Originally Posted by MicroCat
Oh...white...don't look at these custom Darkside models
My guess is that the 6800k from SL will run cooler than the 5960 despite the increase in thermal density. I would have expected with that much rad area your temps would be lower. I'm not going blame the corsair fans, but you can.
If you need to pure white fans, the EK F4ER has that option:
The Aerocools are optimized for low noise, more than static pressure on a rad. They're a decent fan, but offer less than half the performance of the 3k rpm Noc or EK F4ER 140mm which is cheaper than the Aerocool
Ooooo...another rad. Why not a 180mm one? Alphacool XT45? The Silverstone FM181 is white, pushes a lot of air, thermalbench's fav 1800mm
Give us another day or so and pretty sure we can come up with more ways to spend lots of money you don't have.
I'm sure you could, haha!
Too bad about that nice looking 180mm being discontinued. Would've looked quite nice frankly. However i can't fit a 180mm fan rad in my case though as i'm already near limit even in my Caselabs SMA8. The SMA8 has four places for Rad mounts, it can handle a 560mm in the bottom chambers front, a 480mm in the top, a 480mm in the front, and "theoretically" would be capable of fitting another 560mm in the back of the bottom chamber.
However, my EVGA Supernova G2 1000w PSU takes up most of the room in the back of the lower chamber so i can only fit a 240mm or MAYBE a 280mm back there. And i have a full XSPC-EX 480mm rad in the top already, i have a Black Ice GTX 360mm rad in the front (but can't fit anything larger there even though it "could" take a 480 as i need room for my Headphone AMP/DAC and Disk Drive in the 5.25" bay on the front), and i have an EK XTC 420mm rad in the front of the lower chamber (can fit up to a 560 max)
So basically the ONLY extra rad space i could fit in my PC would be selling the 420mm and getting a 560mm instead, and then getting a 240 or 280mm for the back assuming it will fit with my PSU installed.
That's why i'm thinking of maybe getting like one of the MO-RA3 1080mm external rads (which modmymods has available for ~$160 iirc). Basically my goal is to get as close as humanly possible to ambient temps without going UNDER ambient (so i don't have to deal with condensation. Not about to risk my new Rampage V Black Edition and 5960X/6800K to whether i kneaded the art eraser properly to insulate it lol) But i want to do so with the least noise possible.
So i guess what i really need are A) The BEST performing rad fans, THAT B) Aren't very loud