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post #1 of 11
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Does the extra top exhaust fan make a large difference in temperatures? What about a graphics card fan? Or should I build it, test it, and then decide whether to put more fans in? Thanks.
post #2 of 11
I bought the CM Megaflow with my HAF X, but I didn't notice any difference in temps. But it does give you the option to have a blue fan if you don't care for red. I would suggest a GPU fan though, I saw a 8 degree load temperature drop when I installed a Scythe S-Flex F.
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post #3 of 11
i had the second top exhaust when i had my HAF X and it didnt make a difference , maybe 1c.
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post #4 of 11
I am running 2x230mm up top the stock front one and a side one and my SLI 275s were hitting about 88C running that. I had the side running exhaust as it seemed to lower temps more. Now on water I am running it as an intake.
    
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post #5 of 11
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So...should I skip the LED megaflow, buy a Scythe fan for the graphics card, and just use LED strips or cold cathode if I want some extra lighting?

If the fan doesn't help much with temperature, it seems like there's cheaper ways to add lighting.
post #6 of 11
Buy these and put a Beefy controller on them

http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/de12pfexhisp.html
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post #7 of 11
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Its 65dba! Why would I want my computer to sound like my 360?
post #8 of 11
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I think I'll just order the case to get that rolling and figure out what fans I want when it gets here.
post #9 of 11
I threw a Megaflow in the empty top slot and left the rest at stock..cooling is doing just fine.
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post #10 of 11
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Originally Posted by BackwardPawn View Post
Its 65dba! Why would I want my computer to sound like my 360?
Because you can control it. That way on the summer days you can laught at your friends who have to lower there OC because the heat makes it unstable.
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