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I am hoping to do this but after some research I am seeing that it may still not be enough for this case especially having 2 cards in sli/cfx, anyone have any experience or know if the cards will run too hot? Anyway to change the airflow to help the cards given I am using an H100 on the CPU?

The cards will be the next gen gtx 6** or HD 79** but clearly there are no temps on those yet so based on this gen.
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800D is massive mate, and can support large rads in various places. I cannot see how a H100 and SLI would be any issue with such a premium case designed for custom watercooling.

Heat wise if your that worried about GPU temps, you could buy cards that exhaust heat out of the back of the case. It isn't the best in case for air cooling, so i understand your concerns.
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800D is massive mate, and can support large rads in various places. I cannot see how a H100 and SLI would be any issue with such a premium case designed for custom watercooling.

Heat wise if your that worried about GPU temps, you could buy cards that exhaust heat out of the back of the case. It isn't the best in case for air cooling, so i understand your concerns.
That is the thing I am hoping to rely on the stock fans for the gpu and everything else other than an H100 for the CPU
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I think that if you do the H100 as exhaust you shouldn't have too many problems and the fans would probably help draw away some of the heat from the SLI/CFX cards.

I'm using an H100 on exhaust with two 580s and I don't see any problems, in fact going from an NH-D14 to the H100 shaved 5c off the top card because there was no heat coming off the heatsink.

If you're using intake it really depends on what CPU you're using. If you're using a first gen i7 overclocked you're looking at some wicked TDP figures and obviously the temp of the air coming off the rad will be hot but a SB chip at the same clocks won't be nearly as hot.

It's up to you. I'm sure if I swapped my H100 fans around I could drop like 5c off CPU temps but at the expense of GFX temps, which I'd rather keep down.

EDIT: To better answer your questions I too think a reference design card would be a better bet as it keeps the heat out of the case and most of the heat away from the H100. Set it up as exhaust and you should be alright.
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With 800D is probably best to have positive air pressure.
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With 800D is probably best to have positive air pressure.
That wouldn't be a problem except for him worrying about the GPU temps with the H100 being on intake.
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post #7 of 7
even the lowest end case the corsair carbide 400r can support the h100 (like it was made specifically for the h100) the only thing is you can't do push/pull fans with it. if you want a case that you can do so. try the corsair carbide 500r.
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