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I'm going to be transplanting an i7 / SLi build into the SG10 very soon, and I'm interested in fan setups that users have experimented with. I've seen opinions on how to set it up all over this monstrous thread.

Based on the advertising and manual, Silverstone keeps on mentioning that this case is designed for a "positive air pressure" which seems to jive with the Silverstone recommended setup of having just the one rear-exhaust fan with the rest being intakes (minus the optional right-side 80mm fan). Does anyone have anecdotes on running this kind of setup?

Example:


I'm used to trying to balance airflow rather than create pressure, so my instincts tell me that flipping the 180mm fan to exhaust and maybe adding an exhaust 80mm to the right side is the way to go, but there are conflicting opinions scattered throughout this thread. Flipping it would remove cooling from the backplane, but users have reported seeing major improvements in this configuration

Example:


Can anyone speak to any of this with results / data? I'd like to post a build log to this thread when I get around to buying the stuff and I want to try and get the fans right the first time

I tried to do an SLI build with your second example that used the front as intake and arrows as mentioned. The CPU fan orientation is reversed so that air is being exhausted upward, NOT blowing onto the cards to support the 180mm top exhaust. The 3 side vents are intake.. 2 x 80mm silverstone FN81 and whatever the bigger one that comes with the case is. This should have created a negative pressure effect to accentuate the "heat rises" concept (I thought). I overheated into BSOD and/or crash at load after 20m in BF4 or a ship battle in AC:BF. I idle 30C/40C in each card, 80-85 -> crash on hotter card, 50C on other card.. CPU never goes over 50-55C.

However... I bought the wrong cards. I should have gotten GTX780 reference. I bought the ACX versions. I simply don't know whether or not this would work with reference or not and my couple hours of research didn't really indicate anything about ACX vs reference for SLI until after the fact. I tried every subsequent fan orientation to try to keep the cards cool, case on/case off, reversed etc etc to no avail. It's pretty disappointing as I really like small form factors -- despise mega cases. Theyre just annoying to look at and lack the subtle touch. But... in this case, no pun intended, go big or go home.

Since I'm eventually doing a 3x SLI, I bought a 900D and am looking into some water cooling via hydro copper. The mATX gear is getting returned.


Edited by tmcc - 11/30/13 at 6:28am
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That thing is so stuffed!! Thanksgiving stuffed!
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That thing is so stuffed!! Thanksgiving stuffed!

it's cooking like a turkey on thanksgiving too apparently biggrin.gif
    
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The funny thing is everything idles REALLY well. I thought I was golden. It might even have worked as well as i thought with reference cooler cards. However.. under ultra all load... it just blows right through the thermal limit leading to crashes. C'est la vie.

I have to say.. water cooling is incredibly intimidating at first glance. There are way, way too many options. I dont even know what I need beyond the blocks, radiators, reservoir, and some tubes/elbow joints. Trying to research so I can buy everytthiung at once rather than buying a bunch of crap and realizing i missed an integral part.
post #835 of 1551
A pump might be good too ! wink.gif

But seriously, who hasn't nearly cooked a second GPU when crammed together like that ?

You needed a five slot case (Lian Li PC-V354B) and an MATX motherboard (X79 ?) that has a third x16 slot, to allow a gap between them.

My EATX could support 7 GPU's, but I run three two-slot cards with a one slot gap between them, and things still get toasty !

dunx

P.S. water-cooling the GPU that can't breathe might have been enough to succeed , but doing both would look nicer. biggrin.gif
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Well. I have a corsair 900D, an asus maximus extreme, and 3 cards now tongue.gif TBD
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A pump might be good too ! wink.gif

But seriously, who hasn't nearly cooked a second GPU when crammed together like that ?

You needed a five slot case (Lian Li PC-V354B) and an MATX motherboard (X79 ?) that has a third x16 slot, to allow a gap between them.

My EATX could support 7 GPU's, but I run three two-slot cards with a one slot gap between them, and things still get toasty !

dunx

P.S. water-cooling the GPU that can't breathe might have been enough to succeed , but doing both would look nicer. biggrin.gif

A corsair 350D and Sniper M5 would have handled it well
    
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A corsair 350D and Sniper M5 would have handled it well
rebuilt in corsair 900D today..



GTX780 3x SLI incoming soon

then whatever the GTX 8xx that comes out in january is
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rebuilt in corsair 900D today..



GTX780 3x SLI incoming soon

then whatever the GTX 8xx that comes out in january is

Nice one. January huh tongue.gif The only maxwell cards to launch before Q3 2014 with be the GTX870 and below wink.gif
    
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Nice one. January huh tongue.gif The only maxwell cards to launch before Q3 2014 with be the GTX870 and below wink.gif

thanks. my EVGA step up ends in january. so provided whatever happens to be released is better than the GTX780 TI, that will be what i do.
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