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Old 19-08-2011, 07:59 PM   #31
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No problem to close the side panel even TR VenomousX is installed. The rear fan has blue LED


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Old 20-08-2011, 08:35 AM   #32
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wow... swee...

so, if we got more fans inside, cooling shd be better... however, do have to take note of the air flow pattern..
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Old 24-10-2011, 08:16 PM   #33
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Exclamation Liquid version...

Hi Longsiew and all...
Iīm currently working in installing liquid cooling (well, at least trying to...) in a Thermaltake Commander as this one.
Is it ok if I post my pics in this thread?
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Old 24-10-2011, 10:54 PM   #34
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Hi Longsiew and all...
Iīm currently working in installing liquid cooling (well, at least trying to...) in a Thermaltake Commander as this one.
Is it ok if I post my pics in this thread?
Why not? U are most welcome as long as no naked pic Good for members here to find out more on how is this casing doing with w.c installed...Hopefully its DIY w.c coz will post more challenge than AIO w.c kit
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Old 25-10-2011, 12:04 AM   #35
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Well, itīs the first time I experiment with water cooling, so I got a "classic" kit (separated radiator, reservoir, waterblock, pump). Half work done so far, no explosions yet.
Iīll keep you posted.
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Old 25-10-2011, 08:40 AM   #36
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Well, itīs the first time I experiment with water cooling, so I got a "classic" kit (separated radiator, reservoir, waterblock, pump). Half work done so far, no explosions yet.
Iīll keep you posted.
Glad to know that u are not on AIO. We need to know if there is any hiccup or not when installing DIY W.C on this casing.

Awaiting yr feedback and pics
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Old 26-10-2011, 09:13 PM   #37
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Liquid cooling in a Thermaltake Commander

Well, guys, Iīm preparing this pc for a friend, and it’s going to be used for some casual gaming and normal desktop stuff. With this in mind, and taking into consideration that the PC will be located somewhere in Northern Europe (where you have far less issues with temperatures then in the south).
So well, I went for “standard” config these days…

- Mobo P8P67 LE (rev. B3) - Socket 1155 - Chipset P67
- GeForce GTX 560 Twin Frozr II OC - 1 Go GDDR5 - PCI-Express 2.0 (N560GTX Twin Frozr II/OC)
- Core i5 2400 - 3,1 GHz - Cache L3 6
- Memory PC Vengeance Performance 2 x 4 Go DDR3-1600 - PC3-12800 - CL9
- HDD Caviar Green WD20EARS 3.5" - 2 To SATA 3.0 Gb/s , 5400 tours/min

I fully agree with the feedback provided on that case: quite light, affordable price (50€ in EU), allows several cooling configurations, and dealing with the cables and is quite easy…

Dismounting it takes less than a minute… So I did it as soon as I got it… 



I started placing some of the parts temporarily, to get a reference on the possible location of all elements. Below, test for the waterblock (just screws on the cpu area), radiator and reservoir.






I made some measures, and decided to go for long “generous” piping, to increase the amount of liquid into the circuit. Also, that should allow me small changes in the location of the elements if needed.

At the end, the radiator will go on top grid, with just one 120 mm. fan to cool it. The reservoir will also be placed next to the outtake fan, but Iīm not sure this will have any relevant. In order to keep HDD fresh, and have some more air flowing into the case, another 120 mm. fan will be placed in the frontal panel.

So well, letīs start attaching things here…



Once everything got properly attached, itīs time to test the system outside the PC, to check there are no leaks. I powered the pump a cable taken from another PC (small cheat, I know  ). It took me some time to add the water and release the bubbles, but in a couple of minutes, the circuit was up and running…



So, after having it running for a couple of hours and verify there was no leaks. It’s time to start adding the rest of the parts to the PC (CPU, GPU, memory, back fan):



As you can notice, the case includes a couple of holes to deal with wc pipes.




Well, even If this is work in progress, do not hesitate in dropping all your feedback Iīm an upper class noob in water cooling, so I might be doing a bunch of things wrong.

regards

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Old 27-10-2011, 09:18 AM   #38
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nice sharing.

There is small opening on the mobo tray for u to route the 8pins 12v cable from the back of the mobo. This will make yr cable management neater coz it can hide the 8pins 12v cable.

Awaiting yr project to complete and share some cpu thermal testing on water cooling.
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Old 17-05-2012, 11:28 PM   #39
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ThermalTake commander ms-i casing audio jack problem

Hi all,

I just bought the casing from sim lim square, and my audio jack from the casing has problem..

I tried putting my mic in, but no signal from microphone. i tried the HD audio and AC97 format and changed my Asus motherboard's bios to the correct one..

But there is still no signal from my microphone.

Did sim lim square gave me a faulty casing?

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