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Nice, yeah I've got a HAF 932 and I've replaced all my fans with 120mm ones. I do have the stock 230mm ones but ones starting to go and 4x covers more area anyway.

That is a really nice temp though! I've got a block coming soon, the rest of my watercooling stuff arrived today. Just waiting for a clients PC build to go through this week hopefully and grab the block as payment. thumb.gif Well kind of but yeah.


I had the HAF 932 at one point and its a great case, I sold that PC build to a friend a few years ago as I tried to give up gaming but eventually built another rig and went with the Thor. I also replaced the 1 big fan on the side door and replaced it with 4 120mm fans but they are good ones and dont make much noise while moving a good bit of air. That alone dropped my VRM1 temps 10 degrees compared to just the 1 big fan that came already installed in the case.

I might go water one day but for now im content with the old school way of air cooling with big coolers which is the reason I have a Noctua DH14 on my 2700k cpu. lol.
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I had the HAF 932 at one point and its a great case, I sold that PC build to a friend a few years ago as I tried to give up gaming but eventually built another rig and went with the Thor. I also replaced the 1 big fan on the side door and replaced it with 4 120mm fans but they are good ones and dont make much noise while moving a good bit of air. That alone dropped my VRM1 temps 10 degrees compared to just the 1 big fan that came already installed in the case.

I might go water one day but for now im content with the old school way of air cooling with big coolers which is the reason I have a Noctua DH14 on my 2700k cpu. lol.

water water water water!! tongue.gif
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water water water water!! tongue.gif

Nah not for me bro, I like the low maintenance of big air coolers and I often find myself hitting the upper limits of vcore before temps become the main problem. Water is nice though, just not for me. wink.gif

Now keep in mind my CPU is a 2700K which doesnt have temp issues like the newer chips so im sure water would be the best rout for cooling ivy bridge and newer intel cpu's unless of course you dont mind deliding.
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I agree with you too....though i hit usually run into temperature limits first. Hence the possible move to water...
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I agree with you too....though i hit usually run into temperature limits first. Hence the possible move to water...
Yeah, in our weather, temperature is the main problem unfortunately. yessir.gif
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Yeah, in our weather, temperature is the main problem unfortunately. yessir.gif

LN2 for you then sir? biggrin.gif
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Nah not for me bro, I like the low maintenance of big air coolers and I often find myself hitting the upper limits of vcore before temps become the main problem. Water is nice though, just not for me. wink.gif

Now keep in mind my CPU is a 2700K which doesnt have temp issues like the newer chips so im sure water would be the best rout for cooling ivy bridge and newer intel cpu's unless of course you dont mind deliding.

water is high maintenance during installation. after that it is just like air cooling. i watercooled my 290 last November and have not touched my loop since. i'll wait a few more months before renewing the water. i ran out of distilled, so may have to get a gallon for a dollar.
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Yeah, in our weather, temperature is the main problem unfortunately. yessir.gif

LN2 for you then sir? biggrin.gif
Maybe or water chiller. biggrin.gif
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hey guys i just picked up a refrence 290 for cheap. Im comming from a single refrence 670. Will the refrence blower on the 290 be alot louder then the 670? also I should see a nice jump in frames I suppose. I manly upgraded because I have a 1440p monitor and was hitting the ram max in some of my games.
    
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hey guys i just picked up a refrence 290 for cheap. Im comming from a refrence 670. Will the refrence blower on the 290 be alot louder then the 670? also I should see a nice jump in frames I suppose. I manly upgraded because I have a 1440p monitor and was hitting the ram max in some of my games.
Yes it will surely be louder depending on what % fan is running at and yes you'll see a nice jump in performance from a 670 over 20% at stock.
 
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