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I am looking at building a matx watercooled rig, right now it will either be a corsair 350d or arc midi r2. I know the midi r2 isn't a matx tower but its not very large either.

The reason I'm asking is I typically always use a fan controller for the fans in my case, and either case I'm planning on having two 240radiators that I would like to have at least one in push/pull. But I also need space for two hard drives which I planned to just throw in the drive 5.25 bays. This means no fan controller. The reason I can't use the hdd cages/caddies is because I wanted to use a tube reservoir and i don't think either case would have enough room. I can alternatively use a bay reservoir and use the caddies for the drives but still no space for fan controller.

There aren't that many pwm fans besides the corsair(?) ones and swiftech helix's that i even like.. i would prefer ap 15's or ap 14's but i'm not sure how loud they will all be. I've always had trouble setting up motherboard fan control and i don't think any mobo even supports 7 fans or so.

any ideas?
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Ap-14's are nearly silent.
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I am looking at building a matx watercooled rig, right now it will either be a corsair 350d or arc midi r2. I know the midi r2 isn't a matx tower but its not very large either.

The reason I'm asking is I typically always use a fan controller for the fans in my case, and either case I'm planning on having two 240radiators that I would like to have at least one in push/pull. But I also need space for two hard drives which I planned to just throw in the drive 5.25 bays. This means no fan controller. The reason I can't use the hdd cages/caddies is because I wanted to use a tube reservoir and i don't think either case would have enough room. I can alternatively use a bay reservoir and use the caddies for the drives but still no space for fan controller.

There aren't that many pwm fans besides the corsair(?) ones and swiftech helix's that i even like.. i would prefer ap 15's or ap 14's but i'm not sure how loud they will all be. I've always had trouble setting up motherboard fan control and i don't think any mobo even supports 7 fans or so.

any ideas?
Cougar vortex fans are amazing, i have 8 in my rig right now, most of which are all at max rpm on a molex connector. no noise. just air moving lol
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What type of radiator are you plan on using that will determine what fans you should get.
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Most likely two xspc AX radiators 240mm size, unless I opt to go for the caselabs case in which case i would just get the thicker monstas
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