Originally Posted by Hasdrubal
I've finally changed the CPU fan from a stock Cooler Master to a Nexus Real Silent PWM fan. Look gets worse, but silence is better Snippy McSnipperson (Click to show)
'm debating a graphic card update for next year, with an objective of watercooling the GPU only as it's by far the noisiest component in the system under load. I've been thinking of installing a 240 mm rad in the top placement, would that be a good idea or would it interfere with CPU cooling?
Originally Posted by VulgarDisplay88
If you're going to water cool just the GPU I'd probably put a rad in the front to avoid compatibility issues.
But I would just water cool both CPU and GPU, then you could have a 240 up top and a 250/280 up front but I'm inexperienced with water cooling.
If you want to cut down the noise of your GPU then buy an Accelero Xtreme cooler.
Just a thought.
I agree with Vulgar, GPU rad in front would be easiest for a GPU only loop. You can fit a 120.2 rad up top without any mods and if you remove the HDD cages (minor modding) you can stand up a 140.2 rad in the front. Now I'm not sure if you can still fit that 120.2 rad up top and
have a tower cooler for your CPU, my guess would be there isn't enough room for both, probably not even a low profile CPU cooler. Think of this, though: to add a CPU block to your GPU loop wouldn't be much more than just doing the GPU loop alone. All the basic hardware would be the same, the only difference would be a couple more fittings and the CPU block itself. At that point, you might as well just go all in, right?