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I do see that if you took a dremel to your case and got taller feet, you could probably fit a 240 or 280 on the bottom instead of the 120 in front. If you're ok with it though, I wouldnt bother.

I will be able to do this but it will destroy the look of the case.
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Is there a good external passive liquid cooler. I got the Zalman Reserator 1 that I purchased before that I've never used. It's looks very cool but the problem is it's made of anodized Aluminum. I'm not bothered by it's poor performance if it can keep the temp to 60-70 c on full gaming without time limits (in addition to my internal rads). The galvanic corrosion is the biggest problem.
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The best external rads are just mounting systems for standard-sized radiators; this lets you choose which radiators you want to use. Depending on your location, you could also come up with your own more hidden options, like mounting a 1080 on the back-side of your desk with Koolance VL4N QDCs to attach and detach from the back of the computer.
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A fan is fan (I don't think pitch matters here as fan sound have the same pitch). It's not crackling, grinding, etc. Unless it's broken then there's a change in pitch. But the fans are not broken. I just thing it's loud when gaming. What I wanna know is how loud other rigs so I can compair.

This is quite wrong. The sound can very from fan to fan even if they are the same make and model. Any sort of research and reading of fan reviews will elaborate this point.
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Our fridge/freezer is louder than my rigs, all of them.
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18 fans - that's a lot.biggrin.gif I got only 6 high rpm fans. You tripled the number of fans. That still make some noise.

Nope . Low rpm low noise . The water in my res is louder than the fans .
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If I am folding and I have a high ambient, the fans (minimum 7XSan Ace 120's) will have to be turned up to a speed that makes them very audible if I want to stay a few degrees under 60C on my i7-970 at 4.05GHz.I typicaly put up with a lot of noise for the sake of temps when things are going long hours.My radiators (and of course fans) are all externaly mounted because it is a stackable test station.The machine is never used in a "light duty" situation but I am sure it would be close to silent as a browser,but that is not its job.If I am cooling more cpu's of course the noise goes up (as more fans are running).I cannot hear pumps,or water sloshing from the return.
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Even when gaming I can hardly hear my setup. I have 4 GT - 15 running at about 1600 RPM.
If you are creative you can get lots of cooling in the case and keep things quiet. Even in a mid tower. If I wanted to I could have fit a bigger rad up front and moved the SSD drives.

This build required a minimal amount of dremmel work and a few holes drilled and I fit a Black Ice GTX 360 up top.
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OK guys, let's clear things out. I want to know how loud it is when gaming. I can reduce my fan speed to the lowest setting to keep it quiet. So I don't really wanna know how quiet your rigs are when idle or not gaming. There's people running 16 or more 1,600 rpm fans & often discribe their fans as quiet or they can barely hear it at all. I run silent fans - (6) the most. Even those marked as silent fans like CM Excalibur (I got 3) which runs slower than the Corsair fans I'm using is not quiet at all (it's loud, even louder than Corsair fans). What's is silent seems a very subjective experience. If any of you can provide me an exact sound level (as measured using a sound meter) a foot away from the pc I'll appreciate it.
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OK guys, let's clear things out. I want to know how loud it is when gaming. I can reduce my fan speed to the lowest setting to keep it quiet. So I don't really wanna know how quiet your rigs are when idle or not gaming. There's people running 16 or more 1,600 rpm fans & often discribe their fans as quiet or they can barely hear it at all. I run silent fans - (6) the most. Even those marked as silent fans like CM Excalibur (I got 3) which runs slower than the Corsair fans I'm using is not quiet at all (it's loud, even louder than Corsair fans). What's is silent seems a very subjective experience. If any of you can provide me an exact sound level (as measured using a sound meter) a foot away from the pc I'll appreciate it.

Mines the same at gaming and idle, I don't bother changing the fan speeds. My loudest component is the pump, I may turn it down to 3 see if that's better. I wouldn't say my rig is loud however its not what I would consider silent, however its far from intrusive. When I'm gaming all I hear is my game, and my gf, sometimes in the next room whilst i'm gaming, can't hear my rig so its all good. I run two 1650RPM fans, 6 1200RPM fans and 4 Spectre Pros. The spectres in my opinion are the loudest when turned up.

Tbh I think you should forget people saying how silent there rigs are with X fans, its all subjective. Not to mention some people will just BS about it, as sad as that is. As far as I know theres no silent high RPM fans out there. If you want good temps and quiet fans you need to change your rads, ones that are tuned for low RPM fans such as the RX series of XSPC and preferably bigger ones. You aren't going to get slow quiet RPM fans for your two small rads and keep temps down.
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