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No need now...I already found some acrylic and had a friend cut it for me. Thanks for the offer though.
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post #10472 of 10484
Hey everyone,
Recently built a new computer in this case, and I love it. I'm running an SLI setup (2x 1080Ti FE from Nvidia), and noticed that the GPU temps for the card on the left can get quite high when both cards are under load (~85ish). Is there anything I can do with my case airflow to reduce the temperatures, or should I be looking into setting up a hybrid cooler for my gpus / something similar?

(yes, I know that the cards are quite close together --- unfortunately, these were the only two fully pcie 16x slots on the motherboard so I had to use them)





Thanks!
post #10473 of 10484
Which is more important to you, your cards longevity or what your BIOS tells you your cards are running at?

If you've chosen a CPU with less than 32 lanes, your motherboard is using PLX to simulate more. In this case, check your motherboard forums for discussions on that subject. In my case, using the 16X slot 1 and a 16X slot 2 actually performs worse than using slots 3 and 5, which both indicate 8X, because 3 and 5 are both on the PLX, whereas 1 is not. In my opinion, your config is unnecessary for 2-way SLI.

Read previous posts I made on the subject and look at my config.

Give it a try

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Originally Posted by nfliu View Post

Hey everyone,
Recently built a new computer in this case, and I love it. I'm running an SLI setup (2x 1080Ti FE from Nvidia), and noticed that the GPU temps for the card on the left can get quite high when both cards are under load (~85ish). Is there anything I can do with my case airflow to reduce the temperatures, or should I be looking into setting up a hybrid cooler for my gpus / something similar?

(yes, I know that the cards are quite close together --- unfortunately, these were the only two fully pcie 16x slots on the motherboard so I had to use them)





Thanks!
post #10474 of 10484
Anyone out there using a D5 Dual Bay Reservoir / Pump combo in the HAF XB EVO as part of a custom water cooled loop?

Such as this:

https://www.ekwb.com/shop/ek-dbay-d5-pwm-incl-pump

Or this:

https://www.amazon.com/Koolance-RP-452X2-Reservoir-Laing-Pumps/dp/B004MFYJBA/ref=pd_sbs_147_4?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B004MFYJBA&pd_rd_r=92GWYFSJJMWZFP4BQ28R&pd_rd_w=iBSO9&pd_rd_wg=PBLTs&psc=1&refRID=92GWYFSJJMWZFP4BQ28R

Or this:

http://www.xs-pc.com/reservoirs/d5-dual-bay-reservoir


I've currently got a video production / gaming rig in the HAF XB with a Titan X Pascal in a EKWB water block and an i7-6850K CPU. Both are already part of a custom water loop, though my radiator is external (bolted on top of the case). I'm trying to do a rebuild with two internal radiators -- a 280 mm mounted inside on the front, and a 120 mm mounted on the back. But mounting the internal radiators cramps the space up top, where my cylindrical reservoir and separate pump currently reside.

I've got nothing going on down in the optical bay, so it would be an ideal space-saver to put the pump and reservoir there. It's hard to get a straight answer out of Google / forum searching about what the current best / quietest choice is for the bay reservoir combo.

Aside from the dual-bay slots, which are empty, my HAF XB "basement" is a bit crowded -- I've got four 6 TB 3.5" SATA drives in a RAID5 where I store my video files which I need for work.

Here are some pictures of the current build for reference. The reason for the external radiator is that initially I was going to put the entire HAF XB chassis within a wooden desk cabinet, and wanted to exhaust the radiator outside of the cabinets. The cabinet plan is now nixed; I'm just going stand-alone PC, so wanting to make my build as compact as possible (no bulky external rad). Also wanting to add a glass window top if I can find one in stock!

Any help or insight would be much appreciated with anyone who has experience with a dual internal radiator water loop on the HAF-XB!

FYI: There's a fan controller currently in the bay, but it's not doing anything so I can remove.





Edited by jeffreysousa - 4/2/17 at 10:27am
post #10475 of 10484
@jeffreysousa

I have probably as close to what you described in your post.

RP452X2 in the dual bays, 280 rad in front and a 120 in the rear, i do also have an external 360 mounted to the wall though. Its a good job and keeps the mobo area quite clean if you plan the run right. The pics should be in my profile (i think ive done it right), if not let me know and ill post all the pics you need.
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post #10476 of 10484
Hey man, thank you for the reply. That's really helpful. I had actually been eyeing the RP452X2 myself, mostly because those front-facing fill ports look really convenient for adding liquid to the system without taking everything apart! I'm guessing you are using just one Vario D5 pump? And the second pump slot is empty / covered up? Any particular recommendations on the brand of Vario D5 pump? I was trying to determine which one you had based on your unboxing pic, but the text on the boxes was a little too small for me to read. I also had a question about radiator thickness, as in what's the max thickness you can get away with for the internally mounted radiators without bumping into the water-blocked GPU, but I see from your unboxing pic that you went with 45mm. Last Q: are you doing push-pull with any of the internally mounted radiators?

Thank you again for your help.
post #10477 of 10484
Not a problem, only glad I can finally help someone else rather than just taking everyone elses help!

RP452X2 - its a bit difficult to get it to bleed initially, but yes you are correct, it is dead handy to refill from the front for a top up but during a full system fill I pull it out of the bay slightly and fill through the top of the res as the liquid goes in a bit easier.

D5 - yes using just the one D5 with the two reservoirs joined up so that the pump pulls out of one res and the system feeds back into the other one. I just bought the vario d5 from ekwb, as far as i know they are all the same apart from being either pwm (speed controlled by fan header) or vario (speed controlled form dial on the back of the pump).

RADS - yea the two internal rads (280 and a 120) are 45mm thick, you can see in the leak testing pic how close the gpu's are to the rad. The 280 has three fans on it, two in front and one on the back where theres no gpus conflicting with it. The 120 is push/pull.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 4670k Asus Z97 Sabertooth Mark S Gigabyte GTX 980 G1 Gaming SLI Crucial Ballistix Sport 2 x 8GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 840 - 120GB x 2 HGST Travelstar 1TB x 2 Full watercooling loop Windows 10 Pro 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Mac OS X Yosemite (if needed) Phillips 40" 4K Monitor Logitech K800 Seasonic X1050 
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HAF XB Evo Mad Catz RAT9 Razer Invicta Wharfedale E30 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 4670k Asus Z97 Sabertooth Mark S Gigabyte GTX 980 G1 Gaming SLI Crucial Ballistix Sport 2 x 8GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 840 - 120GB x 2 HGST Travelstar 1TB x 2 Full watercooling loop Windows 10 Pro 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Mac OS X Yosemite (if needed) Phillips 40" 4K Monitor Logitech K800 Seasonic X1050 
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HAF XB Evo Mad Catz RAT9 Razer Invicta Wharfedale E30 
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post #10478 of 10484
My HAF XB EVO is coming in the mail today. I'm not much of a case modder, but is there anything I definitely should know/do?

Hardware that's going in it:

Asus ROG Strix B250F motherboard
i7 7700k CPU
Asus GTX 960 Strix GPU
2x8GB Corsair RAM (haven't picked out the sticks yet)
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I now have 6 HAF XB EVO's.

#1 - ASUS Crossfire rev.2 , AMD FX8350, Asus Strix RX480, 32gb ram, Samsung 500gb SSD and 8 1tb Samsung SSD'd - Server set-up.

#2 - Asus Crossfire VI Hero, AMD Ryzen 1800x, 2x Asus Strix RX480, 32gb ram,, Samsung 500gb M.2, 3 Samsung 1tb SSDs, Black Magic 4K Video Capture card - Streaming and Video Capture machine.

#3 & #4 are both - Asus Z270 Maximus Code, 7700k I7, 2x Asus Strix 1080ti, 32gb Trident RGB ram, 2x Samsung 500gb M.2, 2 1tb samsung SSD's - #3 = Gaming, #4 = Autocad and Adobe programs.

# 5 - 2x Udoo X86 Ultra maker mother boards - these are new and 1 is running windows while the other is running andriod, both are also running ardunio programs as well.

#6 - I am using for my OSW Sim racing steering wheel motherboard and other parts, along with the power supply.


I have all six set in a single tower, basically like one big computer along with 2 APC rack mount style units as well.

I am planning to pick up 2 more to use strictly for water cooling components for #3 and #4 builds, but will have to rearrange things into 2 stacks if I do this.
Edited by 2WolfDesigns - 4/14/17 at 9:32pm
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