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Old December 28, 2009, 03:40 PM
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Hey all, going to be going to WC in January. My goal is a verrrry quiet computer with no modding. Rad(s)
inside the case if possible. I will be cooling the following.

q9300 (already had a d-tek fuzion v1 given to me)
dfi lanparty p45-t2rs (was also given a swiftech chipset block)
2 XFX 4890s (have 2 full coverage blocks for these as well)
guess the rest of the specs don't really matter.

It's in a cm690 (the nvidia one). Not too worried If i have to spend a bit extra to get it all inside the case. But my thought was that I would do a dual rad up top and maybe a single at the back if necessary. For the fans I'll get something with strong airflow and use a fan controller for when I'm not gaming. Again I dont want to have to rip the case apart (eg, modding the top to fit a triple rad) Now I just need to figure out the rest of the parts I need and how I'm going to put em in.

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Old December 28, 2009, 06:14 PM
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Yea, budget isn't too much of an issue, those parts seem easily doable. Is the price difference worth getting those parts over their swiftech equivalents?
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Old December 28, 2009, 06:25 PM
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If budget is an issue, you might as well get the Swiftech Rads instead.

However these rads are very well known for great performance with low RPM fans.

Here's a comparison of several models in the triple variation.

skinnee labs - Triple Radiator Performance
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Old December 28, 2009, 07:54 PM
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If you get large case like Cosmos S or HAF932, you can fit triple rad inside without any problems. If you are after silence, the game is easy: bigger rad(s) + slow fans balance.

I suggest against GELID on radiators specifically, try YL or Schythe or, if you can afford, 38mm/55mm fans that under volts well (you will need fan controller for that).

Better CPU block will help too, but it is optional.
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Old December 28, 2009, 08:20 PM
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I would recomend the Gentle Typhoon fans for sure for radiaotors. Grab the 1850RPM, and a fan controller (if you want) and your set. NCIX.com - Buy Scythe Gentle Typhoon 120MM Case Fan 1850RPM 28DB 58.3CFM - D1225C12B5AP-15 In Canada.
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Old December 29, 2009, 05:06 PM
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Yea, well im getting the cpu block for free so I dont want to go through the hassle of buying a new one and selling it... A new case Isn't a bad idea though.
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Old January 4, 2010, 05:29 PM
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Ok, based on second-hand deals and assuming I keep my case this is the setup I have come up with. It consists of a 120x2 swiftech rad w/ res. a 120.1 swiftech rad, laing d5 pump. the fuzion v1 cpu block and ek full coverage blocks on the 2 video cards.
Also included is my colorful failed mockup

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Old January 4, 2010, 05:33 PM
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Is there a T-line or res?

How will you fill the loop?
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Old January 4, 2010, 05:46 PM
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the 120.2 swiftech has a built in res.
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