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Poll Results: Will you ever splurge and go all out on a Case labs?

 
  • 61% (103)
    Yes!
  • 15% (26)
    No :(
  • 15% (26)
    Heck yes! I have mulitple CL
  • 1% (3)
    Whats this caselabs thing?
  • 5% (9)
    Are you talking to me?
167 Total Votes  
post #261 of 892
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Originally Posted by SteezyTN View Post

Thanks. I actually never wanted the white in my build and stick with "originall" black and red ASUS theme (mainly because the VI Hero and such). But since I already have the red fittings and red backplates, black, red, and white it is biggrin.gif. I wanted the red fittings and red pastel coolant, but then I thought that it would look bad color wise and have too much red. That's why I went with the white coolant and I love it. That's how it is my my current 750D and it just grew on me. I may even go with the white rings on the SP120's too.

Your 750D build was great. At first, i saw in google only a side picture of the build and i could not see what case that was! I have an enthoo pro, and i wanted to do something like you did in the 750D, before i move to sma8, but i thought that it would better to wait and make it perfect in the sma8! I am not sure if you can fit a 360 on bottom because of the psu. My syggestion would be a 280 and the xflow 560 from hardwarelabs, that is what i will do at least tongue.gif , because the xflow will make the bottom part cleaner, you have an inlet on the one side (right under the pump-res) and an outlet right under the gpu. Nice following your build!
post #262 of 892
Your 750D build was great. At first, i saw in google only a side picture of the build and i could not see what case that was! I have an enthoo pro, and i wanted to do something like you did in the 750D, before i move to sma8, but i thought that it would better to wait and make it perfect in the sma8! I am not sure if you can fit a 360 on bottom because of the psu. My syggestion would be a 280 and the xflow 560 from hardwarelabs, that is what i will do at least tongue.gif , because the xflow will make the bottom part cleaner, you have an inlet on the one side (right under the pump-res) and an outlet right under the gpu. Nice following your build!
post #263 of 892
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Your 750D build was great. At first, i saw in google only a side picture of the build and i could not see what case that was! I have an enthoo pro, and i wanted to do something like you did in the 750D, before i move to sma8, but i thought that it would better to wait and make it perfect in the sma8! I am not sure if you can fit a 360 on bottom because of the psu. My syggestion would be a 280 and the xflow 560 from hardwarelabs, that is what i will do at least tongue.gif , because the xflow will make the bottom part cleaner, you have an inlet on the one side (right under the pump-res) and an outlet right under the gpu. Nice following your build!
Well am actually transferring everything from there and putting it in the SMA8, along with the extra rads and pumps. I never really wanted to switch from the 750D, but I wasn't getting good enough temps in it. With the SMA8, I can have my dream case and also all the extra rads for superior cooling. This entire build, including the two titans, I have gone way overboard with my budget. But since this is my dream build, I told myself I would go all out. And I mean it when I said I would be building or upgrading this case for a few years.

The 360 will definitely fit with a 360, but it's a very tight fit with the cables. However, if I'm having a lot of issues, I may get a 240GTX or another RX240. Plus I already have it so I said why not haha.

I already have my rads picked out and purchased.

RX480
RX240
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560GTS
    
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post #264 of 892
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Well am actually transferring everything from there and putting it in the SMA8, along with the extra rads and pumps. I never really wanted to switch from the 750D, but I wasn't getting good enough temps in it. With the SMA8, I can have my dream case and also all the extra rads for superior cooling. This entire build, including the two titans, I have gone way overboard with my budget. But since this is my dream build, I told myself I would go all out. And I mean it when I said I would be building or upgrading this case for a few years.

The 360 will definitely fit with a 360, but it's a very tight fit with the cables. However, if I'm having a lot of issues, I may get a 240GTX or another RX240. Plus I already have it so I said why not haha.

I already have my rads picked out and purchased.

RX480
RX240
RX360
560GTS

Yeah, i know you have them, i have read all the build log thus far tongue.gif i really think you will enjoy this build, the sma8 looks like an awesome case. I cannot wait to upgrade to it! If i do, i will probably never change a case again. It is such a beast. And it is great that you decided ro go with the dual loop. Lets say (i hope it never happens) that you have a problem with one of the Tx. If you had everything in 1 loop, you would have ro dismantle everything, but because you will have 2 loops, your pc can still function while you take apart the gpu loop. It totally worths it!
post #265 of 892
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The EK vardar 140's are officially out, but I'm going to wait for PPCS to get them in stock. I'm not going to be paying$26 in shipping from Europe haha, especially when I can get the from PPCS for half the shipping and I can order the rest of my coolant and such. Can't wait for those. The 140 and 120 cards should definitely balance out the Loss of the SP120's, and probably perform 10x better. I really wish I bought the vardar for my current setup and didn't get the SP120's. I'm going to use the SP120's because that's like $200 in fans haha
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Yeah, i know you have them, i have read all the build log thus far tongue.gif i really think you will enjoy this build, the sma8 looks like an awesome case. I cannot wait to upgrade to it! If i do, i will probably never change a case again. It is such a beast. And it is great that you decided ro go with the dual loop. Lets say (i hope it never happens) that you have a problem with one of the Tx. If you had everything in 1 loop, you would have ro dismantle everything, but because you will have 2 loops, your pc can still function while you take apart the gpu loop. It totally worths it!
Where did you see that I'm doing two loops? I'm only doing a single loop with dual pumps.
    
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Corsair Link Commander Mini 28x Primochill Revolver Fittings XSPC RX480 V3 Black Ice Nemesis 560GTS 
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XSPC RX240 V3 XSPC RX360 V3 2x EK-FC Titan X Waterblock Nickel - Acetal 2x EK-FC Titan X Backplate - Red 
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Corsair Link Commander Mini 28x Primochill Revolver Fittings XSPC RX480 V3 Black Ice Nemesis 560GTS 
OtherOtherOtherOther
XSPC RX240 V3 XSPC RX360 V3 2x EK-FC Titan X Waterblock Nickel - Acetal 2x EK-FC Titan X Backplate - Red 
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post #266 of 892
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It's just so difficult. And with the way you have your CPU tubing to the pump, that's exactly what my original plan was because that's how I have it in my 750D, and it would save me money because I wouldn't need a pass through and additional fitting. I think I'm going to do it how I have the second version I showed. I do want to do the GPU like how every does it though because I really like that clean look, plus the fact that I already bought the 30mm rad lol

It appears that my second image isn't loading. Here it is again



Edit* and what makes it difficult is that it makes me feel like I'm cheating by "copying" what others do. But I'll find a way to make it "my own"

I also love your build. Very nice

I thought that this image was showing that you were planning a dual loop, at least that is what i thought. 2×res + 2×pump both on the same graph, it seems like 2 loops.
post #267 of 892
I'll let you know how the 140s are compared to my Alpenfoehns. I went ahead and ordered 4 of the F3 ER's.
post #268 of 892
I'm curious how the Vardar's stack up against Gentle Typhoons.
post #269 of 892
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Originally Posted by deadwidesmile View Post

I'm curious how the Vardar's stack up against Gentle Typhoons.
Unfortunately I don't have access to GT's. Offhanded I will say that if the performance is close then then the Vardars' price point will make them the winner.
post #270 of 892
Any idea how Noctuas NF-F12 Industrials stack up in the way of radiator fans?

I always see the vardars and typhoons mentioned but rarely noctuas.
Edited by OGBeandip - 8/10/15 at 1:59pm
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