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Project "Black Tornado": Cooling over silence?


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As you can tell from the titel, this will be a black themed water cooling build, where noice is not dealt with (in terms of parts selected).

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Status right now: Done building, for this round.

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Case: Thermaltake Core X9

PC Hardware:
MB: MSI X99S GAMING 9 AC, Socket-2011-3
CPU: Intel Core i7-5930K, Socket-LGA2011-3
GPU: MSI GeForce GTX 970 Gaming 4GB PhysX SLI
RAM: Crucial DDR4 2133MHz 32GB (8x4GB)
Storage: Crucial MX100 SSD 512GB, WD AV-GP 4TB
PSU: Cooler Master V1000, 1000W PSU

Cooling parts:
EK-CoolStream RAD XTX 480
EK-CoolStream RAD XTX 480
EK-CoolStream PE 480 Radiator
EK-Supremacy EVO Acetal+Nickel
EK-FC970 GTX TF5 Acetal+Nickel
EK-FC970 GTX TF5 Acetal+Nickel
EK-FC970 GTX TF5 Backplate
EK-FC970 GTX TF5 Backplate
EK-FC TRIPLE Serial Terminal
EK-XRES 140 D5 Vario (incl. pump)

Lamptron CF525 Fan Controller (5 channels, max. 60 W per channel)
Scythe Slip Stream Slim (120x120x12mm) (2000 rpm) (4 fans for the PE Rad, push +case fans)
Scythe Ultra Kaze (120x120x38mm) (3000rpm) (8 fans for XTX Rads, push)

Other cooling stuff:
PrimoChill PrimoFlex Onyx Black 12,7mm (1/2") / 19,1mm (3/4")
EK-Ekoolant CLEAR
EK-12mm (1/2") High-Flow Fitting
EK-AF Angled 45° G1/4
EK-AF Angled 90° G1/4
EK-CSQ Plug G1/4
GELID GC-Extreme thermal compound
Arctic Silver Arcticlean (to get rid of old thermal compound)
Mayhems 5 Ltr Ultra Pure H20 (for cleaning and testing)

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There dont appare to be anything wrong with the cooler or the fans, so guess it was bad termalpaste and bad airflow, that caused my problems. Unless the cooler is broken or not good enough. I will have it tested later to be sure of the cause.




The old case, after I removed most of the components. I left the motherboard, as that was the easiest place to store it.


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