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post #11 of 42
Phantek cs or pe is better for prodigy, combined with the asus mb?
post #12 of 42
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It depends on your preferences in regard to the following pros and cons.

PE pros:
  • performance
  • optimal utilization of available space
  • in line air flow with front and back case fans

PE cons:
  • performance can be slightly affected by GPU heat depending on GPU cooler design (e.g. not a 100% exhaust cooler - part of heat is blown into the case and hits the upper fins of the CPU cooler)
  • ODD bay has to be removed during installation of mainboard
  • top case fan can only be 20 mm thick (Yate Loon 120x120x20 mm) if 140 mm fan installed in between cooler towers (otherwise 25 mm thickness for the top case fan is possible)

CE pros:
  • can be used as top blower (cools mainboard as a side effect)
  • won't be hit by GPU heat if GPU cooler is not using a 100% exhaust design
  • if only one fan installed there will be a lot of clearance to the top case fan (allows for Arctic Cooling closed loop GPU cooler - radiator installed at the roof of the case above CPU cooler - CPU cooler blowing up, GPU radiator blowing down, back case fan functions as exhaust fan for both coolers)
  • ODD drive bay does not have to be removed during installation of mainboard

CE cons:
  • mediocre performance
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post #13 of 42
PE due to its size has problems fitting in Prodigy (very tight)...i also think that the back Prodigy fan has to be removed in order for PE to be fitted...
post #14 of 42
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The fan does not have to be removed. It actually fits perfectly so that the fan is positioned next to the tower as if it was attached to it. I would not call this a problem but rather a perfect fit.

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post #15 of 42
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Kokin View Post

It's a shame you're letting go of the watercooling, but it looks great nonetheless. Is your CPU overclocked and what kind of temps are you seeing with that cooler?
The CPU runs with 4.7 GHz @ 1.4 V prime stable (crashed after 7 h with 0.005 V less, now 4.5 h completed and running, will test up to 24 h). Temps with the Phanteks PE (dual 140 mm fan) are about 35°C idle (600 rpm) and 70°C load (1,200 rpm).

Maybe I will waste some money on a EVGA GTX 660 Ti. Actually The slowest EVGA with the black and white cooler which was first seen on the GTX 680 will do. I just think it will complete the back and white theme of this build. And the cooler design (100% exhaust) will be perfect, too.


Edited by Lizard-Brain - 8/14/12 at 8:37pm
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post #16 of 42
That's a pretty nice OC and temp for an aircooler. My old 2550K(no iGPU) hit 4.8ghz with 1.4v and my temps were mid-60C up to 70C.

Edit: That was with a watercooling setup as well.
Edited by Kokin - 8/15/12 at 8:43am
    
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post #17 of 42
@Lizardbrain

In this build only one phantecs fan was used? 2nd couldnt be fit?
post #18 of 42
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Originally Posted by Lizard-Brain View Post

The case fan does not have to be removed. It actually fits perfectly so that the case fan is positioned next to the tower as if it was attached to it. I would not call this a problem but rather a perfect fit.
Please read and take a look at the photos. The TWO white fans (140 mm) are the Phanteks fans that came with the cooler. Obviously I have replaced the Bitfenix case fan with one of the Phanteks fans. The photos show all this.
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post #19 of 42
You made it clear smile.gif

Another question... Is th spectre 23 silent? Since i dont see any fan controller attached
post #20 of 42
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The Spectre Pro 230 is not too loud at 12 V but I like it really silent. At idle I don't want to hear anything from the PC. This is why I control all fans in the system with the mainboard headers. However all fans have 3 pin connectors and my mainboard has 4 pin headers which can only provide a PWM signal but not a voltage regulation. This is why depending on your mainboard you might need a PWM adaptor. One adaptor like this comes with the Phanteks cooler. You either use this one for all fans or get another one to control the Spectre Pro 230 separately like I did: Nanoxia PWMX Control Module
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