water Cooling Nirvana, but if you go less, well you'll get less.
If you go less will it work? of course it will!
But will you be satisfied with your overclocked CPU load temperature results?
That is for you to answer.