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Old June 11, 2012, 02:12 AM
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Hi guys/girls, I am fairly new into the forum, and hopefully getting some really basic answers here, lets start with my specs, I currently have
2700k with silver arrow
p8p67 rev 3.0
gtx 580 amp! with artic cooling accelero extreme II
8 gb of corsair vengenace ram
ax 750
and 600T with side window panel

The comp runs fairly quiet already, but I am really looking into some upgrade for some water cooling action to prepare some quietness for my school in sept. So my potential upg list is as follow

600T ----> NZXT swith 810 matte black case
p8p67 -----> Asus maximus v formula (not yet release, with built in water cooling compatibility, main reason for going wc for the full loop)
gtx 580 -----> debating whether I should go gtx 680 or 670... 680 are running low in the water blocks from ek, and 670 is still in precess of making the blocks

water cooling parts:
res: Swiftech MCRES-MICRO REV2 Clear HI-FLOW Water Cooling Reservoir

pump: Swiftech MCP655
Tubing and fitting will be depending on the built in size of the mother when it comes out, and compression fittings will be chosen.
cpu block : EK-Supreme LTX or xspc Raystorm, or Bitspower Summit Ef Cpu Liquid cooling block.

and now my questions for the Rad is that I will be doing triple 120mm up top in the switch 810, if I choose a think triple 120 rad like RX 360 it would not fit a push pull, so would it be better performance if I go with RX 360 ( think rad) with only push OR pull, or should I go with a normal triple 120 rad like swiftech MCR 320 with push and pull? fan wise I am thinking of cooler master R4 red led.

And would it be a lot more beneficial if I add another 240 rad ? but with four extra fans I would assume that defeats my purpose of silence though.


So basically this is my project for the summer, lots of ordering and most research are done, just need a bit of suggestions and advise before I actually get started!, thanks a lot for any help
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Old June 11, 2012, 02:59 AM
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If you're already going with a swiftech 655, I'd strongly recommend a bay pump/res combo. Works like a charm and keeps the loop nice and clean. It's a bit more expensive than the res you've chosen, but (IMO) well worth the extra coin.

The XSPC models seem to be the most popular.....

XSPC Dual 5.25 Reservoir for One Laing D5 (Back Mount) XSPC Dual 5.25 Reservoir for One Laing D5 (Back Mount) [582676] - $58.99 : DazMode PC Watercooling Gear, Canadian Best PC Watercooling and Modding Store
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also I am having another debate is that If i put like 6 120 mm fans into the rad for push/pull plus one 120mm for case fan, which is 7 fans in total, how is that going to make me a quiet pc with water.. so I just resistors on all the fans to achieve a good temp while keeping them in low speed?
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Old June 11, 2012, 09:20 PM
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Also I have another debate is that lets say if I go with a 360 rad with 6 120 mm fans in push/pull, plus one 120 mm case fan, thats 7 fans in total, how is that going to make me a silent pc operation? or do I just add resistors on all the fans to make them run at 5v while maintaining a good temp?
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Old June 20, 2012, 10:32 AM
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You could use a fan controller to adjust the speed (and noise) of your fans or make ''low noise adapters'' like you said The other option would be to run your fans from the motherboard and set the speed of the fans manually in your bios if it supports it. I find with push/pull that even at half speed you get enough good airflow through the rad that it doesn't really effect performance.
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