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September 28, 2013 4:37:51 PM

Hello.

Im looking for some extremeli silent Case / CPU coolers...

Im considering the Corsair H100 water cooler - because i need a silent system when im just surfing on the internet watching netflix - but a great cooling system when im gaming. (ive read that the Corsair Link could do this with profiles).

And then i need a 120MM Case cooler that is extremely silent (i have a fan controller) and if i could get them with LED in that would be great! the best i have found so is some Be Quiet! coolers that is around 9DbA but dosent have LED.


So now im asking the best hardware forum on the internet :) 

And is watercooling safe? is demineralized water in the closed system?

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September 28, 2013 5:01:54 PM

Well if you want a silent case my recommendation is to drop the 120 mm fans. Use 140 mm fans for the following reasons:

140 mm fans spin slower the the 120 mm fans to push the same amount of air, and when push comes to shove the 140 mm fans can move more air then 120 mm fans can maxed out.

That said my full recommendation would be the following:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU Cooler: NZXT Kraken X60 98.3 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($99.99 @ Microcenter)
Case: NZXT Switch 810 (Black) ATX Full Tower Case ($132.98 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: Rosewill Hyperborea 89.5 CFM 140mm Fan ($12.22 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: Rosewill Hyperborea 89.5 CFM 140mm Fan ($12.22 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: Rosewill Hyperborea 89.5 CFM 140mm Fan ($12.22 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: Rosewill Hyperborea 89.5 CFM 140mm Fan ($12.22 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: Rosewill Hyperborea 89.5 CFM 140mm Fan ($12.22 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: Rosewill Hyperborea 89.5 CFM 140mm Fan ($12.22 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: Rosewill Hyperborea 89.5 CFM 140mm Fan ($12.22 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: Rosewill Hyperborea 89.5 CFM 140mm Fan ($12.22 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: Rosewill Hyperborea 89.5 CFM 140mm Fan ($12.22 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: Rosewill Hyperborea 89.5 CFM 140mm Fan ($12.22 @ Amazon)
Total: $355.17
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-28 19:59 EDT-0400)

The NZXT Switch 810 is a big case 2' high by 2' long, however it supports all 140 fans (quiet) and up 10 fans including the ones on the Kraken x60 i suggested has an extreme (loud) and a silent (really silent) profile along with a custom one you can create. The fans i suggested are all rosewill but they are quiet (12.5 - 22.2 dbA) so you will never hear them (with the vents open on top and it maxed out completely you might here something slightly but this will be a very quiet case when you are done with it. Also please remember to select the best solution so that others may learn from this thread. Thank you for your time.
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September 28, 2013 5:07:05 PM

Ive got no complaints with my FractalR4 case, no gaudy lights or windows and very quiet.
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September 28, 2013 5:08:07 PM

I still vote for the NZXT mine are NZXT performance fans and even at 28 dbA i can't hear them spinning through the window, only through the top but they have to be maxed out, so I'm sure you will never hear them unless they are completely maxed out with the top fin open.
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September 28, 2013 5:10:53 PM

Hello.

Thx for your reply.

I live in denmark, and the CPU cooler that you just linked is almost 200$ (way more that i want to spend).
Actually the Corsair is also high on price, but i like Corsair.

I havent heart about these coolers before - but they look better than :
be quiet!

Shadow Wings SW1 120mm lower CFM.

Do you know another cooling solution? or could you tell me if the Corsair and NZXT CPU cooler are at the same noise level
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September 28, 2013 5:13:40 PM

Yes hold on i will part you out a list be right back.
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September 28, 2013 5:17:03 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU Cooler: Corsair H80i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($86.99 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT Switch 810 (Black) ATX Full Tower Case ($132.98 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: Rosewill Hyperborea 89.5 CFM 140mm Fan ($12.22 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: Rosewill Hyperborea 89.5 CFM 140mm Fan ($12.22 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: Rosewill Hyperborea 89.5 CFM 140mm Fan ($12.22 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: Rosewill Hyperborea 89.5 CFM 140mm Fan ($12.22 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: Rosewill Hyperborea 89.5 CFM 140mm Fan ($12.22 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: Rosewill Hyperborea 89.5 CFM 140mm Fan ($12.22 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: Rosewill Hyperborea 89.5 CFM 140mm Fan ($12.22 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: Rosewill Hyperborea 89.5 CFM 140mm Fan ($12.22 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: Rosewill Hyperborea 89.5 CFM 140mm Fan ($12.22 @ Amazon)
Total: $329.95
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-28 20:15 EDT-0400)

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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Switch 810 (Black) ATX Full Tower Case ($132.98 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: Rosewill Hyperborea 89.5 CFM 140mm Fan ($12.22 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: Rosewill Hyperborea 89.5 CFM 140mm Fan ($12.22 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: Rosewill Hyperborea 89.5 CFM 140mm Fan ($12.22 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: Rosewill Hyperborea 89.5 CFM 140mm Fan ($12.22 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: Rosewill Hyperborea 89.5 CFM 140mm Fan ($12.22 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: Rosewill Hyperborea 89.5 CFM 140mm Fan ($12.22 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: Rosewill Hyperborea 89.5 CFM 140mm Fan ($12.22 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: Rosewill Hyperborea 89.5 CFM 140mm Fan ($12.22 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: Rosewill Hyperborea 89.5 CFM 140mm Fan ($12.22 @ Amazon)
Total: $272.95
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-28 20:16 EDT-0400)

I don't have a currency converter for Denmark sorry, let me know if these solutions work.
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September 28, 2013 7:54:34 PM

Cougar fans are quite nice, and Cougar Dual-X can come in a blue LED variety, if LEDs are an absolutely necessity.

I'm not a water-cooling person, so that's all I can really give.
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September 29, 2013 5:17:31 AM

Hello and thx for your time! :) 

I would like a water cooler, that is silent - and im still thinking about the Corsair H100 - some thoughts about this one?

What i ment that the parts arent avaible in denmark, i ment the case coolers :( 

they seems extremely nice, but isnt available at denmark :( 
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September 29, 2013 7:47:24 AM

ksl28 said:
Hello and thx for your time! :) 

I would like a water cooler, that is silent - and im still thinking about the Corsair H100 - some thoughts about this one?

What i ment that the parts arent avaible in denmark, i ment the case coolers :( 

they seems extremely nice, but isnt available at denmark :( 


I don't know about the H100, but the H100i can be pretty noisy under full load. http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/h100i-elc240-seidon...

I have the Noctura NH D14 SE 2011 which is damn near silent under full load on my rig in my sig at 4.5 GHz running Intel Burn Test. I highly recommend the NH D14 SE 2011!

Yogi

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September 29, 2013 8:23:28 AM

I think that you are misunderstanding something :) 

I need the CPU cooler to Liquid :) 
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September 29, 2013 10:57:01 AM

Water coolers are not silent, they have cooling fans on the radiators and a pump; what they ARE is much smaller than coolers like Noctuas and Phanteks.
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