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Actually i'm using my watercooled Msi gtx 970 gaming 4g with the window panel and no mods.
The inlet/outlet waterblock touch the window, but can be closed without problems.



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Originally Posted by svictorcc View Post



Actually i'm using my watercooled Msi gtx 970 gaming 4g with the window panel and no mods.
The inlet/outlet waterblock touch the window, but can be closed without problems.



I would like to second this statement as long as you are using a card that has a reference sized pcb it will fit even with the fittings though it will touch the window. anything wider with water cooling will not fit with the stock window
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Originally Posted by svictorcc View Post



Actually i'm using my watercooled Msi gtx 970 gaming 4g with the window panel and no mods.
The inlet/outlet waterblock touch the window, but can be closed without problems.



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Originally Posted by svictorcc View Post



Actually i'm using my watercooled Msi gtx 970 gaming 4g with the window panel and no mods.
The inlet/outlet waterblock touch the window, but can be closed without problems.



I would like to second this statement as long as you are using a card that has a reference sized pcb it will fit even with the fittings though it will touch the window. anything wider with water cooling will not fit with the stock window

That sounds good to me! Making an order tonight for a reference 980 Ti and a EK WB to get it going

Thanks for the input!
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post #2153 of 3695
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Actually i'm using my watercooled Msi gtx 970 gaming 4g with the window panel and no mods.
The inlet/outlet waterblock touch the window, but can be closed without problems.




Thanks for that and nice build! thumb.gif
post #2154 of 3695
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I would like to second this statement as long as you are using a card that has a reference sized pcb it will fit even with the fittings though it will touch the window. anything wider with water cooling will not fit with the stock window

That's right, i only recommend reference cards for this case. Classy, lightning, HoF cards etc... can only fit this case with a mod.

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That sounds good to me! Making an order tonight for a reference 980 Ti and a EK WB to get it going

Thanks for the input!
Excellent choice man.
Just to aggregate more info, nvidia quote that gtx 980ti and gtx 970 have the same reference size:

http://www.geforce.com/hardware/desktop-gpus/geforce-gtx-980-ti/specifications
http://www.geforce.com/hardware/desktop-gpus/geforce-gtx-970/specifications
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Thanks for that and nice build! thumb.gif

Thanks man smile.gif
Edited by svictorcc - 2/4/16 at 4:16am
post #2155 of 3695
Hello!
I recently converted my build from a Corsair Air 540 to a Corsair Air 240. I was really aching to downsize my build and I had been really eyeing the Air 240 for a long time. So, I made the jump, swapped out my X79 Sabertooth board for a Rampage IV Gene board. I was really concerned how I was gonna fit my X79 components, SLI 780s, and all my watercooling components in there. However, I was really surprised by how it turned out.


Here are my System's Specs:
- Intel i7 4930K @4.6 GHz
- Asus Rampage IV Gene (X79 Chipset)
- 2x EVGA Stock GTX 780s in SLI @1000 MHz Core Clock
- 28 GB of Various (mostly Corsair) DDR3 Memory
- Samsung 840 Pro 512GB, OCZ Vertex 4 500GB, 3 HDDs of various capacities
- Corsair AX860 PSU
- 2x EK FC780 GTX Ti Waterblocks with Backplates (Top Card is Nickel, Bottom is Copper)
- EK Supremacy LTX Nickel CPU Waterblock
- XSPC RS240 Radiator
- D5 Pump with EK Res and Top Combo
- 3x Corsair SP120 Fans, 1x Gentle Typhoon


I have attached some pictures of it, and I apologize that I may be bad at taking pictures. rolleyes.gif

Side Panel with No LEDs on:


LEDs on!


I don't know how I fit this all in here..


I Might be able to fit another fan down there...


This is the backside, I have tucked most of the cables behind stuff so then I could fit the pump and res in there. Could use a little more cable tidying.




This has been my experiment for the last few weeks. biggrin.gif I can finally put my build on my desk.

I would like to join the club! I have added myself to the Google Spreadsheet, so I am not sure if there is anything else I need to do. Thanks for having me!
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Hello!
I recently converted my build from a Corsair Air 540 to a Corsair Air 240. I was really aching to downsize my build and I had been really eyeing the Air 240 for a long time. So, I made the jump, swapped out my X79 Sabertooth board for a Rampage IV Gene board. I was really concerned how I was gonna fit my X79 components, SLI 780s, and all my watercooling components in there. However, I was really surprised by how it turned out.


Here are my System's Specs:
- Intel i7 4930K @4.6 GHz
- Asus Rampage IV Gene (X79 Chipset)
- 2x EVGA Stock GTX 780s in SLI @1000 MHz Core Clock
- 28 GB of Various (mostly Corsair) DDR3 Memory
- Samsung 840 Pro 512GB, OCZ Vertex 4 500GB, 3 HDDs of various capacities
- Corsair AX860 PSU
- 2x EK FC780 GTX Ti Waterblocks with Backplates (Top Card is Nickel, Bottom is Copper)
- EK Supremacy LTX Nickel CPU Waterblock
- XSPC RS240 Radiator
- D5 Pump with EK Res and Top Combo
- 3x Corsair SP120 Fans, 1x Gentle Typhoon


I have attached some pictures of it, and I apologize that I may be bad at taking pictures. rolleyes.gif

I would like to join the club! I have added myself to the Google Spreadsheet, so I am not sure if there is anything else I need to do. Thanks for having me!

Good-looking green build, congrats smile.gif
Are you using only 240mm rad for 2xgpu + cpu?
How are the temps during games?
post #2157 of 3695
Thanks!
Yes, I am indeed using a single 240 for the SLI and CPU. I was a bit concerned to be honest.
After getting it all together and back to overclocking, I was able to get 4.6 GHz on the CPU with it topping out around 60ish under 100% load by itself. The GPUs by themselves top out around 55ish (no idea why this is lower, I think I'll doublecheck the thermal paste on the CPU again). With running GTA V for example (most intensive game I own), the CPU tops out around 65-70, and the GPUs are around 60ish.
I was honestly surprised that I got decent temps and a bit of an overclock with just one 240 rad. biggrin.gif
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Thanks!
Yes, I am indeed using a single 240 for the SLI and CPU. I was a bit concerned to be honest.
After getting it all together and back to overclocking, I was able to get 4.6 GHz on the CPU with it topping out around 60ish under 100% load by itself. The GPUs by themselves top out around 55ish (no idea why this is lower, I think I'll doublecheck the thermal paste on the CPU again). With running GTA V for example (most intensive game I own), the CPU tops out around 65-70, and the GPUs are around 60ish.
I was honestly surprised that I got decent temps and a bit of an overclock with just one 240 rad. biggrin.gif

Normally the gpu temps will be lower than cpu, even producing more heat, because the die area of a gpu is much bigger than the cpu die, plus the gpu die is naked, and the cpu has it his on the top.
Your cpu and gpu temps looks ok for games like gtaV, but i'm almost sure your fans are spinning like hell to maintein the temps below 70℃.
Do you have temp sensors for the water loop?
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Just to aggregate more info, with my current build custom wc system (600mm rad space, rad fans in pull config at ~1200rpm all the time, 4790k + msi gtx 970 gaming, both with high overclock), this was the temp results after 2 hours playing Rise of the Tomb Raider:

IMPORTANT: Room temp around ~30℃ (it was a hot day...).

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Just to aggregate more info, with my current build custom wc system (600mm rad space, rad fans in pull config at ~1200rpm all the time, 4790k + msi gtx 970 gaming, both with high overclock), this was the temp results after 2 hours playing Rise of the Tomb Raider:

IMPORTANT: Room temp around ~30℃ (it was a hot day...).
Oh, thanks for the info! That actually makes sense. I also looked into my CPU block, and found that it had a bit more tightening needed, and that seemed to help the temps a bit. I think I might have just forgotten to tighten it all the way down. I also bumped the OC on the CPU down a little bit as well to keep the fans from ramping up so much.
So, I ran GTA V for a couple hours and had hardware monitor open the whole time. So then you can see how my system faired with just one 240 rad. smile.gif This was run at about 21C Ambient
Heres the Hardware monitor screenshot:
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