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Except the fact that, say the Enthoo Pro, is the absolute winner in it's price range. So is the Enthoo Primo.

Your statement that they're cheap and underwhelming, is way beyond what I can fathom.

Most cases are made of steel. With the exception of some Silverstones, Lian Li, and CL. If you have the buck, look no further. Else, settle for the best you can afford. And that's where the Enthoo line revels.

Case Labs is simply ahead of everyone in the enthusiast category. But I'd rather spend the bucks on something else more practical to my needs or better components sans the case.

Just my 2cents


Edited by mus1mus - 1/31/15 at 11:24am
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Except the fact that, say the Enthoo Pro, is the absolute winner in it's pruce range. So is the Enthoo Primo.

Your statement that they're cheap and underwhelming, is way beyond what I can fathom.

Most cases are made of steel. With the exception of some Silverstones, Lian Li, and CL. If you have the buck, look no further. Else, settle for the best you can afford. And that's where the Enthoo line revels.

Case Labs is simply ahead of everyone in the enthusiast category. But I'd rather spend the bucks on something else more practical to my needs or better components sans the case.

Just my 2cents

Regardless, he's trying to air cool in a case that appears to me was designed for watercooling, and in my edit I mention the cheap mesh that my 500R has which chokes airflow sooooooo... The temps he's seeing might be attributed to sucky mesh. The design of the luxe is horrendous in my opinion, it's tacky and that LED strip? Yuck! It's not a case I would choose at all but those are my tastes, if you prefer it then those are your tastes (you're entitled to differ your tastes from mine, such is human life). You say you'd rather spend the cash on parts? fine but I wouldn't dream of building an x99 system into one of those cheap and tacky cases.
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So I am now starting to enable the power saving options on my OC and testing for stability with them enabled. Just began IBT Max 20 Runs with Cool&Quiet enabled. In general the CPU seems to running much cooler IMO. Max was 63C but it's been at 55C for the most of the time for Core Temps and the Socket temps is at 57C and no more. It could be because it's only on the 10th test but is this change in temps normal? All the cores are running at full speed no throttling.
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Regardless, he's trying to air cool in a case that appears to me was designed for watercooling, and in my edit I mention the cheap mesh that my 500R has which chokes airflow sooooooo... The temps he's seeing might be attributed to sucky mesh. The design of the luxe is horrendous in my opinion, it's tacky and that LED strip? Yuck! It's not a case I would choose at all but those are my tastes, if you prefer it then those are your tastes (you're entitled to differ your tastes from mine, such is human life). You say you'd rather spend the cash on parts? fine but I wouldn't dream of building an x99 system into one of those cheap and tacky cases.

LOL, there's a reason I never mentioned the Luxe. tongue.gif

As I said, Enthusiast Category. X99 = Enthusiast Category. But, not everyone opts that. Go Respect that!

Lastly, who said I will build one on an Enthoo? I'll build mine. tongue.gif
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Regardless, he's trying to air cool in a case that appears to me was designed for watercooling, and in my edit I mention the cheap mesh that my 500R has which chokes airflow sooooooo... The temps he's seeing might be attributed to sucky mesh. The design of the luxe is horrendous in my opinion, it's tacky and that LED strip? Yuck! It's not a case I would choose at all but those are my tastes, if you prefer it then those are your tastes (you're entitled to differ your tastes from mine, such is human life). You say you'd rather spend the cash on parts? fine but I wouldn't dream of building an x99 system into one of those cheap and tacky cases.

It is designed with water cooling in mind, that is a bonus. But that does not mean it doesn't offer decent airflow options.

Anyways we were talking about how to best organize airflow in my case. Not which case to use. smile.gif
Edited by pshootr - 1/31/15 at 11:34am
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That is a large well made case but for air cooling the air needs to get to the cpu first and that case is not so good at that. I'm not in the market for a new case, but if I was it would be a Silverstone or Corsair.

There is room for 3 fans on top? Cool! Experiment! I suspect that you will end up with 2 top intakes and no top exhaust. I ran a top rear exhaust fan for some time until it started spitting oil out the top and then froze up. Guess what? Temps went down a bit. It seems it was disrupting the air flow through the cooler.

Case air flow is a delicate thing and every case is different. It is possible that warm air from the video card is heating up your North Bridge.
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That is a large well made case but for air cooling the air needs to get to the cpu first and that case is not so good at that. I'm not in the market for a new case, but if I was it would be a Silverstone or Corsair.

There is room for 3 fans on top? Cool! Experiment! I suspect that you will end up with 2 top intakes and no top exhaust. I ran a top rear exhaust fan for some time until it started spitting oil out the top and then froze up. Guess what? Temps went down a bit. It seems it was disrupting the air flow through the cooler.

Case air flow is a delicate thing and every case is different. It is possible that warm air from the video card is heating up your North Bridge.

Ya seems the NB would take some heat from the GPU. I don't think getting cool air to the front of the cooler is so much a problem. You have a couple options. One option is to use one or two of the top fans as an intake (not the top/rear one). Another option is to use a fan to direct the front intake to the front of the cooler.

If positive pressure is maintained, some of the GPU's heat should be pushing out the rear ventilation holes.
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That is why you should look into mounting a fan on top of your optical drive pushing air directly back into the cooler. I have one there and it works wonders. But the covers on my case are made of perforated aluminum backed by foam while yours appear to be solid plastic.

How much of the hard drive cage can be removed?
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That is why you should look into mounting a fan on top of your optical drive pushing air directly back into the cooler. I have one there and it works wonders. But the covers on my case are made of perforated aluminum backed by foam while yours appear to be solid plastic.

How much of the hard drive cage can be removed?

Using at least one of the top fans as intake should do effectively do the same thing. There are 2x 3 bay cages, I currently have the bottom one removed (they are both removable). And I was thinking about using a fan attached to the drive cage to push air towards the gpu/cpu-cooler, but would be slightly warm air from the HDD's. I could use the bottom cage instead of the top cage, that may be a better option.
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Take your mobo out the case and use open air to test your OC with a fan over the VRM. Let us know how it goes. thumb.gif
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