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Definitely the Haf X cool.gif

thanks, any recs for mid towers that will be on my desk? how's the 960II holding up with the new gadgets?
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been doing some research, could I get some feedback on he 600t please?
and also, between the two(HAF x, 600T) , which one would you pick for better cooling and management (not aesthetics)

600T is horribly overpriced, HAF-X is just a bit overpriced but looks terrible IMO.
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haha yea, I'm ok with the looks since it'll not be that visible, just want cooling performance.

i'm pretty settled on HAF X, now the REAL QUESTIONS ARE:

1. It comes with one top 200mm fan, should I get another 200mm fan for intakes or should I just block off the rear one and only have the front one as intake.[/B]

2. What's your suggestion for HDD drive bay fan, what kind of 140mm?( I don't care about no noise, fan control optional)

3. Should i nibble out the back since i have a NH-D14?

4. Windforce GPU, sidepanel intake or outtake?


thanks alot!
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I DID IT

It was about time to get another round of fan change & improvement to my trusty NH-D14.
As I planned before I did swap back to the Gentle Typhoon AP-29 and the Kaze Maru 2 (Slip Stream 140) 1700 in a bit different formula, lowering some more the 140mm central KM2 position and adding a 120x25mm shroud (from an old slip stream) to the front push fan AP-29.

The results were great to me, since I'm still having a hot i7 920 overclocked at 4.2Ghz daily.

I manage this way to lower the cpu core temp down to 2°C getting a new record: 53°C TOA thumb.gif

Ambient temp: 21°C and case fans at med-high speed

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Using the latest version of the famous Linpack torture test Linx 0.6.4 AVX Edition is gonna burn even more your cpu. And notice that I've limited the AP-29's rpm to 2500 (not 3000) in full load.

74 70 70 68 Core Temps in °C

375


I ran the very same test a couple of days before, same Linx and 4,2ghz with the previous three fans (2x R4 and 1 TY-140) getting the same 74-70-70-68 temps at 19° of ambient temp (got a chilly morning).

What did I say, 2°C lower with the new setup biggrin.gif

And here's the rest of the system, revisited:

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Some more pics smile.gif
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Guys..i need some help in regarding my cooler master elite 430 case flow...my temperature are too high, i try put as many fan as i can to reduce it but it seem the temp are still high..

450
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Do you have any top fans atm? Remove the rear grill with a Nibbler. What are your ambient temps and what are the temps of your components under load?
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Do you have any top fans atm? Remove the rear grill with a Nibbler. What are your ambient temps and what are the temps of your components under load?

nope..i dont have any fans on top..what is nibbler mate..??
my ambient around 30'c and the temp 24/7 peak temperature :
2700K at 4.7ghz 80'c , 2x GTX 460 at 75'c...
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nope..i dont have any fans on top..what is nibbler mate..??
my ambient around 30'c and the temp 24/7 peak temperature :
2700K at 4.7ghz 80'c , 2x GTX 460 at 75'c...

You did read through this thread a bit, right? The Nibbler comes up all over the place, lol. biggrin.gif Check out the Nibbler Club link in my sig. It's a great tool for easily removing mesh grills to increase airflow. Your high ambient temps are a notable part of the problem. You also have two GPUs that tend to run hot and one (cyclone) dumps all it's hot air into the case. Some of that air gets cycled up to the CPU heatsink which doesn't help either. Are your top fans intake or exhaust? Do you have a side fan at all?
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Guys..i need some help in regarding my cooler master elite 430 case flow...my temperature are too high, i try put as many fan as i can to reduce it but it seem the temp are still high..
450

i can tell you right now that your airflow is fine. the problem is the outdated heatsink on your processor. i would recommend something but it depends on your budget.
your graphics temps are ok as far as i know
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i can tell you right now that your airflow is fine. the problem is the outdated heatsink on your processor. i would recommend something but it depends on your budget.
your graphics temps are ok as far as i know

How do you know the airflow is fine when we don't know if the top and possible side fans are intake or exhaust?
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