For my recent build, I'm trying to go quiet, while getting the best OC I can get everywhere. My current set up is
DFI DK P35 T2RS mainboard
OCZ ReaperHPC DDR2-800 RAM ([email protected]
Nvidia 256mb 7900GS video card
Creative SoundBlaster Audigy SE
Antec Sonata Plus 550 case (Solo w/ NeoHE 550w PSU)
WD2500KS 250Gb drive + 40Gb Maxtor Fireball3
I haven't upgraded from stock cooling, or added any case fans. Actually, I did hook up an old PSU fan to cool off my 2500KS harddrive as it's very hot and starts to click if it doesn't get it's own cooling, but that fan is only temporary.
I want to set up a watercooling setup for the CPU, but I would like to keep it completely internal. I'm trying to keep cutting to a minimum, and I want to keep the case looking near stock. I've thought about sever different mounting places, and the two that seem the least fussy would be either
A: A single 12cm radiator in the 5.25" drivebays, with a couple Yate Loons in a push pull config. or
B: using the top of the case between the PSU and the front to mount a dual 12cm radiator up top, and I was thinking of using the 5.25" bays as an intake for the fans.
Will there be a big difference between having a 12cm radiator as opposed to a dual 12cm radiator? Also what about cooling? Will I get better cooling if I use push-pull config for the fans, or should I just put fans on a single side of the radiator?
What if I only put radiators where the case fans are? Would I still get adequate airflow though the case?