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Hello everyone! I'm a long time lurker here on the forums and decided to pony up and create an account so I could run my idea past you guys.

I currently have a HAF-X and I'm having a huge amount of problems with that I won't get into detail about. I want to go to a Switch 810 case because I LOVE the looks. However, I am worried about cooling the video cards as the case does not have a side fan. It does have the fans on the harddrive cages but several reviews show GPU temperatures are not up to par, especially with the HAF-X for example. This worries me because I currently have two MSi N580 GTXs slightly overclocked and under heavy load the top card never goes above 63 C. I know the HAF-X is a great case, but I have my heart set on switching cases.

I guess my question is: Do you guys think the Switch 810 can provide enough air to the GPUs (with 2 140 mm fans in the HDD bay mounts) that I won't see much of a temperature difference if I change cases? I put much more trust in you guys' experience than reviews. Would getting 2 Silverstone Air Penetrator fans for the HDD mounts be a worthwhile upgrade from the NZXT fans in that location? I hear great things about those fans.

I apologize if my question is a bit odd, but the case has been out long enough for me to find any solid information and I don't want to go from a case I'm frustrated with to one that underperforms.

Thanks guys! I appriciate any input! thumb.gif
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As a HAF X owner who removed the side panel fan for a larger window, I can say that my temps are beyond comfortable ranges when under load. So I could safely assume that using the two fans on the hdd cages to add more air flow would work more then well enough.
 
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HAF X, '10-'16
(18 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel I7 7700K ASUS Maximus IX Formula EVGA GTX 1080 Ti Founders Corsair Dominator Platinum DDR4 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung 850 EVO 1 TB Samsung 850 EVO 1 TB Samsung 850 EVO 1 TB EK Supremacy Evo 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
XSPC E240 EK-XRES 100 Windows 10 ASUS ROG PG348Q 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razer Blackwidow Corsair 750w Corsair 600C Razer Naga 
Mouse Pad
Glorious PC Gaming Race 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k OC 4.5Ghz Asus P8P67 Pro GTX 970 Gigabyte G1 Gaming Kingston HyperX Fury 16GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
WD 500GB Cav black WD 320GB Cav Blue OCZ Agility 3 ASUS BD Drive 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Raystorm Swiftech pump, res, and 240 rad Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 3x AOC E2343FK Black 23" LED monitors 
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Razer Blackwidow Chroma Corsair 850TX Cooler Master Haf X Razer Naga Chroma 
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Originally Posted by Notoryus View Post

Hello everyone! I'm a long time lurker here on the forums and decided to pony up and create an account so I could run my idea past you guys.
I currently have a HAF-X and I'm having a huge amount of problems with that I won't get into detail about. I want to go to a Switch 810 case because I LOVE the looks. However, I am worried about cooling the video cards as the case does not have a side fan. It does have the fans on the harddrive cages but several reviews show GPU temperatures are not up to par, especially with the HAF-X for example. This worries me because I currently have two MSi N580 GTXs slightly overclocked and under heavy load the top card never goes above 63 C. I know the HAF-X is a great case, but I have my heart set on switching cases.
I guess my question is: Do you guys think the Switch 810 can provide enough air to the GPUs (with 2 140 mm fans in the HDD bay mounts) that I won't see much of a temperature difference if I change cases? I put much more trust in you guys' experience than reviews. Would getting 2 Silverstone Air Penetrator fans for the HDD mounts be a worthwhile upgrade from the NZXT fans in that location? I hear great things about those fans.
I apologize if my question is a bit odd, but the case has been out long enough for me to find any solid information and I don't want to go from a case I'm frustrated with to one that underperforms.
Thanks guys! I appriciate any input! thumb.gif

The N580 is a reference cooler if I'm not mistaken, the switch will work fine. I would put it in a positive pressure setup with the GPU as the only exhaust, it will work wonders for your temps. I ran tri-sli in an 800D with very good temps doing this.
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The N580 is a reference cooler if I'm not mistaken, the switch will work fine. I would put it in a positive pressure setup with the GPU as the only exhaust, it will work wonders for your temps. I ran tri-sli in an 800D with very good temps doing this.

Thanks for the replies smile.gif

The cards I have are using the Twin Frozr III coolers (http://www.msi.com/product/vga/N580GTX-Lightning.html). As far as I know these exhaust some air out the back of the card but it seems like a lot is exhausted inside the case. In this scenario would I try to match intake and exhaust CFM so the hot air can be removed more efficiently?
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Thanks for the replies smile.gif
The cards I have are using the Twin Frozr III coolers (http://www.msi.com/product/vga/N580GTX-Lightning.html). As far as I know these exhaust some air out the back of the card but it seems like a lot is exhausted inside the case. In this scenario would I try to match intake and exhaust CFM so the hot air can be removed more efficiently?

Ah you have lightnings, I guess MSI call them all N580. In this case it is probably best to let heat rise. You can fit a lot of fans in a switch, so intake front/bottom exhaust top/back might work best. The TFII/III does blow air at the card so it will rise towards the top of the case in a normal ATX setup where the fans are towards the bottom of the case. Also, the fans on the HDD rack can be angled up to help this process.
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Ah you have lightnings, I guess MSI call them all N580. In this case it is probably best to let heat rise. You can fit a lot of fans in a switch, so intake front/bottom exhaust top/back might work best. The TFII/III does blow air at the card so it will rise towards the top of the case in a normal ATX setup where the fans are towards the bottom of the case. Also, the fans on the HDD rack can be angled up to help this process.

Cool, thank you!

I think I'll pull the trigger on the S-810 and pick up a couple extra fans for the front intake and HDD cage mount. Time to decide on fan controller now...I just 'hate' decisions biggrin.gif
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Cool, thank you!
I think I'll pull the trigger on the S-810 and pick up a couple extra fans for the front intake and HDD cage mount. Time to decide on fan controller now...I just 'hate' decisions biggrin.gif

Good choice, I have the black 810 right now and I have had the HAF X in the past, both are good cases but I prefer the looks of the switch by far. If you have any questions about it drop into the official Switch 810 thread.
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