... and other water cooling components.
I've read most threads in this forum and would like som feedback on some issues I haven't found an answer to.
I have a Antex P182 case with a Corsair 520 HX PSU, when I upgrade my computer I'm getting a quad core with a direct x 10 graphic card. I'm calculating top wattage consumtion (for cpu/gpu) to be around 250W, give and take.
Once I got the case I noticed it's not silent enough. I have to change the case fans to something really quiet (low rpm), but that will force me (who am I kidding, I always wanted to watercool anway) to cool cpu/gpu with water.
In the pump megathread many seem really fond of the Laing DDC with the acrylic top. It sounds like a sure bet for a silent pump to mount inside the case. Thing is, it's almost twice as expensive as the Innovatek (Eheim) HPPS which atleast someone found virtually silent. Is the Laing worth the extra money?
The Laing DDC comes in two (where I'm buying from) flavors, a pro 3,5 version with 420L/h flow and a ultra version with 500L/h. Do these correspond to the 10 and 18w I've read about in some of the threads? Are both silent when mounted inside a case, how do I choose which one to get?
(Is the Alphacool AGB-Eheim 600 Station 2 (Pump & Tank) worth considering?)
I think I will need a radiator that can disspate about 250w maximum. But I'm in this for silence so passive sounds best, or does it?
First the Innovatek ULTA caught my eye. My German is a bit rusty but it says it can dissipate 170w at a 23 degrees celsius ambient temp. Which will be more than enough for my everyday use but might not be enough for gaming and stressing the computer.
http://www.webshop-innovatek.de/assets/ ... ovatek.de/
So I figured there's a few ways I could go about setting up the radiator. Either I get a car oil radiator or similar that can dissipate 250w, or I get an ULTRA and buy a booster pack or put some fans on it and get an aquareo or similar device to spin up the fans only when theyÂ´re needed. Or I go with a multi low rpm fan solution from the beginning. Maybe the Black Ice GT Extreme 360 or 480.
What would you do?
Is it good practise to connect to the radiator with speedcouplings or do they add to much resistence? I would like to be able to disconnect the radiator from the case if I have to move the computer without emptying the system.
Please give me some advice on how to go about.
PS! Great forum.