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post #6 of (permalink) Old 07-07-2019, 11:34 PM - Thread Starter
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Quote: Originally Posted by Fluxmaven View Post
Nothing wrong with that. I'm just personally sick of the black and red theme since I have had black and red rig for the last few years. Going for a mostly white build this time around. I will probably paint the plastic piece white and put it back on.

I have an Alphacool XT45 420mm laying around that I will use on my upcoming build. I wouldn't buy Alphacool pumps, but their radiators are decent. Hardware Labs are better, and if you can get them for a reasonable price, are the best option. The Alphacools will be just fine though. The only major brand rad I would specifically avoid would be the EK SE series.

As for fans. Most RGB fans suck or are just mediocre and overpriced. A popular option if you must have RGB fans is to add Phanteks Halos to any nice fan. Not all Noctuas are poo brown. Their Industrial and Cromax lines are black and have colored rubber corners. The Redux line are light grey.

Other good fans that are commonly recommended that I own and like are BeQuiet! Silent Wings 3 and Corsair ML series.

Curious, why did you get that Sea hawk X? MSI makes a Sea Hawk EK X that already has a water block on it... I assume since you also listed a GPU block in your parts list that you must have got the Sea Hawk that has a closed loop cooler.
I'll take a look at them fans in that case and see what I can do about RGB! Maybe Noctua with the Halos if it looks easy enough to put together.

The pump/res I've gone for is the EK Combo. Then 2 360 Alphacool Rads.

The only reason I got the Sea Hawk X is because I got it at a good price. The PCB is standard though so can remove and put into a custom loop.

I've now decided to go for the AsRock Taichi X570. I've ordered it - I think that Scan UK must've had a glitch because I bought it at £240, but on their site now its £320. Although unfortunately they haven't had stock in. Equally I can't find anywhere with the 3900X, but Amazon UK hasn't had them on yet so I'll keep checking today otherwise I'll have to preorder in the hope I get it relatively quickly!
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