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After testing a few configurations and realizing that ASRock's fan control sucks, I'm now trying different speeds with the fan configuration I ended up with: One spectre pulling on the rad, one on the side panel and the 92mm exhaust fan, which doesn't look as bad inside the case as it looks outside.
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Thanks for the pictures :D

 

 

 

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Subbed. Those little fractals have so much modding potentional! thumb.gif

I have FD arc mini for my htpc rig. Lovely little case.

 

They sure do, I'm really loving the potential of my Core 1000.

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Subbed. Those little fractals have so much modding potentional! thumb.gif

I have FD arc mini for my htpc rig. Lovely little case.
Cheers mate smile.gif
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looks awesome! wish we could get superflowers here in Australia mad.gif
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Hey Bliz,

 

You forgot to update the first post with a full custom water cooling loop...

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looks awesome! wish we could get superflowers here in Australia mad.gif
Yeah, they're great PSU's and very competitively priced here in Finland.
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Hey Bliz,
You forgot to update the first post with a full custom water cooling loop...
lol yeah, I wish. Would have gone with a GTX670 if I had extra 300 laying around... biggrin.gif
I'll just leave the pain of getting a WC loop to work in this case to you mate tongue.gif Although I would love to get my GPU under water temp and noise wise...
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Originally Posted by macarule View Post

looks awesome! wish we could get superflowers here in Australia mad.gif
Yeah, they're great PSU's and very competitively priced here in Finland.
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Hey Bliz,
You forgot to update the first post with a full custom water cooling loop...
lol yeah, I wish. Would have gone with a GTX670 if I had extra 300 laying around... biggrin.gif
I'll just leave the pain of getting a WC loop to work in this case to you mate tongue.gif Although I would love to get my GPU under water temp and noise wise...

 

Not a pain at all, just took some determination and some Dremel work.

 

Well if you just want some lower noise and temps, look into something like the VF3000.  It keeps my 6870 at 1 GHz at 50 C at the lowest fan setting which is pretty much inaudible at 3 feet.  So I'm sure at even medium it wouldn't exceed your case fans and would more than be able to handle the 670.  Just keep in mind it takes up 3 slots.

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Not a pain at all, just took some determination and some Dremel work.

Well if you just want some lower noise and temps, look into something like the VF3000.  It keeps my 6870 at 1 GHz at 50 C at the lowest fan setting which is pretty much inaudible at 3 feet.  So I'm sure at even medium it wouldn't exceed your case fans and would more than be able to handle the 670.  Just keep in mind it takes up 3 slots.
Just kidding, I'd love to WC my rig if I had the money for it smile.gif
I was just searching the interwebs for info on whether my 7870 has reference pcb or not, since MSI's TF-series cards have usually used a non-ref PCB. However it actually looks like it's a reference card with TF3 cooler slapped on it, based on what I quickly gathered from TPU review and a few other sites.
If a 3rd party cooler will fit on it, I might look into getting something like the VF3000, or an Accelero. The card might be starving a little bit though... If/when I get more money, I might look into getting a cooler for it, or even build a cheap cost efficient loop.

I almost bought an FT02 yesterday, but luckily I was late and the guy sold it to someone else biggrin.gif I also got a decent offer on a Define Mini... rolleyes.gif
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TF3 has always been fairly quiet for me...
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After testing a few configurations and realizing that ASRock's fan control sucks, I'm now trying different speeds with the fan configuration I ended up with: One spectre pulling on the rad, one on the side panel and the 92mm exhaust fan, which doesn't look as bad inside the case as it looks outside.
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And a close up
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I'll have to debate that point about ASRock's fan control.

It is excellent as long as you're using a PWM fan - my Z68 Pro 3-M tames my 0.75A AVC PWM fans down to a very silent 706RPM.

If you're trying to use a regular 3 pin fan on a PWM header; then you're out of luck. That's nothing new though - its almost as if all modern boards lose all form of control when you plug a non PWM fan into a PWM header.

Missing the days where you could plug a regular fan into a PWM header and then choose the option in the BIOS to let you control it via voltage instead of PWM.
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post #30 of 58
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TF3 has always been fairly quiet for me...
Yeah, I previously had 2x 6950 TF3's, and they were dead quiet. This card, for one reason or another, ain't that quiet. It's pretty weird that there's so huge an difference between two different models with TF3 coolers.
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I'll have to debate that point about ASRock's fan control.

It is excellent as long as you're using a PWM fan - my Z68 Pro 3-M tames my 0.75A AVC PWM fans down to a very silent 706RPM.

If you're trying to use a regular 3 pin fan on a PWM header; then you're out of luck. That's nothing new though - its almost as if all modern boards lose all form of control when you plug a non PWM fan into a PWM header.

Missing the days where you could plug a regular fan into a PWM header and then choose the option in the BIOS to let you control it via voltage instead of PWM.
Nah, it controls the fans "ok" for a program. There isn't a "set your rpm" slider though, they're target temps and rpm, which means that if temps allow it, it spins at that rpm. And it doesn't work as well as (I think) it should.
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