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Hi,

I've been looking to watercool my setup for some time, though I am having trouble deciding. The factors I am going for is quietness, while at the same time being able to keep the temps as low as possible.

The components to be cooled are a i5 4690k, and 2 MSI 6G 980ti's. The case I currently have is the HAF 932 advanced. I've bought it years ago, when I never expected I will ever be buying a water loop. It holds at most one 360mm radiator on top (+ 1 140mm at the back, maybe). I'm not even sure on the clearance to motherboard, if there indeed is a space for a 60mm thick rad + a single row of fans. Furthermore, I am not sure if this rad alone can cool the CPU and the GPUs effectively.

Another option is to get the older Phobya nova G-changer extreme 1080. It's a 9x120mm external radiator. It offers an overkill of rad space while being relatively cheap at 150 euro. But I am a bit concerned about the noise 9 fans can make. Granted, I planned for the EK-vardar F2 fans, that run at about 700 rpm at minimum, which should be completely inaudible. The upside to this is the enormous cooling potential. Though 9 vardars can get a bit pricey (130 euro)

The third option is another external rad, this time 9x140mm Phobya Supernova 1280 with 4 Bitfenix Spectre Pros 200mm fans instead of 9 140mm. These should move plenty of air, since the supernova has lower fin density and is slimmer, the restriction should be low enough for the Spectres to push air through. It may not look so, but this is the cheapest option. I am currently favouring this one.

I would ask experienced system builders, option 1, 2 or 3? Or something different altogether (though part availability is a strong factor here)?
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It looks like you're trying to cool as much as you can while keep noise levels to a minimum with a slightly budget conscious build. Would you be against just sticking in a 360mm rad AND going with the 9x140mm external rad? Running in push/pull will allow you to get the most out of your rads while keeping noise to a minimum.

Again, only if your budget allows for it.
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Originally Posted by Pikaru View Post

It looks like you're trying to cool as much as you can while keep noise levels to a minimum with a slightly budget conscious build. Would you be against just sticking in a 360mm rad AND going with the 9x140mm external rad? Running in push/pull will allow you to get the most out of your rads while keeping noise to a minimum.

Again, only if your budget allows for it.

You mean using the 360 as a passive, and using fans on the external one? I'm quite sure that is way too much cooling potential I will never use. Quietness is a priority, but I do not need it dead silent while gaming. And I would like to remain within the 300 euro window for the radiator solution. This one would go over it quite a lot, if I understood it correctly.

Thanks for the suggestion though. I was sure the external rads would be able to cool 3 components without any problem at all, am I wrong in thinking that?

EDIT:
A bit of clarification on my priorities, I would like to stay with the GPUs below 50C, while being dead silent idle, and about 3/4 of a MSI 6G twin frozer noise level on load. Would the supernova with spectre pro's accomplish that? Or is even a single 360 XE enough for that?
Edited by WerePug - 7/23/15 at 7:33am
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Hi,

I've been looking to watercool my setup for some time, though I am having trouble deciding. The factors I am going for is quietness, while at the same time being able to keep the temps as low as possible.

The components to be cooled are a i5 4690k, and 2 MSI 6G 980ti's. The case I currently have is the HAF 932 advanced. I've bought it years ago, when I never expected I will ever be buying a water loop. It holds at most one 360mm radiator on top (+ 1 140mm at the back, maybe). I'm not even sure on the clearance to motherboard, if there indeed is a space for a 60mm thick rad + a single row of fans. Furthermore, I am not sure if this rad alone can cool the CPU and the GPUs effectively.

Another option is to get the older Phobya nova G-changer extreme 1080. It's a 9x120mm external radiator. It offers an overkill of rad space while being relatively cheap at 150 euro. But I am a bit concerned about the noise 9 fans can make. Granted, I planned for the EK-vardar F2 fans, that run at about 700 rpm at minimum, which should be completely inaudible. The upside to this is the enormous cooling potential. Though 9 vardars can get a bit pricey (130 euro)

The third option is another external rad, this time 9x140mm Phobya Supernova 1280 with 4 Bitfenix Spectre Pros 200mm fans instead of 9 140mm. These should move plenty of air, since the supernova has lower fin density and is slimmer, the restriction should be low enough for the Spectres to push air through. It may not look so, but this is the cheapest option. I am currently favouring this one.

I would ask experienced system builders, option 1, 2 or 3? Or something different altogether (though part availability is a strong factor here)?

f you haven't already read through this, I would highly recommend it. http://www.xtremerigs.net/2015/02/11/radiator-round-2015 Very good information to have when deciding on which rad to choose.

I also have a 932 with a 360 and 240 installed, granted I had to do some modification, but it wasn't terribly difficult. You can check out my build log if you want to see what I did. Also, there is a HAF club for the X,932, and 922 where users have installed WC in their rigs.
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You mean using the 360 as a passive, and using fans on the external one? I'm quite sure that is way too much cooling potential I will never use. Quietness is a priority, but I do not need it dead silent while gaming. And I would like to remain within the 300 euro window for the radiator solution. This one would go over it quite a lot, if I understood it correctly.

Thanks for the suggestion though. I was sure the external rads would be able to cool 3 components without any problem at all, am I wrong in thinking that?

EDIT:
A bit of clarification on my priorities, I would like to stay with the GPUs below 50C, while being dead silent idle, and about 3/4 of a MSI 6G twin frozer noise level on load. Would the supernova with spectre pro's accomplish that? Or is even a single 360 XE enough for that?

General rule of thumb, is one 120/140 space per component cooled + 2 for safe measure. I am cooling a 5230 and two 980's. Ambient is 23C with temps of 26C idle/47C bench on GPU, 32C idle/ 67C bench on CPU. GT AP-53 fans in a pull config at 1300rpm and water temp 26C idle, 31 max.
Edited by Kritikill - 7/23/15 at 7:48am
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It looks like you're trying to cool as much as you can while keep noise levels to a minimum with a slightly budget conscious build. Would you be against just sticking in a 360mm rad AND going with the 9x140mm external rad? Running in push/pull will allow you to get the most out of your rads while keeping noise to a minimum.

Again, only if your budget allows for it.

You mean using the 360 as a passive, and using fans on the external one?

God no lol. I meant adding the rad (and fans in push/pull).

Maximize cooling while keeping your fans at a low RPM.

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I've had the phobya supernova 1280 with 4 220 mm fans cooling haswell processor and 3 ati 7970's and it was dead quiet. The 120mm fan i had blowing on the motherboard made more noise! Highly recommended
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God no lol. I meant adding the rad (and fans in push/pull).

Maximize cooling while keeping your fans at a low RPM.

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That makes more sense. Though, that would go over my budget a lot. Thanks for the input.
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I've had the phobya supernova 1280 with 4 220 mm fans cooling haswell processor and 3 ati 7970's and it was dead quiet. The 120mm fan i had blowing on the motherboard made more noise! Highly recommended

Can you mount 4 220mm rads without a grill or reduction of some sort? My local retailer only sells 4x200mm adapter for supernova
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Sorry they might have been 200mm. I used the adapter that came with the rad. I had this setup about 2 years ago. Dead silent and great temps, 40's for the gpu and around 65 for the cpu overclocked to 4.5ghz
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