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Cooler Master HAF 912 Advanced/i7 2600k/SSD Build (56k Death)

post #1 of 24
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Thought i would do a little log of the build now i have finished it, for now. I built this in about October?November 2011 & have been loving it since.

Scope for the Build was:

$1000 Budget (went over by 180)
Get best hardware for money possible
Get a quiter case with better cooling
Re-use my 2x GTX 280's (roughly equal a GTX 570 they get a 3dMark Vantage Score of 23,000)

So my old setup was a Q9550 790i Ultra setup in Lian Li case which was good quality but a little noisy.
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So went and got my parts (refer to Sig)
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And put it together trying to be neat
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As you can see i reused a 140MM fan i had. I was running all fans from a 12V Connector (molex) and while all the new fans were quite my 140mm fan was annoyingly noisy.
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So I needed a new 140mm fan. So i went and bought two Thermalright PWM TY-140's, put them on my cooler and put the original noctua fans in my case, using the 140mm for the side. Also ran all of the case fans off the Motherboard fan headers so they can be controlled via the Fan Xpert software from ASUS. I run them at 40% when surfing the net and ramp them up to 100% when in game, this is based on a CPU temperature Setpoint.

Original fans on the Noctua
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New Fans on the Noctua
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Outside shot
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Rear
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Tidyed up the cabling a little
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Mounted the SSD on top of the case SSD bracket (just drilled 4 new holes)
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Believe it or not that took about 5 hours before i was happy with how the cables were, OCD much.
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So yeah it does everything i wanted, neat , quite, tons of grunt Happy days smile.gif
Edited by Pittster - 2/2/12 at 5:01pm
THE HAF
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Core i7 2600K @ 4.5GHz | 1.31V Asus P8Z68-V-Pro Gigabyte GTX670 OC WindForce Gigabyte GTX670 OC WindForce 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
8GB (2x4GB) G.Skill 8-8-8-24 1600 Samsung 830 256Gb 2TB Seagate Barracuda 2x 2TB Seagate Green's Raid 1 
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Asus DVD-RW Noctua NH-D14 | Thermalright TY-140's Corsair AF 140 Quite Side Fan Corsair AF 120 Quite Side Fan 
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Thermalright TY-140 CPU Fans Win 7 Pro Dell U22HM & Samsung 2253BW Logitech G15 Ver2 
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Core i7 2600K @ 4.5GHz | 1.31V Asus P8Z68-V-Pro Gigabyte GTX670 OC WindForce Gigabyte GTX670 OC WindForce 
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post #2 of 24
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Minor Update.

So the case never had a filter for the side fan, I ordered a Ebay special, Aluminium frame 140mm filter for like $5.

The holes are for 140mm fans but the Noctua NF-P14 FLX holes are 120mm so i drilled clearance holes in the mesh, and it all worked sweet.

Filter stops dust and quietened the air noise getting sucked through the standard perspex bars with minimal air flow loss.

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I also had a spare 120mm cooler master fan from the rear of the case, so i decided to Velcro it to the side of my GPU's this bring temps down 5deg on the top card and 1 deg on the bottom.

I also have this fan running off a fan header via another Gelid Y-Splitter.

Set-up has been really stable cannot complain bring on the GT6XX/GT7XX smile.gif

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Core i7 2600K @ 4.5GHz | 1.31V Asus P8Z68-V-Pro Gigabyte GTX670 OC WindForce Gigabyte GTX670 OC WindForce 
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Asus DVD-RW Noctua NH-D14 | Thermalright TY-140's Corsair AF 140 Quite Side Fan Corsair AF 120 Quite Side Fan 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Thermalright TY-140 CPU Fans Win 7 Pro Dell U22HM & Samsung 2253BW Logitech G15 Ver2 
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CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Thermalright TY-140 CPU Fans Win 7 Pro Dell U22HM & Samsung 2253BW Logitech G15 Ver2 
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post #3 of 24
nice stuff. thanks for sharing
post #4 of 24
I love that case. So many options in a reletively small package. Great build.
post #5 of 24
how did you put a fan on the graphics cards?
post #6 of 24
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Quote:
Originally Posted by YP5 Toronto View Post

nice stuff. thanks for sharing

No probs hopefully it helps others figure out what they want in a PC as other peoples build threads helped me heaps.
Quote:
Originally Posted by civixboi View Post

I love that case. So many options in a reletively small package. Great build.

Yeah I spent a long time trying to figure out what case, it does everything I wanted from a full tower in the form of a Mid smile.gif
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Originally Posted by RagingAzn628 View Post

how did you put a fan on the graphics cards?

I use 3M Command™ Small Picture Hanging Strips, I acutually use them on a lot of things but yeah its attached to both GPU's via these Velcro strips.

http://www.command.com/wps/portal/3M/en_US/NACommand/Command/Products/Product-Catalog/?PC_7_RJH9U523080QE0IIHEICN90GC1000000_nid=ZJSNXXZT1HgsF0GFSQ26BSglTMRPGZV75Gbl&currID=86QH3CT1CLbe
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Core i7 2600K @ 4.5GHz | 1.31V Asus P8Z68-V-Pro Gigabyte GTX670 OC WindForce Gigabyte GTX670 OC WindForce 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
8GB (2x4GB) G.Skill 8-8-8-24 1600 Samsung 830 256Gb 2TB Seagate Barracuda 2x 2TB Seagate Green's Raid 1 
Optical DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Asus DVD-RW Noctua NH-D14 | Thermalright TY-140's Corsair AF 140 Quite Side Fan Corsair AF 120 Quite Side Fan 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Thermalright TY-140 CPU Fans Win 7 Pro Dell U22HM & Samsung 2253BW Logitech G15 Ver2 
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Optical DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Asus DVD-RW Noctua NH-D14 | Thermalright TY-140's Corsair AF 140 Quite Side Fan Corsair AF 120 Quite Side Fan 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Thermalright TY-140 CPU Fans Win 7 Pro Dell U22HM & Samsung 2253BW Logitech G15 Ver2 
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post #7 of 24
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Update:

So after a bit of dremel loving (don't mind the slight grinds on the flat surface the light makes it look bad but its smooth) opened up the exhaust ports and get 1-2 deg coolers in bf3, Alan wake, metro 2033, 3d mark etc there is alot more air coming out and less air noise when it had to go through the vents.



Good stuff I could take more metal out but this is fine for now It's good retaining the rear bracket in one piece anyway.

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Asus DVD-RW Noctua NH-D14 | Thermalright TY-140's Corsair AF 140 Quite Side Fan Corsair AF 120 Quite Side Fan 
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Asus DVD-RW Noctua NH-D14 | Thermalright TY-140's Corsair AF 140 Quite Side Fan Corsair AF 120 Quite Side Fan 
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Thermalright TY-140 CPU Fans Win 7 Pro Dell U22HM & Samsung 2253BW Logitech G15 Ver2 
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post #8 of 24
Hello
Nice build btw! thumb.gif

If I were to replace the original acrylic with another acrylic without those side fan holes, would it be easy to remove the original window? are there screws or its just somehow permanent?
Ive been comparing tons of cases but somehow this one is just the best..but i just hate that side fan holes coz it spoils the view, so im looking forward to mod it, but Im just so good at destroying things.
Thanks
post #9 of 24
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Originally Posted by lukeman12 View Post

Hello
Nice build btw! thumb.gif
If I were to replace the original acrylic with another acrylic without those side fan holes, would it be easy to remove the original window? are there screws or its just somehow permanent?
Ive been comparing tons of cases but somehow this one is just the best..but i just hate that side fan holes coz it spoils the view, so im looking forward to mod it, but Im just so good at destroying things.
Thanks

I would think it would be easy it uses little plastic clips that you could easily remove. look at the reviews for a Haf 912 advanced Asia model there should be some pics
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Core i7 2600K @ 4.5GHz | 1.31V Asus P8Z68-V-Pro Gigabyte GTX670 OC WindForce Gigabyte GTX670 OC WindForce 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
8GB (2x4GB) G.Skill 8-8-8-24 1600 Samsung 830 256Gb 2TB Seagate Barracuda 2x 2TB Seagate Green's Raid 1 
Optical DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Asus DVD-RW Noctua NH-D14 | Thermalright TY-140's Corsair AF 140 Quite Side Fan Corsair AF 120 Quite Side Fan 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Thermalright TY-140 CPU Fans Win 7 Pro Dell U22HM & Samsung 2253BW Logitech G15 Ver2 
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RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
8GB (2x4GB) G.Skill 8-8-8-24 1600 Samsung 830 256Gb 2TB Seagate Barracuda 2x 2TB Seagate Green's Raid 1 
Optical DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Asus DVD-RW Noctua NH-D14 | Thermalright TY-140's Corsair AF 140 Quite Side Fan Corsair AF 120 Quite Side Fan 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Thermalright TY-140 CPU Fans Win 7 Pro Dell U22HM & Samsung 2253BW Logitech G15 Ver2 
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CoolerMaster 850w Power Pro CoolerMaster HAF 912 Advanced Logitech G400 Power Wave 
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post #10 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pittster View Post

I would think it would be easy it uses little plastic clips that you could easily remove. look at the reviews for a Haf 912 advanced Asia model there should be some pics

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i found this pic..its not that sharp, so i cant really see..but yeah it doesnt look like screws..oh man, i really like this case..mybe i should really check the store one day..its too far from here..

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did u install the coolers after installing the motherboard? i noticed in your pic it looks like the cpu bracket is not centered well with the cpu hole thing..i got the same motherboard p8z68v pro here..
can you actually change coolers without removing the whole motherboard out?since that is the main reason for that hole

thanks! thumb.gif
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