Originally Posted by GrayMatter
Thanks for the suggestions, I already have the short cable kit. I guess I didn't do my research fully enough on the PSU and short cable kit. Just like you said only one pci-e power cable that splits into 1 6pin and 1 6+2 pin. A cable like this is not included in the short cable kit. Unfortunately I already have the power supply. I guess I could return it and get the same one you have, or just use the regular sized cable for the PSU, as I think there would be room. Also, I know that that would void the warranty, I planned on using it stock for a while to see if it indeed was too loud, and then deciding whether or not to replace it. I am using the sickleflow fans on another rig right now in push/pull with the H60 and it has worked great, but that is in a midtower case with good airflow, not a small itx case. Do you have specific suggestions on fans with a higher static pressure?
Edit: After reading this
I am definitely going to find some new fans.
I didnt want to burst your bubble!!! it happens to all of us now and again. Because of that, i research FOREVER and go back and forth for months before i decide on what i think will be viable.
This build had a major flaw, only 2 fan headers! I forgot to take into consideration the H60 pump power lead! I calculated the 2 SP 120s and the 2 front fans but not the pump. I was using a left over fan splitter for the SPs and one i had bought for the front fans. I really wanted to delete the fan controller because i didnt want to clutter things up with a molex cable for a single connection.
So what i did was connect the molex and hid it behind the front panel, connected a modified molex to 3 pin fan extension to accept a 4 pin PWM fan splitter and connected the 2 front fans:
Works great! Fitment is perfect behind the front panel too.
As for fans, that Anandtech article pretty much summed it up. A lot of people right now are using the Cougar Vortex fans but that could just be due to aesthetics. I would go with the SP 120s because i own them and they work well or the Noctua NF-F12s because of trusted reviews. I would youtube some videos