Apart from people using LED fans, most I see with custom watercooling are doing it pull. If you want a concrete example, Linus Sebastian.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LiaQD0AAMnk @ 11:45 - This might help you out a pci express stopper. Also it depends on the plastic latch on the pci express slots I mean Asus uses better quality and it "raises" the card more than on Gigabyte motherboards.
I realize you said little difference but it's normally 2c+ difference which is a pretty decent amount when it comes to watercooling.
CPU: AMD A10-5800k
Motherboard: ASRock FM2A85X Extreme 6
Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB OCed to 2133MHz
Case: Cooler Master Storm Scout 2 (best case I've ever owned)
PSU: Antec BP550
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master GeminII
Video Card: None
Hard Drive: Antec Green 1TB (what, I'm on a budget)
Runs games very nicely, but I mainly put it together for running virtual machines. I'll be upgrading the janky hard drive and adding a 7850 when I have the funds. It runs Windows Server 2012 quite swimmingly.
Last edited by Typrax; 2013-02-08 at 06:49 AM.
Built my first PC back in December with the following:
CPU: Intel i7 3770k
Motherboard: ASRock Extreme 4
Case: Corsair Carbide 400r
GPU: Gigabyte 670 WF3 OC Edition
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1tb
SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 128gb
RAM: 16gb Gskill Ripjaws X 1600mhz
Keyboard: Logitech Wave Wired
Mouse: Logitech MX518
Headset: Steelseries Siberia v2
Speakers: Logitech Pure-Fi Dream
CPU: Intel i7 2600
Motherboard: Asus P8P67 Pro
Case: NZXT Phantom
GPU: Gigabyte GTX 570 OC
SSD: OCZ Vortex 3 120g
HDD: WD 2TB somthing
RAM: 16gb (4x4) Gskill Ripjaws
Keyboard: Gigabyte Osmium
Mouse: Razer Mamba
Headset: Razer Carcharias
System is currently about 18months old.. Still runs very well next upgrade im looking at is a GTX 670 or 680 and or new cpu but donno how much that would do compared to the GPU
http://www.mmo-champion.com/threads/...1#post20010454 (link to my set up) i took a couple of pics for you and anyone else googling phantom side panel fans since i had to do quite a lot of research myself.
If you have a look on that fan i linked earlier most people reviewing it bought it for a phantom. It was tight though, and the screws i used were only just long enough. You also need to drill the holes yourself since the fan comes with the holes only partially drilled, theres a thin layer of plastic over one side.
I cant see an orange one though, only a red one http://www.amazon.co.uk/Xigmatek-XLF...0334609&sr=1-3 Though the leds arent actually coloured, its just white leds that light up the coloured blades.
That said though if you temps are fine id just go with a side panel http://www.amazon.co.uk/NZXT-Phantom.../dp/B006FW0LQA there pretty cheap and look good.
Last edited by hiragana; 2013-02-08 at 03:03 PM.
So I went to a store today. It sold chromed copper pipes. The 600T build I had recently has also been moved over towards a new computer case. (More on that another time.) So the loop's out, I don't have a working computer because the reservoir and pump couldn't be installed anywhere, etc. The loop's not filled even.
Deciding I might as well give it a try, here's the first attempt's outcome.
Oh, and the new case had some space restrictions it turned out. Would've been fine if it was a smaller graphics card though, but the fans had to be installed a bit funny in the end... Anyway, to put it into perspective of how tight things are here...