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Yeah 150's probly best. The screws go through the handle and the holes in the door panel. Definitely solid enough to hold the res

    
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post #7842 of 10491
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:O That's some serious cooling capacity there.

But you're saying that you can't connect more than 1 12v fan to a 12v channel under any circumstances?

no no, I would never tell anyone not to do anything under any circumstance. I had 2 140mm fans running through one channel for a couple of years without incident. It was only when I started loading more fans onto all the channels that it overheated.

Just know the limits of the kit you're working with. don't, like me. Hook up too many fans, without knowing what your fan controller can handle. If you want a nice looking standard system then NZXT, scythe and Aerocool make some good looking fan controllers, and I've had a few different ones. just check they have enough capacity for your needs.

If you want something to cope with future upgrades, like water cooling and more fans. Then you might want something like the Lamptron cw611 with 36w per channel. Which still looks good while being able to handle 3 times the load of most fan controller's or a sunbeamtech rhoebus like mine if you want to for go form for pure function with 45w per channel, but no swanky LCD display.
post #7843 of 10491
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Originally Posted by Philly_boy View Post

Here you can see. It fits...but just barely. The more cables you plug in, the tighter it becomes.


can you make another photo of this, i want to see from a different angle, tnx
post #7844 of 10491
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Originally Posted by welshy46 View Post

no no, I would never tell anyone not to do anything under any circumstance. I had 2 140mm fans running through one channel for a couple of years without incident. It was only when I started loading more fans onto all the channels that it overheated.

Just know the limits of the kit you're working with. don't, like me. Hook up too many fans, without knowing what your fan controller can handle. If you want a nice looking standard system then NZXT, scythe and Aerocool make some good looking fan controllers, and I've had a few different ones. just check they have enough capacity for your needs.

If you want something to cope with future upgrades, like water cooling and more fans. Then you might want something like the Lamptron cw611 with 36w per channel. Which still looks good while being able to handle 3 times the load of most fan controller's or a sunbeamtech rhoebus like mine if you want to for go form for pure function with 45w per channel, but no swanky LCD display.

Good points, I guess I will have to check and/or test.

If I ever will do a custom loop and more fans and whatnot I don't mind getting another controller then. As this is only 13 bucks it can blow up at that point for all I care.

Speaking of watercooling, how is that kind of uber-cooling solution compared to something more convenient like, say H100i, performance-wise? I've been wondering if you really had like a square meter sized radiator and a turbine (yeah I'm not serious), how far would it let you push your overclock? Or is it more just for aesthetics and because you can?
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I like that attitude locx, if you blow it. You blow :thumb:it in answer to how much difference a custom loop is to an AIO lile the H100i. I'd have to say it's a lot bigger headache and a lot more stress lol . Well worth the effort once it's done though. I went a bit OTT with my build on the cooling. On the plus side though, I've dessimated all my benchmarks from when I had an h110 and the 290x on air. biggrin.gif The reference cooler on the 290x was something else on full blow. That did sound like a turbine. I pity anyone with more than one of them on air in their pc. My pc is in bits so can't show you any comparison benchmark scores, but up until last time I checked it was the 5th high scoring 4770k with a single 290x on 3dmark vantage thumb.gif probably slipped in the last month I would have thought. http://www.3dmark.com/3dmv/4944702 t

With the 6 channel fan controller I can turn the fans right down or off for normal day to day, in full spin the thing gets a bit loud lol. Although I've never seen my 290x temp go over 40°c aand my 4770k @ 4.8GHz goes no higher than the low 60'S . The rads were originally supposed to cool 3 280x's, but plans changed for a single 290x. I mainly use mine for games. So opted for one card for less hassle, and there's no need for more for a gaming pc. One 280x can handle anything out there on max graphics settings.
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WOW glad there is a community out there!

Ok, so I’m looking to upgrade my water cooling system to include my GPU. I'm looking at xspc I think I like them the most...

My rig.
Case - HAF XB evo
CPU - i5 2500k
MOBO - P8p67
GPU - GTX 770
PSU - Seasonic 850W

I'm not worried about the noise level of my rig as long as it performs as advertised. Also with the rad set up I was looking into doing 2 rad set up 1x240mm and 1x120mm think that would be the best option for cooling for my rig and also the loop.

My questions are as follows.

1 - What is the best way to run the loop and where do I stick the res/pump? I’m still trying to visualize the setup and how not to kink up any tubing.

2 - I know there are a lot of options for water cooling equipment, so which setup would be preferred and reasonably cost effective?

3 - If I were to do any moding to my case (which I'm not looking forward to doing rather have the case as is) how and what would I do? Looking for a lot of recommendations...

I just bought the case about a month ago and I can't stop staring at the case just looks amazing to me!!

Any help would be much appreciated!!!

Thanks!!
post #7847 of 10491
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can you make another photo of this, i want to see from a different angle, tnx

The rig is now built so that's the only pic I have that's well lit enough to see how tight things are. In two weeks I'm going to disassemble the rig and reconfigure it for some LN2 benching. When the rig is apart I'll take a few closer pics so you can see how it fits, but just barely.
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WOW glad there is a community out there!

Ok, so I’m looking to upgrade my water cooling system to include my GPU. I'm looking at xspc I think I like them the most... Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
My rig.
Case - HAF XB evo
CPU - i5 2500k
MOBO - P8p67
GPU - GTX 770
PSU - Seasonic 850W

I'm not worried about the noise level of my rig as long as it performs as advertised. Also with the rad set up I was looking into doing 2 rad set up 1x240mm and 1x120mm think that would be the best option for cooling for my rig and also the loop.

My questions are as follows.

1 - What is the best way to run the loop and where do I stick the res/pump? I’m still trying to visualize the setup and how not to kink up any tubing.

2 - I know there are a lot of options for water cooling equipment, so which setup would be preferred and reasonably cost effective?

3 - If I were to do any moding to my case (which I'm not looking forward to doing rather have the case as is) how and what would I do? Looking for a lot of recommendations...

I just bought the case about a month ago and I can't stop staring at the case just looks amazing to me!!

Any help would be much appreciated!!!

Thanks!!
Welcome to OCN, and welcome to the HAF XB Club.
We will help you out as much as possible, just need some more info.

1: You are saying you wanna "Upgrade" you WC setup, what are you running now?
2: Do you overclock?
3: What GPU is it? GTX 770 isnt enough, we need full name smile.gif brand and other info, ex. "EVGA GTX770 SC ACX"

To try to answer your questions:

1: depending on your pump / res combo. Im running res->pump->240->GPU->CPU->120->res since thats what looks the best in my case Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

My pump is in the basement right below my res: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

2: Im sure someone else will help you out on this smile.gif soo many good options out there, some cheaper than others.
Try to make a list in your favorite store and link it here, im sure ppl will tell you what to change, upgrade or downgrade if needed.

3: There are many good mods to be found in this thread, one of our favorites, is the top window: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
But also, fans for your HDD is being used more and more (Im using SSD's, so no need for extra cooling for me)
Many ppl also cut out the honeycomb in the front to gain more air flow. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

I hope this info helps you smile.gif feel free to ask away if you need more.

*Edit
XSPC GPU block? yea, I love that one as well smile.gif used it for my last two cards: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


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Originally Posted by GaMbi2004 View Post

Welcome to OCN, and welcome to the HAF XB Club.
We will help you out as much as possible, just need some more info.

1: You are saying you wanna "Upgrade" you WC setup, what are you running now?
2: Do you overclock?
3: What GPU is it? GTX 770 isnt enough, we need full name smile.gif brand and other info, ex. "EVGA GTX770 SC ACX"

To try to answer your questions:

1: depending on your pump / res combo. Im running res->pump->240->GPU->CPU->120->res since thats what looks the best in my case Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

My pump is in the basement right below my res: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

2: Im sure someone else will help you out on this smile.gif soo many good options out there, some cheaper than others.
Try to make a list in your favorite store and link it here, im sure ppl will tell you what to change, upgrade or downgrade if needed.

3: There are many good mods to be found in this thread, one of our favorites, is the top window: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
But also, fans for your HDD is being used more and more (Im using SSD's, so no need for extra cooling for me)
Many ppl also cut out the honeycomb in the front to gain more air flow. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

I hope this info helps you smile.gif feel free to ask away if you need more.

*Edit
XSPC GPU block? yea, I love that one as well smile.gif used it for my last two cards: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


Man thanks for the tip!! I should of probably been more specific with my post haha...
So her it goes...

1 - Current setup I cooling my CPU with the H100
2 - Oh yea want to OC
3 - and my GPU is GeForce gtx 770...

When I get home I'll post a pick to give you an anyone else a better idea of what I have.
post #7850 of 10491
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I made my tubing curve around in odd ways so that my CLC pump would be in the correct orientation in relation to my motherboard. And it's right-side-up from where I'm sitting (I've moved my case).

Re-using an old pic, but hey - it looks nice. tongue.gif


That 7990 fit?
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