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So I just bought a pretty big L desk, and it has a spot for just about any sized computer inside of the cabinet provided. I left the hinges off, so it's wide open - didn't install the shelf above the cabinet so it's tall and open, cut open a giant rectangle (almost the size of the back panel itself - wanted some cable management from it though) and plan on drilling some more holes into the back area when I get my new PC.

The computer I'm building in ~1 month will be housed in a Coolermaster 942 and the CPU will be under liquid cooling. My main concern is the RAM/Video cards - I'll be running 12gb of Corsair Dominator and 2 Radeon XFX 6970's. Although the 942 has a LOT of cooling already, should I look into investing in something to keep it more cool? Or should I deal with the lack of a dedicated area for my PC that looks nice?

Also, the computer that's in there currently has AWFUL cooling (since it's a stock computer from BestBuy), and even under heavy gaming all 4 cores of the CPU seem to stay under 50c - I'm just not sure how much more intense the heat will be with the new computer.
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pics please
looking for a desk next week
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Oh god giant pictures. The desk itself is extremely nice, way too high for my current office chair, but nice

Also the tower area is HUGE in comparison to most desks, I was shocked.



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Bump - my current piece of junk rig is starting to idle at ~35-40c, not sure if that's a bad sign for the sig rig. I'm going to be using the Antec 620 instead of the Noctua.

Will the HAF X + some aftermarket fans be able to keep it cool? Under full load my current got to 72c after about 3 minutes, but I'm not sure it has more than 2 120mm fans in it, haha.


Edit: also, if I were to try to build a watercooling loop for the gpu/cpu, would it help out enough?

..I like it inside my pretty desk.
Edited by refeek - 5/25/11 at 11:09am
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if you can, put those GPUs underwater so that you insure that you dont have a problem... but if that is too much for your current economy (like it is for me ) then i would just open a hole in side over where the side fan the HAF X would be and make some kind of venting in the back for exhaust... you can even get some cheap mesh or something to make the whole look good ... other than that, your ram will be perfectly fine (but you can put a 120mm in the 5.25 bays if you want a liitle extra cooling), and just make sure to get a decent fan (over 90CFM) for the GPU duct and you should be golden ... this is a great case... have fun

side note:
make sure you measure before you buy, as the HAF X can only use slim rads in push/pull with certain motherboards
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3930k @ 4.1 GHz Big Bang Xpower II HIS 7970 ICE X2 HIS 7970 ICE X2 
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G.Skill Ripjaw Z 64GB @ 1833 MHz Vertex 4 512GB Vertex 4 512GB H80i 
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Windows 7 Ultimate Auria 27" (2560x1440) Auria 27" (2560x1440) Lepa G. 1600 
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HAF X 942 Corsair M90 Senheiser S170 
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Q6600 EP45-UD3P Sapphire 5870 ASUS 5850-Top Direct CU 
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DDR2 Dominators 1x 80GB samsung H70 XP Pro 
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old meets new
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3930k @ 4.1 GHz Big Bang Xpower II HIS 7970 ICE X2 HIS 7970 ICE X2 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveCooling
G.Skill Ripjaw Z 64GB @ 1833 MHz Vertex 4 512GB Vertex 4 512GB H80i 
OSMonitorMonitorPower
Windows 7 Ultimate Auria 27" (2560x1440) Auria 27" (2560x1440) Lepa G. 1600 
CaseMouseAudio
HAF X 942 Corsair M90 Senheiser S170 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Q6600 EP45-UD3P Sapphire 5870 ASUS 5850-Top Direct CU 
RAMHard DriveCoolingOS
DDR2 Dominators 1x 80GB samsung H70 XP Pro 
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