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Originally Posted by Tiberiusisgame View Post

We're all on the same wavelength! Maybe that means there just aren't enough cases out there that do what we're looking for.

And this is why we have club wink.gif I'll be visiting Germany next week and I'll be back 10th of March. I'll then start planning mods and I even thought I might enter MOTM-contest, if I make it all happen.

Of course, reasons for modding are a) achieve same or better airflow than on Haf XB (honestly, system ran cooler on there) and b) mount second mobo there.

Btw @Tiberiusisgame, that white and purple looks awesome!
post #10332 of 10523
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Originally Posted by contay View Post

And this is why we have club wink.gif I'll be visiting Germany next week and I'll be back 10th of March. I'll then start planning mods and I even thought I might enter MOTM-contest, if I make it all happen.

Of course, reasons for modding are a) achieve same or better airflow than on Haf XB (honestly, system ran cooler on there) and b) mount second mobo there.

Btw @Tiberiusisgame, that white and purple looks awesome!

Danke! Sie liebt lila! Viel spaß in Deutschland. Wohin gehst Du genau?
post #10333 of 10523
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Originally Posted by Tiberiusisgame View Post

Danke! Sie liebt lila! Viel spaß in Deutschland. Wohin gehst Du genau?

Zuerst sind wir einige Tage in München und dann verbringen wir einige Tage in Berlin. Ich habe schon einmal in Leipzig gewesen im 2013.

Anyhow, even I moved to 540 Air, I'll still be stalking you all wink.gif
post #10334 of 10523
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Zuerst sind wir einige Tage in München und dann verbringen wir einige Tage in Berlin. Ich habe schon einmal in Leipzig gewesen im 2013.

Anyhow, even I moved to 540 Air, I'll still be stalking you all wink.gif

Sehr schön. Ich hab an der Uni Tübingen (Süd von Stuttgart) ein Paar Jahren studiert und würde so gern zurückgehen! Also...

The 540 is a good case! I like how so many people mod the floor to include an additional radiator. If you go with a custom loop, you effectively have enough room for 6 140mm fans, I believe? You say you get better cooling with it? Any chance you measured ambient/load temperatures on the HB versus the 540? Are we talking 5C drop or more like 10C drops? GPU or CPU temps? I'm wildly curious because I'm running a software fan controller for my XB and trying to get GPU temps down all the time but the 540 is hard-wired with 8 120s and hums along perfectly without complaint. Granted I don't have 2 980s in there and that makes all the difference, but it got me thinking.

I won't abandon the XB unless I explore a custom loop, in which case I'll absolutely need more space for radiators.
post #10335 of 10523
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Originally Posted by Tiberiusisgame View Post

Sehr schön. Ich hab an der Uni Tübingen (Süd von Stuttgart) ein Paar Jahren studiert und würde so gern zurückgehen! Also...

The 540 is a good case! I like how so many people mod the floor to include an additional radiator. If you go with a custom loop, you effectively have enough room for 6 140mm fans, I believe? You say you get better cooling with it? Any chance you measured ambient/load temperatures on the HB versus the 540? Are we talking 5C drop or more like 10C drops? GPU or CPU temps? I'm wildly curious because I'm running a software fan controller for my XB and trying to get GPU temps down all the time but the 540 is hard-wired with 8 120s and hums along perfectly without complaint. Granted I don't have 2 980s in there and that makes all the difference, but it got me thinking.

I won't abandon the XB unless I explore a custom loop, in which case I'll absolutely need more space for radiators.

Btw. I can barely order a beer in Germany, but translator helps tongue.gif

Anyway, I meant HAF XB offered cooler system than 540 Air. Most likely because GPUs heat was exhausted better. Also, cpu cooler is mounted as top exhaust (Corsair h100i GTX) where as I had it in front intake in HAF. Temperature differences are only few degrees anyhow so nothing there. When I get second 980ti I might go with customloop, but if it gets enough air and keeps reasonable cool, I intend to run them with air. Also, I already scetched second mobo tray modification there.
post #10336 of 10523
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I just have to laugh at this! I considered the PC-v33 as well and decided in the end to have some custom glass cut for the XB since it would be cheaper and the results would more open and glassy.


Oooooh...that is very glassy! Great work! thumb.gif

Now about that plastic front bezel...maybe dark glass? Still want to glass/class mine. It's a great case and then they stuck the molded plastic mock-rugged chunk on it. Once I figure out how to make a new i/o plate using only a dull saw and a bad attitude, the rest will be easy.

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Originally Posted by Tiberiusisgame View Post

I also did pick up a Corsair 540 Air after seeing a few reviews, but I put my wife's rig in it. Hers looks better.



We're all on the same wavelength! Maybe that means there just aren't enough cases out there that do what we're looking for.

That's pretty sweet too. Enough space in there for her to store a dozen pairs of shoes. You're a very thoughtful husband. biggrin.gif
post #10337 of 10523
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Oooooh...that is very glassy! Great work! thumb.gif

Now about that plastic front bezel...maybe dark glass? Still want to glass/class mine. It's a great case and then they stuck the molded plastic mock-rugged chunk on it. Once I figure out how to make a new i/o plate using only a dull saw and a bad attitude, the rest will be easy.
That's pretty sweet too. Enough space in there for her to store a dozen pairs of shoes. You're a very thoughtful husband. biggrin.gif

Heh, she's got the big closet for the shoes ;-) The glass I used for the HB is actually grey glass, lightly smoked. But a Glass front panel would be... amazing! I don't know how I'd pull off the intricate cuts though. I'd have to have it made for me. I tried to drill a piece of test glass using a very slow dremel and a grinding wheel... the heat building up over time caused it to shatter on the work bench. I even used cutting fluid to cool it! That's ultimately why I outsourced the work. But that front panel would not be cheap.

I'll follow your progress!
post #10338 of 10523
A question about the hdd setup.
The hot swap bays are not actively cooled.
If I run a pair of 3.5 inch 7200rpm hdds, what kind of temps can I expect?
Any issues of hdd reliability on running two so close together with no active cooling?
Anyone had issues?

Cheers!
post #10339 of 10523
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Originally Posted by Tiberiusisgame View Post

@edgeofblade

If you page back through this forum, you'll see several conversations regarding the 200mm fan mount. Myself and others have done extensive testing and I have determined that the 200mm fan as an exhaust fan does not appreciably alter the case's airflow, meaning using it as the case's only exhaust source is rather pointless.

1. Did you already purchase a 200mm fan? If so, I whole-heartedly encourage you to spend a weekend with thermal sensors, a screw driver and some benchmarking tools to find out which is best. Just don't try the cutting option until the end ;-) Remember to measure your ambient temperature as well for comparison.

@Tiberiusisgame

Thank you for your comments. I just finished getting this installation together. I don't have the time to spend on my own testing, though I appreciate the encouragement.
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post #10340 of 10523
Hey guys, I just picked up this case today and absolutely love it, though I seem to be having a problem getting my AX760 to mount flush. I'm trying to mount it with the intake fan facing downward, but the fan grill seems to rub against the rear mounting bracket and the base where the PSU rests. Has anyone had this issue? Did you just remove the grill, but reinstall the screws to keep the fan secured? Thanks in advance, love some of these builds!
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