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post #8021 of 10491
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Originally Posted by welshy46 View Post

The hot swap bay is a complete waste of time. Get rid of the PCB and just hook up your drives straight to a SATA lead and power. why anyone would want to hook up their drives to something with known issues is beyond me. The case itself is a great design, easily beating Corsair's 540. To make more room in the basement get rid of the SSD bay as well. There is no point in it. An SSD can be put anywhere. IT has no moving parts. So doesn't need screwing down into a metal cage. with it removed you can fit a 160mm rad and fans to the rear basement exhaust.

Ssd cage? There are 2.5 inch mechanical drives which do wonderfully when mounted in that cage and air is blowing by it.

I didnt even know 160mm rads are available? That sounds like a great idea for when I acquire a gpu that deserves to be water cooled smile.gif
post #8022 of 10491
True dat Jugernot, but I prefer to mount my HDD's on EK anti vibe mounts wherever there's a space left and gain the extra real estate. For anyone running one 3.5" HDD, you can mount a 120mm fan in the opening of the hot swap bay and fix your HDD to the floor with the anti vibe mounts.

EK Anti vibration mounting kit.

Prime virgin real estate




I did have a pic of the 3.5" mounted to the floor , but can't seem to find amonst the 500+ pics of me mutilating my XB. Doing it this way also improves the airflow over the back of the CPU socket and gives more room for the PSU cables.
Edited by welshy46 - 4/3/14 at 12:45pm
post #8023 of 10491
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Originally Posted by Jugurnot View Post

Ssd cage? There are 2.5 inch mechanical drives which do wonderfully when mounted in that cage and air is blowing by it.

I didnt even know 160mm rads are available? That sounds like a great idea for when I acquire a gpu that deserves to be water cooled smile.gif

Magicool has a tiny 2x80mm rad. Although the cooling potential will be minimal, imo, unless used along side a 240. Not to mention to find good static pressure (silent?) 80mm fans.

Better use a grown-up 120 or more for a gpu wink.gif
post #8024 of 10491
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Originally Posted by SortOfGrim View Post

Magicool has a tiny 2x80mm rad. Although the cooling potential will be minimal, imo, unless used along side a 240. Not to mention to find good static pressure (silent?) 80mm fans.

Better use a grown-up 120 or more for a gpu wink.gif

That's the 160mm rad I have and from the same shop. It was used only as a supplimentery rad to go with the hexa 720 and Acool 280mm. You need more than a 120mm to properly cool a decent GPU. With all them rads, and a delidded 4770k and 290x to cool, along with the chipset southbridge and RAM. My temps in game in BF4 still run in the mid 50's to low 60c range.
post #8025 of 10491
How about this to go above the GPU slots on the XB.

triple 40mm rad
post #8026 of 10491

It would definitely work. I considered mounting something there, but decided against it because i wanted a little mesh to be left in the chassis. It's a crazy balancing act between the fact that rads cool better as intake, but the rads can't intake if there's not enough space for the air to exhaust. 

 

Like a 720 rad intaking with a 120 exhaust and no mesh would probly give you worse cooling results. Gotta consider the airflow

 

Edit: Also Welshy, really digging the new pics. It's like you have a new XB every time i look :p


Edited by kpoeticg - 4/3/14 at 1:46pm
    
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post #8027 of 10491
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How about this to go above the GPU slots on the XB.

triple 40mm rad

ITS SO CUTE!

If I ever get round to doing a water cooled NES PC I'll use those biggrin.gif
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post #8028 of 10491
I think I got the airflow covered. cool.gif Time and more experimentation will tell. Got the 280mm acool with push/pull in taking into the case with the 720mm rad as an exhaust in push/pull. My XB build is on hold at the mo awaiting inspiration. I think I have over done the acrylic and need to throw in some more mesh to eliminate the possibility of starving the 720 of air. I could have both the 280mm and 720mm as intakes and use the meshed roof panel as the exhaust. So I might lose the acrylic roof window and go back to the original mesh roof panel I modded. Restore some of the cage to the caged n carbon build.

Ultimately looking at a custom stand for the XB with a 1080 as the table top once funds allow a second possibly third 290x. Complete overkill for my needs, it's only really used for gaming.

The 160mm and 720mm rads.
post #8029 of 10491

I'd switch em and use the 720 as intake and 280 as exhaust. That should actually give you good airflow with better cooling because your larger rad will be getting ambient air

    
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CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
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post #8030 of 10491
the way you put, I agree. Just need to get back to the build at some point. Now I have the rig in the 230T case. I've become a little lazy on the XB build. Got a week off coming up to coincide with my 30th+11 birthday eek.gif should really use the time to get back into it.
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