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Poll Results: Should I add the S340 to the thread, and alter the club name?

 
  • 64% (92)
    Keep H-Series only (H630, H440, H230) for more detailed thread
  • 35% (50)
    Add the S340, alter the club name to add "S" line, because their similar products
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post #1071 of 4478
Hello guys,

Glad to be in the club. I recently got a black H630 after waiting for more than a month. Sadly, there is no such thing as "stock" in Greece these days...

I'm really impressed with the engineering put by NZXT on this case. The "Design in Los Angeles, California" does indeed make the difference.

Case front - Blocked every opening to force air coming from the side vents, not to circulate from inside the case

You might want to block the unused openings in the case front, otherwise hot air will get sucked from inside the case as well, due to restrictive side vents. By blocking, air will only come from outside and there will be no extra noise with the stock fans, I can guarantee.

PSU - Isolated and forced to suck air from directly below

You might also want to block the PSU to suck air from directly below only and not from adjacent open grills. The fan of this specific PSU barely operates in my setup though...

Back

Mulitcolor, I know... Not easy to find black cables, if you believe that...

Simple...

As simple as it gets... for now... Sound dampening at the bottom makes some slight difference. But most of it will be removed due to WC at the bottom.

Currently I'm on stock cooling with decent temps and nearly dead silent operation.
With outside temp of 22C:
- At idle, MB temp is 32C, DRAM is 42C, CPU is 35C,.
- At day-to-day operations temps are still low, MB temp is 33C, DRAM is 48C, CPU does not exceed 50C,.
- At high load (e.g. Mass Effect 3 + streaming + video ripping + file transfer over LAN + 3 users logged on via remote desktop) and since there is no GPU in the system (apart from the iGPU), MB temp is 33C, DRAM is 50C, CPU hits 73C.

So, there is no room for whatever OC apart from what ASUS turbo features do (max 3.9GHz for the i3770K). High load though frequently occurs in my setup so I need to do something.

Next step is one 780Ti to relief the CPU. But for OCing the CPU, well I will need a custom loop.

Even if I didn't have my ODD/HDDs (I can't live without them), I would again choose the bottom of the case for a single CPU loop for 3 reasons:
- Airflow in the front of the case seems to be limited. The case is built for silence, not for performance; I knew that before buying it.
- Airflow at the top of the case is good, but the ambient temp inside the case is ~33C.
- Airflow at the bottom is maximum and has the coldest (~22C) incoming air possible.

Since the CPU does not like operating at high temps I would choose the bottom to allow more room for cooling/silence. GPUs can operate at even 90C so, if I ever want to WC my GPU I will put a separate loop at the top.

My CPU can generate a heat of 170 Watts when seriously OCed (stock is 77 Watts). An Alphacool ST30 280mm at the bottom can dissipate 170 Watts with 2 fans at 1400 RPM giving a ΔΤ of 10C. Now, if 1400 RPM is loud, there is room to increase the ΔΤ since the rad will be at the bottom. The same rad can dissipate 220 Watts with 2 fans at 800 RPM giving a ΔΤ of 20C.

To assist airflow I will add a 140mm fan at the front of the case below the stock 200mm. 140mm will not interfere with the ST30 280mm rad at the bottom. Again, pretty good engineering from NZXT.

I have to select parts, order them from a greek e-shop and pray that at some point I'll receive them... I cannot even easily find black SATA3 cables... Go figure...

Cheers!
Edited by a-Velos156 - 3/22/14 at 1:59am
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post #1072 of 4478
Does anyone know what material the sound proofing in the H440 is? It seems a lot thicker/stiffer, more pad like that the soundproofing material I'm finding on sites which seem to be more foamy/sponge like.
post #1073 of 4478
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Tweakin, thanks for the measurements. I +rep'd you! If you could take one more measurement for me, I'd be thankful. If your rad was mounted in the front of the case, how much space is between your rad and the PSU shroud?

Also, something that worries me is that my temps are going to skyrocket. I've got an AMD FX-9370 and a AMD R9-290x, these are both very hot parts, and I have read some reviews from users who say that their insides get mighty toasty. Do you (or anyone else) think that this could/would be an issue for me? I've got 560mm of rad space. As much as I love this case, maybe it's not for me, not with these parts?

Edit: forgot to ask question. Will my 140mm fans mount above the top panel, but under the top cover, or will the fans and rad be pushing over my mobo?

There is 150mm of space from the front to the psu cover. With my XT-45 and e-loops attached, I have 65mm left over as I use rubber isolators on everything. There is another user on this thread that is having some issues with his temps, and if he removes both covers they drop 10c. That's a big drop. I plan on playing around with the cooling once I get my rads flushed and the system installed, but I'm not there yet.

There is not enough space to mount fans above the case but below the cover panels...
post #1074 of 4478
So build is progressing... just a really stupid noob question;) I'm mounting a H110 at the top of my H440 as seem to be the standard, but how do you guys actually do that practically? The screws coming with the cooler are intended to be used with chassi, fan, rad in that order but I want as most here case, rad, fans in that order and mounting the rad from the top fills the scewholes so to speak, hmm... do you understand? So wustion is do you use shorter screws and mount rad from top and then fans in whats left OR do you get longer screws... OR am I missing something obvious?

While contemplating this I am also contemplating if hoses go left or right... hmm... all these decisions.

I'll go look for screws now... biggrin.gif
post #1075 of 4478
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Originally Posted by OdeClock View Post

So build is progressing... just a really stupid noob question;) I'm mounting a H110 at the top of my H440 as seem to be the standard, but how do you guys actually do that practically? The screws coming with the cooler are intended to be used with chassi, fan, rad in that order but I want as most here case, rad, fans in that order and mounting the rad from the top fills the scewholes so to speak, hmm... do you understand? So wustion is do you use shorter screws and mount rad from top and then fans in whats left OR do you get longer screws... OR am I missing something obvious?

While contemplating this I am also contemplating if hoses go left or right... hmm... all these decisions.

I'll go look for screws now... biggrin.gif

Im using normale short screws to mount rad from the top, and then M3x30mm hexagon socket screw's that are comming with my rads to mount fans.
post #1076 of 4478
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Originally Posted by InerTia* View Post

I lost all of my HDD racks when I stuck my 360 rad up front, so I had to innovate a little bit. Stays cool and I've had no issues so far!

Here's how I mounted my HDD. I might try your way so I can free up that spot and put a fan there. smile.gif




post #1077 of 4478
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Alrighty, added a couple of you guys to the owners page, please let me know if you haven't been added and are an owner just P.M. me easiest way to track.
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So as far as my build is going, I have 12 sp120's running at about 850 rpm each, p/p on my 360 monsta and 360 ut60. Dam quiet , even without both side panels off they still blow through rads on all channels lowest fan control setting. I'm super happy. Getting great temps also, still working on mods and tweaking the gpu's overclock. Ill post some pictures as soon as I get it looking decent enough for a shot! rolleyes.gif
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post #1078 of 4478
U guys think its possible to get just the top and front from NZXT ? Could really use a set or two additional top and fronts. Have some ideas for modding em tongue.gif

H440 btw .
post #1079 of 4478
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U guys think its possible to get just the top and front from NZXT ? Could really use a set or two additional top and fronts. Have some ideas for modding em tongue.gif

H440 btw .

Ill check and let ya know smile.gif

BTW guys check the op and FB page!
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Ill check and let ya know smile.gif

BTW guys check the op and FB page!

Sweet thanks alot smile.gif
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