Originally Posted by Zankza
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 timeto 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.
I'd echo the Enthoo Primo..... was planning on a 900D until I saw the Enthoo..... and since the Enthoo's intro, the 900D's price has tumbled.
With No OC....
590 = 340 watts each
3930k = 130 watt
Pump = 20 watts
That's 830 watts....... figuring 60% of the theoretical max load for your rads, that would be ~ 498 watts
In the Primo......a XT-420 and a UT-280 is a natural fit, providing 420 watts in push or pull at 1250 rpm and 508 in push / pull at a Delta T of 10C..... with just the one set of fans, your Delta T would be just under 12 C. The 480+ 360 ($205 in rads + $105 in fans = $310) would provide about 2% more cooling than the 420 + 280 ($162 in rads + $75 in fans = $237) for 31% more cost. Of course, you don't need 12C, but then again w/o OC'ing you don't need WC'ing
If the 590s are < 10.6" long, ya will have no problem with a 60mm reservoir mounted on the included res bracket. For a workstation build, and your stated "need" to always have the PC available, ya might consider a double pump like the 35x2.....if one fails, ya can run on the 2nd one until replacement parts arrive..... no waiting 3 weeks for an RMA exchange.