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What's up guys!!! :D . I want to build myself a pc for gaming and editing.I'm open to ideas!. Should I do a custom watercooling loop?, Is installing a watercooling loop worth the hassle??or should I air cool the 2 grx 980's and install a sealed cooling system in the cpu?? :/

Which case should I choose?! (I want very good looks, but a decent ammount of space to install hardware!!.

Wich one should I pick??:

Nzxt phantom 820,or

Corsair graphite 760 or 780??! :D thanks for the support! :D

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Do you want to take the time to build a custom loop?

You're not going to see a huge jump in performance over a closed loop (if any at all, or a slight decrease). Aesthetically, it'll look much better as it will be built to your liking. You could go with the Glacer 240L (or something like it) which is a hybrid of the two.

 

GTX 980's run fairly cool, there's no real need to water cool them, unless you're pushing them to their very extreme limits, and want every last drop from them.

A friend of mine has the Phantom 820 and loves it. Personally, my next case will be an Obsidian 900D

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What's up guys!!! :D . I want to build myself a pc for gaming and editing.I'm open to ideas!. Should I do a custom watercooling loop?, Is installing a watercooling loop worth the hassle??or should I air cool the 2 grx 980's and install a sealed cooling system in the cpu?? :/

Which case should I choose?! (I want very good looks, but a decent ammount of space to install hardware!!.

Wich one should I pick??:

Nzxt phantom 820,or

Corsair graphite 760 or 780??! :D thanks for the support! :D

id go corsair! I have a corsair 750D and custom water loop and love it.. here is a pic of mine  http://i.imgur.com/bjQ4lQB.jpg

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If you want decent appearance then I'd go custom cooling and for the case the phantom 820 is big I'm not sure for the new graphite's I myself am using the old graphite 600t and I'm pretty sure this case can handle custom cooling It's just not that big. Since the graphite 760 is new I'm pretty sure it can handle as well.  

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What's up guys!!! :D . I want to build myself a pc for gaming and editing.I'm open to ideas!. Should I do a custom watercooling loop?, Is installing a watercooling loop worth the hassle??or should I air cool the 2 grx 980's and install a sealed cooling system in the cpu?? :/

Which case should I choose?! (I want very good looks, but a decent ammount of space to install hardware!!.

Wich one should I pick??:

Nzxt phantom 820,or

Corsair graphite 760 or 780??! :D thanks for the support! :D

Sup! 

The question of watercooling is up to you. Even if your not overclocking, watercooling can be good for lower overall temps. Plus it gives you headroom for overclocking later, if you plan on doing so.

You can air cool the gpus and water cool the cpu with a H105 or something similar if you want to save money and time with the whole build process. The AIO on your cpu will be great as a starting place, if you need to overclock more, you then can water cool the entire system. In the end its down to how much time and effort you want to put into your rig.

If your overclocking everything and pushing your hardware, watercooling might be an option. If your going to run everything at stock for stability and long life, air cooling with an AIO on the cpu could be the way to go. 

In terms of case choice, its personal but also dependant on what your going to use the case for. Your use case may need heaps of space for hard drives and SSDs. Also if your going to water cool 2 gpus and a cpu look for a case with a large amount of rad space.

I use a Corsair 750D. I can fit 4 SSDs and 3 hard drives in as well as a 60mm thick 280mm rad in the front and a 45mm thick 360mm in the top to cool my cpu, gpu and motherboard. 

So its down to you to choose a case that has enough hard drive space for you with enough water cooling space to cool the parts you want.

Hope this helps.

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Phanteks Enthoo Primo Ultimate Chassis Black

This case with custom water loop.

 

i have a watercooled build in this case and i love it! it is a water coolers wet dream

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Watercooling is definitely not worth the price/performance. Its more of a hobby or aesthetics thing. I think it makes the most difference in noise though, particularly for GPUs. Some reference coolers are about as loud as a hair dryer when under load. But most nonreference coolers perform pretty well, and stay under pretty quiet levels.

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