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what fitting on my bottom graphic card looks better ? picture A or picture B
( A )

( B )

I would rock "B"
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what fitting on my bottom graphic card looks better ? picture A or picture B Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
( A )

( B )


B for sure! - Adam
post #8723 of 12526
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I've noticed unless you already have fans to do push/pull config, it's actually cheaper/you receive lower temps if you actually go to a thicker rad.
(this depends on which brand rad and fans you get obviously)
I'd almost say B does look better
Agreed I'm OCD with certain things. I like the consistency. *sorry replied to wrong post.
Edited by BigCatRoach - 10/22/14 at 2:56pm
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Originally Posted by Ryncrash View Post

I would rock "B"
Agreed I'm OCD with certain things. I like the consistency.
post #8725 of 12526
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Originally Posted by Skye12977 View Post

I've noticed unless you already have fans to do push/pull config, it's actually cheaper/you receive lower temps if you actually go to a thicker rad.
(this depends on which brand rad and fans you get obviously)
I'd almost say B does look better

Suggestions on the best rad for push only whit better preformance? I want to do a 3x on the front and 2x on the top. Was originally thinking push and pull but may change my mind if you can back up that statement. I feel like the push or pull only will save a lot of space. Since what I'm thinking is already going to be tight.
post #8726 of 12526

I can't remember what video but it was either from Linus of TinyTimLogan.
There was up to about a 5C difference go from a push or pull to a Push/pull config.
Sheer rad space allows more water in the system. Going with a 30mm rad instead of a single 60mm or even a 45mm rad is quite a waste (but for some people like the look)
I'd do a 80mm rad if my GPU would have allowed it lol.

Not entirely sure if it's true but 1x 60mm thick 360mm rad = 2x 30mm thick 360mm rads
if that is true then 1x 60mm thick 360mm thick rad > 1x 30mm thick 360mm rad and 1x 30mm thick 240 or 280mm.
Have fewer rads also reduces the Db of the system and fans required in the system.
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Just a quick snap I took after dropping in my 970 today.

 
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post #8728 of 12526
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I've noticed unless you already have fans to do push/pull config, it's actually cheaper/you receive lower temps if you actually go to a thicker rad.
(this depends on which brand rad and fans you get obviously)
I'd almost say B does look better
I just changed my 65 degree fitting and put a 90 degree fitting. how does it look now ?
    
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A quiet-ish Budget Performance build with a 240 using heat stack effect + 970 GTX

When I spotted the 240 I knew I wanted to do a build with it. When the Lauren from Tasty PC said in her 250D review that it should be on it's side... I think she was spot on - and its exactly what the 240 is. What I wanted to employ is that 'heat stack effect' of the Silverstone FT03 cases: air in at the bottom, out the top - and let nature do it's job too. I also wanted to make sure the GPU doesn't heat up the CPU or the other way around. The GPU had to be a GTX 970 - not much heat and great performance for the money. Question was how to get one quickly :-) and it would need to fit!! It wasn't too easy finding exact clearances for everthing. Having not build a PC for 7-8 years.. I wondered how it all would go but luckily the 240 is a great case to work with!

Anyway, all this was all just an idea 2 weeks ago.. and now it's all running nicely! So here's how that looks like:



I am running two fans intake at the bottom, two exhaust at the top. The Corsair H75 also runs as intake so there's positive pressure (together with 1 fan on the PSU side).
The H75 was chosen so I could add in an H100i later for the video card. The fan above the H75 does a great job in sucking out heat directly.

Discoveries
- The Gigabyte GTX 970 (N970WF3OC-4GD) does allow for an H100i at the front, it's actually 285mm from the edge of the case. It is definitely not as wide as an Asus Strix which wouldn't fit. It's also pretty quiet.
- The black Silverstone PP-05E short cable kit is great for cable management and its all black!
- The Scythe glidestream fans are less than half the price of a Noctua Redux, yet quiet and have sleeved black cables.

- The H75 easily and quietly deals with the 4690K @ 4.5Ghz (115W Max it seems)
- All the stock dust filters are too noisy and don't let enough air through! I removed them for the time being.
- You can tuck cables behind the fans, including the 8 pin power to the motherboard
- You will need washers to firmly secure H75 motherboard standoffs when using an ITX board because they are generally thinner (My gigabyte Z97N gaming 5 is)
- A fan on the PSU side will prevent warm air from the motherboard section seeping into that section and runs the drives about 8C cooler.

And...
- Why do ITX boards not come with more fan headers?? They don't take that much space...
- Why are all SATA cables so stiff??? Does any one have recommendation of brands that sell (black) flexible cables?
     
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I just changed my 65 degree fitting and put a 90 degree fitting. how does it look now ?
Really hard to tell which one now.
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