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April 10, 2011 9:30:45 PM

I need some help finding the right case for my build and need some ideas.I just want to water cool a gtx 580 for now and keep everything else on air cooling. So maybe a 240 rad would be good enough right? I also want a case that requires NO modding, none. I want a full tower, I was looking along the lines of HAF-X or ATCS 840. I think the Corsair 800D or TJ07 would be overkill, as I don't need complete WC.

Right now I have an H70 cooler on my i7 930 CPU and I plan on overclocking, but not ridiculous levels. I perfer to keep it, but if i have to waterblock, i will need a 360 rad?

I'm upgrading from an Antec 1200, my MB is an EVGA FTW3 with a Corsair 1200AX

Any feedback would be appreciated. Again I don't want to mod the case at all.

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April 12, 2011 9:12:57 AM

How about a Gigabyte 3D Mercury? It comes from the factory with water cooling fitted. It's large enough to easily occupy your GFX card, looks good and will house everything you want. Pricey though... :/ 
April 12, 2011 2:45:03 PM

Hi and welcome to Tom's forum.

What about the HAF 932? and in terms of price/features the HAF X is much better case.

Regarding the radiator question, yeah, for GPU and CPU the minimum is a 360 radiator with good flow and pressure.
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April 12, 2011 4:13:34 PM

Awesome guys thanks! I tried looking for the mercury and there doesn't seem a place to buy it or even see the price. Right now I'm just looking to cool the GPU.
April 14, 2011 5:20:28 AM

If you just want to cool the GPU, don't buy a massive, expensive case just for that. I'd get a "water cooling" case if I want to cool my CPU, GPU and RAM all with one massive system. For just the GPU, I'd much rather recommend getting a much cheaper case, like the Cooler Master 690 II Advanced, and then getting a sealed water cooling system. A sealed water cooling system consists of a sealed waterblock, tubes, pump and radiator all packed together in a maintancence-free cooling system, meaning you literally mount the waterblock on your GPU, plug in the power to the system and forget about it. A good kit to look at is the Antec Kuhler H2O 620, for $69,99. Check it out here: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168..., or the Corsair CWCH50/CWCH60 for more or less the same price.
April 14, 2011 1:38:13 PM

Toxxyc said:
If you just want to cool the GPU, don't buy a massive, expensive case just for that. I'd get a "water cooling" case if I want to cool my CPU, GPU and RAM all with one massive system. For just the GPU, I'd much rather recommend getting a much cheaper case, like the Cooler Master 690 II Advanced, and then getting a sealed water cooling system. A sealed water cooling system consists of a sealed waterblock, tubes, pump and radiator all packed together in a maintancence-free cooling system, meaning you literally mount the waterblock on your GPU, plug in the power to the system and forget about it. A good kit to look at is the Antec Kuhler H2O 620, for $69,99. Check it out here: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168..., or the Corsair CWCH50/CWCH60 for more or less the same price.


:lol: 

He want cooler the GPU NOT the CPU and those kits only work for CPU (without modifications) and don't perform very well.
April 18, 2011 8:23:08 AM

saint19 said:
:lol: 

He want cooler the GPU NOT the CPU and those kits only work for CPU (without modifications) and don't perform very well.


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February 8, 2012 5:11:58 PM

This topic has been moved from the section Overclocking to section CPU & Components by Jpishgar
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