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Posts pertaining to my pursuit of all the right parts for my new gaming rig.

  1. Pulled the trigger on the case!


    I'm not ready to buy the rest of the components, but I went ahead and bought the case to make designing the rest of the system easier. At the same time, I bought an aftermarket top plate and the radiator to test the fit.





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  2. The New Rig: I think I found a case.

    The case in question is the Lian Li PC-A71F which is the same as the PC-A70F with a front door. It has the styling and minimalism I'm looking for as well as plenty of room inside for equipment. Its not a slam dunk though, some modding will have to take place.


    First, the top cover has no cooling fans. There is an optional cover with a single fan, but I want two 140mm fans in the top cover to accommodate ...
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  3. The New Rig: Water cooling DDR3 memory

    Koolance has a nifty water cooling block for memories. Their RAM-33 water cooling block promises to circulate water all the way to the bottom of both sides of a memory stick. Coupled with these sliding 180 degree U connectors, they provide a nifty clean looking water setup to keep memory cool.

    I'm definitely going to keep this in mind as I design my water cooling system.
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  4. The New Rig: It all starts with the case...

    I'm in the planning phase of a new rig. I'm coming into some money and I want a top of the line rig to replace my aging system. First up is the case.

    Requirements:
    • Must be able to fit two ATI HD 5970s
    • Must be able to fit all water cooling gear (radiator, pump, resevoir)
    • Absolutely no side viewing window.
    • Must have a removable motherboard plate.
    • If possible, all fan intakes should have some form of filter.
    • If possible, it should have smooth lines.


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    Updated 01-31-2010 at 12:31 AM by draeh (Add category)

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