Now all you need is a hinged trap door for that docking bay.
Nah, I only have to move the case an inch forward from where I have it positioned now, which is real easy due to the big feet, and then it's just a matter of pushing it back an inch.
starkers, my suggestion for the cpu cooler would be the bigwater
Yeah, I am leaning towards the Thermaltake liquid cooling at present, though the Bigwater 80 I first looked at has been discontinued by the dealer However, they do carry other Thermaltake units [see below] and I will make a decision based on further advice and chatting with Alex, my contact at the dealer.
Quoting starkers, reply 84Oh, and the two fans, according to the Coolermaster site, is to increase air pressure within the fins, thus improving cooling.
They're inches away from eachother. That's ridiculous. You might as well stick 700 fans in your case, because it'll be ridiculously stupid but it will improve cooling!
Yes, but that's what it says on the Coolermaster site in the specs.
i was thinking something along the lines of a corsair h60, h80, or h100 but it's your rig
So I've had a look at the Corsair series and I've taken a look at the Thermaltake series of liquid cooling, and I'm wondering why the preference to Corsair over Thermaltake? I read reviews on both brands and in some cases the Thermaltake coolers came out ahead of various other brands, and at a bit over half the price of the Coolermaster range I would possibly look at going Thermaltake.
The Thermaltake 2.0 Performer, which is similar in specifications to the H60, generally goes for around $67.00 to $80, whereas the H60 is selling from $98 to $137. At my regular online dealer I can get the Thermaltake 2.0 Performer for $53.85, while the H60 is selling at $104. So yeah, the math is telling me Thermaltake if I go liquid... unless there is a compelling reason I should spend more and go Corsair????
Oh, and the reason it seems I'm penny pinching at this stage of the proceedings is because I've spent quite a bit on my PC and mrs starkers wants a new webcam and I promised that I'd upgrade her RAM soon as well, so the $60 to $70 price range for the cooler would be better to accommodate her needs.
Besides, that's about all the PC budget will allow after having to replace components in her rig earlier in the year... and I daren't go over because my life wouldn't be worth living if mrs starkers missed out on a trip to Tassie to visit the grandkiddies in November because of my overspending.