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post #2091 of 5046
sweet I thinking that as that's where the h60 is now in push pull ... as I only have the dvd bay their as I remove the other 2 from the start smile.gif
post #2092 of 5046
is the back bracket the same as the h60 or do I have to redo the mounting system ?
post #2093 of 5046
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Originally Posted by Ambush083 View Post

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your lowest PCIE slot with be a 4x slot, as opposed to the slots you're currently using which are both 8x slots. 4x or 8x refers to the bandwidth available to the card. Running your second card in that lower 4x slot won't actually have a huge impact on performance; you'll probably lose max 5-7%. As it stands now, single gpu graphics cards do not saturate 8x bandwidth.

Just a quick bit of info that I won't go into too much detail with: anyone using a AMD chip like a 8350 etc. and a pair of cards in SLI or Xfire will be using a mobo that effectively runs both their cards at 4x bandwidth anyway, and those setups run alright.

@ fdrake, I'm not entirely sure if the backplate is different, but I'm going out on a limb here and guess that the h60 and h100 bracket are the same (assuming that the pump block's for both units are that round shape as opposed to the more square shape featured on the h80i and h100i)
post #2094 of 5046
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Originally Posted by fleetfeather View Post

your lowest PCIE slot with be a 4x slot, as opposed to the slots you're currently using which are both 8x slots. 4x or 8x refers to the bandwidth available to the card. Running your second card in that lower 4x slot won't actually have a huge impact on performance; you'll probably lose max 5-7%. As it stands now, single gpu graphics cards do not saturate 8x bandwidth.

Fleet, thanks for the info. I'm going to tinker a little bit more with it and see what's up. All I know is, when I ran Crysis 3 for like 5 mins, because I had to go to work, I was very impressed with it despite the little noise it was making. Next thing is lighting. Any suggestions for just enough lighting to see inside, but not bright flashy light? I was looking at the BitFenix White 6 led strip. It's more than small enough for our cases. Also, it says you have a push / pull setup. Is it possible to fit that on the top of the case? I don't think I have enough clearance.
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I almost went that route, thats the best Micro ATX AM3+ board I found also. Please post some benchmarks and pictures.
Will do, if I decide to go that route, just depends if I have enough and if I find out the info I need, I'd be going with the 8320 or the fx 6300.
post #2096 of 5046
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Originally Posted by Ambush083 View Post

Fleet, thanks for the info. I'm going to tinker a little bit more with it and see what's up. All I know is, when I ran Crysis 3 for like 5 mins, because I had to go to work, I was very impressed with it despite the little noise it was making. Next thing is lighting. Any suggestions for just enough lighting to see inside, but not bright flashy light? I was looking at the BitFenix White 6 led strip. It's more than small enough for our cases. Also, it says you have a push / pull setup. Is it possible to fit that on the top of the case? I don't think I have enough clearance.

Not a problem smile.gif

As for lighting, I personally don't use any, but I think that 6 LED strip would do the job well. I have a feeling that, depending on how subtle or loud you want the lighting to be, the 6 LED strip might actually be too much light. I'm personally looking at acquiring a single white led for my case (mounted around graphics card height), and teaming it with two of corsair's new white LED AF140 fans on the roof. Hopefully that amount of light isn't too overpowering for my personal tastes tongue.gif

My push-pull setup is in the front intake area of my case. You're right, there's simply not enough room for push-pull in the top area unfortunately. I actually experimented with forcing a push-pull setup in the top area, by mounting the two 'pull' fans on top of the 350D. It's ugliness was matched only by the terrible vibration sounds haha. Not recommended, personally. tongue.gif
post #2097 of 5046
the pump blocks are square ... the h100 the bracket is fitted ... the h60 uses the magnet sit over the block bracket ... the h60 uses 4 stand offs fitted to back plate with a gap until its screwed down ..
post #2098 of 5046
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Originally Posted by fleetfeather View Post

Not a problem smile.gif

As for lighting, I personally don't use any, but I think that 6 LED strip would do the job well. I have a feeling that, depending on how subtle or loud you want the lighting to be, the 6 LED strip might actually be too much light. I'm personally looking at acquiring a single white led for my case

If you have any ideas on a specific brand / part let me know. If the 6 is too bright than I'll keep looking. I just want it to look like a display window you can see clearly in. No bright color / tint which distorts your view of the system, if that even makes sense. I've tried look on here, do you have your system pics? I guess the mod bug bit me. I definitely don't consider myself a modder, but I'm looking at what all I can do with this case.
post #2099 of 5046
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Originally Posted by Ambush083 View Post

If you have any ideas on a specific brand / part let me know. If the 6 is too bright than I'll keep looking. I just want it to look like a display window you can see clearly in. No bright color / tint which distorts your view of the system, if that even makes sense. I've tried look on here, do you have your system pics? I guess the mod bug bit me. I definitely don't consider myself a modder, but I'm looking at what all I can do with this case.

I honestly haven't looked into it a great deal yet, but rather I've just conceptualised it. I have a feeling that some people in this thread use the 6 LED strip kit, and from the looks of some of the photos, it seems to be quite bright indeed. I'm like you, I'm not looking to wash out my components with colour, I just want to see my work in a way which isn't going to overpower things or distract me haha.

My rig as it currently stands. I'm a bit of a fan of neutral colours, so I'm working with Black/Grey/Gold/White.
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Originally Posted by fdrake View Post

the pump blocks are square ... the h100 the bracket is fitted ... the h60 uses the magnet sit over the block bracket ... the h60 uses 4 stand offs fitted to back plate with a gap until its screwed down ..

if it's a completely different assembly, you'll need to install the new backplate wink.gif
post #2100 of 5046
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Originally Posted by smithydan View Post

I was to get back to you on this, so with the offset did it work?
Do you have any pictures?
What board are you using?

Thanks.
Ok sorry it took me so long to get back to this wasn't at my computer all day yesterday but I have news. If you do it right I'm pretty sure the new h105? will fit in the top at least with my motherboard it would. I'm using an asrock z87m OC formula. (gah that's a mouth full) you have to actually offset the radiator don't use the standard holes...



line it up like that and you can get 6 out of 8screws in without drilling. now on my motherboard that actually gave me clearance past the 8pin for the mobo but as I look at it now I gained just down to where the ram sticks out in extra space. So I believe the H105 *WOULD* fit. I *WOULD NOT* go bigger than that. clearance and changing ram would get super hard. if not impossible without removing it.

You'll have to pardon my horrible cellphone pictures I borrowed my moms camera for the occasion and forgot the usb cable to transfer them... -____-



theres about the space I'm working with now on a CLC like the H105 pulling it off and putting it back on is easier than my fully set up loop. so maybe the ram clearance is no big deal to you. in that horrible picture I have an xspc ex 240 rad (35mm thick) and still some space obviously.

Also somebody told me the xspc dual bay d5 res wouldn't fit. He was right so I made it fit. Just drilled some new holes and I like it it sits flush with the front of the 350d now



Finally a couple of crummy body shots *better ones to come but since I made this post I felt i should show her off





You'll notice it isn't Red and Black! You'll also notice that it isn't following a color scheme any more right now... that asrock board is hard to coordinate. plus I blew all my extra money on a 7970 CF with my 7950 smile.gif



SO that pretty much sums up the pictures if your eyes are bleeding at the horribleness please feel free to send me money for a dslr

To summarize. the H105/ a thicker rad will fit what I hope is most boards if you offset the rad using the 140 mount holes as shown in the picture it's not purty but effective.
Also my half watercooled very full crossfired 350d
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