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Ya, luckily I have two of the same boards. I just hooked it up and it booted just fine. I will call DFI or the customer service and see if I can get a Dark as a replacement. IDK it is worth a shot.

So right now what I am going to do, first is do an online assignment, submit it and then work on this 'dump' of a situation.

I'm going to just rig everything so it is running out of the system and just let it run 24/7. I'll post results asap.
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Update: Rig is up and running with my other DFI Blood Iron. It is running stable at 3.4ghz. 1.39v. I will mess with it all later, I am just glad it is finally up. temps are 33-32-30-27c idle. Under load it looked in the high 50's. I may need to reset cpu block, you think that is a big enough difference for it?

Temps under load of F@H 51-48c-45c-43c. That is up to a 17c drop from using my TRUE. At the same clock speed and voltages!
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Temperatures after a week or so of running 24/7 are still amazing. I load at max 51-52c with ambient temps being in the 70's outside. Thanks again Ira-K for all your help.

I did have a question for some of you'll though, one of you'll pointed out that I had the 3xKaze's intaking air over the radiator, but only 1 exhaust fan blowing air out of the system. I was thinking of doing a mod to the side door, would you recommend 2x120 exhaust fans, would that help the pressure of air coming into the system being equal? I have left the side window off so far, but would like to finish the mod. Thanks ahead of time.
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Try flipping the fans all around.

As in have the 120mm in the back bring air in.
And have the rad blow the air out.


Also if you can, cut another spot for a 120mm fan, to bring air in.
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Try flipping the fans all around.

As in have the 120mm in the back bring air in.
And have the rad blow the air out.
Do not do this.

You want to have more intake than exhaust. I would recommend only putting in one more 120mm on the side as an exhaust, that way you'll have 3x intake and 2x exhaust
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looks great.
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Try flipping the fans all around.

As in have the 120mm in the back bring air in.
And have the rad blow the air out.
Do not do this.

You want to have more intake than exhaust. I would recommend only putting in one more 120mm on the side as an exhaust, that way you'll have 3x intake and 2x exhaust
Thanks for the info all. So you think 3x Intake and 2x exhaust would be enough not to restrict airflow?

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looks great.
Thanks! I enjoy'd this project very much.
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Do not do this.

You want to have more intake than exhaust. I would recommend only putting in one more 120mm on the side as an exhaust, that way you'll have 3x intake and 2x exhaust
Agreed, the radiator needs to be intake, not exhaust. Also, having it as exhaust would screw with the airflow for the GPU fan. Intake is much better.
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post #29 of 31
I like to have more air leaving the case then entering, that gives you a negative case pressure...Having more in then out will give you a positive pressure, you'll get less dust in the case but you can get hot spots in the case to..

I'd have the rad fans pulling the cooler room ambient air into your case...Glad its working out well for you......Thats what I like to see....Some builds just go better then others though, some you have to tune a little more...Now if I could get you to put the rad out in the cooler room ambient air....
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Now if I could get you to put the rad out in the cooler room ambient air....
Rofl... Well If I didn't have this rad. size hole cut into the bottom of the case I would think about it. But I have left the case open, have not put the side on until I'm done modding it. So temps are fine, no diff. in the ambient right now. It is a warm day here too, think its going to be 77F out, looks like spring is around the corner.

I need to order some 2" feet for my case, so I can take this blocks out I have under the case. Thanks again all, and Ira-K, dust isn't really a problem, so what would you suggest? Just leaving the Rad fans as intake and only having one exhaust in the back? Thanks.
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