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Just finished my Hadron build, first self built pc ever too. I researched extensively for about a week just trying to decide on a case but ultimately choose the Hardon's small form factor over all other mITX cases. I also ended up going with an all EVGA centric build and a black & silver color theme. Hadron case was sanded and repainted with Krylon Flat Black spray paint. I also replaced all the phillips hardware with socket hardware.

Hardware:
  • EVGA Z170 Stinger
  • Intel i5 6600k
  • HyperX Savage 2666 16gb
  • EVGA GTX 970 SC (Upgrading if EVGA releases their own version blower design for the 1070)
  • Samsung 850 EVO 500gb
  • Noctua NH-L12 (1 NF-F12 PPC & 1 NF-B9 redux)
  • 2 Noctua NF-S12B redux

EVGA 970 backplate and Panasonic UJ-8C5 on order awaiting delivery.

Thanks to MainFrame Customs and LutroO's video guides I was able to sleeve the PSU. I also replaced the stock fan with a Sunon 40x40x28mm fan, not as loud but still the loudest part of the entire build. Going to be adding a Noctua low noise adapter.

All that's left to do is have the faceplate remade in gray acrylic. Does anyone have any experience in how to have that done? I've made template on illustrator with some slight modifications all to exact size. I'll have to figure out what else is needed in order to send it off to have it custom laser cut. I've attached a preview of the file since I can't upload the .ai file in case anyone knows of some other changes I need to make.






Followup edit:

DVD drive came in, eject button placement was wrong even though it was correct model by EVGA. Since its manufacture date is 2015 I guess small changes have been made since orginal. Also didn't realize that those require mini sata ports so wont be installing it after all.

EVGA 970 backplate also came in but will not work with a blower style PCB since only two screws line up, oh well.

I had my faceplate design laser cut by Ponoko. Material used was a brushed silver on black acrylic they have at 1.5mm depth. Sits perfectly flush with the power button and EVGA logo was engraved instead of cut so the black lettering shows up. It was much more reflective then I had imagined going off their website but overall really happy how it turned out.


Edited by azagar - 7/7/16 at 6:56pm
post #2172 of 2261
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Originally Posted by oggeman View Post

Like many other I've been trying to find ways to limit the noise of this great EVGA Hadron Air chassi.
I have now solved the problem and here's what I did...

The system is now completely silent on normal browsing, watch movies, listening to music etc.

New image:

Looks tidy, and without too much modding from the sound of it. In this config is the PSU fan facing toward the top?
post #2173 of 2261
Yes, It's really neat.. No, the psu fan is pointing towards the front. I'll attach two more photos to my original post.
post #2174 of 2261
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I had my faceplate design laser cut by Ponoko. Material used was a brushed silver on black acrylic they have at 1.5mm depth. Sits perfectly flush with the power button and EVGA logo was engraved instead of cut so the black lettering shows up. It was much more reflective then I had imagined going off their website but overall really happy how it turned out.


Your faceplate looks great! I like the looks of your blacked out build. Very nice.
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Fan image:

Wait, you reversed the GPU fans? That's going to really impact the card's thermal ability.
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looking for a general consensus, Is the Hadron PSU noise really that loud? Are we talking idle loud or just under load? Any experience with the Noctua fan mod for the PSU and how much this helps?

I've been modding one for a while and was looking at doing some PSU mods (hopefully attempting to modularise it) however i don't want to go through a hell of alot of work if its going to be noisy as hell. I was thinking about doing the Noctua mod anyway to try and keep the noise levels to a minimum, however i need to decide whether i'm going to do try the PSU mods and use a full length GPU or put an SFX PSU in the front and limit myself to an ITX GPU.

What are people's thoughts?
post #2177 of 2261
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Originally Posted by Monkeyburner View Post

Your faceplate looks great! I like the looks of your blacked out build. Very nice.

Thanks a lot. I might have the faceplate remade in gray acrylic and add some more logos. ~$50 dollars is just too good to pass up.

PSU fan is at max rpm at all times since its a 2pin fan, at least that's what I've noticed. The 9k rpm I swapped to was great for dampening some noise but I am planning on adding a noctua low noise adapter the next time I take out my motherboard to further quiet it down. I think definitely go the modding the PSU route since you really have nothing to lose but your time.
post #2178 of 2261
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Originally Posted by TheSalmonMoose View Post

looking for a general consensus, Is the Hadron PSU noise really that loud? Are we talking idle loud or just under load? Any experience with the Noctua fan mod for the PSU and how much this helps?

I've been modding one for a while and was looking at doing some PSU mods (hopefully attempting to modularise it) however i don't want to go through a hell of alot of work if its going to be noisy as hell. I was thinking about doing the Noctua mod anyway to try and keep the noise levels to a minimum, however i need to decide whether i'm going to do try the PSU mods and use a full length GPU or put an SFX PSU in the front and limit myself to an ITX GPU.

What are people's thoughts?

What do you mean limit yourself to an ITX GPU with an SFX PSU? I'm running a GTX 690 with a Silverstone SX-600G in my rig without really any trouble. It's a tight fit, but it's not at all impossible.

Edit: Also, the PSU fan is voltage controlled by a circuit in the PSU itself and that circuit really likes the fan to be on turbo. When I had the stock PSU in, it got almost unbearably loud at times and the only way I could use my computer was with headphones on. Keep in mind that noise is subjective (as are most things) and each PSU will vary to a certain degree, so as always, YMMV.
Edited by timerwin63 - 7/10/16 at 4:25pm
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Wait, you reversed the GPU fans? That's going to really impact the card's thermal ability.

Sorry, no I misplaced the arrows in the image. I've not changed the original GPU fans. I've updated the image now. Thanks smile.gif


Edited by oggeman - 7/10/16 at 10:34pm
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Originally Posted by TheSalmonMoose View Post

looking for a general consensus, Is the Hadron PSU noise really that loud? Are we talking idle loud or just under load? Any experience with the Noctua fan mod for the PSU and how much this helps?

I've been modding one for a while and was looking at doing some PSU mods (hopefully attempting to modularise it) however i don't want to go through a hell of alot of work if its going to be noisy as hell. I was thinking about doing the Noctua mod anyway to try and keep the noise levels to a minimum, however i need to decide whether i'm going to do try the PSU mods and use a full length GPU or put an SFX PSU in the front and limit myself to an ITX GPU.

What are people's thoughts?

For me it depended on how high the load was. When gaming, it would drown out the blower on my 780. On idle, the 780 was the loudest member of the case. It's always going to be louder than an SFX power supply, regardless of the mods you do.

And you don't have to limit yourself to an ITX GPU if you want an SFX PSU, just put the PSU where the drive cage is currently and set the drives on the bottom where the original PSU was. I chopped up my drive cage and turned it into an SFX PSU mount. Ignore the moderately ghetto-method of mounting the right side, I'll come up with something elegant at some point in the future, I'm sure.




Edited by Blze001 - 7/11/16 at 5:00am
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