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June 25, 2012 10:15:23 AM

So here's my current build

i5-2500k
corsair gs700
asrock z77 extreme 4
corsair xms 2 2gig (2pcs)
gtx 560ti

and my case is
nzxt guardian 921 rb

i was wondering if
1) h100 would fit in my case?
2) you have more suggestions for a closed loop water cooling for $130 or less

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a b K Overclocking
June 25, 2012 10:24:30 AM

what's you motivation for closed loop? air coolers due just as well andvare cheaper
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a b K Overclocking
June 25, 2012 10:28:21 AM

danskieness said:
So here's my current build

i5-2500k
corsair gs700
asrock z77 extreme 4
corsair xms 2 2gig (2pcs)
gtx 560ti

and my case is
nzxt guardian 921 rb

i was wondering if
1) h100 would fit in my case?
2) you have more suggestions for a closed loop water cooling for $130 or less



Check your case top to see if it has fan mounts for 2 standards 120mm fans with standing spacing (15mm spacing between the 2 holes of the fan). if it does, check the distance between the top of the case to the top of the motherboard. If it has at least 50 mm spacing, it will fit a h100.

However, if you buy a full custome water cool kit like RASA ES240, it would be much better (lower temp and can be expanded later on if needed)
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June 25, 2012 11:15:09 AM

unksol said:
what's you motivation for closed loop? air coolers due just as well andvare cheaper


as far as i'm concerned my motivation for choosing a closed loop are as follows
1) i've would like some other options besides Air Cooling , and is much lighter compared to high profile air coolers
2) i've heard that its easy to install
3) i've not yet gained enough knowledge about "Real water cooling"
4) budget cuts

@jacknhut
as far as the case specs goes it says in the box that it supports 1 x 140/120mm fan and just by looking at it i believe that from there is more than enough space from the mobo to the top of the case
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a c 324 K Overclocking
June 25, 2012 2:40:19 PM

It depends if you are meaning a Corsair or Antec closed loop cooler or an actual watercooling loop when you are asking your questions. There is a very large difference between them when it comes to performance and customization.
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June 25, 2012 4:02:33 PM

rubix_1011 said:
It depends if you are meaning a Corsair or Antec closed loop cooler or an actual watercooling loop when you are asking your questions. There is a very large difference between them when it comes to performance and customization.


i'm very sorry if i didn't clarified it enough. i'm leaning on the corsair closed loops but i could learn a thing or two. :) 
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a c 324 K Overclocking
June 25, 2012 4:09:54 PM

For under $130, I don't recommend anything that is liquid or water cooling.

I would say you could go with a closed loop cooler only if space requirements mandate you do so, otherwise, I'd recommend a good air cooler.
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July 5, 2012 7:08:16 AM

Best answer selected by danskieness.
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