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Originally Posted by scgt1 View Post

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.

The AF140s with mine all died, not 100% sure why.
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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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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

I am currently using 2 NZXT FNv2 140s and 1 FNv2 120 in the rear. The FNv2s aren't designed for static pressure, 0.9mm at full speed and I'm running my 140s at 7v.
    
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The AF140s with mine all died, not 100% sure why.

I am currently using 2 NZXT FNv2 140s and 1 FNv2 120 in the rear. The FNv2s aren't designed for static pressure, 0.9mm at full speed and I'm running my 140s at 7v.

FN-140RB (Same price at Amazon. Cheaper at Directron )Don't know if these are designed for static pressure or not but they are the 140mm equivalent of the FN-120RB's I used that provided exceptional cooling on my previous build.

Compared the static pressure on the FN120RB and the FN140RB then looked at the Corsair SP120s I have now. The NZXT's don't have the greatest static pressure but for 8 120mm in a push pull setup and to be performing at only 30-40% to keep a 7970 highly overclocked (Somewhere around 1150/1600 it's been so long I don't remember lol) and running 24/7 at 100% gpu use mining between 38*-41* C I think that speaks for itself pretty well.
Edited by scgt1 - 5/18/15 at 8:01am
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post #10473 of 12452
all 140's with specs

prolimatech 20 dollars there is a add- on for this fan to increase static pressure but that makes it the standad thickness

SPECIFICATIONS
Size: 140 x 140 x 15mm (with 120mm mounting holes)
Bearing: Double Ball Bearing
Weight: 91 grams
Fan Speed: 500 - 1000 RPM
Noise: 9 - 18 dBa
Airflow: 98 CFM
Static Pressure: 0.9 mmH2O
Connectors: 4 Pin PWM
Rated Voltage: 12 Volts
Rated Current: 0.19 Max Amps
Input Power: 2.04 Watts
MTBF: 100,000h/35C or 60,000h/60C

corsair- around 29 dollars for a 2 pack

SP120 LED SP140 LED
Dimensions 120mm x 25mm 140mm x 25mm
Operating Voltage 7V - 12V
Performance at 12V
Airflow 57.24 CFM 49.49 CFM
Static Pressure 1.46 mm/H20 1.17 mm/H20
Sound Level 26.4 dBA 29.3 dBA
Speed 1650 RPM 1440 RPM
Power Usage 0.26 A 0.26 A

nzxt---9 dollars


Model Number RF-FN142-RB
Dimensions 140 x 140 x 27 mm (Including Rubber Pads)
Fan Air Flow 50 CFM
Fan Air Pressure 0.9 mm-H2O
Fan Bearing Rifle Bearing
Fan Connector 3-Pin
Fan Input Power 2.16W
Fan Current 0.18A
post #10474 of 12452
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Really cool looking build. Get a backplate on that GPU and get it underwater ASAP. thumb.gif

Thanks lk6mk6! I've definitely been eyeing the ColdZero custom backplates. Not overly expensive and my GPU is definitely starting to sag due to the length and weight. Hoping that adding a backplate would help that out a bit.

http://www.coldzero.eu/r9-200-series/1818-coldzero-backplate-xfx-r9-280x-double-dissipation-1.html

In terms of cooling the GPU with water, I think my only option would be to get one of those EK Thermospheres (or similar brand universal GPU block). I just wasn't sure if my pump would be powerful enough to properly cool my 280X and my overclocked CPU (3570k). I also need to read up on how to cool the VRAM since the universal blocks only cool the GPU. I guess regardless, the cooling should help the GPU because when I game or do heavy GPU usage, it definitely gets close to 80 degrees and the fan noise is pretty loud!

http://www.coolingconfigurator.com/step1_complist?gpu_gpus=1190#DB_inline?height=260&width=530&inline_id=comp_table
    
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post #10475 of 12452
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I have feedback for the case's design, as well. I think a windowless version would be nice. Or perhaps a silent optimized cube entirely. I have considered putting a left side panel on the right and fabricating a plate for the top to direct airflow front-to-back, and have an exhaust at the rear and on the side panel grating where the power supply vents are (on the left side panel that would be on the right). That would make a side exhaust and rear exhaust, exhausting the cpu coolers air and the air from the gpu (mine in particular exhausts the air out of the top end of the cooler at a slight angle).

Not a bad idea at all. Personally, I like the silent version, since we don't have a lot of silent cases to choose from. If they had to ask me as to what case needs to be optimized for silence, I'd pick the AIr540 any day.

Thanks for the feedback, it is surely worth looking into thumb.gif
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perhaps a silent optimized cube



Thanks for the feedback, it is surely worth looking into thumb.gif

I want to raise my hand for this one too. I would say there is a 50% increase in sound with the top and front grills installed.
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post #10477 of 12452
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Not a bad idea at all. Personally, I like the silent version, since we don't have a lot of silent cases to choose from. If they had to ask me as to what case needs to be optimized for silence, I'd pick the AIr540 any day.

Thanks for the feedback, it is surely worth looking into thumb.gif

Completely agree with you.

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.....

I'm sorry but I cannot use 140mm fans in the front panel of my Corsair Air 540. I have tried it both with the Industrial 140mm fans and with the "simple" ones. It sounds like an airplane turbine! I believe that the reason for this is what I show with the red arrows in the following picture:
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

I hope you understand. If you have any 120mm fan to suggest me I would be delighted to research it.

....

Original, complete, post here.
    
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I know this is OT, but could you mod a 240 to fit a full atx, if you don't plan on putting in a GPU ? I couldn't find the actual dimensions on the site.
     
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Pretty sure that would be impossible regardless of how you slice it. That would be a major mod to make it work.
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Pretty sure that would be impossible regardless of how you slice it. That would be a major mod to make it work.

Darn... my Kaveri build will someday become a HTPC, and I really don't want to switch the board..... heart.gif this GA-72A88X-UP4.
     
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