I want to build a silent PC, high end, mainly for playing games and working. With
working I mean Visual Studio 2017, about 3 virtual machines and my average 20+ Chrome tabs running at once.
I assume liquid cooling is much more silent for 2 reasons:
- The information I got around. Everyone seems to conclude water cooling is more efficient and much more silent. My current system.
- Case-mounted fans are too loud, even when I set the level to minimum (it features 3 levels).
The catch is I've never mounted a liquid cooling system before, so aside from theory I have nothing to work with. I'll walk you through my soon-to-be rig components, just in case there are any restrictions:
- GPU: Asus ROG Strix Geforce GTX 1070. No real choice here, because it's my current one.
- CPU: i7 8700K. Mainly chosen over Ryzen 2700x because this one has spent some time out there, and it reportedly performs well.
- Motherboard: Asus ROG Maximus X Hero Wifi AC. For various reasons: It's a very reliable brand, has a lot of features I can use, the documentation is pretty easy to navigate...
I don't know if any other components might be important towards the current matter (which is liquid cooling), please let me know if there's any problem with that.
So all in all, what I want to know is what cooling kit or components should I look for in order to achieve a good result according to what I'm looking for, which is a righ that doesn't make much noise (I also want lower temperatures when running OC components, because I'm going to OC both the CPU and RAM at least, plus the GPU if my model even allow for it, but that's out of this question).
Edit 2018-04-08: Added an EK custom loop, which I deem overexpensive for this purpose. I also changed my motherboard option to Asus ROG Maximus X Hero Wifi AC. I have no idea about liquid cooling, if someone could enlighten me a bit about parts I may not need, or could change to lean the final price to a lower number, that would be awesome.