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Would adding a side and bottom intake to my haf 922 drop temps inside enough to be worth the extra noise/power-consumption/fan price/controller price? I don't plan on doing extreme over clocking, just moderate.
post #14492 of 23525
quick question. i've got a haf-x case and am interested in moving to water cooling and was wondering if a 420(140.3) rad will fit in the top? the only thing on i could find was this: http://www.overclocking-pc.fr/forums/showthread.php?t=19912

from what i can gather, they got it in no problem but everything i've read elsewhere says that it's not possible. has anyone here tried it? or, does anyone have a slim 420 rad lying around that they could try to mount?

thanks!
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Infinite Jest loves to double post lol. See page 1449 and 1450
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Infinite Jest loves to double post lol. See page 1449 and 1450
Sorry Guess I should wait for someone to answer.
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Just edit your last post before double posting.
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Don't worry mate, i always double post too!
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-075-_-Product

I like the look of this, but is it up to par with the rheobus or the lamptron fc-2?

EDIT: I read abunch of reviews saying it was particularly cheap. Down b/t these three now:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-017-_-Product (this one's growing on me)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-016-_-Product

or maybe 2 of these (imo they look the best out of the 3)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-808-_-Product
I have no idea about the quality of the one that isn't a Sunbeam so I won't comment on that, but even though it claims to be able to handle a lot of power it only has a high/low switch instead of a variable speed control of the Sunbeams.

I've never used the Rheosmart Sunbeams, only the RheoBuss versions so I don't know if the quality is as good as the Rheobuss. If the quality is as good, then it would be a viable option.

But why would you need TWO of the last one? With 30 watts per channel you can connect several fans to each channel so it would support a lot more than 4 fans. A Yate Loon Hi Speed 120mm fan is right at 4 watts so you could connect 6 or 7 of them to any single channel. That is why the Sunbeams are so highly regarded, they are heavy duty and can handle a lot of fans, normally more than the other brands can, especially for the price.
Edited by PapaSmurf - 6/17/11 at 4:16pm
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Sup peepes. How see-thru is the side panel of the 932 when you dont have the fan on it?
It's still a metal grille, so there won't be as much visibility as with a clear window. But it has the benefit of added airflow and ventilation. If you check out the many photos of 932's here, you can get an idea.

Are you planning on getting a 932? Because there are two versions available with full windows but no fan grille. I have the BE (Black Edition) which has a full window panel. So does the AMD version.
Personally, I like the appearance of the full window panel and you see everything inside, but there is the issue of no side panel airflow to the gpu's, etc.
Edited by DerComissar - 6/17/11 at 4:31pm
    
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I have no idea about the quality of the one that isn't a Sunbeam so I won't comment on that, but even though it claims to be able to handle a lot of power it only has a high/low switch instead of a variable speed control of the Sunbeams.

I've never used the Rheosmart Sunbeams, only the RheoBuss versions so I don't know if the quality is as good as the Rheobuss. If the quality is as good, then it would be a viable option.

But why would you need TWO of the last one? With 30 watts per channel you can connect several fans to each channel so it would support a lot more than 4 fans. A Yate Loon Hi Speed 120mm fan is right at 4 watts so you could connect 6 or 7 of them to any single channel. That is why the Sunbeams are so highly regarded, they are heavy duty and can handle a lot of fans, normally more than the other brands can, especially for the price.
So I'd be alright with the 4 channel one for 5 or 6 fans? Definitely fits the budget. Before I buy one however, I want to be certain adding the extra fan (side and bottom) significantly improve system temps under load, enough to outweigh any added noise/cost/energy use.

EDIT: I want to apologize for posting so much in this thread, but I don;t get nearly as many different people responding to questions in my build thread.

EDIT2: I'm going to be using a sound card: am I correct by plugging in the front I/O hd audio into the sound card header?
Edited by Infinite Jest - 6/17/11 at 4:31pm
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I have the 4 channel RheoSmart(3+PWM) and it's an awesome Controller. That RheoSmart is set up in the same manner. 6+PWM. I would highly recommend it. But I would suggest looking over at Performance-PCs' for it and compare prices with shipping. I got mine from them and it ended up being pretty cheap. Gave me an excuse to get Thumbscrews and more fans for my 932 as well.

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