Originally Posted by TC_Fenua
Hi everyone !
Please add me to the club
Just bought a CM HAF-X yesterday and it's a fantastic case ! Two months ago I bought a Corsair Graphite 600T, mostly for its cable management and look, but the cooling wasn't on par with the the overall quality of the product. I tested several configurations, found a good one but now I want to install a second GTX580. I know the 600T will never be able to dissipate that much heat on air ( I'm not a fan of water cooling
). I then decided to test the HAF-X and I'm pretty shocked at my results : wow, now that's a good cooling case !
Idle temp was taken while browsing the internet and load is while playing The Witcher 2 on Ultra settings at 1920*1200, ambient temp was around 26-28Â°C . My GTX580 never went over 72Â°C
The installation was a breeze, and the cable management top notch. The graphic card duct was a bit of a pain though, and I had to cut it a bit to be able to mount it ( my graphics card was in the way ), but other than that, it was a treat to build it
I'm still waiting on some parts to finish it :
_A second MSI GTX 580 Twin Frozr II OC
_Black cable sleeves
_Lamptron FC Touch
_A second CM MegaFlow 200 for the top
_Elbow grease to manage the cables
More pictures to come, stay tuned
Very nice build, should be a fast system. Especially with a second 580!
I've heard a lot of complaints about Corsair's cases lacking cooling, it's too bad because they do make some good-looking products. But, when it comes to cooling, looks don't always count.
You'll get a bit of a temp. increase with the second 580, and the top card will be a few degrees warmer due to the curse of SLI.
But the gpu shroud should help keep that to a minimum. Also, those Twin Frozr are pretty good coolers I hear.
Another thing I wanted to mention is that if you keep the same psu when you add another 580, hopefully it will supply enough power. So far, I'm running two 480's on my Seasonic 750 with no issues, so your newer Seasonic X760 may just do fine, their psu's are top-quality.
I do intend to get a higher-wattage psu eventually, but was glad the Seasonic could handle the load for now.