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Hello all, I just bought this case. I was wondering things that I may need to do that you guys found useful. Anything helps, I just want to try to do everything before I drop parts in.

Also, my 3.5 HDD's are rather old, by no means new. They don't mesh with the connections applied in the hot swap position. Are they meant for 3.5? Or are they really meant for SSD's? "Aint no body got money for dat." But seriously, I don't have that kind of money to upgrade to SSDs. I'm a broke college kid.

PATA drives? Oh the horror! tongue.gif
 
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I've got 120's mounted inside my case now with some home made fan shrouds out of other old case fans to help ensure the airflow makes it lll the way to the GPU's since my top 560ti still runs hot as hell in this case. So you shouldn't run into any issues unless you have really long GPU's

Still debating adding a 200mm better than the crap coolermaster units to really make sure the airflow gets where it needs to get. Not sure what it's going to take but even with Arctic Accellero TwinTurbo II units on both GPU's i'm seeing 58c on the bottom card (pulling unencumbered air from the outside) and 80-85c on the top card.
Edited by mavisky - 1/22/13 at 10:49am
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Yeah i think ill remove the two 120mm and see temp difference.....regarding the thickness im not sure tongue.gif i havent really seen thinner ones so was just wondering if anyone has...

Was thinking about it...

How heavily are you overclocking? If you aren't pushing limits you'd be fine without push/pull (most people are). The primary concern I'd have about 140mm fans on a 240 rad is volume wise 140s might push less air through a limited space, but they get away with it because they have a larger total volume of air pushed. I dunno if it'd matter at 140mm, but that's why 200mm fans get away with running at much lower RPMs.

It might not matter if one side is 140 in push/pull, but I dunno about push only. Also your case as a whole might see lower airflow as those 140s are pushing quite a bit of air into the frame of the rad..

If I had to go one side only, I think I'd try mounting my rad outside the chassis, under the front bezel. If you can make that work I think it has a couple advantages:

1. You'd have more space inside the case to work with.

2. Dust build-up on a rad is easier to clean with a pull layout than it is in push.

But I'm not at home to look at my case, so I'm not even sure you could mount an H100/H100i that way..
post #804 of 10514
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Lol, okay.

Well, I'm not a genius at builds, and this would be my first, but this is what I have so far...


A few notes,

I chose that CPU, because I don't need an FX right now, and I have heard good things about it. I figured with the AM3+ Socket, I can always upgrade later to an FX 8 core possibly.
Chose the CPU cooler due to AMD's running on the hot end under overclocking (which I will do minor oc, nothing extreme).
Motherboard I was unsure on, but I wanted something with headroom for expanding, onboard USB 3.0 (so I don't have to route it to the back) and I'm wondering if the memory sticks would result in a clearance issue with a CPU cooler.
Memory, I have NO clue on, I just know I would like 1600 or 1866, whatever I can run more stable and reliable.
Storage, another blank, I'm not familiar with this at all, but I've heard WD was good, and I want something fast, and I can always add an SSD in the future.
I chose a lower end video card, because like the processor, I can always upgrade it in the future, and as of RIGHT NOW, the most graphical intensive game I play is Skyrim with mods.
Case, well of course an XB.
PSU, I went with Seasonic as I've heard they are the most reliable brand, aside from PC P&C, and wasn't sure if the wattage was overkill or not.

Lastly, I'm unsure about either going with that CPU cooler, or a H100 liquid closed loop. I'm very, very paranoid about putting liquid near my PC, or doing maintenance wrong.

This PC would be for gaming, mainly Skyrim, WoW, Sims 3, etc. Video/Audio editing with Pro Tools, FL Studio, Photoshop, Dreamworks, etc. Trying to keep it at 775 USD.

Well...going with an H100 would push you over your price limit..you'd have to look at the H80i or another 120mm rad setup. Someone mentioned getting much better performance out of a Zalman 120 loop..on the plus side if you're worried about leaking (and water cooling has reached a reliability point where you shouldn't be) the horizontal board means fewer components will take water damage.

The only other advice I can give is that I'd look at the Seagate Barracuda HDDs. Might not have the insane RPMs of a velociraptor, but they're on 1 TB platters so they're faster than the numbers indicate.
post #805 of 10514
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I've got 120's mounted inside my case now with some home made fan shrouds out of other old case fans to help ensure the airflow makes it lll the way to the GPU's since my top 560ti still runs hot as hell in this case. So you shouldn't run into any issues unless you have really long GPU's

Still debating adding a 200mm better than the crap coolermaster units to really make sure the airflow gets where it needs to get. Not sure what it's going to take but even with Arctic Accellero TwinTurbo II units on both GPU's i'm seeing 58c on the bottom card (pulling unencumbered air from the outside) and 80-85c on the top card.

if your not using the window top,why dont you try one of theses? there a little pricey but you can also mount a 140mm fan to it. i used a noctua 140 flx. its quite and puts the air where i want it.
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/17728/slf-13/Expansion_Slot_Side_Fan_Mounting_Kit_-_Black.html?tl=g40c18s62









Edited by toyz72 - 1/22/13 at 1:46pm
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So THATS how you did it! Ive stared at those pics and wondered how the hell you mounted that thing
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if your not using the window top,why dont you try one of theses? there a little pricey but you can also mount a 140mm fan to it. i used a noctua 140 flx. its quite and puts the air where i want it.
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/17728/slf-13/Expansion_Slot_Side_Fan_Mounting_Kit_-_Black.html?tl=g40c18s62
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That's not a half bad idea. I wonder if there's something I can fab up temporarily to simulate that.

Here's my current setup with the home made shrouds for the 120mm's helps deliver the air close to the gpu's at least. But you can see here how tight these cards are now with the aftermarket gpu coolers in place. Oh and nevermind the coolant color. changed the case lighting theme to blue and haven't replaced the dyed fluid yet lol. Maybe i'll leave it orange as it's UV reactive I just need some uv lighting to make it pop.




I really like the idea of two 80mm 2000rpm+ fans sitting right above them directing air down into exactly where it needs to go. A little worried that something as big as what you have may put impeding airflow between the board and the heatsink causing a deadzone over the fins while fighting against the twin 92mm units on the gpu cooler.
Edited by mavisky - 1/22/13 at 4:18pm
post #808 of 10514
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if your not using the window top,why dont you try one of theses? there a little pricey but you can also mount a 140mm fan to it. i used a noctua 140 flx. its quite and puts the air where i want it.
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/17728/slf-13/Expansion_Slot_Side_Fan_Mounting_Kit_-_Black.html?tl=g40c18s62

Don't you get any vibration with those things?
post #809 of 10514
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Originally Posted by ClickJacker View Post

a 240/280 rad will fit up front but you might run into issues with push/pull. as for the back you can only us a 120 rad.

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I think it would be a helpful addition if we could put a verified list of what fits on the front page. Maybe if members could chime in with some pictures we could link them in the op.

Good to know!
Great idea Ramsey77

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I think it really depends on what GPU you are using if you gonna have clearance issues with the push/pull config. cant think of anything else that might stop you from doing so.
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