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Originally Posted by rck1984 View Post

Answered the same question on the previous page thumb.gif
I have been running push-intake in the previous months, it was fine but there is a couple things that bothered me:
Most off all, the dust build-up on the rad and in the rig itself (no dust filter on top). Also the heat generated by the GTX980Ti, blowing into the case. The single 140mm had a difficult time getting rid of all the warmth, especially on warm days.

I'm giving the following a chance for some weeks now:

3x 120mm intake front
2x 140mm exhaust top
1x 140mm exhaust rear.

We'll see how this turns out, else i'm going back to my old situation.

Yeah that's what I am afraid of. If your temps are about the same as your previous setup then I most likely will run you new setup as I feel it will be better for dust. If not then I'll prob invest in filters. I found a site that sells various filters for a fair price. The entire kit is $64 but comes with a ton of filters you don't need.
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Originally Posted by Konstantink View Post

Thank you very much! I’ll try the setup, you suggested with only rear fan sucking the air away!

So the hot air sucked in the case through the radiators, wouldn't increase the temperature inside the case severely?
I mean as soon as the air outside the case is colder and the cooling of “under water” components will benefit, the rest of the stuff (“not under water”) will suffer. Isn’t that correct?

I’ll use Lamptron - FC5 v3 to control fan speeds and temperature around the case, and I will be able to check this things myself, when all the stuff will be delivered, but it’s good to know this kind of things before you start setting everything up!

Thanks’ again for your reply!

No worries smile.gif Yes, the rads will increase the temp inside the case a little which is why I suggested making the bottom fans intake - this way you have some fresh air coming in and keeping things circulating. Positive air pressure should push air out of the case through all the various holes in the case and the rear fan on exhaust will help with that. Also most of your hot air will be towards the top of the case so the bottom fans on exhaust probably wouldn't make much difference; you'll get much more benefit using them to bring in fresh cool air.

Cheers.
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No worries smile.gif Yes, the rads will increase the temp inside the case a little which is why I suggested making the bottom fans intake - this way you have some fresh air coming in and keeping things circulating. Positive air pressure should push air out of the case through all the various holes in the case and the rear fan on exhaust will help with that. Also most of your hot air will be towards the top of the case so the bottom fans on exhaust probably wouldn't make much difference; you'll get much more benefit using them to bring in fresh cool air.

Cheers.

Thank you very much! I'll definitely follow your advice!
Here is some photos of my setup before i started my custom water-cooling customization:




New water-block on my CPU:


BTW i have one more question:
I saw some guys putting on furniture wheels to the bottom of their case. I really like this idea because I sometimes plug my computer into my TV set and play some games with the XBOX controller from the couch. And this makes case transportation across the room much easier!

So i bought some suitable wheels, but still struggling with the idea on how to put the case and the wheels together. First i tried gluing them with dremel hot silicon glue pistol (can be seen on the photo below), but as expected it was too weak. I also have dremel versatip soldering torch, so my second idea was to use that. And the third variant is to make holes and just screw the wheels to the bottom (actually as soon as it should be the most reliable option, it is also the most difficult, because my dremel kit doesn't have the necessary drill, and I'am struggling making a whole in the bottom of the case with (i thing the plate is little bit thicker there).


Does anybody have any advice?

Thank you in advance.

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(A shedding golden retriever is my electronics worst enemy...)
I have a husky myself. So for that purpose i just bought 2 thin Silverstone dust filters (with magnets) and put them underneath the case. It is a very easy and simple solution for your problem! (this filters will stick perfectly under the holes in the case)
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I have a husky myself. So for that purpose i just bought 2 thin Silverstone dust filters (with magnets) and put them underneath the case. It is a very easy and simple solution for your problem! (this filters will stick perfectly under the holes in the case)

I actually decided that I am going to buy the pieces from the kit that I linked previously. They seem like they are well made and will fit perfectly since they are designed for our case.

Am I correct in assuming that the only dust filters I will need is a bottom filter and a top filter? The rest of the filters they sell seem like it wouldn't benifit since I will be running top front and bottom as intake and everything out will be an outlet for air so no need for a filter? I'm sure seeing the case first hand would explain a lot but it will not arrive until tomorrow so I'm trying to get everything ordered not so its ready to go.


Always destroying exergy!!
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Question for you ladies and gents. Getting back into building another water cooled system I have a nzxt switch 810 system with a ut 60 240 rad and xt 45 420 rad . I am needing a unit that is ideally 16" tall and can ot be taller than 18". Does anyone have exact measurements with out feet?

Also looking at putting a 360 rad up front and a 240 at top and maybe even a 120 at the back.
I've got the 6700k on order
getting asus max viii extreme
two evga hydrocopper 980ti (since it has the water blocks included) (havent heard bad things about them

think a 360 rad will fit Will the UT60 fit or the xt45?

The other case i'm looking at is the lian li pc-08 but i dont know how tall it is without legs.
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hahahahahahah hot glue !!!! that is awesome !! but i a
m glad you posted that and not me , solder will not work either , your best bet is to just bolt them , i got got legs but with out wheels , but that a good idea !! dude when i seen your pic with those wheels and a hot glue gun i almost fell of my seat .. sorry no offense but that made my week ..thanks
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You guys are more experienced then me, maybe one (or more) of you could help me.

I want to custom water cool my PC: CPU (i7 4770k) and GPU (Fury).

I saw one of those radiator that already have a pump and a reservoir altogether, kinda like both worlds, AIO with a little taste of custom. I would love to use red tubing and fittings (go team red).

Can I use just one of those 240mm radiator with embedded pump and reservoir to properly cool both my CPU and GPU?

Thanks smile.gif
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I keep seeing people talking about bottom fans on the site yet a Google search says the only fans are front top and rear. Is this a custom mod or do they just not state it's an option?


Always destroying exergy!!
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I keep seeing people talking about bottom fans on the site yet a Google search says the only fans are front top and rear. Is this a custom mod or do they just not state it's an option?


Always destroying exergy!!

Simple mod. The bottom has holes in it and no filters, but you can easily remove those two HDD trays and put fans there instead, and slap a magnetic filter on the bottom. I suggest one of the bigger DEMCiflex magnetic filters, I got the dual 140mm but it doesn't fit well with the indented bottom. Try a dual 180mm or even dual 200mm.
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hahahahahahah hot glue !!!! that is awesome !! but i am glad you posted that and not me , solder will not work either , your best bet is to just bolt them , i got got legs but with out wheels , but that a good idea !! dude when i seen your pic with those wheels and a hot glue gun i almost fell of my seat .. sorry no offense but that made my week ..thanks

No problem! I just tried to make the most out of the tools I have. I know it sucks and it is quite funny)
So I'll have to invest into the new drill (dremel cant go through bottom steel plate). Thank you for your tip!
BTW your PC looks awesome!)
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I keep seeing people talking about bottom fans on the site yet a Google search says the only fans are front top and rear. Is this a custom mod or do they just not state it's an option?


Always destroying exergy!!

You can also cut off the unnecessary metal from the bottom.

It dosn't look too tidy here, but it will look good in the final version.
Edited by Konstantink - 2/18/16 at 12:34am
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