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So you just used 3M sticky stuff to stick it on right? Obviously there is no mounts. I just don't know what that red stuff is on the 4 corners of the fan.

That is scotch 4010 double sided exteriour mounting tape (i think its 4010). Really any double sided tape will do but this stuff is super strong and kind of spongy so it dampens vibrations too. It also comes off without residue if need be. The red is the protective film for the second sticky side
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Hey everyone-

So I've been lurking this thread for the last week or two, now that finals are over I'm about to start my first build from scratch. I'll be running a 3770K, and since I've heard the temps start to rise pretty quick once you give it some voltage I'm leaning towards the closed loop watercooling route. I've noticed quite a few of the rigs I've seen on here have used the H100/100i so I thought you guys would have some good feedback on the closed loop WC setups. Ideally I would go with a full custom setup, but I've spent too much money already on this rig as it is biggrin.gif

Anyways, I've been debating between the H100i, the H110, and the NZXT Kraken X60. From what I've read, the C70 supports a fan spacing of 20mm for 280mm radiators, but both the H110 and X60 use 15mm spacing. So my questions are:

1) Is there much of an advantage to going for a 280mm radiator over a 240mm like the H100i?

2) Has anyone tried to mount a 280mm rad with 15mm fan spacing in the C70? Any advice if I decide to give it a try?

3) Is there really that much of an advantage to closed loop WC over a high performance aircooler? I've been looking at the NH-D14, Phanteks PH-TC14CS, and the Cooler Master TPC-812 in case I decide to stick with air. Any opinions or advice on those options?

I'm going to start my build as soon as I'm done with this damn project for my control systems class, I'll try to get a build log going too. Will post pics as soon as it starts coming together.

P.S. Serious props to the builds I've seen on here thumb.gif Haven't decided exactly what direction I'm gonna go once I start modding mine, but I've gotten plenty of inspiration from everyone's cases that I've seen. Will keep you guys posted once I settle on some kind of theme. Thinking about something Star Wars Episode V style? I have the white C70 so something Hoth-like seems like a good route to go.
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I've noticed a lot of people don't even use a disc drive anymore. I'm considering removing mine and putting my hard drive in there so I can removed the 2 bottom bays. Any reason not to do this?

Nope, I have my HDD on plastic holder under DVD drive and didn't recognized any problem. tongue.giftongue.gif
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^^^
I was thinking about a new window, too. I guess we really do not need fans on the side panel, right?
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^^^
I was thinking about a new window, too. I guess we really do not need fans on the side panel, right?

No not at all. Though, in your case with the two 7970's, it might be better to have that, or the bottom as your intake in stead of the front. Just so the airflow is closer to the fans of your gpu's to draw it in faster. You can always try and see what happens.
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I just purchased one of these and the build went well and everything, but after about 3 days i went to turn it on and it started to make this weird noise from the front, like something was rubbing against the fan. i checked and checked and i cannot figure it out for the life of me, once i pulled the front cover off a little bit it stopped but it looks horrible because now i have a gap on the side where the front is supposed to be flushed with the case. has anyone else had this problem? Any ideas or suggestions??
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I just purchased one of these and the build went well and everything, but after about 3 days i went to turn it on and it started to make this weird noise from the front, like something was rubbing against the fan. i checked and checked and i cannot figure it out for the life of me, once i pulled the front cover off a little bit it stopped but it looks horrible because now i have a gap on the side where the front is supposed to be flushed with the case. has anyone else had this problem? Any ideas or suggestions??

? Thats really strange. Take some pics. Maybe the clip to secure the front panel got pushed outside of the case? I highly doubt it but its all I can think of.
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Bolaz, check and make sure that the front bezel filter is still securely in place and flush up against the metal grill. The filter is a rectangular plastic frame with wire mesh filter material. The filter is held in place by four metal spring tabs affixed to the front bezel. The design clearance is very tight and it's possible that the filter has sprung loose from the fasteners.
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post #2499 of 8407
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Hey everyone-
1) Is there much of an advantage to going for a 280mm radiator over a 240mm like the H100i?

2) Has anyone tried to mount a 280mm rad with 15mm fan spacing in the C70? Any advice if I decide to give it a try?

3) Is there really that much of an advantage to closed loop WC over a high performance aircooler? I've been looking at the NH-D14, Phanteks PH-TC14CS, and the Cooler Master TPC-812 in case I decide to stick with air. Any opinions or advice on those options?

1) personally i think yes. I have a custom loop with a 280mm rad and i love it. Its bigger, its quieter. It will perform better. And once good 140mm fans start hitting the market it will perform a lot better.

2) i fit the 280mm radiator with 15mm hole spacing up top. if you dont use rubber grommets it will fit natively. If you really want the grommets (like i did) youll have to expand the holes on the case into ovals. Took me 15 min with a small file. Very easy. Pics of both setups somewhere in this thread, ill link them once i find them

3) yes there is. Well i think so anyway. you wont warp your motherboard. Youll be able to carry your case around without worrying of something breaking . the closed loop can either be quieter or perform better depending on fans. and by that i mean it will either be quieter than an air cooler, or cool better than an air cooler. Especially with a 280 rad. Your cooling capacity is directly related to your fans. You can fit 4 on a radiator. the biggest heatsink ive ever seen can only support 3. That alone would give the closed loop an edge.
Edited by Archer S - 3/22/13 at 9:20am
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Thanks for the advice guys, im at work now but when i get home i'll check and give you guys an update!
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