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Windows 7: Cooler Master HAF X RC-942

05 Jun 2011   #1
Skulblaka

Windows 8 Professional 64-bit
 
 
Cooler Master HAF X RC-942

We should really have a category for "Liquid Cooling".

Anyway, this is the case that I'm going to or might get, I hear that it's huge which is a good thing actually. Now, I want to have liquid cooling (no dust), and by that I mean the whole shebang (spelling?). And by that I mean the CPU cooling and I want to have a reservoir which take a "bit" of space.

Now, for my question, is there a "better" case that is suited for "liquid" cooling or will this one do fine. Because I'm not sure whether this case will "support" a reservoir.

Also if you, by any chance, know a good reservoir that comes in "red" LED, that would be fabulous.


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05 Jun 2011   #2
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

If you want an expert answer, then you will need to wait for it, but in the mean time maybe an opinion might help. I've not tried water cooling, but my case (HAF 922) is similar to that case in many ways, even though it does have a number of improvements. However, If I were to go to water cooling, I think that my case would be sufficient. Your case is larger, with more expansion slots, a little more flexible in terms of motherboard compatibility, but it shares one point that I would consider important for water cooling...it provides a means of egress for water cooling tubes to in external radiator location.

One of your comments suggests that you plan to locate the radiator internally, but that is not what I would do. The only problem with an external radiator is finding a location for it that doesn't interfere with other cables going to motherboard and/or expansion slot cards. Look at the rear view of the case, in order to determine what plan would work for you.
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05 Jun 2011   #3
Skulblaka

Windows 8 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Here is the rear-view for the case, it also looks like there are three circular openings where tubes could go through.

I wish the reservoir to be a cylinder or one of the ones that display current temperature and goes into the front DVD bays.


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05 Jun 2011   #4
Luckystar

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RTM + SP1
 
 

Honestly I would go with what I have, the haf 932. It was designed with a bay res in mind due to a fill port. And you would have space on top or inside the for a rad.

HAF 932 - Cooler Master - Leading Provider of Computer Case | Cooler | Power Supply

Plus the benefit of plenty of space to fit a all your other watercooling bits and what and list of room behind the mobo tray for cabling.

Lucky
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05 Jun 2011   #5
Skulblaka

Windows 8 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Luckystar View Post
Honestly I would go with what I have, the haf 932. It was designed with a bay res in mind due to a fill port. And you would have space on top or inside the for a rad.

HAF 932 - Cooler Master - Leading Provider of Computer Case | Cooler | Power Supply

Plus the benefit of plenty of space to fit a all your other watercooling bits and what and list of room behind the mobo tray for cabling.

Lucky
I prefer the 942, looks better to be honest.
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05 Jun 2011   #6
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Skulblaka,

I knew about the water cooling openings before I suggested that you check them out. The point was to use that to see if they fit into your plans for the cooling layout. Is the system that you plan on using have the reservoir and radiator co-located? If so, I would suggest using something different, so that an external radiator can use those openings as designed. Somehow, having the reservoir in a drive bay doesn't appeal to me at all, but if it does to you, then so be it.
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05 Jun 2011   #7
Skulblaka

Windows 8 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
Skulblaka,

I knew about the water cooling openings before I suggested that you check them out. The point was to use that to see if they fit into your plans for the cooling layout. Is the system that you plan on using have the reservoir and radiator co-located? If so, I would suggest using something different, so that an external radiator can use those openings as designed. Somehow, having the reservoir in a drive bay doesn't appeal to me at all, but if it does to you, then so be it.
Hm, I have to agree about the reservoir being in the drive bay is not ideal. I played with that idea because the indicators (temp) would be in a convenient place.

So scratch the reservoir in the DVD bay. So we're back to the cylindrical reservoir...


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05 Jun 2011   #8
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

I can understand that the size of the reservoir would be important...particularly if it is going to be internal, but why is the shape important?
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05 Jun 2011   #9
Skulblaka

Windows 8 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
I can understand that the size of the reservoir would be important...particularly if it is going to be internal, but why is the shape important?
I prefer it to be that way, it'll take less space I believe, since it's vertical. Also, it just looks better.
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05 Jun 2011   #10
sygnus21

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

The HAF X is a fine case for either air or water cooling. And it's plenty roomy enough. Here's my setup - http://www.sevenforums.com/overclock...tml#post831446

Nice, quiet, cool
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