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Poll Results: Which One(s) Do you Own?

This is a multiple choice poll
  • 14% of voters (91)
    200R
  • 22% of voters (135)
    300R
  • 18% of voters (112)
    400R
  • 46% of voters (283)
    500R
612 Total Votes  
post #531 of 4610
I'm getting my corsair 500r tomorrow, any suggestions on how I should position my PSU? face up or down? thanks in advance.
post #532 of 4610
Quote:
Originally Posted by n0ypi;15552930 
I'm getting my corsair 500r tomorrow, any suggestions on how I should position my PSU? face up or down? thanks in advance.

I would recommend face down unless your add more fans to it to intake more air. Also because of the psu intake fan filter provided.
post #533 of 4610
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Originally Posted by selectstriker2;15511834 
updated OP with
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post #534 of 4610
My HD 6950 Crossfire (not OC) configuration is getting quite hot with this case. Temps are reaching 85/97 just playing MW2 in max settings :/ God knows what temps it will reach playing BF3 in max settings. (Of topic question - if my GPU is reaching 97 at 100% load, I'm assuming it won't get any hotter regardless of the game?)

I have the 500R. I'm wondering whether turning around the side panel fan will be beneficial? At the moment the side panel fans blows cool air onto the GPUs, but by turning it around I'm assuming the fan will take out some of the heat coming from the GPUs? I might be well off here, so I'm looking for some advice on what to do. I'm also planing on adding two 120mm fans to the side of the HDD case.

Cheers guys.
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post #535 of 4610
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Originally Posted by beggin;15558291 
My HD 6950 Crossfire (not OC) configuration is getting quite hot with this case. Temps are reaching 85/97 just playing MW2 in max settings :/ God knows what temps it will reach playing BF3 in max settings. (Of topic question - if my GPU is reaching 97 at 100% load, I'm assuming it won't get any hotter regardless of the game?)

I have the 500R. I'm wondering whether turning around the side panel fan will be beneficial? At the moment the side panel fans blows cool air onto the GPUs, but by turning it around I'm assuming the fan will take out some of the heat coming from the GPUs? I might be well off here, so I'm looking for some advice on what to do. I'm also planing on adding two 120mm fans to the side of the HDD case.

Cheers guys.

Welcome to OCN, if you fill in your system specs that will be helpful in getting your questions answered.

I think that might be a good option, but I am looking at my 200mm fan (not using it ATM) and it looks like you might not be able to get the screws to thread if you flip the direction around, I could be wrong. You could get a 140mm fan or a couple of 120mms and mount them as exhaust on the side panel as well.

I have two 6950s in crossfire and they don't get that hot, what are your fan controls like? I have fan profiles that ramp up my cards while gaming.

Your additional HD fans will likely help as well.
Edited by amtbr - 11/3/11 at 12:22pm
post #536 of 4610
I have 2 6950s unlocked to 6970 and with my config they don't get above 65C. However I am not using the stock fans and I have made extensive modification to the airflow in the case.

Couple questions:
1. are both drive cages installed?
2. is there any space between the cards? 1 slots 2 slots?
3. do you have any other pci cards installed?
4. what is the room temp?

I removed my door fan all together and that entire panel is now covered in Silverstone noise dampening foam pad. I blocked off the 5.25 bays and the bottom 120mm slot as well as the first pci slot. doing this forces more air to pass either under the cards or through the cpu heatsink.

here is before my cards were installed. same basic idea. since this was done I have removed the Corsair PCI slot covers and replaced them with Silverstone Aeroslots, and of course installed both new cards.
fansetup.jpg

edit here it is currently. you can see the opening in the Aeroslots are much larger.

IMG-20111102-00079.jpg
Edited by willistech - 11/3/11 at 12:34pm
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Intel Core i5-2500K @4.8 MSI P67A-GD53 B3 CF HD6970 Vengeance DDR3 1600 8gb 
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64GB Crucial M4 128GB Crucial M4 NH-D14 Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit 
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post #537 of 4610
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Originally Posted by amtbr;15559115 
Welcome to OCN, if you fill in your system specs that will be helpful in getting your questions answered.

I think that might be a good option, but I am looking at my 200mm fan (not using it ATM) and it looks like you might not be able to get the screws to thread if you flip the direction around, I could be wrong. You could get a 140mm fan or a couple of 120mms and mount them as exhaust on the side panel as well.

I have two 6950s in crossfire and they don't get that hot, what are your fan controls like? I have fan profiles that ramp up my cards while gaming.

Your additional HD fans will likely help as well.

Hi, thanks for your reply - I just filled out my system info. I don't have any fan profiles, I let ATI CCC control the fan speeds. At 90% GPU load, the the temps are around 85/90 and the fan spins at 45%. At 100% load, the temps are around 90/97 and the fans spin at 65%. The fan speed at 65% sounds like a jumbo jet taking off!

I'm going to try and flip the side panel fan around. I will report back my results.

May I ask what your temperatures are, and what fan speed you run at? Also, what's your case setup like? (fans etc)
Edited by beggin - 11/3/11 at 3:13pm
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post #538 of 4610
Quote:
Originally Posted by willistech;15559152 
I have 2 6950s unlocked to 6970 and with my config they don't get above 65C. However I am not using the stock fans and I have made extensive modification to the airflow in the case.

Couple questions:
1. are both drive cages installed?
2. is there any space between the cards? 1 slots 2 slots?
3. do you have any other pci cards installed?
4. what is the room temp?

I removed my door fan all together and that entire panel is now covered in Silverstone noise dampening foam pad. I blocked off the 5.25 bays and the bottom 120mm slot as well as the first pci slot. doing this forces more air to pass either under the cards or through the cpu heatsink.

here is before my cards were installed. same basic idea. since this was done I have removed the Corsair PCI slot covers and replaced them with Silverstone Aeroslots, and of course installed both new cards.

edit here it is currently. you can see the opening in the Aeroslots are much larger.

Hi, thanks for your reply. I am using all stock fans with no additional fans. I have ordered two 120mm fans to put on the hard drive cages which should be arriving this week.

1.) Yes.
2.) The space between the cards is the same as yours. We have the same motherboard (and SSD - and case!)
3.) Nope, but I will be getting an Asus Xonar STX next month. Hopefully I can sort the cooling problems before then.
4.) Average (20-25)

Even with the stock setup and no additional fans, surely 90/97 is way too high for Crossfire? There must be something going on.

What are your fan speeds at when playing BF3 / 100% GPU load?

Picture of my graphics card:

Bo4bn.jpg
Edited by beggin - 11/3/11 at 3:14pm
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post #539 of 4610
Hmm do you have drives on the top cage? I wonder if having more direct air flow would make any difference. once you get the fans installed on the drive cages it would help a lot. I have reference cards which exhaust out the back. With that card design does it just force the air off the heat sink and into the case? my thoughts on reversing the fan in the door are that if you do that then it will create a situation where all of the air in the case will want to exhaust out the side. so any cooler air won't be passing over the motherboard and the cooler air won't be making it to cool the cpu either.

here is some good reading on how air pressure works i hope this will help some
http://www.silverstonetek.com/techtalk_cont.php?tid=wh_positive&area=usa
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64GB Crucial M4 128GB Crucial M4 NH-D14 Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit 
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post #540 of 4610
quick question guys, just got my case and a h100, how do I install it with the radiator at top? the screws that came with it doesn't seem to reach the radiator when I install the fans from the inside? sorry for the newbie question first time builder =)
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