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post #2871 of 3058
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Originally Posted by TheMadWeasel View Post

I have no ideas what the benefit in temperatures would be. Perhaps it is only marginal like 2 or 3 degrees. I thought because the NH L12 sucks fresh air from the top (window) it is actually 'suffocated' and can't really get fresh air. But then I remembered that I have 2 Corsair AF 120 silent edition as intakes so I guess the fresh air would come from those 2 fans.

Another question then: would adding 1 or 2 80mm fans in the back do any good? Would it decrease overall temperatures or is the increase in noise not worth it?

The TDP on your CPU is only 65 Watts and that cooler is rated for 95 Watts. Are you having trouble with temperatures, and what are they? Does your video card have a reference cooler or multi-fan? Are the two 120's in the side the only case fans you have?
post #2872 of 3058
I haven't really got a problem with temperatures, afaik.

The most taxing game I have is BF4: CPU 46 degrees (fairly hot day in May, normally around 40-41 CPU temp) and GPU 69 degrees while overclocked (see my previous post).
I also have a 140 AF fan pulling fresh air in. So, I have 3 intake fans (2 side, 1 front) and no outtake fans. That's why I'm worried hot air actually stays in the 250D.

It's an MSI 960, so 2 fans sucking fresh air in as well afaik.
post #2873 of 3058
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Originally Posted by TheMadWeasel View Post

I haven't really got a problem with temperatures, afaik.

The most taxing game I have is BF4: CPU 46 degrees (fairly hot day in May, normally around 40-41 CPU temp) and GPU 69 degrees while overclocked (see my previous post).
I also have a 140 AF fan pulling fresh air in. So, I have 3 intake fans (2 side, 1 front) and no outtake fans. That's why I'm worried hot air actually stays in the 250D.

It's an MSI 960, so 2 fans sucking fresh air in as well afaik.

Your temps are perfectly fine. Those intake fans will have to push air out of the case to pull more in. And a positive air pressure keeps the dust down in the case. I'd say leave it as is. 80mm fans might help a little, but by the time you turned them down to reduce the noise they are practically worthless.
post #2874 of 3058
Alright, I'll stick to my current setup then!
I guess I am just curious and willing to tinker with my setup! biggrin.gif

Thanks for the help, I really appreciate that!
post #2875 of 3058
I recently moved my build into a Corsair 250D, and I'm having a few issues:

-I'm using an H100i radiator, but Corsair link won't control my fans (stock, they're PWM).

-I can't get this 200mm fan to attach to the front intake slot: NZXT FS-200RB. The fan fits, but the screw holes don't align. I need a decent 200mm (PWM preferably) fan to put there.


Can anyone help? I'm using a Gigabyte Z97N-WIFI motherboard for socket 1150.
post #2876 of 3058
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Originally Posted by Cyalume View Post

I recently moved my build into a Corsair 250D, and I'm having a few issues:

-I'm using an H100i radiator, but Corsair link won't control my fans (stock, they're PWM).

-I can't get this 200mm fan to attach to the front intake slot: NZXT FS-200RB. The fan fits, but the screw holes don't align. I need a decent 200mm (PWM preferably) fan to put there.


Can anyone help? I'm using a Gigabyte Z97N-WIFI motherboard for socket 1150.

The BitFenix 200mm fan fits just fine. It's not PWM but most MB control it just fine through voltage. And it's available with fancy LED's if you're so inclined.

As for Corsair Link, the software is buggy as hell and sucks. Red-Ray on the Corsair forum wrote his own software. Give it a try and see if your fans show up. The learning curve for the software is steeper, but it works MUCH better and Red is always willing to help people out.
post #2877 of 3058
Is anyone planning on upgrading to a gtx 1080? I was hoping to replace my strix 970 with the strix 1080, but it looks like it's too long. So I may have to do the msi 1080 gaming x. And Im hoping the msi 1080 isn't too tall.
Edited by tpain813 - 6/1/16 at 7:07pm
post #2878 of 3058
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Is anyone planning on upgrading to a gtx 1080? I was hoping to replace my strix 970 with the strix 1080, but it looks like it's too long. So I may have to do the msi 1080 gaming x. And Im hoping the msi 1080 isn't too tall.

I've heard people fit cards as long as 305mm in the 250D. Might be extremely snug and you might have to make room to fit it in, but it might work.

From what I've read, it's not the ideal 1080.
post #2879 of 3058
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Originally Posted by tpain813 View Post

Is anyone planning on upgrading to a gtx 1080? I was hoping to replace my strix 970 with the strix 1080, but it looks like it's too long. So I may have to do the msi 1080 gaming x. And Im hoping the msi 1080 isn't too tall.

How long is it? I have GTX 970 G1 from Gigabyte and on their website they claim it is 299mm long. Works in 250D but that is the absolute max I would go because it is a bit of a hustle to get it in and out.
 
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Samsung 850 EVO Custom WC Windows 10 Zowie XL2735 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Corsair K65 Corsair RM650X Parvum R1.0 Razer DeathAdder Elite 
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Corsair MM200 Extended Steelseries Siberia V2 
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post #2880 of 3058
That's very interesting about the Strix 1080! Looks like I'll go for the MSI.

The MSI is 279 x 140 x 42 mm, I'm more worried about the 140mm height, do you guys know the height limit in the case?

The Strix 1080 is 29.8 x 13.4 x4 Centimeter. I was only leaning towards the Strix because that's what I'm currently using.

I didn't realize the Gigabyte card was that long! That's good to know it fits!!
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