Originally Posted by sunny7day
thank you for your reply.
I also have this concern, that the heat just can't get out of the cpu or not dissipate fast enough. But I have placed the order of the rad already, the one shown above. Yes 9*140mm fans just for the cpu.
So I am looking for the best water block, now I think the Koolance 380I should be the one according to online reviews.
And finally, what kind of pump should I get to handle this monster rad.?
The XSPC Raystorm, Koolance 380i, and the Heatkiller Rev.3 all have more or less identical performance. According to Stren's 2012 waterblock roundup if your motherboard is mounted horizontally, and the waterblock is mounted at a 90degree angle the Koolance 380i will outperform them by about 2 to 3 degrees Celsius.
So pretty much to pick between the Koolance, Raystorm, and Heatkiller all you want to look at is aesthetics, because all their performance is about 1 degree Celsius away. The only way you will ever achieve ambient temps on a modern CPU at full load is with a peltier plate, however once you get into using peltiers you need to worry about insulation, condensation, etc.
Of course if you have the technical know how you could make something like this:
But that's a fairly big build. As for your radiator that was just a waste of money
You could have EASILY gotten away with 120x2 or 120x3, and if you REALLY wanted MAJOR overkill 120x4.
What you did was just silly, there aren't too many notably good 140mm radiator fans, and the ones that are really good are pretty loud. On a side note, you'll want 18 fans, not 9. You want 9 mounted on the front of the radiator to push the air, and nine mounted on the back to pull the air. They will have problems maintaining airflow if you don't use a push/pull config.