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post #211 of 1026
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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.

I'm going to try something like this

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Yep, thats how you have to do P/P pretty much. Works fine, just get some grill guards though. Otherwise..choppy chop!!
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Okay guys I'm about to pull the trigger on a new build with this case. I need help deciding on a CPU cooler. H80/H100 or Hyper 212.

i5-3570k, ud3h mobo, samsung wonderam, gtx670ftw. I plan to overclock no more than to 4.4.

Any help is great thanks!
post #214 of 1026
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Okay guys I'm about to pull the trigger on a new build with this case. I need help deciding on a CPU cooler. H80/H100 or Hyper 212.
i5-3570k, ud3h mobo, samsung wonderam, gtx670ftw. I plan to overclock no more than to 4.4.
Any help is great thanks!
I think the H100 works nicely with this case. If you leave the top cover off, the H100 radiator helps block a lot of noise. And since there is no air-intake under in the 5.25" bays, it's hard for heatsink fans to pull air through.
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Awesome thanks for the reply, Sazexa. Based on what your saying I should set the H100 up as a top Intake correct?

Lastly, do I need thermal paste or does the H100 have it on already.

Thanks!
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It has pre applied paste. Good stuff too.
You can do intake or exhaust up top

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post #217 of 1026
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Awesome thanks for the reply, Sazexa. Based on what your saying I should set the H100 up as a top Intake correct?
Lastly, do I need thermal paste or does the H100 have it on already.
Thanks!

I'd have it so that the radiator hands on the case, and the fans under it as exhaust fans. The CPU block has paste on it already, but I'd recommend getting some in-case.
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post #218 of 1026
The Hyper 212+ performs great in the 550D as well, so if you're not planning on large overclocks just go the cheap route. I paid $20 for my HSF, and still got an EASY 4.2ghz overclock with zero hassle and good temps so far. I haven't felt the need to increase speed for my own usage though, so I can't comment on anything beyond this. The case continues to amaze me with how noisy it is, and as I type this I get more and more frustrated with the sound of my keyboard.


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The Hyper 212+ performs great in the 550D as well, so if you're not planning on large overclocks just go the cheap route. I paid $20 for my HSF, and still got an EASY 4.2ghz overclock with zero hassle and good temps so far. I haven't felt the need to increase speed for my own usage though, so I can't comment on anything beyond this. The case continues to amaze me with how noisy it is, and as I type this I get more and more frustrated with the sound of my keyboard.
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Or if you want to "go big or go home", I'm pretty sure the NH-D14 fits in the case.

But that's probably your fans/fans rising from heat noise.

My case with cougars was almost completely silent.
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post #220 of 1026
Hahaa WOOPS! I meant the case continues to amaze me with how QUIET it is. This is going to be a hard habit to break after owning loud PC's for so many years thumb.gif
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