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Originally Posted by Prmscr View Post

Hi. My Haf Xb is really noisy, any tips how to reduce the noise? And how should I put my fans? 200mm and 2x120mm in front blowing in and 2x 80mm and 120mm behind blowing out?

I have had much better luck replacing the front intake and topside rear exhaust fans with Scythe Gentle Typhoon AP15 120mm fans. They have been long regarded as the quietest vs good air flow fan out there according to respected sites like Martins Liquid Labs. I have used them exclusively for years with stellar results.

I have them both pushing air thru my rad in front and in push/pull they a single 120 rad in the rear. I have a Bitfenix Spectre Pro 200 mm fan on the top grill as another intake. It initially made my chipset and video card run 3-4C cooler than without it. I have both water cooled now, tho.

I also have my 80mm fans below as exhaust. I tried the as intake fans but found that my psu ran cooler when they were set to exhaust. My Lamptron CW611 fan controller allows me up to 6 temp sensors so I was easily able to sort this out. I also have a dual DDC 3.25 pump set up with a heat sink cooled by its own 80mm fan. The 80mm case fans draw fresh air from the bottom vents and keep that area cool. Just my two cents. ymmv
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Originally Posted by winterwarrior View Post

ditto on the garbage stock fans, if your looking for very quiet, try BeQuiet Silent Wing 2 fans for the front, and I think they make the same brand fans in 80mm as well. They are quiet spendy, but very quiet and very good. Otherwise Gelid Silent 12, Cougar Vortex, or Corsair AF120 are all good fans, fairly quiet and quiet a bit cheaper then the BeQuiet ones. Oh and the DeepCool UF120 also known as Alpenföhn WingBoost in Europe are also very good but again on the high side for price.

This case can be kind of hard for ppl who are very sensitive to noise from their rig, especially if it sits very close the them like on the desktop like mine does. All the grills and perforations in the case make it very easy to hear the fans pumps, etc....

With my AP15's at 50% I can't even hear them and my rig sits just two feet from me on my desk.
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Originally Posted by Jugurnot View Post

Haha my evening has yet arrive, but ill be sure to take some video for you with fps on the hud at stock and 4.0

Before I modded a side panel fan as intake, I used the 2x80mm fans in the bottom of the case as intake fans. I found that was the most effective in keeping my hdd cool. If I had them exhausting, I doubt there would be much airflow through the hdd cage without the side 80mm and instead pull air through the vents that run along the bottom of the case. I think the most functional use of those 80mm mounts would be for a dual 80mm rad.

Yeah, I'm prolly going to remove the 3.5" hot swap cage to make more room for my AX1200i. It'll open up the whole lower level for better airflow. I'll prolly do that 80mm side panel mod as well. All you really need these days is a 256gb SSD for apps and the OS. I'm going to put the 4TB WD Blacks into a NAS drive for storage
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Hey guys, I have received my uv cables and stuff. I made an unboxing video which I will link everyone too when it's complete.

I do have a question... does anyone know of a really nice looking on/off switch? Preferably one already wired for a molex 4 pin? My UV led strips and cold cathode tubes all run off of a molex connection and currently stay on 100% of the time so I really want an on/off switch.

Thanx guys,
Justified

MNPC Tech makes a few gorgeous on off switches. LINK
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Originally Posted by GaMbi2004 View Post

Niice! biggrin.gif So I was thinking, "where to put my extra 50cm RGB strip?" Well there we have it tongue.gif it is definitely going in the front wink.gif hopefully today, together with new DIY backplate smile.gif
Suggestions for new graphics? tongue.gif
I have smile.gif I sucked big time -_- but the game ran smooth on ultra settings ^^ what a treat.
I have only run the game with OC (4.6GHZ, 1200mhz core, 3300mhz mem). So I dont know what the difference would be..
Do you want me to test it?
You should be able to hit 4.0Ghz with a locked (non K) CPU.. so I would still go for that since you wont be OCing much further with your cooling anyways.. imo, the K is just waist of money if you are not gonna OC more.. but that will most definitely need a better cooler and a delidding..
Just my 2cents.gif

I lapped my CPU but didn't delid. My rig boots up stock at 25C and only raises to 28-30C when OC'ed to 4.6. I do have a modest custom water loop with a 240mm rad, a 120mm rad, a 250ml res and twin DDC pumps feeding a CPU block, a FC gpu block, and a vrm and chipset block. Even with all those blocks my water temps stay within 6C of ambient.
Edited by Philly_boy - 2/15/14 at 11:19am
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Hey guys, just bought a hard drive. Not sure if it is as good as a deal as I think it is but its:
http://products.ncix.com/detail/seagate-barracuda-1tb-7200rpm-64mb-6f-65701-1382.htm
Anyone know about this drive or similar? I didnt even take time to read reviews lol >.<<br />
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Try using the multi button to quote your replies into one post smile.gif

Yes thank you biggrin.gif Ill learn forum etiquette eventually haha
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Originally Posted by Jugurnot View Post

Hey guys, just bought a hard drive. Not sure if it is as good as a deal as I think it is but its:
http://products.ncix.com/detail/seagate-barracuda-1tb-7200rpm-64mb-6f-65701-1382.htm
Anyone know about this drive or similar? I didnt even take time to read reviews lol >.<</div>

I've had good luck with Seagate drives. I have 3 of their 1TB Barracudas and they're all running quite strong, ranging from 2-4 years old. I recently bought myself one of Seagate's 2TB SSHD for gaming storage since I only have a 60GB SSD and it runs quite well. Never had one of their drives fail on me, only ever had one that was DOA. Of course there are people that think Seagate is terrible, but no matter if they're from WD or Seagate, they're still hard drives and all have their issues. It just happens that I've had issues with WD drives lately so I'm kind of on an "avoidance."

Edited by Lareson - 2/15/14 at 11:16am
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I switched from Seagate drives to WD when the original 75gb Raptor came out. I had a brief time with Samsung when the S3 Spinpoint drives came out. Sorry to hear you're having problems with WD lately. Seagate or WD, you really can't go wrong.
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Dear Friends

 

Cooler Master Nepton 140XL how you fit this AIO water cooler in HAF XB EVO? Anybody own this CPU Cooler? I wonder how to mount it.

 

Sincerely

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Looking at the front of the case, mount it onthe fight half. 140mm fan on the ouside blowing in, radiator on the inside, screws should be long enough to go through the fan, the frame of the case, and screw into the radiator. If possible mount the radiator on its side with the hoses on the outter edge rather than in the middle so you have more room for cable management.

I don't have one myself, but I know the 140 won't fit on the back, its a 120mm fan spot, so it has to go on the front and the radiator has to be on the inside of the frame.

Add fans as needed.
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Dear TLSheff

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Originally Posted by TLSheff View Post

Looking at the front of the case, mount it onthe fight half. 140mm fan on the ouside blowing in, radiator on the inside, screws should be long enough to go through the fan, the frame of the case, and screw into the radiator. If possible mount the radiator on its side with the hoses on the outter edge rather than in the middle so you have more room for cable management.

I don't have one myself, but I know the 140 won't fit on the back, its a 120mm fan spot, so it has to go on the front and the radiator has to be on the inside of the frame.

Add fans as needed.
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When it's mounted on the rear of the case, it's working as an exaust. When it's mounted on the front of HAF XB EVO I should mount it as intake and blow cool air through the radiator and pull with the second 140mm fan warm air to the motherboard? Or install it in front but as and exaust? What with Nepton 280L? It's for sure it must be mounted in front, but as an intake or exaust?

 

Sincerely

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Dear TLSheff

When it's mounted on the rear of the case, it's working as an exaust. When it's mounted on the front of HAF XB EVO I should mount it as intake and blow cool air through the radiator and pull with the second 140mm fan warm air to the motherboard? Or install it in front but as and exaust? What with Nepton 280L? It's for sure it must be mounted in front, but as an intake or exaust?

Sincerely
Mount it in the front of the XB Evo and set the fans for intake. Cool outside air blown across the rad will give you the best temps.

The Swiftech H220 AIO cooler has been getting stellar reviews lately. I haven't read of any other 2x120 cooler besting it for boot up idle or loaded temps. Both Anand and Martins Liquid Labs gave it "editor's pick" reviews. LINK
Edited by Philly_boy - 2/15/14 at 12:16pm
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Yes please! biggrin.gif BF4 is more GPU intensive that CPU so oc that is where you notice the fps differences.
I'm contemplating OC my Gigabyte Windforce 7950, so need to know what kind of differences am OC will bring..
After a 3 week break from BF4 whilst I played Tera and Rust I comeback and I suck a lot now haha.

Okay smile.gif Ill do that sometime soon.. BF4 stress test or what is the best FPS "HUD" program to show FPS?
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Is that usually the case for 4670k? Because the 3570k (mine at least) will reach 4.7 no problem with just my 120mm AIO and remain under 70c
what Vcore are you running? If I remember correctly, you got a pretty darn good chip tongue.gif 1.2v?
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Originally Posted by Philly_boy View Post

I lapped my CPU but didn't delid. My rig boots up stock at 25C and only raises to 28-30C when OC'ed to 4.6. I do have a modest custom water loop with a 240mm rad, a 120mm rad, a 250ml res and twin DDC pumps feeding a CPU block, a FC gpu block, and a vrm and chipset block. Even with all those blocks my water temps stay within 6C of ambient.
that is idle temps, what is stress test temps? and what is your VCore?

I realize that a few lucky chips will be able to clock for high Ghz and maintain low temps with no significant cooling.. but the average chip wont.
 
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I have had much better luck replacing the front intake and topside rear exhaust fans with Scythe Gentle Typhoon AP15 120mm fans. They have been long regarded as the quietest vs good air flow fan out there according to respected sites like Martins Liquid Labs. I have used them exclusively for years with stellar results.

I have them both pushing air thru my rad in front and in push/pull they a single 120 rad in the rear. I have a Bitfenix Spectre Pro 200 mm fan on the top grill as another intake. It initially made my chipset and video card run 3-4C cooler than without it. I have both
With my AP15's at 50% I can't even hear them and my rig sits just two feet from me on my desk.

Jesus h tapdancing...... I run nothing but ap15s in my rig and completely blanked on putting them in the list of fans I recomended biggrin.gif
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