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post #901 of 10491
Well after more frustration stemming from my top 560ti from trying to go into the 90*c range everytime i run a furmark or 3dmark11 test I'll be constructing a separate GPU cooling loop for both cards. I've got some experience with my H80 setup that was modded to include a reservoir, but this will be my first foray into a true standalone loop. Looking at primarily swiftech for the pieces since my local Microcenter carries some of their stuff and it's a 5 minute drive from work.

The stock TFII coolers weren't wanting to get it done so switched to the Arctic Accelero Twin Turbo II units but they're too large and the top card just couldn't breathe even after adding ziptie'ing a couple of fans to the top panel directly above the top card. I was going to de-lid the cards and go back to the stock coolers with some work, but the glue they give you with these Arctic units for the ram chips is like epoxy and won't come off so now the stock coolers won't fit. Closed loop water cooled here I come I guess. Going to use universal blocks on the GPU's and then leave the heatsinks on the cards and let the 120mm fan on the left side of the rad blow over the cards at this point.


Current setup




Pics to come of loop construction.
post #902 of 10491
Here's proof I've been lurking this forum for a while. In answer to your question:
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Originally Posted by Binary Ecyrb View Post

Uh, I have no issues with moving my thumbscrews around as I sure as hell don't bother keeping track of where they came from lol. Unless you have a large 1000kw sized PSU, I don't see how your having issues with getting the PSU to be installed. Pics would help here

Something to keep in mind everyone, its become apparent with so many people having issues with mounting 200/230mm fans on the top panel mesh that it was designed with thee strange hole mount locations for Cooler Master fans ONLY. Every other brand of fan according to people just doesn't line up properly, so that only leads to an obvious conclusion, it was done purposely so CM could sell more of their 200mm fans.
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Originally Posted by ClickJacker View Post

I don't think that fan will work the mounting holes are way off. The only 200mm I have used is the cooler master and it lines up just fine.

A Cooler Master Rep posted that they were the first to market with 200mm and 230mm fans so all fans should be compatible with their mounting holes. I think ClickJacker's response to MortenMoulder's issue would give me pause, however.
post #903 of 10491
Yeah, I get a little worried when people report other fans as NOT lining up with the CM. Only problem is I don't like the sleeve bearings......
post #904 of 10491
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Originally Posted by Adenilson View Post

Last update , my HAF XB after watercooled :

Awaiting the arrival of the vga block and 120mm radiator to complete .

...wink.gif

i see you also do the bay reservoir.. people were wondering how that would work out, and clearly it seems to be working out awesomely for you!!! Getting me all the more excited to finally get my parts in! thumb.gif

super sweet looking building.. i got mayhem pastel blue berry for my dye.. looks so delicious!
post #905 of 10491
I'm planning on showing this : http://www.icydock.com/goods.php?id=47 into the double 5.25 bay . any reason this would not work ?
post #906 of 10491
Ok, so I ordered the megaflow coolermaster 200mm fan, AND a Chieftec 2x5.25 to 3 x 3.5 hdd enclosure. It has the exact form factor as 2 single 5.25 optical drives so I cannot for the life of me understand why it should not fit..... Although the author of a review of the case at becnhmarks tried to imply it wouldn't fit. When I asked him why not, he stopped answering. I will get back to U on that, that is unless anyone has already successfully implemented this solution in their case, or been unsuccessful. The total amount of hard drives will then be 9 (5x 3.5" + 4 x 2.5") in my "case" ........
post #907 of 10491
Op please add me to the list =)

Watercooling parts scheduled to be here Tuesday! Wooo
post #908 of 10491
What did you order for it? I just picked up a pump, res, radiator for mine yesterday, about to place a large order with Frozencpu.com tonight for the remainder.
post #909 of 10491
Hey guys,
Back in the mid fifties pages or so, I was talking about the bay res I was going to install.
After working on it for a while, I decided that the loop I wanted, so that I could lift the board without breaking down the system was not going to work very well.

A warning also about Alphacool bay res in Coolermaster cases. The res needs a fair bit of dremel work to fit.
The back section of the res is oversized and the back plate as well, and the nut on the bolt that holds down the pump runs right into the bay tab.

I decided to swap my entire I7 system that I had in the HAF932 to the XB. The H100I and the I7 is much happier in the XB and it allowed me to junk the crazy mod I did to hold the H100I because I wasn't happy with the support in the 932.

The pics here are no doubt all out of order and I've been doing more tweaks since these have been taken. The magnetic filters by Performance PC's work real well, and I'm hoping they will come out with a kit for the XB, because the H100I is a damn vacuum cleaner. smile.gif

Anyway, just checking in with you guys, and I'd like to say that I see a lot of real cool work going on here!!!
Kenny

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HAF932
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HAF-XM
(4 items)
 
HAF-XB
(9 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX 8350 8-CORE Black Edition Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD7 SLI X2 NVIDIA GTX660 (2) x 8 Corsair DDR3 Vengeance 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 120g 840Pro LG DVD Read/Write Alphacool NexXxoS Cool Answer 240 DDC/Xt - Kit Windows 8 
MonitorPowerCaseMouse
Hanns-G HDMI Corsair 750 watt Coolermaster HAF 932 Microsoft cheapo 
Mouse PadOther
X-Trac Pad Ripper DEMCI Flex Filter kit 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsCooling
Intel Core 2 Duo Intel NVidia Air cooler 
CPUGraphicsCoolingOS
Intel I7 EVGA 560TI H100I Win 7 Ultimate 
MonitorKeyboardCaseMouse
Hans-G 24" Logitech HAF-XB Microsoft 
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XTrack Ripper 
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HAF932
(14 items)
 
HAF-XM
(4 items)
 
HAF-XB
(9 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX 8350 8-CORE Black Edition Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD7 SLI X2 NVIDIA GTX660 (2) x 8 Corsair DDR3 Vengeance 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 120g 840Pro LG DVD Read/Write Alphacool NexXxoS Cool Answer 240 DDC/Xt - Kit Windows 8 
MonitorPowerCaseMouse
Hanns-G HDMI Corsair 750 watt Coolermaster HAF 932 Microsoft cheapo 
Mouse PadOther
X-Trac Pad Ripper DEMCI Flex Filter kit 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsCooling
Intel Core 2 Duo Intel NVidia Air cooler 
CPUGraphicsCoolingOS
Intel I7 EVGA 560TI H100I Win 7 Ultimate 
MonitorKeyboardCaseMouse
Hans-G 24" Logitech HAF-XB Microsoft 
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XTrack Ripper 
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post #910 of 10491
My build is a slow one, I apologize.....
Ok, so in the review at benchmarkreviews the author said there were problems expanding the 5.25" bays to fit other enclosures. There were supposedly problems with the side locks for keeping the encosures in place.
I personally do not know which retailers provide him with hardware but here is a picture of my Chieftec - 2 X 5.25 to 3 x 3.5" hhd enclosure. As I expected it slipped right in there and the locks clicked easily into place. I do not know if I want or need those 2.5" drives internally so maybe looking at taking out that enclosure.
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