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    Default Zalman CNPS20LQ liquid cpu cooler / HAF 922 case?

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    I have a CM HAF 922 case, which has the large fan area at the top. Although I don't see any problems with mounting in this case, this would be my first time water cooling and really don't know as much as I would like.
    Although the case has rear ports for cooling lines, the Zalman unit is preassembled so that leaves the top of the case as the only likely mounting area as far as I can tell.

    Do any of you have experience with this cooler/case combo? or just the cooler itself?
    Is the cooler pump noisy/quiet/ or what?
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    Default Re: Zalman CNPS20LQ liquid cpu cooler / HAF 922 case?

    Well I dont have that exact case or use that cooler but I do have the HAF 932 with this radiator Black Ice GTX Xtreme 360 Radiator - Black - FrozenCPU.com mounted inside on top of case with fans in push pull and have room.

    That zalman cooler looks like it could fit where the rear exhaust fan sits.
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    Default Re: Zalman CNPS20LQ liquid cpu cooler / HAF 922 case?

    Hmmm. 153mm, probably could. (not used to thinking metric) So I guess it get's down to: remove top fan and mount there, or mount in rear and either try to keep rear fan or (maybe easier) remove rear fan.
    I have to get into the case later to change a fan, will take a closer look at the rear area.
    Do you know if sealed units normally run quiet, or is there any gurgling, cavitating type noises?
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    Default Re: Zalman CNPS20LQ liquid cpu cooler / HAF 922 case?

    Yeah I am not used to thinking in metric also. As for the kit not to sure, but I have heard nothing but good things about the corsair sealed water kits Hydro Series. Preferably the h100 but the h80 should be good. These are good for first timers to water cooling but nothing beets a custom water setup yes they can be more expensive but imho worth it in the long run.

    As for the Zalman I think Sin0822 used it maybe try and PM him and see what he says.
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    Default Re: Zalman CNPS20LQ liquid cpu cooler / HAF 922 case?

    H80 has pretty good specs and is more in my price range. Not the pretty blue of the Zalman, but with the case closed, who cares?
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    Default Re: Zalman CNPS20LQ liquid cpu cooler / HAF 922 case?

    Well the color problem is a easy fix... Spray paint
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    Default Re: Zalman CNPS20LQ liquid cpu cooler / HAF 922 case?

    Yeah, like I say, who'll see it anyway in the case besides me?
    I need to get an order together before the end of the month for some standoffs anyway so I'll wait a little and see what goes on sale.
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    Default Re: Zalman CNPS20LQ liquid cpu cooler / HAF 922 case?

    After reading reviews all over I decided to pull the trigger on the Zalman. Wasn't too sure about the H-100 and didn't like the H-80's setup to pull air from outside the case. Besides, I like the blue.
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