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July 31, 2004 6:09:39 PM

Has anyone used/seen a good review of the Koolance water cooling cases?? These are the cases they have.<A HREF="http://www.koolance.com/products/product.html?code=CCS-..." target="_new">Koolcase</A>
I am wanting to get a water cooling system, plus a new case. Just thought it would be easyer if I got them together. I am thinking about either the PC2-650 or the PC2-901. I like the size of the 901. price is so close its not that big a deal. just want to know if it would do the job. I think I would be cooling the northbridge and the GPU as well as the cpu. Will the pump be enough for all 3? Having it built in would make it easyer if i have to take it somewhere too. I have also heard that having the water cooliing system bought seprately is better. Is this true? If so why? Any info would be great. Thanks in advance.

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July 31, 2004 11:35:59 PM

That case looks great for watercooling, the only problem you might have is that the pump might not be strong enough to get the water around a ase that big. An eheim 1260 or similar powerfull pump should be able to do it tho.
July 31, 2004 11:47:56 PM

As far as the pump being strong enough, i figure that Koolance has tested it to a point to know if it will be strong enough. I was just wondering if anyone had used it or something close. Also the question if having a the case/cooling system separate.

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August 1, 2004 12:34:17 PM

Sorry I didnt realise the case came with the watercooling kit (only skimmed through the page quickly), looks pretty good to me but I still dont like the look of that pump. You are right in that they must have tested it, but I reckon the waterflow with something like that wont be great.
August 1, 2004 7:13:37 PM

Thanks for the thoughts, ill email them and see if there is a way to upgrade the pump.

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August 1, 2004 8:27:19 PM

Good news on the pump system. It is a dual pump system. One that pushes and the other pulls. Also they say that the system can "safely" handle the cooling of 6 diff parts. Like dual cpu, vid, MOBO, 2HDs.

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August 2, 2004 7:58:23 AM

Sounds good to me, looks like a very nice system. Have you had any thoughts on what water blocks you are going to get? As I dont think it comes with them (although I could be wrong, Im too lazy to read through the whole thing).
August 2, 2004 11:53:52 AM

Your right, it doesn't come with them. I went through and looked at what they had. The CPU block comes with a 180w rating which I think for an a64, would work realy well. With everything that I'll get for the system, it will be about $450. I figure, a new very large case, PSU, and water cooling system, price is about right.

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August 7, 2004 12:25:44 AM

$450 sounds kinda high.. I would see about building your own. Remember that the tubing and barbs can be purchased via your home town hardware store.

I realy think your big empense is the radiator and pump. Both can be top of the line for under $200 and the rest from the hardware store for $20 or so.

I left out the reservore, I would not build a water cooled system without one, but it is not needed.

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August 7, 2004 4:41:02 PM

Well you have to remember that the 450 is everything. New case, PSU, all the blocks, both pumps, the radiator, reservore, all built in. I need a new case. And a case that large would be about 75+. And most of them you have to buy the PSU seprate. The case with the pumps and hose's is about 250. Its when you add in the water blocks that is goes up to 450. but that is with 2 blocks for vid cards and 2 blocks for dual cpu. and one for the MOBO.

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