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post #71 of 109
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Originally Posted by BigHotAndLoud View Post

Not really, no surpises, the psu with a fan will improve, and the passively cooled will be the same
Nope, both will. biggrin.gif
post #72 of 109
Thread Starter 
Update:

new rig is awesome!

5 AF14 3000 PWM - 3 front intake, 1 bottom intake, 1 rear exhaust

first testing:

CPU:
6600k@4,5Ghz
23-25° idle
55-56° 100% load

MB:
26-29°

The AF14 3000 PWM are super nice.
250-300 RPM in idle and not noticable at all and damn they put out some serious air on load thumb.gif
post #73 of 109
Always good to see a project come together nicely. thumb.gif
post #74 of 109
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Originally Posted by tehelelol View Post

Update:

new rig is awesome!

5 AF14 3000 PWM - 3 front intake, 1 bottom intake, 1 rear exhaust

The AF14 3000 PWM are super nice.
250-300 RPM in idle and not noticable at all and damn they put out some serious air on load thumb.gif

Sweet, all my parts came going to use the fractal fans up front for now as winter hit and cooling should be fairly easy for now.

I will keep an eye out of a good fan sale before spring.

I was thinking 2k Noctuas, 3K seems insane guess you could ramp it to full once a year as a "Self cleaning mode" biggrin.gif
post #75 of 109
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work done thumb.gif

removed bottom and rear grill
removed "missing" second grill (closed back at define S)

didn't remove 2nd vent bottom because my PSU is fan less (SilverStone Nightjar 520W)

quite satisfied with my work thumbsupsmiley.png

What tools did you use to cut out closed back?? Nice work and I'm very impressed by your temps.
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Originally Posted by BigHotAndLoud View Post

Sweet, all my parts came going to use the fractal fans up front for now as winter hit and cooling should be fairly easy for now.

I will keep an eye out of a good fan sale before spring.

I was thinking 2k Noctuas, 3K seems insane guess you could ramp it to full once a year as a "Self cleaning mode" biggrin.gif

What case did you decide on?
post #76 of 109
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What case did you decide on?

I finally decided to go with the R5, such a nice case.

Hopefully they do a R6 aircooled edition at some point that removes the optical bays and cuts 4 inches off depth so it fits on a desk nicer. At that point you have perfect case for people wanting silence and performance.
post #77 of 109
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Harrywang View Post

What tools did you use to cut out closed back?? Nice work and I'm very impressed by your temps.

I used a Dremel and a side cutter thumb.gif



temperatures after 1 hour stress testing with ROG Realbench (full load on CPU/GPU/Memory) jerry.gif

The Noctuas are like: sonic.gif


I think I should go 4,6+ upwards but for 4,5 1,28V is super stable and 4,6 requires 1,34 but still temperatures are around 60-63° so still ice cold wink.gif
post #78 of 109
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Originally Posted by tehelelol View Post

I used a Dremel and a side cutter thumb.gif



temperatures after 1 hour stress testing with ROG Realbench (full load on CPU/GPU/Memory) jerry.gif

The Noctuas are like: sonic.gif


I think I should go 4,6+ upwards but for 4,5 1,28V is super stable and 4,6 requires 1,34 but still temperatures are around 60-63° so still ice cold wink.gif
Nice!
post #79 of 109
Inspired by your mods I decided to cancel my fractal arc midi r2 and going to order the define S to utilize the spacious unobstructed intake air flow. The sound dampening is a big bonus. I was thinking of buying the non window version for the sound dampening material instead of the window but....I said F it and decided to go all in with air cooling. I been lurking this forum the past month and air cooling is just so fascinating.

Going to order 5x noctua a-14s AND a dh-15 to replace my current hyper 212+. Going to buy a pwm splitter as well. Do you guys think this is overkill for my setup? tongue.gif

I have a i5 2500k that's at 4.5ghz overclock right now. Using a r9 280x that I don't overclock.
post #80 of 109
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Originally Posted by Harrywang View Post

Inspired by your mods I decided to cancel my fractal arc midi r2 and going to order the define S to utilize the spacious unobstructed intake air flow. The sound dampening is a big bonus. I was thinking of buying the non window version for the sound dampening material instead of the window but....I said F it and decided to go all in with air cooling. I been lurking this forum the past month and air cooling is just so fascinating.

Going to order 5x noctua a-14s AND a dh-15 to replace my current hyper 212+. Going to buy a pwm splitter as well. Do you guys think this is overkill for my setup? tongue.gif

I have a i5 2500k that's at 4.5ghz overclock right now. Using a r9 280x that I don't overclock.

Define overkill on OC? In a 'normal' context (whatever that is) 5x A14s much be a little excessive...but you can never have too many fans. In your closet. ;-)

However 5X A14s as case fans, if run off the PWM splitter will get pretty loud when the cpu is at full load. At that point, you might be happy to know that Noctua includes a free LNA with every fan and even happier to use them. Could even use them on the D15 too. If you have clean airflow, the D15's fans won't need to spool up to 1500rpm to keep the 2500k cool.

Maybe this kit is overkill, but the fun part is you experiment and find your own ideal balance between low noise and low temps. Besides the 280x can dump over 200 watts of heat into the case, so better to err on the side of over rather than underkill.
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