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Poll Results: What should I get for my main upgrade.

 
  • 57% (4)
    Phobya Xtreme 200mm Radiator
  • 14% (1)
    EK-FB ASUS P7 Full Board Northbridge/Southbridge Water Block for ASUS P55 Mobos
  • 28% (2)
    Other, please post what my Sig Rig needs
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post #11 of 13
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Originally Posted by goodtobeking View Post
I seen them before, even talked to Bill Owen here in this thread about it some. I really dig it, but kinda flashy for my liking. But you do have me brainstorming about putting some fans on the opposite side panel. Maybe behind where the HDD bays are originally?? And maybe one directly behind where the CPU is, so it sucks air around the MOBO and out??
You don't plan on running your furnace at all this winter then? Haha, not trolling, just funny that you want to mount so many fans on this thing. It sounds hella hot.

I am currently piecing together my sig rig, so hopefully my H100 won't be a problem in the 600T.

What I find odd about the 600T is that it doesn't come ready for any bottom mounted fans. Do you still have the stock 200mm in front of the hard drive bays? How about using it as intake (stock config.) and using your radiator, rear 120mm and any additional fans as exhaust? This is where a bottom mounted intake fan would be handy, because you will most likely want more than 1 intake fan. If you do decide to mod the side panel to mount more fans, I would use them along with the front 200mm as intake, and everything else as exhaust.

Good luck lowering your temps!
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Mesh side panel + Phobya Extreme Quad 480 with 4 fans.


4 fans blowing on the motherboard do wonders for cooling its components. A small fan blowing right on the NB heat sink makes a huge difference also. No practical need to WC it.

Not the best looking setup, but it works great and is super easy to maintain. With the QDCs, I can pull and clean the CPU block without disturbing the loop, or even remove the whole loop from the case without having to drain it first.
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post #13 of 13
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Just ordered the 200mm radiator from FrozenCPU. I used the 10% off code they gave me, but it wouldnt stack with the 5% off code of "pcapex". Final total came to 138.83, which should be enough of an upgrade...for now.

Thanks for the comments all.

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Originally Posted by kulbida View Post
You don't plan on running your furnace at all this winter then? Haha, not trolling, just funny that you want to mount so many fans on this thing. It sounds hella hot.

I am currently piecing together my sig rig, so hopefully my H100 won't be a problem in the 600T.

What I find odd about the 600T is that it doesn't come ready for any bottom mounted fans. Do you still have the stock 200mm in front of the hard drive bays? How about using it as intake (stock config.) and using your radiator, rear 120mm and any additional fans as exhaust? This is where a bottom mounted intake fan would be handy, because you will most likely want more than 1 intake fan. If you do decide to mod the side panel to mount more fans, I would use them along with the front 200mm as intake, and everything else as exhaust.

Good luck lowering your temps!
Actually, I plan on not running my furnace again this winter. We heat our house with fire wood. In our "water cooled" fireplace (custom made of course). And yes, this rig does dump out some heat when crunching/folding.

And like I said before, I though of a bottom fan or two, but I dont think I have enough clearance between the tower and carpet to allow good airflow. Plus the dust would be bad I think.

Caleal, Thanks for posting. Your build is one of my favorites. And I am going to copy your idea with the damper on the 200mm. And If I am still not satisfied, I may get a mesh sidepanel.
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