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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..

Yeah im not gonna push the limits on overclocking so i think im just gonna use 2 fans on the rad...ill try using the 2x120 and then the 2x140 and ill see the difference in temps but you are right with the 120 i will get more airflow through the limited space so that might be best...ill test it and let you know.

Regarding putting the rad on the outside dont think i can do that since there is no way to route the tubes to go in to the CPU (ill double check when i get home).
post #812 of 10493
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I've got twin 560ti's in my build and just one single one ran skyrim with some basic mods pretty well on high settings. Depending on the number of mods though you may surpass the 1gb memory limit so if there's something budget priced with 2gb it may be worth looking into. The 560ti 448 core cards are getting pretty cheap (i believe the MSI Twin Frozr II version is less than my standard 348 cored version last I looked).

Ok, other thoughts on the build?
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Custom etched window is in


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post #814 of 10493
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Don't you get any vibration with those things?

the mounting hardware i linked is pretty stout. it comes with everything you need. this is also why i prefer noctua fans over any other fan...there quality is amazing. here's a cheaper solution if anyone is interested. if you buy this phantek fan,it comes with a pcie mounting bracket. just blow up the pictures and you see it .
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835709005

i'm pretty sure theres other color fans with this kit.
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So THATS how you did it! Ive stared at those pics and wondered how the hell you mounted that thing

i still cant get over how well this cooling setup works.i dont think i've ever been this happy with a case. i'm really thinking about moving my cpu cooler up to the ch14 with dual 140's on it. if i set the fan speeds up to 100% the air just rushs out the side vents,and it is still amazingly quite:thumb:

i wanted to ask you...did you ever have a p180 mini case?sorry about the double post. i'm still trying to figure out the multi quote thing.
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post #816 of 10493
So...i did some tests last night too figure out what fan setup to use on the h100i...
So i tested three scenarios:

a) 2x140mm cougars as push and the 2x120mm corsair fans as pull
b) 2 x 140mm cougars as push
c) 2 x 120mm corsair fans as push

There wasnt a significant difference in temps but i had better temps with the third option using the 2x120mm corsair fans as push. Also tried to put the rad on the outside of the case and mount the fans in the inside for pull configuration but it wasnt possible...there is no way to route the tubes towards the cpu unless i mod the case.
post #817 of 10493
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I'd like to forewarn you, make sure you have that res sealed well. You technically have it at the bottom of the loop, which I found out is the worst place to have one, hence why I had to move mine. If there's even a slight pressure difference in the loop, it'll find the weakest spot to leak out of, which on mine ended up being one of the seals on my res. I haven't seen anyone else use a bay res yet on one of these cases and if there is, would like to see how it's holding up.

ordering an xspc kit later on today hopefully... probably won't have it for a week... but once its all in i will let you all know how that goes!!

other than that.. i have been madly in love with my xb. definitely the best case i have ever owned!!
post #818 of 10493
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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.

Well like I said, I will overclock but NOT that much at all, I am more concerned about stability and longevity, not PURE speed, lol. I might just stick with the 212/212 evo, and look into water cooling for the future (not full system, just a cpu closed loop or something).

On the HDD, ANYTHING a little faster than my current HP HDD will make me happy. I'm not spoiled on speed, but this computer is 5 or 6 years old with a manufacturer HDD (a6203w desktop).

Any thoughts on my other choices for build?
post #819 of 10493
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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









How are you using that? are you pulling air off of the GPU and out the top mesh, or pulling air in, over the GPU?
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How are you using that? are you pulling air off of the GPU and out the top mesh, or pulling air in, over the GPU?

Airflow will always go towards the frame side of a fan. The open end is intake. (AFAIK).
 
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