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Originally Posted by Mariolillo View Post

Cool and quiet, oww yeah! biggrin.gif
Hopefully, assumptions will work as expected wink.gif

I will get the AXP-100 muscle, 1-2c versus half the price, the clear winner is the price. I will get the USV12's as well.

For the GPU PWM and the two case fans, could I use a cable for the GPU like this one:
http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.view&id=390800937865

and then connect to that cable a Y splitter like this one?
http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.view&id=161040330405

Since only a fan will be on top of the CPU I could just use the connectors on the Motherboard.

Edit: Shall I get any specific thermal paste you would recommend?

Mario, as we discussed in the RVZ01 thread the AXP-100 muscle seems like the best route after reading this thread and doing some research most of the day. The ITX30 also looks like a very nice cooler too. The Zalman worries me a little bit because if the fan goes bad, you can't replace it as easily as these other coolers.
post #72 of 76
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Originally Posted by CaptainZombie View Post

Mario, as we discussed in the RVZ01 thread the AXP-100 muscle seems like the best route after reading this thread and doing some research most of the day. The ITX30 also looks like a very nice cooler too. The Zalman worries me a little bit because if the fan goes bad, you can't replace it as easily as these other coolers.

Thanks Capt!

I was able to found something on the Zalman, Italian review and English review It's the extreme, so the quiet edition should be less powerful than this one, which was the one I was considering.

If we also consider a harder installation procedure than the other two well they Zalman can be ruled out. It still is a good option; we will have to check if someone on the RVZ01 thread decides to get it and posts results for comparison tongue.gif

I think I'll just go with either one, whichever is cheaper hehe biggrin.gif
post #73 of 76
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Originally Posted by doyll View Post

I edited "Optimum case cooling" adding better description of case and cooler fan airflow balance. wink.gif
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Originally Posted by Mariolillo View Post

Awesome! I'll check it out soon enough. Thanks doyll thumb.gif

I read your update doyll on the optimum case cooling.
I will have to build up my own thermometer to monitor the temperatures in the case tongue.gif


So comparing my case with your example, since the case is almost "divided in two", it could be that only some of the air from the GPU fans go to the CPU area and vice versa (I haven't tested this, I may be wrong)
So the USV12 fan on top of the CPU should provide enough cool air. On the GPU area.. that has yet to be seen.

I see that in your example you say that your GPU has two TY-100 fans. Is it way better that way?
I was just thinking to throw there an EVGA ACX card, but no mods to it. Based on some reviews I've read, specially the ones at guru3d with the thermal imaging camera they got, it seems like the "most efficient" cooler.
post #74 of 76
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Originally Posted by Mariolillo View Post

I read your update doyll on the optimum case cooling.
I will have to build up my own thermometer to monitor the temperatures in the case tongue.gif
Very useful tool when setting up airflow.

So comparing my case with your example, since the case is almost "divided in two", it could be that only some of the air from the GPU fans go to the CPU area and vice versa (I haven't tested this, I may be wrong)
So the USV12 fan on top of the CPU should provide enough cool air. On the GPU area.. that has yet to be seen.
We cannot really compare our cases. The more I look at yours the more I like it. The 120mm vents directly over CPU & GPU is very nice. All tof the slot vents add up to quite a lot of vent area. I'm guessing a similar area as the 3x 120mm fan vents.


I see that in your example you say that your GPU has two TY-100 fans. Is it way better that way?
I was just thinking to throw there an EVGA ACX card, but no mods to it. Based on some reviews I've read, specially the ones at guru3d with the thermal imaging camera they got, it seems like the "most efficient" cooler.
The TY-100 fans are really no better than stock Evercflow T129025SU on ENGTX580DCUII came. One of them was making a little noise and I had 2x TY-100 fans from a couple of AXP-100 builds that customers wanted 120mm fans on. I made a custom shroud for the TY-100 fans so am using them now.
post #75 of 76
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Noted! smile.gif

I've been writing in a thread of the RVZ01 where someone posted that he was using the Noctua NH-L12 with the 15mm stock case fan on top. He achieved 48c with a i5 4570.

Let's say that, If I would put this on my case and luckily the top of the heatsink aligns perfectly with the case vent on top of the CPU, where I would put a prolimatech USV12 fan, do you think that could provide even better cooling and a little room for overclock? If it's aligned, noise due to the blades not getting air would not happen so it should be somewhat silent.
48c vs 53c of the AXP-100 at full speed is a little difference, but maybe the USV12 fan could help lower those temps even more, which then would be a reasonable difference..


About the GPU..
I was looking at reviews from Guru3d, where they used thermal imaging apart from the card reported temperature as another means of evaluating the temperature on the card.
I was thinking of getting the MSI Gaming as I posted earlier, since it has an opening on the left near the output connectors, which would allow even better hot air dissipation.

But then I saw this:

MSI Gaming Thermal Images.

EVGA Thermal Imaging

These are 780 Ti's, but they have the same coolers as the 770's, so they should behave the same.

As you may see, the area of extreme temperatures is wider on the MSI than the EVGA.

To add a twist, this R9 290X has better temperatures than both (or the backplate is hiding the hot part lol)

So, should I go with EVGA or this images may be subjective and go with the MSI for the bigger fans?

Thanks again man, A LOT!
post #76 of 76
NH-L12 is 93mm tall with top fan and case has 83mm clearance. Only using bottom 92mm fan adds 5-10c to cpu temps. Using USV 12 may or may not give better performance than ITX30 / AXP-100.


EVGA is running higher VRM temps but does that really makes much difference?
Which is better quality and customer support would make more difference to me.
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