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Obviously this is my first ever build and I am going to need a ton of help. I will list all of my parts below, but my first question has to do with airflow and cooling. I am doing a red/black theme and switching all factory fans out with mostly Xilence 2cf 140 and 120 mm fans. Also I will be getting a Swiftech H220 when it is released this/next week. First question is should I do a bottom mount or a top mount for the H220. Second, how should I configure the fans. I plan on having 2 front fans (140MM), an angled bay fan (140mm), a rear top fan (140MM) top fan/bottom fans depending on where I mount the h220. In the past I have seen people do airflow drawing and was wondering what the best way was to run this set up. Thank you for any help and I plan on keeping this thread alive as I progress in the build. I plan on starting the build next weekend as I am waiting on my two titans and h220.

Build
CPU - 3770K
Mobo - Asus Maximus Formula V
Memory - G Skillz Ripjaw X 2x8 16GB DDR3 1866
Storage - Seagate Baracuda 2TB
Samsung 840 Pro 256gb SSD
Graphics - GTX Titan Superclocked in SLI
Case - NZXT Switch 810 Matte Black
Cooling - Swiftech H220. I might switch out the stock fans with two Xilence 120m pwm fans
PSU - Corsair AX1200
Optical - Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer
OS - Windows 7 Home Premium
Monitor - Catleap 2b 120hz 2560x1440P

Here is the Airflow/Setup Drawing
Edited by guinner16 - 2/27/13 at 6:07am
post #2 of 131
I would mount the H220 on the top.

Generally for airflow you want cool air in from the front/ bottom and hot air out from the top/ back, if you were to draw an airflow map you'd have the air ideally going in from the bottom right of the case and out of the top left of the case.

So you can have a 140 at the back exhausting, the fans on the H220 exhausting out the top and then a 140 on the bottom as intake and 2x 120 or 140 in the front for intake.

Also the PSU seems a little excessive for the build, even with two Titans and a heavily OC'd CPU I can't see you getting anywhere near 1000W.
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I would mount the H220 on the top.

Generally for airflow you want cool air in from the front/ bottom and hot air out from the top/ back, if you were to draw an airflow map you'd have the air ideally going in from the bottom right of the case and out of the top left of the case.

So you can have a 140 at the back exhausting, the fans on the H220 exhausting out the top and then a 140 on the bottom as intake and 2x 120 or 140 in the front for intake.

Also the PSU seems a little excessive for the build, even with two Titans and a heavily OC'd CPU I can't see you getting anywhere near 1000W.

Yeah I know the PSU is a bit overkill but I wanted to leave the option open for a 3rd titan down the road. Also, I know the ax series is good quality and an 850 would be cutting it close with two titans. If there was a ax1000 I woud have bought that. I was thinking alog the same lines you were with the airflow and will make an airflow graphic tomorrow to have everyone look over.
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Originally Posted by Paradigm84 View Post

I would mount the H220 on the top.

Generally for airflow you want cool air in from the front/ bottom and hot air out from the top/ back, if you were to draw an airflow map you'd have the air ideally going in from the bottom right of the case and out of the top left of the case.

So you can have a 140 at the back exhausting, the fans on the H220 exhausting out the top and then a 140 on the bottom as intake and 2x 120 or 140 in the front for intake.

Also the PSU seems a little excessive for the build, even with two Titans and a heavily OC'd CPU I can't see you getting anywhere near 1000W.

Yeah I know the PSU is a bit overkill but I wanted to leave the option open for a 3rd titan down the road. Also, I know the ax series is good quality and an 850 would be cutting it close with two titans. If there was a ax1000 I woud have bought that. I was thinking alog the same lines you were with the airflow and will make an airflow graphic tomorrow to have everyone look over.

Yeah, 850W would be cutting it very close and it's always better to have too much than too little. thumb.gif

Also I hope you'll be using a nice mouse and keyboard for such a beastly rig. biggrin.gif
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Yeah, 850W would be cutting it very close and it's always better to have too much than too little. thumb.gif

Also I hope you'll be using a nice mouse and keyboard for such a beastly rig. biggrin.gif

I havent ordered yet, but I will probably end up with a razer product. I dont want to go too crazy with a gaming mouse/keyboard as I somehow have tricked my wife so far into believe this is an everyday computer. LOL. She saw the 810 get delivered today and commented how much big it was and that it didn't look like an everyday pc case.
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Personally I'm slightly biased towards mechanical keyboards, they can be had fairly cheap and the build quality and lifetime of them is usually greater than with standard rubber dome keyboards, plus they are more customisable and I feel, offer a better typing experience. smile.gif
post #7 of 131
Is this a paying job?

Kidding. Dont worry though, youll get plenty of help once you start putting it together.
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Is this a paying job?

Kidding. Dont worry though, youll get plenty of help once you start putting it together.

I put an offer in the Titan thread that any Pittsburgh North Hill residents can have my two $150 in game codes that came with th Titans. Besides after buying all th parts there is no money left over for your paychecks. We've all been there before. lol
post #9 of 131
I don't see a motherboard...?
post #10 of 131
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I don't see a motherboard...?

You are correct. Asus Maximus Formula V
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