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post #201 of 1026
Should be fine. Even under air.
You could do like alot of us have. Remove the two HDD cages below the 5.25" area and install the HDDs up there. So that the front fans have a nice free flow throughout.
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post #202 of 1026
I think the case will be fine with your build. If you temps rise because of any Overclocking you always have the option to remove the top part and add an exhaust fan.
post #203 of 1026
Bought the 550D today, excited to go home and build it but I'll be staying at the girlfriends tonight so it's going to have to wait until tomorrow.
post #204 of 1026
Brought it home today and pulled all the stuff out of the old Antec.

The old: The impossible to cable manage monstrosity that sounds like a wind tunnel even at idle.
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The new: The wonderful 550D, what an easy case to build in, it's better in every way than the Antec was and fully assembled and closed up I have decent temperatures still (not great) but it's absolutely silent. The only thing that seems to make any noise at all is that damn spindle hard drive, so much motivation to swap it out now.
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ASUS P8Z77-V LK
i5 3570K @ 4.2ghz
8GB Kingston DDR3-1600 (2x4GB)
XFX 7870 DD
120GB Crucial M4
640GB WD black
Corsair HX620w
post #205 of 1026
Those 550D's are mighty sexy.
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post #206 of 1026
My god, I never realized how annoyingly loud mechanical hard drives are! With everything else silenced, it's the only thing I can hear and it's by far the loudest component in the PC.
post #207 of 1026
Wow, I never heard mine. WD Blacks. Even when installed with direct contact to the chassis in my old Antec 300. Hell, my 550D is very silent, even having my radiator fans at max rpm.
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post #208 of 1026
I wonder if it's because i have an aging drive, I'm going to have to look for a new one soon anyways as I dont want more than a single HDD an my current one's almost full. Anyone have personal experience with the new WD's in say 1TB MAYBE 2TB size? I'm considering switching to a blue/green for cost savings and noise but I'm concerned about the performance loss.

I will be buying a 250GB SSD for game/photoshop storage when the prices come down a bit further so the large drive will be almost exclusively for data backup and movies/music.


Anyways, back to the thread subject! I'm going to do some reading through the thread tonight so I may find some answers but 2 things
1: Is 60-65 celsius a good temp after 20-30 minutes of P95 large FTT for my overclocked i5?
2: How much noise does adding fans to the top panel create? I tried removing it and found it does get louder just by opening it up though not by much
post #209 of 1026
Dont bother with green or blue drives. There are a few threads around, and the actual power savings are completely minuscule compared to say, the Black series.
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post #210 of 1026
Much nicer, Varinn. Great job! thumb.gif
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