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One thing to consider is what kind of noise levels you want. For low noise get a rad with a low fin count and low rpm fans. If noise is not a problem get a thick rad with 1800 + rpm fans.
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Well if you want to spend 50 euros on better looks, by all means get a full custom loop. Just note that it's going to cost you quite a bit more for fraction of a degree temperature decreases.
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One thing to consider is what kind of noise levels you want. For low noise get a rad with a low fin count and low rpm fans. If noise is not a problem get a thick rad with 1800 + rpm fans.
Well, I definitely want a silent PC like I have right now (Accelero Xtreme on HD5970 and Noctua NH-D14, both dead silent).

Would that EK Kit still be silent?
    
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The description says it is. Just need to get a fan controler with that kit so you can adjust the fan speed as you like.
"The new radiators feature, besides their great design and high build quality, great cooling performance. The copper fins are specially designed for Ultra-silent fans (with low Airflow). "
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I don't really like the XSPC kit, looks like the EK block is much better...

What should I do though? I honestly don't know if I should buy that EK kit, or build my own one.
The XSPC kit will perform better than the EK kit, despite what you think or have read.

Obviously building your own loop will perform better than any kit but this comes at a price. If you can afford to build your own kit I would advise you do it since it makes the loop more personal. You have the knowledge that you've put it together yourself and thought about each component rather than have them handed to you in a bundle.

If you're going to go for your own loop, trying to keep the budget as low as possible whilst still making it worthwhile would look something like:

WB: EK Supreme HF
Rad: Swiftech MCR320
Pump: MCR355 (or 350 if you want to go a little cheaper, 350 will be perfectly fine for a single-CPU loop however the 355 will give you more room for expansion in the future)
Reservoir: XSPC Bay Radiator or a Swiftech MicroRes (depending if you want the reservoir in a bay or in the case)
Tubing: 1/2" ID 3/4" OD. Good for beginners, won't kink and is easy to fit.

Without checking the prices in Euros directly, a rough estimation and a currency conversion equals around 250 Euros. Roughly. So, in my opinion, spend a little more and build a custom loop. It really is worthwhile.
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post #15 of 31
It wouldn't be dead silent because the fans that come with it are stock 2,200 RPM. If you have a fan controller you could turn them down and make it silent though without hurting temperatures by more than 1-2C.
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post #16 of 31
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We have a problem here...

I have 2 options:


1. Go for a 360 RAD, and put my HD5970 where my 460 is, and vice-versa, so I could fit the 360 rad, here it's how it is right now:




But then again, I am not sure of running my HD5970 on the lowest Pci-e slot would still be x16 on the 5970? So that is worrying me.



2. I could instead go for a 240 rad? Would that still be a lot better than my Noctua NH-D14?


I honestly don't know if a 360 or a 240 rad, I'm not even sure if my HD5970 would still fit with any of those, and still be at x16 speed.
    
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Considering the budget you're on, I think you should go with the EK kit. You'll get decent components all around and a great waterblock. With a custom loop things quickly get expensive.
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Guten Tag,

This advice that I am going to give you is going to save you a crap load of money OK. I have read articles all over that say that with Sandy Bridge CPU's Water Cooling is not nearly as economical and air cooling, I'm not saying that it wasn't that way for any other sockets, however with the i7's many people were able to push their CPU's passed the 4GHz mark with Water Cooling, but when it comes to SB, will will see very little gain moving to this "superior form" of cooling. If you were going to do it, should have done so on your 1055T
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If you're cooling a single CPU, a 240mm rad will perform the same as a 360mm one. It's up to you.
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Guten Tag,

This advice that I am going to give you is going to save you a crap load of money OK. I have read articles all over that say that with Sandy Bridge CPU's Water Cooling is not nearly as economical and air cooling, I'm not saying that it wasn't that way for any other sockets, however with the i7's many people were able to push their CPU's passed the 4GHz mark with Water Cooling, but when it comes to SB, will will see very little gain moving to this "superior form" of cooling. If you were going to do it, should have done so on your 1055T
I honestly don't need a WC Loop, I get 65-67ºC load @ 4.6Ghz and about 68ºC-73ºC @ 4.8Ghz with Folding@Home.

I heard up to 80ºC it's fine, but honestly I don't like the cores being at 70-73ºC I heard it's safe, but I'm not sure...

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If you're cooling a single CPU, a 240mm rad will perform the same as a 360mm one. It's up to you.
Whoah, then I think I will definitely go for a 240 if I decide to buy it.
    
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