I have been looking far a case to support my dream machine. I have three in mind but I would like to hear other opinions. The three I have in mind are the Lian Li PC-1200, Cooler Master Stacker STC-T01 and the Cooler Master Stacker 830.
This is what I plan on running
AMD X2 4800
2x 7800 GTX 512
2 Optical drives
2 hard drives
Fan controller (s)
Temp monitor (s)
For the cooling rig
Danger Den Black Ice Xtreme 3 Rad
Danger Den Black Ice Xtreme Rad
Swiftech Apogee CPU Block
Danger Den 7800 GTX SLI Block (when they come out with it)
Maybe some hard drive, north, south bridge coolers
Dual 5 1/4 bay Res
All 1/2 ID tubing
me being a little on the nutso side went with a similar cooling option on mine. since I didnt want to mess with L fittings and extreme angles required by some of the more standard cases (tight quarters), I went a little, well, big. 1/2" tubing doesnt bend too well compared to 3/8" or 1/4", so it should be fun. overall I went with the Mountain Mods U2UFO case. a little spendy and alot big, but gave me enough room to do anything I wanted w/o worrying about kinks. for the pump thou I recomend the Hydor SELTZ L 35 II. water flow is excellent, and noise is minimal. if you go 1/2", water flow is your friend.
just my 2c, have fun!
I dont know about the tichi case though im a little worried about the feng shui of the case.
One thins i dont understand in the Head to GPH ratio. could you explain?
ok the case I am building is the without there crappy liquid cooling system there system is 1/4 id puting out only 16.5 GPH gallons per hour
not enough if you are going to go duel SLI like I plan to so I went to dangerden.com and designed my own 1/2" id system
But head pressure is how many pounds per square inch (PSI) you put through the system
your dealing with plastic flexable tubing anything over I guess arround 40 PSI and you could rupture the tubing
remember water and electronics dont mix well
so lets say at low speed of the pump you put out 10 PSI and 6.8 GPH this is proberly good enough for idle of a single cpu for cooling
at medium speed 20 PSI and 15 GPH
and at high speed we double the PSI there for doubling the GPH
the more GPH the better the cooling system will work
warning these figure are not true there only for demonstration you must consult the pump to get actual figure
as for the feng shui of the case you must consult a feng shui master only he can help you with that. You must also ensure that you whole house is up to this standard or (if you belive in this) Disaster will fall upon your home
water is conductive and is the source of mold and algae and other floatie things
you must also add in an anti algae supplument and an anti fungal system they usually are in the same bottle
use only distilled water which you must change every 4 to 6 months
or use pc ice and nothing else it already has these ingeatents in the mixture
and the replacement time is 2 to 3 years
plus if you get a leak in a working pc using water say goodby to your system as in fried electrical parts
if you get a leak in the pc ice system 95% chance you just have to fix the leak and dry off the system and reboot you might loose a part depending on how much pc ice you lost loose too much and you will get an air lock thats when you will get a over heat of the cpu or the video card GPU
thats why I say 95% chance
do not use radiator fluid for a automobile the additives in this will eat plastic parts