Intel Nuc watercooled case?

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  1. Dominator211
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    i'm looking at a little Intel NUC for my next PC and since the U series chip is not overclock able i thought i would see if it would be practical to try and water-cool it so i am just wondering if anyone makes a case that could fit a 120mm AIO cooler if not would be practical to 3d print a case since my school has a 3d printer, im open to any suggestions here... Thanks!!
     
  2. Plstic

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    It's not even worth water cooling unless your doing a really high OC.
     
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    Can you really OC a Nuc high enough to need water cooling?
     
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    People have watercooled them, just because they can. Full custom job though, won't find any of the shelf parts to do it. Unless it's changed recently the heatsink mounting for them is different. So off the shelf coolers won't work, would need a custom water block.

    No real point anyway. By the time you add the watercooling stuff, it starts to approach itx sizes. At that point, why bother with the nuc?
     
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    The nuns processor cannot be overclOcked I also get that that installed cooling would be fine but my laptop has. 5500u in it and it somtimes throttles without a external fan so I don't want that to happen to mine
     
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  6. OfficialFBomb

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    Ahhh well don't they have 120 AIO setups. Maybe you could use one of those and route the tubes out the back to the rad on the top? I have seen a Rasp Pi 3 be water cooled, so no judgement from me. I would just get a nice high end fan that pushes a'lot of air with little noise and maybe a better heat sink to go with it.