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see my pics i added a rad to the bottom there is plenty of room depending on the board, and you would not have to countersink like i did but will need to cut the hot tray brackets out , and as far as the other side on my other 540 i added 2 60mm fans on the back to help move air and one on the bottom , on the new build , **** i dont know yet but im getting thereh
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once again you would not have to counter sink
post #10463 of 12460
something like this? i have two cases one will be duel window and this one will be a box
post #10464 of 12460
What fans do you guys recommend for overcoming the filter in the front? I am fine with either 2 140 or 3 120, but I would prefer 2 140 (cheaper overall, more likely.)

I'm looking to keep the filter in place but my current 140s and even most of my 120s cannot overcome the filter quietly. Running my 140s at 7v (the only point they're bearable), there isn't enough air coming in to keep the gpu cool.
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i use the corsair sp 120's they seem to do the job just fine
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i use the corsair sp 120's they seem to do the job just fine

Those are awful expensive in my opinion. I probably should've put this in my original, but I'm hoping to spend at most $12 per fan.

Actually, I'm thinking I might just throw a corsair hg10 on my r9 290 and be done. The cpu gets adequate air, the gpu is just damn hot.
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post #10467 of 12460
Look at some NZXT fans. My previous build I had 11 of them cooling my 360 and 480 rad. The 480 was push pull and was dedicated for my 7970 at the time. I was mining with it 24/7 and the gpu was running 100% overclocked also with the fans only at 30-40% speed via fan controller and temps never went above 41C. Cheap fans but they are often overlooked and they perform great along with being very quiet. The ones I had were FN-RB120s. thumb.gif I have since gone with the SP series from Corsair. Just because. LOL
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post #10468 of 12460
maybe you could get away with the AF ones rather than the SP i dunno if there is a difference in price at all ? , i already had some so i got more of them smile.gif
post #10469 of 12460
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maybe you could get away with the AF ones rather than the SP i dunno if there is a difference in price at all ? , i already had some so i got more of them smile.gif

Case comes with AF140's just not the ones with interchangeable rings. I'm running 3 of the af140's with the rings in my 540 now for intake up top and exhaust in the rear with the 7 volt step downs and don't hear them running at 40% or so with my fan controller. Honestly the only thing I hear on my rig is the occasional accessing of the 4tb WD Black (noisy little b$#$h) and my mcp355's everything else is silent.
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post #10470 of 12460
i agree scgt about the nzxt fans there pretty decent and if your into the led,s i think they have the best led lighting of all the fans , i have 140 and 120 and they work fine but im getting out of the led and going to go with prolima only 15mm thick and the 140 almost move 100 cfm only draw back to the 140's is the are a 120 mount
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