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Temps seem nice. I usually test with intel burn test, got stable 4,6GHz with 1.325V (i7 4930K hexacore) with temps maxing 75C. On gaming and everyday stuff, no core exeeds 55C.

I have the turbo boost enabled in the motherboard and Im at 4.4ghz right now. Not sure what the voltage is at. I always forget to look when I am browsing around in the bios.
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First I want to say thanks to @Corsair Joseph for helping me with my h100 that died. What he and the Corsair staff did to help me was too great. I was not looking to rma the cooler at all. Just mentioned it died, and before I knew it I had a new H100iv2 at my doorstep. Seriously top notch customer service. Cant say enough nice things about what happened. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Thanks for the shout out, man. I'll be sure to share your feedback with our support guys over at HQ thumb.gif A clear testament that they are on top of their game smile.gif They'd be happy to see this.
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Never thought I'd struggle to fit a GPU in this case, but that day has come. The top one fit easily (and I thought it was large, 10.98" long so longer than the usual 10.5" and also extra wide), the bottom one (13" long according to spec sheet but I think that's not taking into account the actual longest part) put up a fight.



Had to remove one of my front 180mm fans, and a Thermalright TY-140 (140 x 160 x 26.5 mm) didn't fit in its place either. The default Corsair 140mm fan fits thankfully and is a hair away from touching the GPU. So this GPU takes up almost the whole length of the compartment. Didn't align well with the expansion slots/covers at the back either, but at the end of the day it works and stays cool.
Edited by boredgunner - 2/26/16 at 9:16am
 
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Never thought I'd struggle to fit a GPU in this case, but that day has come. The top one fit easily (and I thought it was large, 10.98" long so longer than the usual 10.5" and also extra wide), the bottom one (13" long according to spec sheet but I think that's not taking into account the actual longest part) put up a fight.



Had to remove one of my front 180mm fans, and a Thermalright TY-140 (140 x 160 x 26.5 mm) didn't fit in its place either. The default Corsair 140mm fan fits thankfully and is a hair away from touching the GPU. So this GPU takes up almost the whole length of the compartment. Didn't align well with the expansion slots/covers at the back either, but at the end of the day it works and stays cool.

Pictures! smile.gif
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Hi guys (sorry it's going to be a lot of pictures in this post!)
So yesterday, last part of my loop was shipped (except Aquaero 6) and i started to put everything together. As expected I faced a few difficulties on my way.
First one the 240x60 EKWB rad didn't fit at first, and i had to remove the plastic plate from the ASUS Maximus VIII Hero board.

As you can see here my plan to place 2x140mm fans in the bottom failed as well. The bottom fittings from the 360x40 rad would not fit at all if would go with 2x140 fans in the bottom, so i left just 1.

Also when i installed new Aqua Computer D5 pump motor with USB and aquabus interface i forgot to put a rubber ring and got a little leak.. But i was able to repair it really quick! =)
Everything else went pretty smooth, except the fact that my Aquaero 6, temperature and flow controllers are not here yet.
Here are a few pics:






Now the leak testing is in progress, so i'll update how did it work out after 24h test.

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I finally took the plunge. I picked up a used but in new condition 540. The guy i got it from painted the mesh orange which im going to repaint tomorrow blue to match my fans.

I paid 100 cash and he tossedin x2 cd burners which ill install and use. Only concern this case has ZERO dust filters

My old case nzxt s340



Nothing installed yet but here is the 540



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I finally took the plunge. I picked up a used but in new condition 540. The guy i got it from painted the mesh orange which im going to repaint tomorrow blue to match my fans.

I paid 100 cash and he tossedin x2 cd burners which ill install and use. Only concern this case has ZERO dust filters

you can use a simple mesh with magnets in the inner side of the front and top grill and you'll be covered :
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i went ahead and painted the grills blue to match my fans. in person this thing looks awesome. My phones camera is crap so the quality is not the best.

 

 

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I have a question for people that have put HDD in the back chamber of the case.
Would mounting hard drives vertically in general cause any ill-affects to it?
My plan is to relocate the drives and put a make shift midplate made of plexi or lexan, and with the way my 360mm radiator is i had to bend one guide rails to fit my T connector/drain fitting.

Thoughts??
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I have a question for people that have put HDD in the back chamber of the case.
Would mounting hard drives vertically in general cause any ill-affects to it?
My plan is to relocate the drives and put a make shift midplate made of plexi or lexan, and with the way my 360mm radiator is i had to bend one guide rails to fit my T connector/drain fitting.

Thoughts??

When I had my 540, I had a WD Blue installed in one of the 5-1/4 bays with an adapter. Installed vertically like that, I had no problems with the drive at all. Even going back to other cases I've had with vertically mounted HDDs, I never had any trouble. thumb.gif
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