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I really don't need the newest hardware. The i5 4690K and Z97 is plenty power and unless I've missed something, the best value for the money. Thats why I landed on this outdated hardware. I can't see what skylake brings. Overclocking isn't why I choose it. Availability and value for money is the key factors.

I've seen only good things about the 4690K and nothing about it being hotter than average.
All the suggestions I've found in this thread and else were, rates AIO over air cooling anytime when its in a 250D.

I like the 250D and it has is limits and now I can't get the CPU cooler, that case was designed around.

For 250D I would actually recommend AIO compared to any Air Cooler or rather Custom Loop>AIO>Air. Obviously if you are on a budget custom loop is out of the question.
AIO will be more expensive than any air cooler that will fit in the case however due to it's design I would say something like H100i or something from Kraken series will perform a lot better. This case is indeed small and having a radiator on the side will help to get the warm air out.
If you have the money you could also look at Swiftech H220-X it's AIO made from custom loop parts and has far better quality and most importantly expandability thus one day you could expand and include GPU in your loop as well.
If you want to go for air cooling I would recommend you to look at Cryorig C1 however the cooler Torvi recommended seems to be quite good as well.

Anyway I hope it helps. thumb.gif
 
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Thanks it sure does.

h100i GTX don't fit in the 250D, right?
So I am going to look at the Kraken series.
55mm (rad+fans) seems to be the limit, but the h100i GTX is 55mm right? Still several reports of it not fitting.
It also depends on the motherboards layout.

I looked at the Swiftech H220-X. In Denmark, its 50% more than a h100i GTX, but the quality etc. makes it interesting.
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Thanks it sure does.

h100i GTX don't fit in the 250D, right?
So I am going to look at the Kraken series.
55mm (rad+fans) seems to be the limit, but the h100i GTX is 55mm right? Still several reports of it not fitting.
It also depends on the motherboards layout.

I looked at the Swiftech H220-X. In Denmark, its 50% more than a h100i GTX, but the quality etc. makes it interesting.

There should be about 55mm of clearance but really it depends from the motherboard. Just measured the gap myself and for me it seems it is actually 57mm from my Asus Z170i Pro to the bracket but my ruler could be inaccurate as well. Worst case scenario with H100i you would have to remove bottom bracket but even than it should not be a problem. I almost went for H100i myself but decided to wait a bit and get a custom loop. So far have the fans, cpu block, etc. just need the pump/res and radiator.
 
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Ok I tried reading through much of this forum and it seems there is a split on the best fan setup. To be quite honest I do not want to remove and flip each fan to test the temps unless I have to but I'm curious on what people think are the best fan setups for the 250d. Currently I have the front 140mm fan as intake and of course the evga gtx 980 2.0 cooler as intake. My exhaust is the h100i gtx. It seemed logical this should be correct I think? Anyone have an idea of a better setup and why?

Edit: yes the h100i gtx fits in this case perfectly. I can send you a pic of you don't believe me wink.gif. You just may have to remove a screw from one of the fans to make sure it doesn't clip one of the fan pins on the motherboard but this is dependent on the type of board you get and its layout. I personally use the asrock gaming mini itx/ac and love it. One of the best boards I've ever purchased including full size atx boards.
Edited by superkyle1721 - 2/11/16 at 4:27pm
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Ok I tried reading through much of this forum and it seems there is a split on the best fan setup. To be quite honest I do not want to remove and flip each fan to test the temps unless I have to but I'm curious on what people think are the best fan setups for the 250d. Currently I have the front 140mm fan as intake and of course the evga gtx 980 2.0 cooler as intake. My exhaust is the h100i gtx. It seemed logical this should be correct I think? Anyone have an idea of a better setup and why?

Edit: yes the h100i gtx fits in this case perfectly. I can send you a pic of you don't believe me wink.gif. You just may have to remove a screw from one of the fans to make sure it doesn't clip one of the fan pins on the motherboard but this is dependent on the type of board you get and its layout. I personally use the asrock gaming mini itx/ac and love it. One of the best boards I've ever purchased including full size atx boards.

You probably have negative pressure when idle and positive when on load. I would say this is the best way to go.
My setup right now is 140mm intake, 970 G1 (3x80mm fans) intake and two SP120 pushing air out. I turned them around thinking that I might get better temperatures if they push fresh air on the CPU but actually got +3C on load (from 67-70/71)
 
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You can also think about replacing the 25mm thick fans on the radiator to slim fans.
Thats the way i will trie on this build, not shure how it will work but i gues i know in a month or two. smile.gif

There is ore picks in my build log if anyone is interested.

And if someone have tried slim fans on a radiator and it dosen´t work, please let me know.

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Edited by Says Who - 2/14/16 at 3:07pm
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Used yate loon 120mm slim fans and removed them less than a week due to bearing failure and noise. Now I use bgears 120mm fans and droped temps almost 10 degrees.
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There is ore picks in my build log if anyone is interested.

And if someone have tried slim fans on a radiator and it dosen´t work, please let me know.
They will obviously work yet perform much worse than their 25mm counterpart. I think one guy built in 250D using Scythe slim fans. He had 240+120mm radiators tho. Check it out.
 
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Honestly the slims fans are something to avoid if you can. I noticed my temps creeping during gameplay to almosy 65c..now with the bgears, I average 55c with 4ghz cpu and 1304 gpu.
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Honestly the slims fans are something to avoid if you can. I noticed my temps creeping during gameplay to almosy 65c..now with the bgears, I average 55c with 4ghz cpu and 1304 gpu.

I would agree. At least for the 240mm rad you should go with standard fans. How many radiators do you have, only 240mm?
 
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