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post #11 of 16
i would go ahead and put two 280's or what ever you can and then run only push fans at low rpm as long as you're not going for anything silly you shouldn't have any problems and you can run those fans a pretty low rpm and be ok because you have more rad space then you technically need
post #12 of 16
What if he needs his HDD/SSD bays? That'll remove those entirely, and he'll most likely not wanna use his 5.25in bays. It'd be more simple to put another rad in the back/ bottom, and leave space to put hard drives, or a few SSD's.

The way that would be really space efficient would be to get a 140mm mount for a bottom radiator, and place the pump on top of that with a reservoir installed. That way you can just run the pump right into the first rad, and then into whichever component first. I think that'd look very, very clean.
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post #13 of 16
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Originally Posted by ledzepp3 View Post

What if he needs his HDD/SSD bays? That'll remove those entirely, and he'll most likely not wanna use his 5.25in bays. It'd be more simple to put another rad in the back/ bottom, and leave space to put hard drives, or a few SSD's.

The way that would be really space efficient would be to get a 140mm mount for a bottom radiator, and place the pump on top of that with a reservoir installed. That way you can just run the pump right into the first rad, and then into whichever component first. I think that'd look very, very clean.
I agree completely if you need the bays find another solution. I was only basing my opinion off of what the op said was possible. either way the base answer is you need more rad. thumb.gif
post #14 of 16
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Originally Posted by ledzepp3 View Post

There are better cases for water cooling, but that's a pretty good case smile.gif The Arc Midi R2 could be a better choice, but with what you've gotta work with, you can put another 120/140mm radiator in the bottom. That would be a better option, it'll most likely give you lower temps as well. Just make sure you keep positive pressure, and more cool air coming in. That'll give you better temperatures! smile.gif

Also, please don't make the mistake a lot of people make by not knowing how much space they actually have in their case, measure it out first!

The thing is I really like the design of the R4 so I'll stick with it and see what I can do with it. Mounting a 140 rad at the bottom/back could also be a possibility, I'll take that into consideration.
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Originally Posted by Aleckazee View Post

If you could do push/pull on a 240 rad then I think you could build a near silent system. I'm cooling an overclocked (4.6GHz) 2500k and factory overclocked GTX 560 ti on a single ex120 rad. My CPU gets into the high 70s after an hour or so of gaming (GTA iv/ bf3), GPU only gets to about 50-60 range. And I'm also using noctua fans which are very quite, but not silent.

That's interesting. I'm asuming you have the pump/fans cranked up a bit then?
post #15 of 16
You don't need them to be cranked up if you get quality, good fans. You shouldn't need to if you have enough radiator space, keep in mind that the higher the temps get, the more efficient the radiators get at exchanging heat into the air.

So if you have enough radiator space, when your system goes under load and the liquid gains more heat, the more efficient it'll get. If you think about it, you don't need loud, high RPM fans spinning away on the radiators to get good temperatures. I still stand by my statement that you should use a 140mm fan exhausting heat through a radiator on the bottom of the case, and have a pump mounted on the top. Or you can get an Aquacomputer radiator with an integrated pump, of course if it'll fit.

In the end, it's up to you OP smile.gif
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The thing is I really like the design of the R4 so I'll stick with it and see what I can do with it. Mounting a 140 rad at the bottom/back could also be a possibility, I'll take that into consideration.
That's interesting. I'm asuming you have the pump/fans cranked up a bit then?

Nope. In fact I undervolted the pump to 7v so it's totally silent. Noctua fans are running 1300rpm.
    
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