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Black Fractal Noctua build

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This is what I had set up previously, all in a bad raidmax scorpio v case.
I had a 650 watt rosewill psu that was being pushed to the max by a heavily overclocked r9 290
and the airflow was horrible. I have an fx 8350 in an asrock 990fx killer board.

The case was poorly designed so I ended up with my coolermaster seidon looking like this,
I couldn't even mount it at the rear as exhaust.



The top was designed so that you could only have a pull system set up



It was fugly I'm never buying raidmax again. I'm never buying budget cases again.



I changed out the psu, case, cpu cooler, and most of the case and rad fans, to this next image. I will be adding cooling to those "killer" vrms
in the next few days, so that I can go from 4.5ghz on my cpu to a possible 4.7ghz. I was thinking of turning the rear exhaust to intake, but with the vrm fans arriving, I'll probably
need that rear exhaust. In the upgrade things went from bling, bling cheap, to slicked back corporate sleeper. I am glad that sapphire toned down their colors with the 390 nitro series. I'm a guy with shoulder length wavy hair and a viking beard, looking like a cross between inigo montoya and a bearded jim morrison, I'm a disorganized crazy artist, everything in my room is trashed, except for the few feet around my pc. tongue.gif Which reminds me that I need to put a lid on my turpentine. whew.



On the outside it doesn't look like your typical blinged out gaming pc, but I do like those noctua colors!
The Define R5 is a near perfect case in my opinion. With the noctua fans installed this thing is whisper quiet, which is quite the change
for someone who has mainly had the cheap fans that come with the cases. The sickleflows weren't nearly as quiet as advertised.



The top detailed, taken yesterday, after I added a P-12 to the top as exhaust, though I'm thinking of turning it around and having it as intake, but that seems like it would just bring the hot air from the rad right back into
the case. I'm not to sure about this. I can't add an intake to the bottom, due to my new psu being to long, but I'm considering using this as intake, would that be a bad idea, given that it's right next to the exhaust rad? I could have gotten the deepcool captain 360 rad, but I read about frequent pump fails and the tubes breaking. The Thermaltake water 3.0 extreme is doing just fine with things set at 4.5.



On the backside, I switched out that 120mm Sythe super slim for the socket cooling, because it wasn't moving enough air to effect temps. I'm now reunited with my old buddy the amd fx8350 stock cooler fan! mad.gif I have an 80 mm coolermaster slim that I'll hot glue to the backplate on its way. I shall not suffer this
unbearable noise for much longer. Spot cooling is much better for socket temps.



This has all been a great learning experience, considering this is technically the third evolution of my first build. biggrin.gif I've only been building for a year and a half. Before that I was a console guy. It was my ps3 failing, that caused me to tear it apart, and discover my hidden talents. It quickly led to addiction, the ps3 was my gateway drug.
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Maybe you can place this fan in front of your PSU blowing air upwards to your GPU for better GPU temps since there is nothing below it.

Also you can manage your cable a little better using zipties but other than that great job thumb.gif
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOptical DriveCooling
Team Dark L3 480GB SSD SAMSUNG Super Writemaster DVDRW SAMSUNG SE506 External Bluray Drive Corsair H105 
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Windows 7 Professional Samsung U28E590 28inch Freesync Monitor Magicforce Mechanical Keyboard (Khail Blue Switch) Enermax Lepa G1000M 
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Since I've taken these pics, I've removed the drive cage completely and took the fan from the top of the case and put it in front of the psu. I put the moduvent cover back on the top panel. All of this was done with some heavy cable management! It looks much better in the back as well, I used some hefty zip ties to get all of that looking nice. I'm proud of it, but now I see a pump and reservoir sitting in the blank area between the front intakes and the end of the gpu! biggrin.gif I wish I had a money tree in my backyard. I do want some stronger fans for the front intakes. Having that fan under the GPU makes a difference. This Define R5 case has allowed me to do everything I wanted to do, since I got into PC building a couple of years ago. I have my PC sitting less than two feet away from me and all I hear is the near silent flowing of air. You wouldn't think I had a power gulping fx 8350 clocked to 4.7 ghz. thumb.gif
    
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OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 64 bit Asus 1080p 144hz monitor TN Panel Logitech K520 wireless keyboard Corsair RM850 watt fully modular 80 plus gold c... 
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