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Old March 19, 2012, 02:27 PM
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hello im currently planning for a new computer build but here where im stuck :

I will be using a Lian li v354 case ( mini-atx )
the problem is that the PSU leave really short room for air cooler to cool my i5 2500k,
so I am now looking for water cooling solution but all the water cooling kit are loud according to people on some forum. ( I looked mostly for h60-h80 ) and I dont really feel like spending more than 120$ for the cooler so I dont think custom cooling is a solution( or maybe im wrong ) .

Any idea ? thanks!
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Old March 19, 2012, 02:29 PM
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Tough case for a WC setup, Lowfat tried and succeeded though. But I used a V351 a while back with a H60, and noise was acceptable - unless you push the 2500, then the mediocre case airflow may be an issue.
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Old March 19, 2012, 02:39 PM
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I will probably leave it stock since I never really did overclock , its just that I like my stuff cool instead of hot.
And the airflow seem not so bad. its the only case Ive found that look like a m-atx and not a mid tower/atx tower :S
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Old March 19, 2012, 02:41 PM
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Indeed. But installing a H60 for very low noise is feasible. Going custom WC is another story.
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Old March 19, 2012, 02:43 PM
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so going with h60/h80 would be my best option for cooling it ?
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Old March 19, 2012, 02:44 PM
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Yuppers. It's tight, but it's feasible.
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Old March 19, 2012, 02:46 PM
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what you mean by tight ? no worthing it ? cause other than that I have no idea how to cool it lol
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Old March 19, 2012, 02:49 PM
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He means you will sacrifice some skin on your knuckles getting it in. Once it's in place, it'll be fine. One thing I learned from my wife's mini-ITX build is that once they are done you really don't want to be swapping components out unless you absolutely have to.
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I've seen people fit dual rads in that case, (with some minor modding) so I guess an H100 might fit. It would also depend on the length of your graphics card though.
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Old March 19, 2012, 02:55 PM
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bah you know I have kept my pc for really long time , my 2 first one lasted around 6 years each... only cleaning dust from time to time.

so to conclude , any suggestion ? cause there is many cooling kit ( antec kouhler 920 , h60 , h80 ... )

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