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I think I commented on yours when I first came to OCN. In your case (the physical case) that would be the best setup. You may get a slight advantage out of swapping the top two to intake and making them run off the CPU_OPT header but based on your temps I don't think you need to. This type of configuration was much better for my 540 + NHD15, but it won't be for every case - I actually run a 4 way PWM splitter to control the 2 heatsink and 2 tops fans on the CPU header.

If you ended up going SLi on air, I'd highly consider removing the bottom right HDD bays for flow, but then that may not be practical for you. Basically I think you have the best possible setup for that case without having to do extensions (probably unnecessary) mods.

Edit (on SLi):
SLi on air is becoming an interesting thing for me at the moment. I ran SLi in the 540 before I got my 970 and the heat and temps were not so good. The 970 (particular the Asus Strix) definitely runs a lot cooler with less power needed but I still have my concerns, so much so that I am now looking at a new case with absolute maximum air cooling from all angles. So far, for anyone interested, it looks like it's gonna cost me more than a pretty penny, but I love air and it's reliability so I will cling to that as long as I can lol.

before my 970 I had a single 680, but before that I had 2 GTX 580's in this case and my god what a oven, all fans on high and side panel off even though the 2 cards were blower fans out the rear of the case, but sli on a sabertooth motherboard only gave 1/8 inch between my 2 graphics cards. the gpu's ran 80c while gaming with their fans maxed, I put up with that for a year.
I still have them in their boxes, good gpu's but hot and power hungry, thats why I have a AX1200 psu still, leftover from the 580's.
my hdd rack is needed as I have 2 ssd's and 2 hdd's in it, I can only fit 1 ssd behind the motherboard tray which is where my 3rd ssd is.
Edited by jlhawn - 1/14/15 at 8:02pm
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before my 970 I had a single 680, but before that I had 2 GTX 580's in this case and my god what a oven, all fans on high and side panel off even though the 2 cards were blower fans out the rear of the case, but sli on a sabertooth motherboard only gave 1/8 inch between my 2 graphics cards. the gpu's ran 80c while gaming with their fans maxed, I put up with that for a year.
I still have them in their boxes, good gpu's but hot and power hungry, thats why I have a AX1200 psu still, leftover from the 580's

Tell me about it, my 760s were hot but when I ran 3 7950s, talk about heat...and also the reason I still have my 1475 PSU lol. Good PSU so "if it ain't broke"...
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okay then what would be better on mine? I have 2 120mm front intake, 1 92mm bottom intake, 2 140mm top exhaust, 1 120mm top rear exhaust, and
my Noctua cpu cooler is a downdraft, max temps are cpu 65c full load, gpu 68c full load, northbridge 67c full load (specs for NB are max of 100c)
and I only get a very small amount of dust once a month. I have had a few people suggest my top rear 120mm exhaust fan should turned around as intake.
here is a pic. it sits up on top of my desk so no dust from the floor can get in, and all the case filters have been removed as I found they reduced airflow.

Sorry to go off topic. How did you go with that CPU overclock a while back?
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Sorry to go off topic. How did you go with that CPU overclock a while back?

oh yeah I forgot to let you know, (I did rep you though) with the help of a tech at intel (wife works there) and your tips I got it to 4.0ghz but am keeping it at 3.8ghz due to temps at 4.0ghz. and I don't like liquid cooling. biggrin.gif
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before my 970 I had a single 680, but before that I had 2 GTX 580's in this case and my god what a oven, all fans on high and side panel off even though the 2 cards were blower fans out the rear of the case, but sli on a sabertooth motherboard only gave 1/8 inch between my 2 graphics cards. the gpu's ran 80c while gaming with their fans maxed, I put up with that for a year.
I still have them in their boxes, good gpu's but hot and power hungry, thats why I have a AX1200 psu still, leftover from the 580's.
my hdd rack is needed as I have 2 ssd's and 2 hdd's in it, I can only fit 1 ssd behind the motherboard tray which is where my 3rd ssd is.

And thank you for the rep smile.gif
Have you put an SSD under the 6th HDD bay? I just did this a few days ago. Screw in the SSD then you put in a HDD and slide it in. Just has enough room. If you want me to take photos let me know.
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Tell me about it, my 760s were hot but when I ran 3 7950s, talk about heat...and also the reason I still have my 1475 PSU lol. Good PSU so "if it ain't broke"...

thats why I still run my 1200w. it works good
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I have 3x GTX 970 rig folding. It's dusty right now, I run all my fans out and use a 10" table fan on the side. The Antec 300 case is small and I drilled out the HDD cage to fit the Corsair H100 and the GPU's that used to be in there.

    
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Anybody here run an EVGA GTX 970 ACX 2.0 in a Fractal Design Define R5 case?? Is it loud?
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Anybody here run an EVGA GTX 970 ACX 2.0 in a Fractal Design Define R5 case?? Is it loud?

The fans adjust with heat and load @ stock.
    
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And thank you for the rep smile.gif
Have you put an SSD under the 6th HDD bay? I just did this a few days ago. Screw in the SSD then you put in a HDD and slide it in. Just has enough room. If you want me to take photos let me know.

I only have one hdd rack installed and I have a ssd bracket that holds 2 ssd's and then it mounts in 1 hdd slot, so I have 4 drives in a 3 drive rack.
and yes a pic please of what you did.
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