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August 28, 2011 3:09:47 AM

I don't necessarily want the greatest temps or anything, the reason I went to watercooling is for quietness and the awesome looks of custom water builds.
I will be cooling an i5-2500k and GTX 560 Ti (both overclocked (not looking for 5GHz+ but around 4GHz, GPU I would like to get it to its near max). My plan is to put a RS240 and Phobya 200mm radiator inside a Corsair 650D case.

As for fan configuration, I was thinking a push/pull on the phobya 200mm, using NZXT 200mm rifle bearing fans (800rpm, 23dBA, 102CFM). I doubt a push/pull is needed here since the radiator is only 8fpi, but I still want there to be airflow in my case so I thought push/pull would get more air into the case from the front.

With the RS240 (which would mount at the top of the case (inside)) I was thinking x2 Noctua NF-P12's in pull (pulling air from outside into the case thru rad. I could also mount x2 Noctua NF-P12's on top of the case, and x2 under rad so I would have a push/pull config, but again, seeing as it is 13fpi (not very dense), and seeing as I want a quiet pc, I thought the 2 fans in pull might be enough.

So keeping in mind I don't want great temps, and do want quiet, do you think those 2 radiators will do the job? And please give your opinion about the fans;

x1 200mm pull (200mm rad)
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x2 200mm push/pull (200mm rad)

x2 120mm pull (240mm rad)
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x4 120mm push/pull (240mm rad)

The only other fan I was planning on putting in the case is a 120mm rear exhaust

My only other option (if that's not enough) is to add another 120mm rad, I'm pretty sure I would be able to fit it in
a b K Overclocking
August 28, 2011 3:19:58 AM

If you check the reviews on H2O cooling systems you'll find most do not work well under load unless the fan is running at high speed - thus the quiet mode is lost in many cases - which is my pet peeve with these systems. More fans may help but you will likely need to crank them up which defeats the whole idea.
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a b K Overclocking
August 28, 2011 3:29:08 AM

That is generally enough radspace for a GPU and CPU loop.

Though I would go with a push/pull on both though, just for safety.

What pump are you running?
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August 28, 2011 3:39:07 AM

Would a EK-DCP 4.0 12V work? I chose it because it has good specs and low noise.
I did consider the popular Lacing DDC 3.25 but it is $40 more and louder (according to specs)
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a b K Overclocking
August 28, 2011 3:53:25 AM

Looks great to me. 800lph is a good solid flowrate and an H-max of 4m is quite good.
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August 28, 2011 5:13:40 AM

Best answer selected by aleckazee.
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August 28, 2011 5:13:45 AM

awesome, thanks
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