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post #2781 of 3774
If you choose a topblower, i would go with the C14S. Thats is pretty effective with only one lower fan blowing upwards. It performs nearly equivalent to the NH-U9S with 2 fans. With the difference, that the latter fits better in the Air 240's airflow design (front->back).
The H100i GTX is clearly a better cooler, but will block all the fresh air intake on the front, making everything else a bit hotter.
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post #2782 of 3774
Hi there,

Finally received my 1070 EVGA SC yesterday. Ordered on caseking.de the 27th, received the 30th (in germany).
Quote:
Side note about that card: What an experience to open that box! Felt sharp and sexy. The finition is gorgeous and the double backplate also makes the card feel super strong.

Annnnnnnnnd,
... fits like a charm.

It's a very small card (267x111) and therefore leaves tons of space around it for keeping a good airflow. There is approx ~2cm between the glass and the card, the cables don't even touch the glass, and I still have approx ~1,5cm between the front fan and the top of the card.

Regarding temps, I didn't run any serious stress test but a Unigine Valley benchmark (extreme 1080p) and the card reached 73°C (35-40 idle). I had around 90FPS, have to double check again.
Noise-wise, I couldn't hear it at all as I hear mostly my 9 case fans, so I assume I could tweak it a bit to increase fan speeds and reduce temps by a few degrees maybe.
HOWEVER, I was stunned by the noise of the card at 100%. While I was testing options in EVGA XOC software, I played with fan speed and unwillingly set it to 100% (3500rpm or something).


And HOLY **** exclamation.gif

I was so surprised by that noise that I first thought what the f*ck is happening in my flat? Took me a sec to realise it was the card. It was insanely loud, but at the same time it seems that it was VERY far from that fan speed even during the benchmark as I couldn't hear it at all. Strange!

I will run more serious benchmarks on sunday and see what it got deep inside, will post results.


Overall, I am very satisfied with it, It is silent, IMO perf enough for 1440p 144Hz gaming, and seems to have decent temperatures.
I recommend thumb.gif

The rig:
- 4790k @stock
- M7G
- 4x4 Corsair Vengeance Pro 1600Mhz CAS9 (ordered today 4x4 Trident X 2400Mhz CAS10)
- EVGA 1070 SC
- H100i v2
- 7x Thermaltake Rings 120mm
- 2x Arctic 80mm

Pictures (PS: Sorry for the picture quality, I took the pictures in 10 secondes this morning before going to work biggrin.gif)




Final note for those interested : EVGA's warranty is 3 years by default. For the 1070 and the 1080, you can extend it:
- by 2 years for 20€ (total 5 years warranty)
- by 7 years for 40€ (total 10 years warranty)

I registered mine and extended to 10 years, as I believe it might worth it in 3-4 years when I probably want to sell it to upgrade again. And also for having my mind in peace for having paid 500e in a single piece of electronic rolleyes.gif

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Edited by A5T4R07H - 7/1/16 at 6:58am
post #2783 of 3774
Guys, anyone using MSI GTX 1070 GAMING X 8GB?

Does the card fit without touching the window panel?

I'm in the making of a new CPU using corsair air 240.
post #2784 of 3774
Hello guys, im planning to buy a GTX 1070 aswell. So after reading all your experiences which card fits into the Carbide Air 240, there are three cards im thinking about:

- Asus STRIX
- Gigabyte G1
- EVGA SC

Which one do you recommend? Which one fits best?

I want to buy a Corsair H100i v2 aswell if that matters.

Thanks guys!
post #2785 of 3774
So the EVGA FTW and Classified are not going to fit? frown.gif

E/ Maybe they will fit with an adapter like this ? http://cdn.overclock.net/d/dd/dd2f1f70_CjwBsStUoAA8IU3.jpeg
Or what do you guys think?
post #2786 of 3774
Finish... biggrin.gif old&young :DD

The new Rig:

6700k @5ghz

Gigabyte Z170M-D3H

Kingston HyprX 16GB DDR4 2666

MSİ gtx 1080 FE

2 TB seagate hdd

2x 120 gb evo 850 ssd

2x 120mm delta server fan FFB1212EH 150cfm 4000rpm front panel...

Hiper Type M 580W (10 years old)

Q & Y FREEZE CPU water cooling block

2x AC Ryan uv sata cable(10 years old)

2x AC Ryan Blackfire4 80mm(10 years old) back side

winfmod extension power cable and clamp

winfmod 2x 120x32 radiator

ek and barrow fittings .Tygon tube

800 L/H and 600mm reservoir...


Samsung pro 950 512 gb m.2 ssd oncoming.


Sorry for the picture quality ....iphone 4 :SS



post #2787 of 3774
I build my PC yesterday and I am very happy with it:





I do have question about air flow. I want to pull in cool air from the front and then blow the hot air out the top. I think I have done the reverse... They are currently facing this way:




Should I flip the fans around, so that the corsair logo is reversed?
post #2788 of 3774
No. Fans are always blowing to the motor side.
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post #2789 of 3774
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lennart76 View Post

So the EVGA FTW and Classified are not going to fit? frown.gif

E/ Maybe they will fit with an adapter like this ? http://cdn.overclock.net/d/dd/dd2f1f70_CjwBsStUoAA8IU3.jpeg
Or what do you guys think?

No it's still wont. Still way too high.
post #2790 of 3774
Anyone know the thickest radiator I can fit in the Corsair Air 240 with a MSI 1080 X Gaming? Would Hardware Labs SR2 GTX 240 fit?
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