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Originally Posted by kevindd992002 View Post

I actually don't care about the lost PCIe slot since I'm not into SLI and don't have any cards over there. With that said, is it practical to go with the AX3? Does it have any advantages, at all, over the mod?
Well, you won't have any annoyances with radiator placement or the pump dying if you go with AX3.

You will retain one more slot and probably stay a bit cooler, with the mod; you also won't run into the issue of other components breathing in exhaust from your graphics card, with the mod.

Overall I'd say the mod wins, unless you don't really care about noise all that much, or you can't fit any more radiators.
post #2712 of 8626
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Originally Posted by Art Vanelay View Post

Well, you won't have any annoyances with radiator placement or the pump dying if you go with AX3.
You will retain one more slot and probably stay a bit cooler, with the mod; you also won't run into the issue of other components breathing in exhaust from your graphics card, with the mod.
Overall I'd say the mod wins, unless you don't really care about noise all that much, or you can't fit any more radiators.

Ok. For a radiator, is there still space in my case here:

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That pic is not updated but the only modifcations are:

1.) I'm using a different SSD
2.) I'm using a different video card,
3.) The fans on my CPU cooler are in pull/pull config.
4.) Slot pillars are cut out with nibbler.
5.) 200mm side panel intake fan is installed.

How do you install a radiator? I have 0 knowledge in water cooling or whatsoever. I don't even know if we need a fan for a radiator or something.

Also, with the AX3 are there alternative (hopefully better) ways on installing the VRM heatsinks provided in the package? AFAIK, AC instructs the user to use the included thermal glue to install those small heatsinks. The problem with that is that they are permanent. That will make it hard for me to return the card to stock when the time I will be selling it.
post #2713 of 8626
That looks a lot like my HAF 922, I fit 3 closed loop coolers in mine.

In that pic I threw fans on the outside of the case just to see if it would improve the temps but when you already have one good fan on a rad there is little difference. I couldn't use my bottom fan area to mount a rad but you may be able to pull it off. With your huge CPU cooler it my be tight fitting in a rear exhaust rad. Another option is to throw the rad on the door panel of your case but it is a pain to open it back up.
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EVGA 670 with Corsair H60

All I had to do was drill two 7/32" holes in the existing Corsair bracket to accommodate the screws.
All parts are stock with the from Corsair H60 and 670.

Temps are 52C.






Just waiting for some Heatsinks.
post #2715 of 8626
your rig is very clean man+ your mod is also nice too. you should contact dwood for a bracket and a backplate, so it can look better and function still the same.
 
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played Borderlands 2 four hours straight last night @ 1440p. My 670 4GB card never broke 48C. Awesome....

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That looks a lot like my HAF 922, I fit 3 closed loop coolers in mine.
In that pic I threw fans on the outside of the case just to see if it would improve the temps but when you already have one good fan on a rad there is little difference. I couldn't use my bottom fan area to mount a rad but you may be able to pull it off. With your huge CPU cooler it my be tight fitting in a rear exhaust rad. Another option is to throw the rad on the door panel of your case but it is a pain to open it back up.

Hmm, ok. Why can't you fit a rad in the bottom slot of the case?
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Hmm, ok. Why can't you fit a rad in the bottom slot of the case?

It sits on carpet and the legs are not tall enough to keep the bottom of the case from touching the floor.
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It sits on carpet and the legs are not tall enough to keep the bottom of the case from touching the floor.

Ahh ok. That won't be a problem for me since mine is sitting on a wooden plank that has wheels (custom made it). How do you mount a radiator? Is the included fan already enough for the included radiator as well?
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@doooger nice mod bud. Everytime someone takes the time to try something new we all benefit.
great temps btw.

@kevindd992002
there are some great gpu mods done with the haf 922. SDH500 really stepped up to the plate wth his build.
you might also want to check out a 2nd full clc mod (new hoses etc. ) done by pcenthusiast85 the diablo build .. pretty cool also i know i missed one but you get the idea.

I did 2 922 clc mod builds
the trinity setup has the dual cpu + gpu pump unit at asetek on ebay it has a 49mm radiator. however this unit only has a fairly low power gpu + internal gpu on the processor. Upgrading to the 6770.

the second 922 has a sabertooth with a 8120 that is cooled with a thermaltake water 2.0 extreme mounted on top (factory fan on top inside and 2 fans that came with it for the pull.
the dual 6950's are both cooled by one themaltake water 2.0 pro, 49mm rad. by adding a swiftech gpu block to the loop.

im still finishing up the trinity ( adding sound card and other accesories,
Now im working on a 932 advanced blue with a asrock z77 extreme4 and a intel 3770k cooled by a thermaltake water 2.0 extreme inside.. for cpu and a modded 49mm rad clc for my 660ti and southbridge ek water cooling block. Hopefully powering up with new 660ti gc this weekend.
I have been ill but i hope to have some more photos up this weekend..
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