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Just got this case to upgrade my way obsolete, though still very loyal and hardworking P180 case.

Transferred everything in about 1 hour which is a real testament to the ease of use of this case. Was super glad my H50 could reach the bottom air intake (just barely) with the double shroud mod.

Fantastic case. Couldn't be more happy with it and got it for $125 shipped from NCIX. The top two 120mm fans are Scythe S-Flex G's. Two Gentle Typhoons on the rad/shroud and one more on the rear exhaust. The front two fans are stock but from what I read the stock Corsair fans are no slouches. Rather than completely remove the top fan cover I propped it up an inch just to keep cat hairs from accumulating up there when the comp is off.

Absolutely love how the drive holders can accept 2.5" SSD's without adapters (I've got three tongue.gif)

PS: I still need to do some improved cable management near my DVD drive but for a one hour job I thought it was decent and certainly does not adversely affect the air flow.

I think if it is possible, I would like to do this with the NZXT Kraken X40 (see my above post). And hopefully with 400mm tubing I wouldn't need any shrouds, I could just mount the radiator on top of one pull 140mm fan exhausting downward? Anyone think this is possible?
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Hi all. I am going to be building my first PC, and I have settled on the 550D for my case. It looks like it is a quality built case, and I like the sound dampening features as well as the appearance. I looked through a lot of the posts in this forum, and there are a lot of good builds!

My real question is: what is the best cooling option for me? I am hoping some of the experienced people on this forums can help me decide!

First off - in case anyone wants to know my use for a PC.
1. Work (internet/MS Office/email)
2. Gaming (I currently play mainly Starcraft II, but I have played lost of FPS games in the past, and want to have good gaming capibility).
3. Multimedia - Watching online streams/videos as well as my movie collection, photo editing
4. I would like to have a low noise computer (seems pretty cool to have high performance without a loud machine)

My build plan:
-i5 3750K
-ASRock Extreme6 motherboard
-NVIDEA GTX 670 (likely Gigabyte)
-16 GB 1600 mhz or 1833 mhz RAM
-256 GB SSD + 1 or 2 TB HDD storage
- Dell U2713HM monitor (27", 2650 x 1440 screen resolution, IPS, 60hz)

I want to overclock - probably anywhere from 4.0 ghz to 4.5 ghz, whatever is stable.

I have basically narrowed it down to 5 cooling options, each with pros/cons. Obviously, the air coolers will dissipate more heat in to the case as opposed to a water cooler in exhaust configuration.

1. Cooler Master 212 EVO
- Pro - cheap, from what I have read pretty good performance
- Cons - is it really enough? would replace the fan (extra $10-$20)
2. Noctua NH-D14
- Pro - would give better performance than 212, excellent fans included.
- Con - would take up a lot of room and make it a hassle to make adjustments, such as change out memory sticks, change out rear exhaust fan. Remeber - I haven't build a computer before, so it is unlikely I will get everything done in the most efficient order the first time around.
3. Corsair H100i
- Pro - basically a maxed out cooler (I am not considering custom water cooling)
- takes up much less room over the mother board, so intalling memory and changing fans would be easy.
- Con - requires leaving the top panel open. The product pictures with an empty case on NewEgg, etc seem like the top grill is pretty ugly with the sound dampening cover open. More importnantly, this would open up the potential for a lot more noise. I can replace all the fans with quiet fans, so I am not really sure if this will be noticable or not. I am thinking a intake configuration would put too much heat in the case given there is only one rear exhaust??
4. Corsair H80i
- Pro - more room over the mother board, water cooling "cool factor", less expensive than H100i, do not need to open top panel
- Con - would be limiting (placing resistence) over the only exhaust of the case, I am guessing you just leave the fans going at constant speed (like 80-100%) to keep exhaust going, or do you let the motherboard controll the fan speed based on CPU temp? or another temperature probe?
- Reviews with benchmarks state the H80i is actually a worse performer than the Noctua NH-D14
5. NZXT Kraken X40
- Basically the same pros and cons as the H80i, except that this may perform a bit better with a 140mm radiator, and it has longer tubing (400mm), so I am considering if the tubing would reach from the CPU to the fan port on the floor of the case. Also, would there be enough room for this in the standard exhaust fan position, with the 140mm radiator and fan. I would be really interested if anybody knows about the options for this cooler in the 550D.



Also here is what I am thinking about for replacement fans, with the goal of decreasing noise and increasing performance
Cooler Master R4-C2R-20AC-GP 120mm Case Fan x 4 - 5
would replace the intake, add a floor fan, and use 1 or 2 for my cooler
These fans have pretty sick stats for $7.99 each - 69 CFM, 2.95 cmH20 static pressure, and 19 dB max sound at 2000 RPM. I hear everyone raving about Noctua fans, but I would rather save $12 bucks a fan if the performance is better. OFC I would expect build quality is worse than Noctua.

For the rear exhaust I would want to increase the CFM with a 140mm XIGMATEK XAF-F1451
$20, 90 CFM, <18 dB

Does anybody recommend just trying my build out with the stock fans? It is $60 to change them all out, but I don't want to build the whole setup, then have to tear it down to change all the fans and redo cable managment. Again, I haven't built a comp before.



Anyway, I would really appreciate anyone's comments. I am saving up some $, but I want to buy my parts in the next week or two... I am really not sure which way to go for the cooling on this case wackosmiley.gif

I'm sure you'll get more comments on your other questions, but let me say that the CoolerMaster R4 fans have extremely exaggerated specifications.

If you need cheap good fans get Cougars, if you can afford them get the Corsair aftermarket fans with the rings.

Of course the Noctua case fans are excellent, too - but even more expensive.
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If you want silent cooling. Go with the D-14 for the cooler.
Start off with the stock fans, and see how that works out for cooling and noise. If you need a lil bit more cooling. Then I would go with Noctua Fans. More expensive yes, but very quite.
140mm on rear for exhaust. As for a floor fan, you will have to see what size will fit once you install your psu. Because some are long enough that you cant fit a 140mm fan down there. You can only do a 120mm. But it may or may not be necessary. Once you have the system up and running.
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If you want silent cooling. Go with the D-14 for the cooler.
Start off with the stock fans, and see how that works out for cooling and noise. If you need a lil bit more cooling. Then I would go with Noctua Fans. More expensive yes, but very quite.
140mm on rear for exhaust. As for a floor fan, you will have to see what size will fit once you install your psu. Because some are long enough that you cant fit a 140mm fan down there. You can only do a 120mm. But it may or may not be necessary. Once you have the system up and running.
SilenX and Cougar make some very, good performing and quiet fans also, that are a bit cheaper.
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As an update to my recent posts, I ordered all my 550D and parts today!! I orederd the nzxt 140mm water cooler. I want to see if it will fit in the case. I will let you guys know!
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I'm sure you'll get more comments on your other questions, but let me say that the CoolerMaster R4 fans have extremely exaggerated specifications.

If you need cheap good fans get Cougars, if you can afford them get the Corsair aftermarket fans with the rings.

Of course the Noctua case fans are excellent, too - but even more expensive.

Thanks for the heads up. I didn't realize the companies got away with lying about the performance specifications. I found a benchmark comparison that confirms the Sickleflow fans are crap. Its funny, b/c the design looks a lot like the Gently Typhoon.
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If you want silent cooling. Go with the D-14 for the cooler.
Start off with the stock fans, and see how that works out for cooling and noise. If you need a lil bit more cooling. Then I would go with Noctua Fans. More expensive yes, but very quite.
140mm on rear for exhaust. As for a floor fan, you will have to see what size will fit once you install your psu. Because some are long enough that you cant fit a 140mm fan down there. You can only do a 120mm. But it may or may not be necessary. Once you have the system up and running.

Thanks for the comment. I pulled the trigger last night and ordered the NZXT 140mm cooler. I am getting an HX 650, so hopefully I will have enough room to mount it on the floor exhausting out the bottom. If not, I will see if it fits in the upper rear exhaust. And I could alway mount it on the top and put anotherfan up there next to it. I decided to wait on replacement fans and try the stock fans out. That way, if I do change them, I have an idea if it actually made a difference. Plus if I end up having to open the top of the case, I will probably change everything out to Noctua to keep it as quiet as possible.

Does anybody think I will have a problem fitting a 140mm fan+radiator in the upper/rear exhaust position? i.e. will my mobo get in the way? (place your bets)

Hopefully I can put up some picks in a week or two!
Edited by MtaWrldPc - 2/11/13 at 8:18am
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You should have no problem mounting it on the rear exhaust, MtaWrldPc. The top might be a problem though.
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What do you guys think temps would be with Tri-SLI 680's? Blower-style, that push air out the back...

I used to have 6950's in crossfire (with a gap between the two GPU's) and temps would get high, but the cards weren't blower style. The had head pipes and two fans that dispersed heat into the case.

I think a 550D could do Tri-SLI. Maybe a little warm, but possible.
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Nice club smile.gif

Can anyone tell me if the Corsair Hydro Series H110 280mm, fit in the top of the 550D?
On the website of Corsair I can not find this info.
Edited by EJSEJS - 2/12/13 at 12:37am
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