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post #4261 of 11740
I'd like to chime in on the L9i.

The sink works great. I purchased one and it idle temperatures and load temps were significantly lower than a stock sink. Undoubtedly, also much quieter. However, if you are using it on the gigabyte z77n, or h77n, you'll have to be a bit careful.
Gigabyte made those boards for system integration, and business/office. They're meant for stability, and longevity. Unfortunately, this means the chokes and caps around the socket is just a bit bigger than the rest in the market. You can only mount the L9i one way on this board to avoid conflict with its surrounding.
This is not the fault of either company. The sink works, and the board was made this way for a purpose.
post #4262 of 11740
I'll pipe in a few comments on that cooler as well (NH-L9i):
- watch your TDP, its not rated for every chip, but i've tested it with the i5 2300 and the i7 3770k and both were fine. I wasn't happy with the heat in the end, but it was much quieter than stock and practically disappears onto the board
- It's quiet, but the fan is either 80mm or 90mm so it has to spin faster than bigger fans to move the same air... it gets audible under load
- I spoke to Noctua on this cooler specifically, and found their view on the overclockability interesting. They said it should be able to overclock on an ivy bridge chip like the 3770k, to 4.0-4.2 ghz without too much trouble. I found that high, but reasonable
- Lastly, on a case like the Prodigy, why get such a low profile cooler? You bought a case that was designed with plenty of room above the board for an air cooler of most any kind, and the fan placement makes airflow ideal... don't shortchange yourself when it comes to a heatsink... i'm not saying get a NH-D14 (though it does fit), but find a moderate air cooler with good fans and enjoy a quiet, solid system

**And a thought on that gigabyte board... not worth it for me. The layout was problematic for most heatsinks and video cards, and there's no overclockability really, OR extra sata ports. Really this board excels at nothing, unless you prize WIDI...
post #4263 of 11740
Could anyone possibly give me the height between the floor and the 5.25" bay at the top? Need to see what size rad I can fit wink.gif
post #4264 of 11740
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Originally Posted by Pyropetepete View Post

The last unit had the TPB on there.

This is going to be my own NAS. Everyone is forgetting reduncancy and what RAID was about. It'll be least half when the RAID is setup


What about making a frame/mount for the HHD´s and hang them from the roof? Put in a SPECTRE PRO 230mm or maybe 2 Gentle typhoons in front and then another 2 Gentle Typhoons on the outside of the roof. Maybe there is even room for additional two Gentle Typhoons under the HHDframe blowing towards the roof?

Nothing is impossible, it is just a matter different levels of difficulty wink.gif
Edited by euf0ria - 1/18/13 at 2:06am
post #4265 of 11740
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Originally Posted by Qrchak View Post

Pyropetepete I think that there's not enought place for 14 HDDs. With that amount of drives I would go for Fractal Design Core 1000, there's mesh front, dismount 5,25" drives cage and it's possible to mout 2 or 3 fans, You won't cook your HDDs.

Needs to be as small as possible. The FDC1000 i've done and that had 20X 3TB drives in there! This has got to be this case
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Originally Posted by SniperTeamTango View Post

you so cannot just stack HDDS like thaaaaat...

OP updated. If Ive missed you, post again.

No probs, just need to read the words than pics
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Originally Posted by ElevenEleven View Post

There's barely any room for sata cables and power cables in a set up like that. Airflow would be majorly diminished due to the power supply enclosure and motherboard above it + whatever's on the motherboard (a CPU heatsink, perhaps). I agree that a different case would serve better for that many 3.5" hard drives (or go with notebook-sized drives).

Am thinking of modding the case.
post #4266 of 11740
Pyropetepete maybe someting like this:



This 4 upper drives can be mountes horizonal. As I understand You want to mount there 14 HDDs.
Than You'll have to modify side panels to mount there some fans.
Edited by Qrchak - 1/18/13 at 1:38am
 
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post #4267 of 11740
What pump and reservoir would you recommend for a loop with a gpu/cpu, 240 rad and a 200 rad? It should also be able to fit in a 500R case.
post #4268 of 11740
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Originally Posted by Qrchak View Post

Pyropetepete maybe someting like this:



This 4 upper drives can be mountes horizonal. As I understand You want to mount there 14 HDDs.
Than You'll have to modify side panels to mount there some fans.

No prolem having a fan blowing across the drive from the side panel. Now up to 12 drive instock, awaitng 2 more. I shall try this layout once home.
post #4269 of 11740
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Originally Posted by Pyropetepete View Post

No prolem having a fan blowing across the drive from the side panel. Now up to 12 drive instock, awaitng 2 more. I shall try this layout once home.

YOU! Get back on OcUK tongue.gif

Looks like the ideal layout, have you thought about how front heavy the case will be?
post #4270 of 11740
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What pump and reservoir would you recommend for a loop with a gpu/cpu, 240 rad and a 200 rad? It should also be able to fit in a 500R case.

I've got EK DCP4.0 + dedicated reservoir, and it works fine on 5V, on 12V I can hear it, but flow is really high.
 
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