Originally Posted by 10speedr
I wish I had more time for a build log. Modding the 500r is super easy. The 5.25 drive bay is easily removed by drilling out 6 rivets and 4 screws up on the top of the case.
For fans im using Scythe slip stream 1900rpm's. Im still looking for a fan control solution, so all 6 fans in the case are running at full speed. They are noticeable but not too loud for 110cfm fans. They are still quieter than the old stock gpu fans.
The 240+360 is cooling great so far. I have 2 very warm gtx 480's that idle at sub 30c and max at around 45-50c during multiplayer bf3. Still running stock volts on them with a slight overclock. When the cards were all stock they would heat up to around 80c during bf3 at max fan speed. Very pleased with my results so far.
No problem m8. I just wanted people to see how easy it can be to mod this case for decent water cooling, so many people think it's flat out not an option. A note about the slip streams, they use a sleeve bearing which will wear out faster when mounted horizontally, not sure if you are already aware or just don't mind it, but I'm assuming you have two up in the little compartment area. Nice to know that the absolute furnace that is the 480 is staying cool under that loop in an sli config.
Doesn't the sniper have pretty decent fan control options? You could look into undervolting them or maybe mount an aquaero lt(or similar controller) somewhere. Could probably fit behind the rad (as in where the cables are), stood up against it? Also, the 500r fan controller can be modded to control regular 3pin, idk if you would be able to control all 6 via splitters though, worth looking into. Good luck
Did you have to drill holes for the third fan on the top of the front rad?Edited by starships - 9/22/12 at 7:25am