So I've finally ordered some parts to start my first custom loop.
The ultimate plan is to have dual 280mm rads for this build. My case supports a 280mm or 360mm in the front and 240/360 on the top. Now it supports 140mm fans on the top and I have one going right now. So today I tested the 280mm rad from the Corsair H115i in the top and it fit just fine so I don't know why the manufacturer didn't put a 280mm there.
Anyway, I am looking for advice for a good performing 280mm rad under 40mm thick with sub 1700RPM speed used in the fans. I have done some research and so far I have narrowed it down to the listed rads, keep in mind I will be using Arctic P14 (nonpwm) for this. The fans are the 3pin since I couldn't get the PWM version but the motherboard regulates the voltage and I see no issues slowing them down so far.
Here are the contenders
1.Hardware Labs Nemesis 280 GTS(or XFLOW) - this is a maybe because of the distance from edge of rad to screw holes since my case has a pull out tray which has the holes at a certain distance from the edge meaning I have to make sure it fits.
2. EK Coolstream SE - 22 FPI
3. Koolance HX-CU1402V - 30 FPI
4. Primochill 280 EximoSX Slim - 20 FPI
Initially I'm going to cool the GPU and later the CPU, but the goal is for both in the next few months. I'm doing soft tubing for now 13mm OD, black Barrow fittings, Evga waterblock for my RTX, and this pump reservoir combo(https://www.formulamod.com/barrowch-...-p2034903.html
Let me know what you think. My second 280 will be the front one and that's going to be a thicker rad for the same fans. Maybe I'll do a 360mm but like I said, already have the fans and I cannot fit 3x140mm in the front.
Thanks for chiming in.