Hello, I just recently finished my build and I have been looking into some closed watercooling solutions as the stock heatsink fan isn't that great. My Max budget would be around 100$. My main worry is it not fitting in my case but I also want input from you guys on good brands and models etc.
Case: Rosewill Challanger Mid-Tower -http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Mobo: MSI 990XA-GD55
CPU: AMD FX 6300 w/ stock heatsink
GPU: Gigabyte 7870
PSU: Thermaltake Toughpower 575 Watt
SSD: Samsung 830 128GB
HDD: 1TB WD Black
RAM: 8GBs Corsair 1600
Random DVD drive
My case has a side panel with the option to mount 2 120mm Fans. Could that be useful to install these liquid cooling radiators w/ their fans?
I don't really recommend using closed water loops ever- But in my option anything lower a h-100 240mm rad system is a waist. and you better off with an air cooled heat sink. I think that t40 is only 40 bucks and is about the same as the h-80 if not better then. down side is the cooler is fairly large.
Not necessarily, but noise is pretty subjective depending on who you are. For a closed loop cooler to perform really well and beat out normal air cooling, they usually need to have fans set to higher speeds. Closed loop liquid coolers aren't even close to the same league as normal watercooling even though they use the same basic principles.