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Going from air cooling to a CLC or change case?

post #1 of 40
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yesterday i have built my PC but I closed the side panel with 2 fans attached they touch the heatsink(NH D14) and It didnt close.. so i need to go with CLC 120 or 240mm I left my PC power on all the time during a month so I would need to replace some fans. here in venezuela goverment only lets buy to the citizens 300usd for internet purchases, someone borrowed me 140 this year, since I dont have dollars as you do(everytime,everywhere,) I need to select a choice between these three options

1. Sell my NH D14 and buy a Corsair h80i here (7500 bsf/625usd) or a Corsair H100i for (9000 bsf/750usd) or a Termaltake Water Performer 3.0(ther eis only 1) for (6600bsf/550usd), all these fit my case? which one is better than the NH D14 ?

2.buy something from Amazon (up to 100usd) that fits my case( NZXT Tempest 410), keep in mind that I would buy 80/50usd in fans instead buying ooption 2 if I buy the CLC here, shipping would take me a month or 2

3.Wait until 2015 and keep the nh d14 without side panel fans and buy a new CLC or aCurrent CLC at a bit lower price but still I could buy case fans

4.Change case to a antec gx700/antec 302/enermax coenus


Thanks

MB z68 extreme3
Edited by PontiacGTX - 4/16/14 at 11:11am
post #2 of 40
What happens when running without the side fans? Are temperatures very bad? You could completely cover those side panel holes with a black sheet of paper or something to make sure it does not interfere with air flow through the case. You could also install a fan somewhere inside or behind the 5.25 inch drive bays, tying it down with cable ties or something.
post #3 of 40
Do you need the side panel fans? what are your temperatures like?
post #4 of 40
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Temperatures in gpu are worse and the fans block the noise from the vga(which is loud ),in cpu i dont lnow because it is another cpu
post #5 of 40
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Temperatures in gpu are worse and the fans block the noise from the vga(which is loud ),in cpu i dont lnow because it is another cpu

What are the temperatures on the CPU and GPU?

And what GPU and CPU do you have?

What is the fan set up in your case? (Do a simple diagram in mspaint if you can it will help a lot)
post #6 of 40
Keep posting info and in about 13-14 hours I'll try to help.
post #7 of 40
I've had an H100i since November and love the thing. I've got an i5 2500k @ 4.7Ghz in a pull configuration (stock fans).

Here's some screenshots of temps.


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1 sickleflow bottom at intake,2xswiftech helix front intake,1 sickleflow read exhaust,2x sickleflow top exhaust
Core i7 2600k anf Sapphire Hd 7870 ghz

I have to do the measurement`s heat of load in the gpu since i used to have fan at 70%

@doyll thanks

@Gopackers yout case is different to the one i m using
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I realize that it's a different case, but in your original post you mentioned the H100i as a possibility, so I showed you results.
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post #10 of 40
You have seen my recommendations and guide, so you should pretty much know what I'm going to say. biggrin.gif

1/ DO NOT SELL your D14. You will only regret it. This truth is know and confirmed repeatedly by others. biggrin.gif
2/ I think the NZXT Tempest 410 is a better case than the others you listed. HDD cage is front to back allowing more airflow from front intakes. What fans are you using and where are they placed now?
3/ Wait, keep and fine tune the cooling in 410. Good front and one bottom intakes should supply plenty of air. If you are not using an optical drive a third front intake could be fit there. Raise case up so bottom fans get airflow.
4/ Already answered.

Cooling guide is in link below.
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