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NZXT Build! Aqua S

Discussion in 'NZXT' started by Retell, Sep 15, 2011.

  1. Retell

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    I see what you did there ;)
     
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    You are the first person to post this. I don't believe I know what it is, but you were the first to post it. ^.^
     
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    Hahaha Well it IS a magazine from the future... :p

    I cant wait to see your both at CES :)
     
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    Well, since we know about the case and everything, when do we get pics of the finished build?
     
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    Damn_Smooth says thanks.
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    So who did the black build? :p
     
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    Me as well, :p
     
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    I hope you don't mind me resurrecting an old thread, I just had to say how much I bleeping love this build! I am trying to figure out how to fit the same kind of rig inside, although it will be a 3770K or hopefully a 3930K + Rampage IV Extreme. I am having difficulty with seeing how to get a 420mm radiator up top, though, without cutting (I really don't want to cut the case). I was hoping that you would be able to offer some assistance, via email/pm/whatever? You are clearly quite knowledgeable about this chassis, and I could use the help of a skillful builder such as yourself. Thanks!
     
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    A 420 rad, as in 3 x 140? Depending on the Radiator used, you may not have to cut at all because the top does support 3 x 140 fans.
     
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    IIRC, 420 means 4x120.
     
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    If that's the case, yeah, no, it's going to have to be modded. I get so confused with what people call radiators, some say one thing, some say another.
     
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    Pretty sure I'm going with the Switch 810 in black instead of this Xiggy Elysium, the build quality on the Xiggy is too sub-par for me.
     
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    That would be 480mm. nleksan said 420mm. 3x140mm=420mm
     
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    ITT, Math.
     
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    Haha, I did mean 420mm (3x140 fans). Sorry for the confusion! I am just trying to find a rad that matches the existing holes, allows for push/pull, has good performance, and doesn't require cutting the case... Apparently, that is hard to do! I have so far found that the HWLabs Black Ice 30fpi 30mm thick and one XSPC or Koolance model will work, but I don't know much about them?
     
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    I only have experience personally with the Black Ice rads. They're very good, some of them are a little bulky making them hard to put in certain spots. I've heard great things about XSPC rads, and they have those new crossflow rads out that are awesome!
     
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    Based on clearance issues and wanting to go push/pull without cutting up my case, the 420mm Black Ice GTX Stealth (30fpi/30mm thick) Seems like an excellent radiator... Magicool, XSPC, and Koolance all have similar radiator models available for around the same price... I would be cooling my CPU only initially, but I will be adding a 670/680 not long after and eventually a 2nd (then 3rd) GPU to the loop. I anticipate adding either 2 single 140mm rads or a dual 140/120 once needed to facilitate the extra load, but I just want the most thermal headroom with the least hassle...
    I would much rather over-rad than under-rad, and I don't mind 2000rpm fans or higher with a fan controller. I took a ton of measurements of rad mounting areas in the case today before it gets shipped back to Newegg for an undamaged one. Based on those measurements, I can fit a 45mm thick rad up top (max) in push/pull without having to go crazy with cutting and expensive fittings. I am thrown off by the fan mounting holes tho.


    BTW, does nzxt sell parts (top/front) separately? I would like to be able to cut up the aforementioned pieces and add a bunch of metal mesh but I don't want to lose warranty and resale value if I don't have to. Having a second set would be very convenient!
     
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    We don't for the S810, but I can always see what I can do for you. PM me.
     

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