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I have a similar system with 2 980s. I have 3 radiators (360, 240 thick, and 140) with fractal fans. It is dead silent at full load. You won't believe how quiet a PC can be. Just make sure to pick a quiet pump.
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I have a similar system with 2 980s. I have 3 radiators (360, 240 thick, and 140) with fractal fans. It is dead silent at full load. You won't believe how quiet a PC can be. Just make sure to pick a quiet pump.

Any suggestions? I read that D5 pumps were the most quiet. I am not sure about size though. I was thinking about the EK-XTOP Revo D5 PWM - Plexi .
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Would these fans work? I have 5 brand new ones I ordered a few weeks back. I was going to replace all the fans inside my current setup with them.

Noctua NF-F12 PWM

Those fans are great, they come with cable splitters etc. I have some in my system connected to a lamptron fan controller and they are very quiet at 1000rpm. Your GPUs are probably the loudest part of your computer, as the guy above said, get a good pump and your system will be close to dead silent once you switch to watercooling.

I also use the Primochil advanced LTR, think it is great. Very easy to work with and stays crystal clear. I am running distilled + biocide in the loop and havent had to do any maintenance since putting it together 6 months ago. Still looks as it did the day I put it together. Get a pair of tube cutters as it is much easier to work with in the case as with kitchen scissors imo.

Suggest to draw your loop and share it on these forums, also indicate how you plan to drain your loop.
    
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Please excuse my 5 minute drawing. But I was thinking something like this.



I am removing then extra HDD trays so that area will be empty. If needed I will remove the fan at the bottom as well. My main concern is will that D5 pump and a 250 ML res fit. The total height of the pump/res will need to be lower than the 240 rad in the front so I can connect them.
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Get a 150 ML res. My Photon 270 is hooked to tbe back of my case due to the size.
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Get a 150 ML res. My Photon 270 is hooked to tbe back of my case due to the size.

That should free up a little more room.
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I had a very similar setup and figured you might be able to get some ideas from it. This build had a 4930k at 4.7ghz 1.4v, 2x980's at 1500mhz 1.3v and temps weren't bad if i kept the fans around 1200rpm. The cpu would stay in the mid 60's while gaming and and the gpu's around 52. The rads are alphacool 280 xt45 and 360 xt, fans are noisblocker blacksilentpro's pwm, all in a Fractal r2 midi.

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Any suggestions? I read that D5 pumps were the most quiet. I am not sure about size though. I was thinking about the EK-XTOP Revo D5 PWM - Plexi .

I have Koolance 450 which is d5. At max speed you can hear it, at low speed you can't
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I had a very similar setup and figured you might be able to get some ideas from it. This build had a 4930k at 4.7ghz 1.4v, 2x980's at 1500mhz 1.3v and temps weren't bad if i kept the fans around 1200rpm. The cpu would stay in the mid 60's while gaming and and the gpu's around 52. The rads are alphacool 280 xt45 and 360 xt, fans are noisblocker blacksilentpro's pwm, all in a Fractal r2 midi.


Titan X puts out a good deal more heat than the 980, likewise with 5960X vs 4930K. If your temps are anything to go by, I think a 360+240 would be a tight squeeze, especially if "silent" is thrown into the mix.
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Titan X puts out a good deal more heat than the 980, likewise with 5960X vs 4930K. If your temps are anything to go by, I think a 360+240 would be a tight squeeze, especially if "silent" is thrown into the mix.

I don't mind some noise when I am playing a game. What I don't want is to hear anything when I am watching a movie in the same room

I could possibly cut out the 5 1/4 bays and fit in a 480 rad but it would be pretty tight with the connections I think.

Another option I was looking into was setting up an external rad box. I am not going for looks in this build. I am going for cool and quiet.

I would use quick disconnects on the box to allow for easy drainage of the system.
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