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in that photo I hadn't even gotten them in the mail yet, but yes i'm only using 2 now and the other trays are removed smile.gif

Also D.S.C. if u end up taking off the rear 140mm fan it fits perfectly up in the optical bays without any screws or anything it just kinda snaps in, i put mine there for extra air intake.

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Nice setup. does Noctua NF-P12 increase performance when compared to stock corsair fan?
I'm sure it's much quieter but performance wise ?
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Just built a new system using the HAF X nVidia Edition. At first the system was VERY loud but I could tell it was one of the fans. I thought it may be the memory fan from Kingston as it runs fast most of the time but that was not it. I opened the case and used my hand to stop one fan at a time until I isolated the issue.

The "offending" fan was the 120X38 fan they attach to the VGA Fan Duct (not to be confused with the 200X30 side fan they attach to the side of the case). I removed the fan duct and this fan completely and it's MUCH quieter. Without this fan the system is pretty quiet even with the fans running full speed. I also have a Corsair H80 with 2 stock fans in push/pull mode which I run pretty much full out and it's still pretty quiet.

I'm replacing all three of the louder fans (the 2 H80 fans plus the VGA Duct fan) with CoolerMaster SickleFlow fans which should quiet things down even more. You can also get the CM Sickleflow's in Green to match the green nVidia case and green front fan color. UDATE - the new fans weren't nearly as effective as the stock fans that came with the H80. My max CPU temps at 100% load bumbed up ~10C. Running the stock fans that came with the H80 and using the balanced setting on the device works fine and the noise is relatively quiet. The high setting get pretty loud.

I'm overclocked at 4.8GHz (1.405 VCore) and the system runs pretty quiet and pretty cool (~75C max at 100% load with average between 60C and 70C). I really like this case design. They need to include a quieter fan for the VGA Duct Fan but other than that I am really happy with the case.

I run the CPU cooler/fans off the motherboard and run the remaining fans on a NZXT controller. Seems to work great. Even with the CPU and Memory fans running on full most of the time I'm really happy with the noise levels and an even better endorsement is that my wife hasn't complained a single time about the noise (and my system is in our bedroom).
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Nice setup. does Noctua NF-P12 increase performance when compared to stock corsair fan?
I'm sure it's much quieter but performance wise ?
Was gonna ask the same. Anyone?
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actually i got the same step up... HAF-X h70

but for me is pretty noisy, It seems that the fan on the H70 is the causer factor.

I have both Noctua P12 and AP-15 .. they both are noisy so I suspect there is some problem with the radiator =x

anyone got the same problem as mine?
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i took all of them out and velcro'ed all the ssds to the back of the mothboard tray great way to keep the crud out of the way (harddrives are just too damn big great ase got mine for free:
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actually i got the same step up... HAF-X h70
but for me is pretty noisy, It seems that the fan on the H70 is the causer factor.
I have both Noctua P12 and AP-15 .. they both are noisy so I suspect there is some problem with the radiator =x
anyone got the same problem as mine?

maybe try and undervolt them? also update firmware if you can. i just installed the new h100i and it is super quite with the stock sp120's at stock speeds
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post #18 of 19
It really is a nice case, I'm glad I decided to pay a wee bit extra to get it over the HAF-XM.

I'm going for a quiet build as well, my current plan is to gut all but two of the HDD bays and all but one of the Opticals(since I've decided to go with one 840 pro SSD and a 2TB green drive rather than two SSDs and my old noisy 1TB, and I only need one bay on the front for my DVD/RW), then take the 200mm top fan that comes with the case and mount it up-front above the forward 230mm. Those two and the side 200mm will all be set as intakes, running on a Bitfenix molex-to-3-3pin 7v undervolt cable. I managed to get my hands on some industrial-grade metallic two-part epoxy, which along with a couple of screws will let me put a wee extra metal bar in the top to create mounting holes for a Kraken X60, and I'll be running a Red Mod on my GPU with a Kuhler 620 using dwood's bracket and some copper VRM/VRAM heatsinks, both of those will be getting Noctua fans in pull-only set to exhaust. I also grabbed some silicon anti-vibration washers for all the screws, and a few sheets of noise-dampening foam; it won't really stop "noise" from getting out of the case because of all the fans, but it will deaden the currently very echo'y case(which sounds like you're ratting a tin full of change when the mechanical HDD is in use, inevitable given the sheer size of the interior). I think that setup will still give me enough intake airflow to create positive pressure inside the case to help avoid dust buildup, but I'm considering adding those medical-mesh dust filters to be on the safe side - depends how much they reduce airflow(I can't find a solid answer anywhere online :/ ).

If it performs as expected, I should be able to get a whisper-quiet rig even under full load, and still get low temps.
post #19 of 19
I've more or less completed my new HAF-X build now (until the next upgrade!) with proper watercooling of the CPU and the reduction in noise levels is quite dramatic. The only mistake I made was replacing the stock 140mm rear exhaust fan with an Aerocool Shark 140 Devil Red - it is well powerful but sounds like a jet engine at 1500 RPM. I have a feeling it will end up on ebay soon.
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