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Its not completed, but here is my case, plus its first case mod.



Its going to have an overall Klingon theme, but I'm not sure how to get it there. I'll be making my own fan controller using the drive aby cover so it stays the same color, water cooling, and transferring most of my sig's contents into it. over the next month.
    
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Its not completed, but here is my case, plus its first case mod.



Its going to have an overall Klingon theme, but I'm not sure how to get it there. I'll be making my own fan controller using the drive aby cover so it stays the same color, water cooling, and transferring most of my sig's contents into it. over the next month.

Love it! Can't wait to see the finished product!
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Thanks. I've made sure to take lots of pictures so far, adn they'll eventually get stuck into a build thread thumb.gif
    
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Just migrated into my new case =) I loved my 650D, but the 540 just blew me away with its function and design. Pardon the iPhone pics, will have proper pics when my buddy returns my camera.

Happy to join everyone! thumb.gif
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did you make the gpu AIO cooler mount or did you buy it from someone here on the forums?

i bought a G10 from NZXT but just for giggles wanted to know where you got yours.
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did you make the gpu AIO cooler mount or did you buy it from someone here on the forums?

i bought a G10 from NZXT but just for giggles wanted to know where you got yours.

Picked it up from a user on the forums that made them for a while. See this thread for reference - they aren't being made any more but it's cool to see how they progressed. Mine has the 92mm fan mount which is nice for VRM cooling. The G10 is the exact same concept and I'm glad they are going more mainstream because I love the ease of closed loops. I'll definitely get one when I upgrade my GPU. You're in for a treat with the bracket.

fyi: My GPU load on BF4@1440p is 45-50C and dead quiet
Edited by nerdybeat - 1/13/14 at 11:25pm
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Picked it up from a user on the forums that made them for a while. See this thread for reference - they aren't being made any more but it's cool to see how they progressed. Mine has the 92mm fan mount which is nice for VRM cooling. The G10 is the exact same concept and I'm glad they are going more mainstream because I love the ease of closed loops. I'll definitely get one when I upgrade my GPU. You're in for a treat with the bracket.

fyi: My GPU load on BF4@1440p is 45-50C and dead quiet

ah sweet i cant wait. i just got my 780 Ti from step up (from a 780) i was a little worried about vrm and vram temps so i bought some little mosfet heatsinks from frozencpu i cant wait for the quiet and under 50C temps !!! right now my Ti (small overclock) is hitting 82C in bf4 frown.gif my 780 that i stepped up with had the ACX cooling and would never go past 68C which imo was perfectly fine and it ran quiet. i miss that cooler.

what fan are you using on the rad? was thinking about getting a different fan than what comes with the NZXT X40. sucks corsair does not make SP140M fans. i guess ill have to get a noctua
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ah sweet i cant wait. i just got my 780 Ti from step up (from a 780) i was a little worried about vrm and vram temps so i bought some little mosfet heatsinks from frozencpu i cant wait for the quiet and under 50C temps !!! right now my Ti (small overclock) is hitting 82C in bf4 frown.gif my 780 that i stepped up with had the ACX cooling and would never go past 68C which imo was perfectly fine and it ran quiet. i miss that cooler.

what fan are you using on the rad? was thinking about getting a different fan than what comes with the NZXT X40. sucks corsair does not make SP140M fans. i guess ill have to get a noctua

You'll be very pleased with the temps I guarantee. The fan directly on the VRAM has been sufficient for my GPU. I'm using a Gentle Typhoon AP-15 on the Antec Kuhler 620.
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ah sweet i cant wait. i just got my 780 Ti from step up (from a 780) i was a little worried about vrm and vram temps so i bought some little mosfet heatsinks from frozencpu i cant wait for the quiet and under 50C temps !!! right now my Ti (small overclock) is hitting 82C in bf4 frown.gif my 780 that i stepped up with had the ACX cooling and would never go past 68C which imo was perfectly fine and it ran quiet. i miss that cooler.

what fan are you using on the rad? was thinking about getting a different fan than what comes with the NZXT X40. sucks corsair does not make SP140M fans. i guess ill have to get a noctua

Noctua a14 pwm is a very good fan. I have two for my h110 that'll be in my second system whenever i get the money for a case.
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So I made the switch to Phobya NB-eLoop 1600RPM fans, replacing all my Corsair SP120 Quiet Editions.

Very well built, they look great with my build theme, perform well, and most importantly, they make FAR less noise than the Corsairs, especially at lower RPM where the Corsairs buzzed/grumbled like a mofo (anywhere from 300 RPM up to 1200 RPM, the motor noise was louder than the airflow on my system, and just plain unpleasant).

I used to shut off the front 360 fans and spin the top 240's down to 400 RPM just to keep from going insane when not gaming with headphones on. That put me at 32C water temps at idle, in 20C ambient. Now I can run all five fans at 800-900 in relative quiet, and drop my temps 10C at idle.

Even at full 1600 RPM chat they're less noisy (and cleaner noise) than the SP120 QE's were at 1400 RPM, and they push more air, bringing load temps down several degrees after equilibrium.

Corsair SP fans are nice looking, reliable, the trim rings make them handy for matching your build, but they're a real crapshoot in quality or compatibility. Of the 12 SP120's I own (10 QE, 2 PE), only ONE doesn't make the buzzing noise. And the Phobyas are the same price, give or take a few pence, at least ordering out of the UK, may be a different story in North America.

Still running an AF140 exhaust, but I have a spare eLoop I'm going to replace it with when I tear the build down this weekend to redo the loop.

I'll post some pictures this evening.
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Well I got the Bgears B-Blaster 120's in the mail today. They seem to be pretty quiet at full speed and seem to work well with a fan controller. They are completely silent when turned down below half speed with the controller. The downside though is they are quite cheaply made and there is no way that they are putting out the 103 CFM that they are claiming. I have a few other fans that I was able to test them against that are rated around 65CFM and they seem like they put out the same or more air than the bgears so I am guessing that the bgears are putting out between 60-70 CFM at the most.
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