Budget 0-20k Will these coolers fit in my cabinet?


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Hi Guys,

Decided to go the water cooling route. Seen these Corsair ones, but a) dont know which to pick of the two? and b) dont know if they will fit my case. Case specs attached. Any help would be really appreciated. Looking at the H115i series, but they seem to have a few variants, mostly with different pumps and different fan max rpms?



The case is the NZXT 510
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Hi Guys,

Decided to go the water cooling route. Seen these Corsair ones, but a) dont know which to pick of the two? and b) dont know if they will fit my case. Case specs attached. Any help would be really appreciated. Looking at the H115i series, but they seem to have a few variants, mostly with different pumps and different fan max rpms?



The case is the NZXT 510View attachment 84171
It will fit without any hassles at the front in a pull setup.
 
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What does "pull setup" mean? Fans sucking air into the cabinet? Or blowing out?
Case metal frame>radiator>fans pulling in air through the radiator.
Push config is where the fans push air through the rad e.g. you have a rad mounted at the top of the case which has 2x120 /2x140 mm mounts so the setup is fans pushing air through rad>rad>case top as you will most likely be exhausting air at the top as hot air naturally rises to the top.

That way the RGB fans will be illuminating the interior better.

What you're referring to is intake/exhaust.

I have the NZXT H500 which is more or less the same case. The front is almost always pull and the top and rear fans are push.

I use 2x120 mm Deepcool RF120 fans for intake, 1x 120 mm Deepcool RF120 fan for rear exhaust and a spare Noctua NF-F12 2000 rpm fan at the top as exhaust.

I am icky about water cooling so I use a Noctua NH-U14S cooler on my 3900X CPU.

The H500 is a middling performer in terms of airflow so not much you can do to offset that.

One thing to keep in mind though. Super long GPUs might have some trouble in case you double up on fans i.e. 2 fans on either side of the rad.
AFAIK the Corsair rad which is basically an Asetek build has a 25 mm rad and the fans are 25 mm in thickness.
 
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Case metal frame>radiator>fans pulling in air through the radiator.
Push config is where the fans push air through the rad e.g. you have a rad mounted at the top of the case which has 2x120 /2x140 mm mounts so the setup is fans pushing air through rad>rad>case top as you will most likely be exhausting air at the top as hot air naturally rises to the top.

That way the RGB fans will be illuminating the interior better.

What you're referring to is intake/exhaust.

I have the NZXT H500 which is more or less the same case. The front is almost always pull and the top and rear fans are push.

I use 2x120 mm Deepcool RF120 fans for intake, 1x 120 mm Deepcool RF120 fan for rear exhaust and a spare Noctua NF-F12 2000 rpm fan at the top as exhaust.

I am icky about water cooling so I use a Noctua NH-U14S cooler on my 3900X CPU.

The H500 is a middling performer in terms of airflow so not much you can do to offset that.

One thing to keep in mind though. Super long GPUs might have some trouble in case you double up on fans i.e. 2 fans on either side of the rad.
AFAIK the Corsair rad which is basically an Asetek build has a 25 mm rad and the fans are 25 mm in thickness.
Thanks. Any chance other suggestions that would cool better. I also thought of the noctua d15, but it's so bulky I think getting at the ram etc will be a pain?
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Thanks guys. Ordered this, and now have a Coolermaster Hyper 212 for sale in case anyone is interested. Less than 3 months old.

 
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AIO size 240 or 280 will work great. just remember the size of the radiator and width too. some are more than 50mm and that will be an issue. also, remember the length of the GPU. you will get 325mm with a AIO in front mount.
 
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AIO size 240 or 280 will work great. just remember the size of the radiator and width too. some are more than 50mm and that will be an issue. also, remember the length of the GPU. you will get 325mm with a AIO in front mount.
Heck - forgot about that.

This is my RTX 2070 Super specs. I presume it should be OK?


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L=286.5 W=114.5 H=50.2 mm
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I measured and it should fit.

Also, cancelled the H115i, as the radiator is big enough that one needs to mount the fans between the radiator and the case. I think [?] it's preferable to have the fans mount with the radiator between the fans and the case? Also, money wasted on the RGB fans if they mount between the radiator and the case ;-)

So, now looking at the h100i, either with or without the RGB fans. ie: either the Pro RGB or the RGB Platinum
 
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Heck - forgot about that.

This is my RTX 2070 Super specs. I presume it should be OK?


Card size
L=286.5 W=114.5 H=50.2 mm
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I measured and it should fit.

Also, cancelled the H115i, as the radiator is big enough that one needs to mount the fans between the radiator and the case. I think [?] it's preferable to have the fans mount with the radiator between the fans and the case? Also, money wasted on the RGB fans if they mount between the radiator and the case ;-)

So, now looking at the h100i, either with or without the RGB fans. ie: either the Pro RGB or the RGB Platinum
Is RGB an absolute need?
I would suggest getting the H115i Pro RGB as the fans are not RGB...only the CPU/pump block is.

What CPU and motherboard combo do you have?
 

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Is RGB an absolute need?
I would suggest getting the H115i Pro RGB as the fans are not RGB...only the CPU/pump block is.

What CPU and motherboard combo do you have?
Nope. RGB is not even a need. Have the i5 9600k, with the Gigabyte Aorus Elite MB. With any 115 radiator, with my case [NZXT 510] the fans need to mount outside the radiator. From what I have read, it's better with the fans 'pulling' air rather than 'pushing' air. Is that correct?
 

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Nope. RGB is not even a need. Have the i5 9600k, with the Gigabyte Aorus Elite MB. With any 115 radiator, with my case [NZXT 510] the fans need to mount outside the radiator. From what I have read, it's better with the fans 'pulling' air rather than 'pushing' air. Is that correct?
Not a massive difference in push vs pull.
If you are determined to go AIO route 240 mm is enough for this build.
The 9600k is not a super hot chip but then again you might be tempted by Zen 3 later this year.
 
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