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Well, actually when going for a single GPU setup in this case, I think any cooler will be fine. My previous card (EVGA GTX 760 SC ACX) and my current card (Sapphire r9 270x TOXIC) never ran above 60C when playing BF4 Ultra settings in Multiplayer. And runs 60- to almost 70 when playing Far Cry 3 Max settings.
post #1002 of 1568
I'll be finishing my SG09 build next week when my video card arrives but I was wondering if anyone has tried setting up the fans in the following configuration to utilize the PSU fan as an exhaust.

Bottom left 3 fans: intake
Bottom right fan: empty
Rear fan: intake
Top fan: exhaust
PSU: installed reverse to use as exhaust

It seems to me that this would still allow for positive pressure while also maximizing the fan usage. Obviously I'd have to add some sort of filter for the rear intake to prevent dust accumulation (I was thinking of using Silverstone FF123B).

Another option would be to use the fan filter on the bottom right fan position and use all of those as intake with the top and rear fans as exhaust while leaving the PSU facing with the fan outward.

Here are my parts in case that helps

CPU: AMD FX-8320
CPU Cooler: Enermax ETS-T40-TB
Motherboard: Asrock 960GM/U3S3
Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3-1600
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB SSD
Video Card: Gigabyte R9 280X Rev1.0
PSU: Silverstone ST50F-P 500W with PP05-E cable kit
Case Fans: 2 T.B.Apollish 80mm fans and 1 T.B.Apollish 120mm fan all in the bottom left positions
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post #1004 of 1568
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I wonder if you can fit a 240mm radiator on the bottom side with slim fans. Your build looks solid like that!
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post #1005 of 1568
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Originally Posted by Athonline View Post

Just a heads up if you are thinking getting a 290(x) Tri-X card: Don't! The card itself will run much cooler than the GB Windforce and the reference designs, however due to its' size, the heat that is disposed at the back stays at the back! My motherboard temps went up by 10-20c and the case at the bottom right corner extremely hot.

Do you have side fans installed?
If you have a 120mm side fan from the left, pushing in air to that part, and a right 80mm exhaust fan pulling it out at the other side, I think the heat wouldn't stay at the bottom right corner of the case.
Or am I missing something from your explanation?
post #1006 of 1568
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Originally Posted by jvill View Post

Do you have side fans installed?
If you have a 120mm side fan from the left, pushing in air to that part, and a right 80mm exhaust fan pulling it out at the other side, I think the heat wouldn't stay at the bottom right corner of the case.
Or am I missing something from your explanation?

Hello,

I got all the fans installed. I tried various configurations of them. The problem is that the card is too long and it throws heat at all directions. Heat from the back of the card is thrown directly on the case's front and with the USB/ front audio panel's cables and the PSU cables there it is hard for the 80mm to pick up and exhaust the heat effectively (as the card goes all the way above the 80mm). The best results from my "testing" were using both the rear 120mm and 80mm as exhausts, but still the system gets hotter than using a reference card.

The card runs around 72c under gaming/ mining, but the rest of the system goes up to 50c even while idle. The case goes above 50c.

Smaller aftermarket coolers such as MSI's TwinFrozr (currently using this) and Gigabyte's Windforce (tried it), appears to work fine in this case on a single card configuration.

I hope I make some sense.
post #1007 of 1568
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Originally Posted by Athonline View Post

Hello,

I got all the fans installed. I tried various configurations of them. The problem is that the card is too long and it throws heat at all directions. Heat from the back of the card is thrown directly on the case's front and with the USB/ front audio panel's cables and the PSU cables there it is hard for the 80mm to pick up and exhaust the heat effectively (as the card goes all the way above the 80mm). The best results from my "testing" were using both the rear 120mm and 80mm as exhausts, but still the system gets hotter than using a reference card.

The card runs around 72c under gaming/ mining, but the rest of the system goes up to 50c even while idle. The case goes above 50c.

Smaller aftermarket coolers such as MSI's TwinFrozr (currently using this) and Gigabyte's Windforce (tried it), appears to work fine in this case on a single card configuration.

I hope I make some sense.



You can check this picture, the 80mm fan is not blocked by anything(front panel connectors, psu cables), the gpu is replaced with a toxic 270x. It may not be running as hot as a 290, but the length runs almost all the way through the front. If your cables and connectors are blocking the 80mm exhaust, then you are right, the heat can't escape that's why flipping the 120mm as exhaust helps since the 120mm is not blocked by anything (except of course the intake filters which makes it less efficient.)
post #1008 of 1568
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Originally Posted by jvill View Post


You can check this picture, the 80mm fan is not blocked by anything(front panel connectors, psu cables), the gpu is replaced with a toxic 270x. It may not be running as hot as a 290, but the length runs almost all the way through the front. If your cables and connectors are blocking the 80mm exhaust, then you are right, the heat can't escape that's why flipping the 120mm as exhaust helps since the 120mm is not blocked by anything (except of course the intake filters which makes it less efficient.)

The Tri-X 290 is 305mm long, that is 20mm+ longer from the GB Windforce and almost 30mm from the MSI TwinFrorz. Your 270x is smaller than the 290x by far.

The issue with the specific 290/290x is the cooler is simply too long and not a blower design.

In any case my 2 cents, if someone is after this case and a 290x, he should consider the MSI or Gigabyte model. Unless he wants to try the infamous 290x reference.
post #1009 of 1568
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Originally Posted by Athonline View Post

Unless he wants to try building a nuclear reactor

There,I fixed it.thumb.gif
post #1010 of 1568
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Originally Posted by Allanitomwesh View Post

There,I fixed it.thumb.gif

Haha for the three weeks I tried the reference 290X, it was fine for the system (mb + CPU), but the card runs extremely hot and loud.
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