Originally Posted by VulgarDisplay88
So I'm thinking about building a new rig and using the Evolv ATX because I currently have the Evolv MATX and I love it. Going to be using a i7 6850K, MSI X99A Gaming Pro Carbon, EVGA SuperNova P2 1000W, Kingston Savage Black 32GB, Samsung 950 Pro 256GB, Samsung 850 Evo 1TB, WD 4TB Blue and SLI MSI GTX 1080 Gaming X.
I'm looking at the EK Predator for the cooler but I'm not sure if I should go for the 240mm or the 360mm. The 240mm means that I can have 3x120mm fans in the front, 1 in the back and maybe push pull on the radiator if space allows it? From some pics that I have seen the 360mm means that I will have to have 2x120mm in the front and no rear fan but also push pull if space allows it?
Which one do you guys think will be the better setup?
Forgot to mention....you do realize that push/pull on a slim rad like the Predator will do nothing but add noise...... Before you decide on anything on liquid cooling, you need to do some research (actual tested facts, not "my temps dropped eleventy billion degrees" forum posts). Take a look through here - http://www.xtremerigs.net/2015/02/11/radiator-round-2015/5/
. I know there is a lot to sift through, but when you do, you will find that push/pull on slim rads will change the heat dissipation capabilities by a whopping 7-8%. That might translate to a degree in your liquid temp, which might translate to a half a degree in your component temps. So, you are cluttering your case, dropping $60+ in fans and having a harder time getting components to fit, and all you are getting is more noise.
Liquid cooling is not the best place to be making decisions based wholly on assumptions, or on the say so of other people who are doing it wholly on assumption. Science, physics and math need to be your best friends.