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I've been running my workstation which had 3930k along dual 590s, being cooled by a single 360 rad strapped with three delta fans.

I am deaf, the noise didn't mattered to me, however due to new living arrangements, there is hearing people around and I can't use my PC anymore because of the deltas, I need a new cooling solution while maintaining cooling. I'm not into overclocking nor anything else anymore, I just need to use my PC without creating 66.5 DB noise.

My HAF-X is pretty rusty, it has a lot of broken crap, and can only really accommodate single 360, I'd like to change over a new case, preferably if a case can take two radiations, 1x 360 1x 480, and this is probably good time to replace with powerful pump too.

The first case that comes to my mind would be 900D, since I can't afford STH10 atm, and really need to use my PC today. Also I think I would like to look into quick disconnects, I'm getting really tired of draining and refilling my loop.

Please advise, Thanks.
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The 900D is fairly poor for the price, Corsair really dropped to ball when it comes to build quality.

My personal favourite full tower is the Phanteks Enthoo Primo, it retails for around $100 cheaper than the 900D but still has all the same features.

It supports a 480mm rad in the top, 240mm rad in the front and 480mm in the bottom. Comes with 5 year warranty, great cable management features etc. The only thing it really lacks is the separate bottom compartment that you get on the 900D.
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This is also good time to uh ask for some advice related to how much heat dissipation I really even need anyway. If I replaced my currently three deltas with some generic fans, would it be still able to handle stock 3930k along stock dual 590s? Because if that's so then I'd prefer hold out and wait until STH10 V2.
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This is also good time to uh ask for some advice related to how much heat dissipation I really even need anyway. If I replaced my currently three deltas with some generic fans, would it be still able to handle stock 3930k along stock dual 590s? Because if that's so then I'd prefer hold out and wait until STH10 V2.
Depend on what rad you have.
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Depend on what rad you have.

The rad is almost five years old now, it's 360, I think about x40 thickness.
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The rad is almost five years old now, it's 360, I think about x40 thickness.
You'll probably be needing a new one fairly soon anyhow. Unless you took corrosion precautions.
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Can someone tell me what's the minimum of heat dissipation I'd need? I run stock 3930k/dual 590s.
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You'll probably be needing a new one fairly soon anyhow. Unless you took corrosion precautions.
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Radiators shouldn't corrode.

I say if you can find a case that can fix a 4x120mm plus a 3x120mm you should be good.
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Radiators shouldn't corrode.

I say if you can find a case that can fix a 4x120mm plus a 3x120mm you should be good.

and your cases recommendations?
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Phanteks Enthoo Primo would be a good choice IMO.
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