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post #11 of 14
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In the meantime: A few thought about the build itself:
  • The build itself was pretty easy, but this case requiers a little bit of planing. I stopped counting how many times I had to reroute some cables. This was mainly due to the fact that the air 240 is pretty small. You just can't hide the LED cables when you have already mounted the radiator of the cooler. So I had took some parts out and back in.
  • The cable combs you see in the last shots are 3D printed. I was not happy with the combs from CableMod, because they are expensive and the layout is only for 24 pin, 8 pin and 6 pin cables. But I wanted a 12 pin cable and the combs in black. So I designed a copy of them with a CAD program and a friend of mine printed them.
  • I'm not really happy with the position of the radiator. Because of the long tubes it was not possible to mount the fans between the case and the rad and have 2 top fans. I had to switch places between the two. In this set up it's not possible to see the red stripe on the side of the radiator.
  • It's also a pitty that the cable gromet for the 24 pin is horizontally oriented. A 90 degree rotated hole would have looked better.
  • I was not able to take the fans apart for painting. It's not a tragedy but would've been a "nice-to-have" for future mods.

Edited by RayMenCH - 3/14/16 at 8:33am
post #12 of 14
Having two 970's in SLI right beside each other is asking for a loud computer. The fans on both video cards will be spooled up near max in any gaming scenario and you'll still be hitting 80C on the cores. I personally would have gone for a single 980Ti or gone for a larger ATX sized motherboard to facilitate proper spacing/cooling for two cards. Nice looking build though! Let us know how it turns out with that configuration.
post #13 of 14
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Originally Posted by Farmer Boe View Post

Having two 970's in SLI right beside each other is asking for a loud computer. The fans on both video cards will be spooled up near max in any gaming scenario and you'll still be hitting 80C on the cores. I personally would have gone for a single 980Ti or gone for a larger ATX sized motherboard to facilitate proper spacing/cooling for two cards. Nice looking build though! Let us know how it turns out with that configuration.

Hey, thanks for your input mate, I had the same thoughts during the planing phase. I read that one card is more worthwhile in regard of costs and power consumption. So a 980 ti would been the natural choise (about the same preformance than 970s in SLI) and it has best price-performance ratio anyway IMO.
But since it is my first selfmade PC I wanted something for the "looks" and 2 cards in SLI in it. That's also why I put 2 fans in the top als intakes. So they bring a lot of fresh air to the top card.

I will benchmark the system soon and then I'll see the temps. If they are too high, I'll change the layout. I have already an idea, but I don't want to spoil the surprise biggrin.gif

Hope you'll stay tuned....
post #14 of 14
paint scheme looks good but i'd personally wouldn't paint over the Corsair Logo on the block, it lights up and adds an ambience to the build...plus you can set it so that if the temp gets hot that LED will glow red.
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