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post #1081 of 2721
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Originally Posted by Shoopx View Post

Hey everyone,

I have seen some posts with dual gpu setups in this and some with dual gpu and a cpu water cooler. My question to those who have done this to their case, what kind of temps do you see? I am really wanting to add another gpu later on down the road but am worried about adding one and causing a heat issue. Also, I am planning to cool the cpu with a water block, and cant decide/determine either 280 from NZXT or a 140 from anyone really, if in fact I go with 2 gpus....

bassically:
If I go with 2 gpus; should I get a 280mm cooler or 140 cooler for the cpu
what kind of temps are expected when I have two gpus in this case

nzxt1.jpg 64k .jpg file

Build Specs:
Intel i7 4790k Devil's canyon 4ghz
16gb DDR3 1866 (GSKILLZ Sniper)
Asus Maximus Hero Z87 board
Sapphire Dual x r9 280 3gb GPU
750 psu
Kingston 60gb ssd
WD 300gb Velicorapter drive
1tb WD hdd

hi, I am running Haswell cpu on Z87 mobo with crossfired r9 270x. Cpu is cooled by Corsair H90 and my idle temps are ~28°C for cpu and similar for gpus. When gaming I get about 50°C for cpu and 65°C for the first gpu and 55°C for the bottom one(which is pretty close to SSD at the bottom of the case). I've got one intake 140mm fan in front running @ max speed(it's only 800rpm but quiet) and 2 120mm exhaust fans running in smart control mode. Cpu fan is also in smart mode and it idles @ 800rpm, peaking @ 1200 rpm with cpu temps above 50°C.
For Intel cpu you don't need extra huge water cooling system, even basic 120mm radiator watercooler will be more than enough.
I would suggest replacing stock NZXT fans, despite beeing them quite good, you can buy much more efficient ones, also adding powerfull 140mm fan as an intake(which will blow cold air at your both gpus) is a must imo. Don't cheap out on case fans, this is what will determine your temps inside the case.
Edited by muzammil84 - 11/7/15 at 9:32am
post #1082 of 2721
Has anyone tested different case fans layouts in this case? Rixx's post made me rethink my plans, so can somebody please help me - i'll describe my setup and variants i got. I dont know, maybe it's a question for separate thread, but it's about s340 specifically, so I think this will be useful here.

So I currently have 4790k @ 4,5Ghz, Corsair H60 v2 (120mm radiator) with 2 Noktua P12 PWMs in push-pull (not really sure if it makes any sence, radiator is thin, maybe one fan is enough?). OC'd Msi Geforce 970, card is pretty cold, @1500Mhz max temp is 63. 4 case fans, Noktua A15, as I mentioned before)

What i understood, that maybe in s340 I dont need two fans on the front? On my mobile currently, cant draw illustrations, but I don't think anyone it this thread need them. So the variants:

1) One A15 on the front - intake, one on the top - exhaust. H60 with one (or push-pull) p12 on the rear side - intake. When i imagine that, it looks simple and effective - airflow between A15s, plus some warm air through radiator that will be sucked immidiately by exhaust fan. Also, pressure in case is positive. Pro of this variant is that I already have all I need.

2) Two A14 front intake, one A14 up exhaust, H60 rear intake. What bothers me, is that here is a lot more intake than exhaust, wouldn't airflow be a mess? Also I can make H60 on the rear to exhaust, but does it makes sense? Con of this, that I'll need to buy those A14's.

3) Maybe most interesting, H60 front up intake, A14 (if it will fit, otherwise F12) front down intake, F12 rear exhaust, A14 up exhaust. Looks nice, i think, but there is more exhaust than intake in this case, so negative pressure. Dunno.

4) Insane variant - sell H60, buy something with 140mm rad - that on the front up intake, A14 front down intake, up and rear as in nr. 3. Not sure if I should think about it at all, most expensive variant, will there be any benefits regarding temps? Again, more intake than exhaust, I'm afraid case will suck dust.

If anyone have tried one or more of those, I would like to hear your thoughs.
Edited by Whiskas - 11/7/15 at 12:20pm
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Haha, same to you!
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post #1084 of 2721
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Has anyone tested different case fans layouts in this case? Rixx's post made me rethink my plans, so can somebody please help me - i'll describe my setup and variants i got. I dont know, maybe it's a question for separate thread, but it's about s340 specifically, so I think this will be useful here.

So I currently have 4790k @ 4,5Ghz, Corsair H60 v2 (120mm radiator) with 2 Noktua P12 PWMs in push-pull (not really sure if it makes any sence, radiator is thin, maybe one fan is enough?). OC'd Msi Geforce 970, card is pretty cold, @1500Mhz max temp is 63. 4 case fans, Noktua A15, as I mentioned before)

What i understood, that maybe in s340 I dont need two fans on the front? On my mobile currently, cant draw illustrations, but I don't think anyone it this thread need them. So the variants:

1) One A15 on the front - intake, one on the top - exhaust. H60 with one (or push-pull) p12 on the rear side - intake. When i imagine that, it looks simple and effective - airflow between A15s, plus some warm air through radiator that will be sucked immidiately by exhaust fan. Also, pressure in case is positive. Pro of this variant is that I already have all I need.

2) Two A14 front intake, one A14 up exhaust, H60 rear intake. What bothers me, is that here is a lot more intake than exhaust, wouldn't airflow be a mess? Also I can make H60 on the rear to exhaust, but does it makes sense? Con of this, that I'll need to buy those A14's.

3) Maybe most interesting, H60 front up intake, A14 (if it will fit, otherwise F12) front down intake, F12 rear exhaust, A14 up exhaust. Looks nice, i think, but there is more exhaust than intake in this case, so negative pressure. Dunno.

4) Insane variant - sell H60, buy something with 140mm rad - that on the front up intake, A14 front down intake, up and rear as in nr. 3. Not sure if I should think about it at all, most expensive variant, will there be any benefits regarding temps? Again, more intake than exhaust, I'm afraid case will suck dust.

If anyone have tried one or more of those, I would like to hear your thoughs.

no 3.

This case is quite small inside so getting rid of that heat is more important than pushing cold air in imo.
I've got H90(which is 140mm) in the top front and 140mm fan in bottom front which pushes quite nice stream of cold air in. As exhaust I've got 2 120 mm fans(back and top) and my system runs pretty cool despite having 2 r9 270x gpus.
I wouldn't install Corsair cooler as ehxaust as it's performance is few degrees worse than intake setup. If you wanna make things really cool mount your cooler @ top front and put another fan onto your radiator(push and pull), it will also make additional air movement in the case. Bottom front 140mm fan will blow some cool air onto your graphics card(s) which is the hottest component in the case really. Don't worry about having too much suction from rear and top fans, they work just fine, really keeping the system cool even when heavy gaming.
post #1085 of 2721
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Originally Posted by Whiskas View Post

Has anyone tested different case fans layouts in this case? Rixx's post made me rethink my plans, so can somebody please help me - i'll describe my setup and variants i got. I dont know, maybe it's a question for separate thread, but it's about s340 specifically, so I think this will be useful here.

So I currently have 4790k @ 4,5Ghz, Corsair H60 v2 (120mm radiator) with 2 Noktua P12 PWMs in push-pull (not really sure if it makes any sence, radiator is thin, maybe one fan is enough?). OC'd Msi Geforce 970, card is pretty cold, @1500Mhz max temp is 63. 4 case fans, Noktua A15, as I mentioned before)

What i understood, that maybe in s340 I dont need two fans on the front? On my mobile currently, cant draw illustrations, but I don't think anyone it this thread need them. So the variants:

1) One A15 on the front - intake, one on the top - exhaust. H60 with one (or push-pull) p12 on the rear side - intake. When i imagine that, it looks simple and effective - airflow between A15s, plus some warm air through radiator that will be sucked immidiately by exhaust fan. Also, pressure in case is positive. Pro of this variant is that I already have all I need.

2) Two A14 front intake, one A14 up exhaust, H60 rear intake. What bothers me, is that here is a lot more intake than exhaust, wouldn't airflow be a mess? Also I can make H60 on the rear to exhaust, but does it makes sense? Con of this, that I'll need to buy those A14's.

3) Maybe most interesting, H60 front up intake, A14 (if it will fit, otherwise F12) front down intake, F12 rear exhaust, A14 up exhaust. Looks nice, i think, but there is more exhaust than intake in this case, so negative pressure. Dunno.

4) Insane variant - sell H60, buy something with 140mm rad - that on the front up intake, A14 front down intake, up and rear as in nr. 3. Not sure if I should think about it at all, most expensive variant, will there be any benefits regarding temps? Again, more intake than exhaust, I'm afraid case will suck dust.

If anyone have tried one or more of those, I would like to hear your thoughs.

Agree, number 3 is the best option/setup. Depending on fan speeds you can have the air pressure close to neutral. Nothing wrong with negative pressure though, that's how I have mine setup. Can look back in the last 1-2 pages of this thread to see some pics. But yeah, no 3 will probably give you the best temps. Also, FWIW, I found with positive pressure I had significantly more dust buildup than with slightly negative.
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post #1086 of 2721
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no 3.

This case is quite small inside so getting rid of that heat is more important than pushing cold air in imo.
And here I was thinking, "this thing is huge!", lol. Just much bigger than what I'm used to. I mean I get that it's a "small" ATX case and I've built and worked on much larger cases for friends but being used to smaller systems it's large for me personally--this is now the largest PC I have!

Picked up mine today and plopped in the parts I got in an old low-rent basic Cooler Master from years ago--P55 board with an i5-760 which was never OC'd but I got to 3.8Ghz nearly no effort and with minimal voltage smile.gif

Parts I put in:
1. Cleaned up everything in the machine--MAJOR dust. Cleaned up PSU and replaced a couple caps--minimal cost though it might need a new PSU, not sure yet. Def needs a fan replacement in there though--loudest PSU evar!
2. Added Vertex 2 SSD I had lying around--no cost.
3. Got a real cheap 120mm AIO/CLC from Deep Cool--as good performance as any other 120mm/27mm AIO I've used to date and only $45! Really surprised at the OC I'm at now too, and I'm pretty sure 4Ghz should be doable as I "haven't even tried" yet.
5. Grabbed a used HD 7870 for $80 and put it in--it's darned near as fast as my R9 280 in another machine and that surprised me a little too.
6. Just now the S340 black/blue at $90.

S340 is a little large for me as said, but absolutely love the monolith-like design, matte finish, and simple elegance of it. Without much lighting though it's a bit of a drag--gonna pick up one of those LED kits tomorrow and light it up I think--all your guys pics look so nice! Not the newest hardware but for a few hundred bucks, taxes in, I'd say I made a nice 1080p gamer out of some donated parts thumb.gif I think this will be taking over duty from my mini ITX SG06 in my bedroom (i3-540 @ 4Ghz, HD 7770) and I'll repurpose that little guy elsewhere. Have to remove a shelf on my desk to fit this "monster" S340 though haha.

Once I get the LEDs in I'll try to take some pics to share.
post #1087 of 2721
muzammil84, MEC-777

Thanks! Will try 3. and 1. as case arrives, then. Actually realised that I still have pair of 140mm Bitfenix Spectre Pro with proper mount holes. They are extremely loud (that's why I switched to Noctua), but it doesn't matter for test purposes. So I'll also try 2. and report results. Maybe they will be useful.
post #1088 of 2721
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Originally Posted by Whiskas View Post

1) One A15 on the front - intake, one on the top - exhaust. H60 with one (or push-pull) p12 on the rear side - intake. When i imagine that, it looks simple and effective - airflow between A15s, plus some warm air through radiator that will be sucked immidiately by exhaust fan. Also, pressure in case is positive. Pro of this variant is that I already have all I need.

2) Two A14 front intake, one A14 up exhaust, H60 rear intake. What bothers me, is that here is a lot more intake than exhaust, wouldn't airflow be a mess? Also I can make H60 on the rear to exhaust, but does it makes sense? Con of this, that I'll need to buy those A14's.

3) Maybe most interesting, H60 front up intake, A14 (if it will fit, otherwise F12) front down intake, F12 rear exhaust, A14 up exhaust. Looks nice, i think, but there is more exhaust than intake in this case, so negative pressure. Dunno.

4) Insane variant - sell H60, buy something with 140mm rad - that on the front up intake, A14 front down intake, up and rear as in nr. 3. Not sure if I should think about it at all, most expensive variant, will there be any benefits regarding temps? Again, more intake than exhaust, I'm afraid case will suck dust.

If anyone have tried one or more of those, I would like to hear your thoughs.

I tried a few different fan configs before getting a Kraken x61 kit. This case is smaller with few fan options. I think it would be silly to not run all 4 case fans positions. 140mm >120mm where possible or reasonable. Front 2 as intake and the top/back as exhaust.

I have a 3770K OC to 4.6 and it regularly hits 50 degrees C when gaming with the Kraken x61
Edited by jtnord - 11/8/15 at 6:46pm
post #1089 of 2721
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Originally Posted by Whiskas View Post

Has anyone tested different case fans layouts in this case? Rixx's post made me rethink my plans, so can somebody please help me - i'll describe my setup and variants i got. I dont know, maybe it's a question for separate thread, but it's about s340 specifically, so I think this will be useful here.

So I currently have 4790k @ 4,5Ghz, Corsair H60 v2 (120mm radiator) with 2 Noktua P12 PWMs in push-pull (not really sure if it makes any sence, radiator is thin, maybe one fan is enough?). OC'd Msi Geforce 970, card is pretty cold, @1500Mhz max temp is 63. 4 case fans, Noktua A15, as I mentioned before)

What i understood, that maybe in s340 I dont need two fans on the front? On my mobile currently, cant draw illustrations, but I don't think anyone it this thread need them. So the variants:

1) One A15 on the front - intake, one on the top - exhaust. H60 with one (or push-pull) p12 on the rear side - intake. When i imagine that, it looks simple and effective - airflow between A15s, plus some warm air through radiator that will be sucked immidiately by exhaust fan. Also, pressure in case is positive. Pro of this variant is that I already have all I need.

2) Two A14 front intake, one A14 up exhaust, H60 rear intake. What bothers me, is that here is a lot more intake than exhaust, wouldn't airflow be a mess? Also I can make H60 on the rear to exhaust, but does it makes sense? Con of this, that I'll need to buy those A14's.

3) Maybe most interesting, H60 front up intake, A14 (if it will fit, otherwise F12) front down intake, F12 rear exhaust, A14 up exhaust. Looks nice, i think, but there is more exhaust than intake in this case, so negative pressure. Dunno.

4) Insane variant - sell H60, buy something with 140mm rad - that on the front up intake, A14 front down intake, up and rear as in nr. 3. Not sure if I should think about it at all, most expensive variant, will there be any benefits regarding temps? Again, more intake than exhaust, I'm afraid case will suck dust.

If anyone have tried one or more of those, I would like to hear your thoughs.

I've honestly been thinking of getting rid of my H100i GTX. I ordered an EVGA 980TI hybrid, so one of my exhaust ports will also have a radiator on it,not sure how good airflow will be.
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