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post #791 of 1907
Anyone have a 140mm rad inside the drive bays? I'm looking for more cooling power and switching to a couple of Phobya 420s.
post #792 of 1907
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Originally Posted by waschbaer View Post

hello!
Thinking about buying the Elysium
Would you say that the elysium is a silent case using aircooling?
I think using a lot of big but slow running fans will make it silent and also cool enough for actual hardware.
Thinking about buying all the optional fans you can put in the case aswell. or isnt it that important?
My Rig: i7 2500k (prolimatech supermega with 140mm Fan) & point of view gtx 580 (not-stock big header with 2x140mm fans).



I wouldn't suggest this case for someone that doesn't water cool just because there are smaller cases that do a great job on air like the hafx 932.
post #793 of 1907
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I wouldn't suggest this case for someone that doesn't water cool just because there are smaller cases that do a great job on air like the hafx 932.

I was reading reviews for the past weeks, and I just cant decide. Just want a case which is very quiet and also as cold as possible. Size and design is not important for me - but the elysium in my opinion is very stylish.

Haf-X:
  • HDD-Cage cant be moved
  • total of 7 fans (3 optional fans included)
  • all fans below 20db of noise
  • lots of meshes (which makes a optional damping pretty hard)
  • just 5 HDD-Slots which cant be expanded


Elysium:
  • a total of 10 fans (5 optional fans included)
  • all fans below 20db of noise
  • less meshes (if I want to add some damping - if the case isnt silent enough for me)
  • additional hdd-cages can be bought if needed
  • watercooling can be installed someday
post #794 of 1907
I have both, and, well. With the HAF X, the hdd cage isn't that much of a bother, and it's quite easy to remove if needed. There is lots of space in the 5 1/4 bays.
As for noise, with the original fans, they are about the same, elysium might be a little more silent.

With the elysium, there's sooo much room, so it's easier to configure things no matter what crazy ideas you might think of. In the end I'd say it all comes down to a personal choice of what you prefer.


I'm in a hurry to work right now, I can answer questions with more detail when I get home if you have any.
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post #795 of 1907
If you don't have any plans in the future to water cool, get the HAF-X. I've seen them go for as low as $120 (refurb). If you plan to water cool, the Elysium is a great canvas to do some awesome water cooling smile.gif
post #796 of 1907
I'm really itching to go w/ a thicker tube (ie 3/8x5/8 10mm/16mm). I am happy with the position of the front rad and wire-management has improved.

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post #797 of 1907
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I'm really itching to go w/ a thicker tube (ie 3/8x5/8 10mm/16mm). I am happy with the position of the front rad and wire-management has improved.
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Looks good so far,the only thing I would make a comment on is your loop set up,IMHO you should always cool the cpu first.I would go into the cpu block to get the coolest fluid to it.I am not a big believer of water cooling the ram it doesn't really need it.
post #798 of 1907

http://www.overclock.net/t/1070063/trippen-out-sandybridge-upgrade-thread/0_100#post_17551445

 

theres a link to mine. i actually upgraded from a big armor+ which is also in that thread as well. i was little sadden that the case was just not big enough to handle my rad with a push pull configuration and an air box internally. but meh. its pretty big.

    
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post #799 of 1907
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Looks good so far,the only thing I would make a comment on is your loop set up,IMHO you should always cool the cpu first.I would go into the cpu block to get the coolest fluid to it.I am not a big believer of water cooling the ram it doesn't really need it.

This is my 10th water build. I have tested this theory and it doesn't hold water (no pun intended wink.gif ). The ram block came with my cpu block; I know it and the mb block are more form than function. Just having fun with water smile.gif.
post #800 of 1907
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Originally Posted by wermad View Post

This is my 10th water build. I have tested this theory and it doesn't hold water (no pun intended wink.gif ). The ram block came with my cpu block; I know it and the mb block are more form than function. Just having fun with water smile.gif.

Build looks great dude was just putting my 2 cents in,keep us up to date.
Edited by rmorse27 - 6/30/12 at 9:02am
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