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post #1091 of 2722
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Originally Posted by jtnord View Post

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

Can you elaborate which configs have you tried? This is exactly the information I looking for.

I always thought it's more important to make layout where intake is about the same as exhaust, not stuff in as many fans as possible. In this case (damn) one slot will be blocked by radiator anyway, so option 1. looks good for me, I think it will work. Also there is no way to make same amount of intake and exhaust when AIO is used. But as I said I'll try both of them and report temps so we can see if 1. worth considering at all.

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Originally Posted by Rixx View Post

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.

I actually dont get using of 240-280 rads in s340, because then all you have as intake is warm air. But in your case I think it looks not so bad as videocard is also watercooled so you can just set H100 and radiator of videocard as intake, and top 140 fans as exhaust. That's how I would make it anyway.
Edited by Whiskas - 11/8/15 at 11:41pm
post #1092 of 2722
Thats actually not a bad idea, I hadn't thought of doing it that way. I had the H100i before I swapped to this case so didn't want to just chuck it out. Gonna need another fan filter.
post #1093 of 2722
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Originally Posted by Whiskas View Post

Can you elaborate which configs have you tried? This is exactly the information I looking for.

I always thought it's more important to make layout where intake is about the same as exhaust, not stuff in as many fans as possible. In this case (damn) one slot will be blocked by radiator anyway, so option 1. looks good for me, I think it will work. Also there is no way to make same amount of intake and exhaust when AIO is used. But as I said I'll try both of them and report temps so we can see if 1. worth considering at all.

I actually dont get using of 240-280 rads in s340, because then all you have as intake is warm air. But in your case I think it looks not so bad as videocard is also watercooled so you can just set H100 and radiator of videocard as intake, and top 140 fans as exhaust. That's how I would make it anyway.

I think you are over thinking this... Just stick to a generally accepted fan set up. 2 in , 2 out, as the case was designed. If you want to find that slight 1-3 degree C improvement, you will probably have to experiment yourself since everyone has different hardware and different variation in manufacturing spec.
post #1094 of 2722
The 2 in 2 out works pretty well in this or you can slightly modify like I'm thinking about doing and do 3 in and 2 out. Already measured and might add a 3rd fan to the front so 2 fans would cool my 240 rad thats 55mm thick and the other on the bottom would cool the lower compartment and further help circulate. biggrin.gif
post #1095 of 2722
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Originally Posted by Whiskas View Post

Can you elaborate which configs have you tried? This is exactly the information I looking for.

I always thought it's more important to make layout where intake is about the same as exhaust, not stuff in as many fans as possible. In this case (damn) one slot will be blocked by radiator anyway, so option 1. looks good for me, I think it will work. Also there is no way to make same amount of intake and exhaust when AIO is used. But as I said I'll try both of them and report temps so we can see if 1. worth considering at all.
I actually dont get using of 240-280 rads in s340, because then all you have as intake is warm air. But in your case I think it looks not so bad as videocard is also watercooled so you can just set H100 and radiator of videocard as intake, and top 140 fans as exhaust. That's how I would make it anyway.

Jayztwocents just made a video about mounting rads in the front of your case. Turns out it doesn't make much difference on internal temps. So don't be afraid to mount your CPU rad at the front - even a dual rad (240 or 280mm). wink.gif

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YCZ5iP5cu8g

The most important thing is to make sure you have sufficient air movement through your case and that the airflow is uniform (generally in the same direction). Having too much + or - pressure is a bad thing, but IMHO having slight - pressure is better than higher + pressure. Reason being is it will help pull out the warm/hot air being kicked off by the GPU etc. where as with higher + pressure, the air can become somewhat trapped and stagnant increasing internal temps. At least this is what I've found from personal experience and hours upon hours of testing.

Another thing to note is that bigger fans are not always best. I've observed better GPU temps when using 120mm intake fans vs 140mm. The reason for this is because the larger 140mm fans tend to "spray" the air outwards inside the case, where as the 120mm fans produce a more "focused" air flow which helps direct clean air right at certain components (the GPUs mainly). They don't necessarily need to run at higher speeds either, depending on the type of fan you go with. The Deepcool GF120's I'm using are really quiet, PWM and produce a surprising amount of flow for 120's.

Fan speed is another significant factor. Depending on whether silence or lower temps is your priority, you'll want to custom tailor your fan speeds to suit your needs. Some are content with running case fans at a constant speed and leaving them. Others (like me) prefer to have all the fans controlled according to certain temps. What ever your preference, just remember to take fan speed into account when trying to figure out the optimal fan/rad position setup for your system. What works well for one person may not work as well for another due to fan speed differences, alone. wink.gif

I highly recommend the program "Fanspeed". It's free and freakin awesome! (once you figure out how to use it. tongue.gif ). You can turn on/off and control the speed of each fan connected to your mobo fan headers (each with it's own custom fan curve) with high levels of granularity and tie them to specific temps sensors in your system (CPU, GPU, mobo, storage devices etc.). It can do PWM and DC type control, even with 3 pin fans. At system idle, only my rad fans are running at about 700-800rpm. The CPU rad fan is controlled by CPU temps only and thus rarely ever ramps up. Once the GPUs hit about 55-60*C, the front intake fans kick in and the GPU rad fans gently ramp up as needed. System stays very quiet, temps stay low and dust build up inside the case has been drastically reduced (have 4 dogs tongue.gif ).
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post #1096 of 2722
Well decided to go ahead and sleeve the 24pin and 8pin cpu cables this weekend, and just generally cleaned up the computer a little bit, it was dusty.






don't mind the PCIe cables, i need to redo them. just trying to figure out how i wanna do them. Also did a little bit of benchmarking this weekend on my my water-cooling setup. And to those that want to sleeve your cables yourself, for the price its worth it, but man, my fingers sure are sore....

i7-4790 (non k) idle temps - 24C lowest core 28C highest core

47C lowest core 52C highest core when under full load (CPU)

GPU under full load (gaming) goes no higher than 56C (Bioshock Infinite, CS GO, Farcry 4, Farcry 3, Battlefield Hardlines) All running ultra @ 2560x1080, i love this setup! I average 250fps in CSGO and 100+ in everything else.

post #1097 of 2722
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Originally Posted by jtnord View Post

I think you are over thinking this... Just stick to a generally accepted fan set up. 2 in , 2 out, as the case was designed. If you want to find that slight 1-3 degree C improvement, you will probably have to experiment yourself since everyone has different hardware and different variation in manufacturing spec.

+1. Well said. There's a lot to consider when it comes to PC cooling and case fan/rad orientation - which we could go on and on about all day long. But in the end, the easiest solution is to just "keep it simple". thumb.gif
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post #1098 of 2722
At the end of the day you'll only be looking at <1 deg difference.
post #1099 of 2722
OK I have begun creating custom power SATA cables for my SSD's and HDD's. I have also done custom 24 pin cables, 8 pin CPU and 8 pin PCIe ( I made 2 sets since I will add a second video card soon) I sleeved them and now I am waiting on the kragle (krazy glue) so I can glue the paracord to the other end of the cables

The SATA cables are not quite done yet... And I am looking for a cheap way of braiding the cables together so they look nice. I really cannot justify paying for cable combs.

The cables we made for specific measurements as so there is no cable bunching up.
















And yes, I know the blues are different for the PCIe cables. I ran out of Royal blue so I had a different shade.
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post #1100 of 2722
Wow what a pain in the ass it is to create SATA cables, but hell, it is worth it! The kragle will be in tomorrow so I can glue down the paracord


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