Question Case fans and liquid cooler upgrade

Virtue5333

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May 26, 2014
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Good evening people and aliens of Tom's.
I am considering upgrading my systems fans and cooling in a couple of months and require some help with this issue.

Firstly, I plan to add a moderate water cooler to my CPU, with a 120mm in mind and a budget of approximately £60 - £70.

Secondly I am considering replacing my stock NZXT H500 case fans with a couple of Noctua NF-F12 series.

I would like to know which fans and 120mm radiator would be better for my case, mobo and CPU.

All help is appreciated.

Below are the specs I will be working with.

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor | £115.33 @ Box Limited
Motherboard | MSI B450M GAMING PLUS Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard | £71.99 @ CCL Computers
Memory | Patriot Viper 4 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory | £42.99 @ Amazon UK
Storage | Samsung 860 Evo 250 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive | £54.78 @ Aria PC
Video Card | Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4 GB Video Card | £124.99 @ Amazon UK
Case | NZXT H500 ATX Mid Tower Case | £64.98 @ Amazon UK
Power Supply | Corsair TXM Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply | £64.97 @ Amazon UK
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | £540.03
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-08-30 23:52 BST+0100 |
 
The NZXT fans are decent fans and upgrading them to Noctuas probably will just be a waste of money.

As far as your AIO cooler, don't, at 120MM most AIOs are pure garbage and will be beaten by even cheap air coolers, even the 240MM AIO coolers can be beaten by coolers from Noctua and beQuiet! that cost less. The stock Ryzen cooler is more then adequate for stock speeds.

I would save up your money and upgrade that 1050ti to soemthing like a 1660ti or RX 5700
 

Virtue5333

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May 26, 2014
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The NZXT fans are decent fans and upgrading them to Noctuas probably will just be a waste of money.

As far as your AIO cooler, don't, at 120MM most AIOs are pure garbage and will be beaten by even cheap air coolers, even the 240MM AIO coolers can be beaten by coolers from Noctua and beQuiet! that cost less. The stock Ryzen cooler is more then adequate for stock speeds.

I would save up your money and upgrade that 1050ti to soemthing like a 1660ti or RX 5700
Your input is very helpful, and seems like I will be saving money on not buying any additional fans and cooler.

As for the GPU issue, I plan to upgrade to a 1070ti or better in the coming few months, before Christmas.
The 1050ti is just a temporary GPU as the 2600 doesn't have any built in graphics like a certain some of its Ryzen brethren.

Another question I would like to ask:

Is it worth adding x2 120mm intakes at the front of my case.
I've watched and read a few reviews on the NZXT H500 and many say adding front intakes is just a waste of money.
 

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