Originally Posted by lawrencendlw;14109685
If I were you then I would go with the HAF X and see if you can get someone from here to sell you there stock HAF 932 door. The HAF X has a bit more room inside of it (Because the top 200mm fans are actually on the outside of the case and covered with the top plastic piece) so it helps with just about everything.
I did it (Thanks again FannBlade) and not only does it look Phenomenal but it really keeps my 3X GTX 480's really cool. I have them OC'd to 880 MHz Core, 1760 Shader, and either 1975 Memory or 2000 memory (Sorry I forget and I can't get to my computer just right now to check) and my highest temp (Which is my top card... Big surprise there huh?) never gets above 70c and they are folding 24/7/365. That's with just a 90 CFM Cooler Master R4 in the GPU duct. If I upgraded to either a delta or a Gentle Typhoon AP-31 then I would get even lower temps.
It's worth the extra money. Cooler Master really hit the nail on the head with the HAF X and my only gripe is that they changed the door to only allow 1 X 200mm fan instead of giving you the option for 4 X 120mm fans. At this time I have 4 X 120mm Yate Loon High Speed (Red LED) fans on the door and they each pump out 88 CFM so just from my door alone I am getting 352 CFM intake. Add my 200mm front Fan (110 CFM) and the 120mm CM R4 (90 CFM) I added to my 5.25" Drive bays and that makes me end up with 552 CFM intake. I have 2 X 200mm CM Mega Flow (110 CFM each) and 1 X 140 Yate Loon High Speed (Red LED, 140 CFM) and that makes my exhaust at 360 CFM. So I have 192 CFM more intake than exhaust.
Just make sure that you get some nice filters for all of your intakes because I have to dust out my case every other week and sometimes every week even with all of the positive pressure that I have. I will be getting some filter kits for both of my HAF X's very soon but can't afford it just now because the wife is still pissed at me for spending well over $1200 in the past 2 months on my computers lol. She doesn't know about the GTX 570 and Corsair H100 that I have coming soon yet either lol. I hope that this helps you make an informed decision. Let me know if you need any more information.
Keep the awesome rigs coming guys,
When it comes to the HAF X, you are to be considered an Iron Chef:cool:
And on top of that, you're clocking yours higher than I do!
Some kind of summary/update on your two HAF X's would be fun to see, there is a lot going on with them. Which one has the 932 panel, one is being custom painted, etc.
You really need two sets of System Specs., to separate the two builds:p
Buying a door from another member would be good, but I really got a great deal from CM for mine at less than 20 bucks. Either way, it's good advise if anyone wants better airflow from the door panel.
I'm still using the R4's in my door, how are those Yate Loons? I am considering buying some good high speed fans for mine, I've lusted over these ones for ages:http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=27971
Not only for the door, but the San Ace's are damn good fans for just about anything.
Damn expensive though, my wife isn't too amused by such purchases either:rolleyes:
Then again, that's just for one system. I don't know how you can get away with two of them going:p
Back to reality, the R4's were on sale for about 7 bucks each when I bought a six-pack of them a few months ago. The San Ace's are more of a dream list item for now.
Combined with the other fans you've listed, there is some serious airflow going on in that HAF X. As for positive pressure, I've noticed that mine is actually getting a bit less dust buildup since I swapped out the solid window for the four-fan setup in the door, I guess due to the increase in positive pressure. I thought it would have more dust buildup.
But a good filter set would still reduce it to a minimum, that's also on the list for me.