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Poll Results: What is your Overall Opinion on this case

 
  • 49% (927)
    Great
  • 30% (573)
    Good
  • 12% (226)
    Meh
  • 1% (27)
    Bad
  • 5% (108)
    SUX
1861 Total Votes  
post #27021 of 28613
Quote:
Originally Posted by DireLeon2010 View Post

Is there a reason the protective film is still on your window? tongue.gif

I was still building at the time that pic was taken, didn't want to scratch the window.



Now that it is in it's new home, the plastic has been removed biggrin.gif



I do have a question though. Xfx is very specific about saying I need two power leads from the PS to the 7970... but I am unhappy with the mess of wires that adds and would rather just have one lead with the 8 and 6 pin blocks both plugged in. Is this ok with the Seasonic X-750 or should I just leave it with the 2 leads the way it is?
post #27022 of 28613
Quote:
Originally Posted by stratosrally View Post

It's a CoolerMaster X6 - and they show it mounted in a CM Storm Trooper on CM's site.
http://www.coolermaster.com/product.php?product_id=6797
If you read the reviews on the Elite version (identical in most respects) on Newegg you'll see that it is problematic for fiitment on certain motherboards:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=35-103-105&SortField=0&SummaryType=0&Pagesize=10&PurchaseMark=&SelectedRating=-1&VideoOnlyMark=False&VendorMark=&IsFeedbackTab=true&Keywords=%28keywords%29&Page=1
Because the heatsink is angled it can have major issues clearing RAM sticks - go with very low-profile RAM to avoid this, such as the new Crucial Ballistix Sport:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148664
You can remove the fan & mount, reverse the fan direction, and reinstall it in pull mode behind the heatsink if the cooler hits your top GPU - many have had to do this according to the reviews I'm seeing.
You can also remove the decorative top plate (screwed on) if your side panel won't fit.
Google the review of the CM Elite X6 (because hardly anyone reviewed the non-Elite model) and you can find images showing how it blocks tall RAM heat-spreaders and even see images without the top-plate. (hint - "think"computers org)
BTW - it did not get a good score - not competitive at cooling, either. IMHO, I'd go with something else... too many variables to take into account. A shame, really - because it is a stylish and innovative looking cooler.

Wow now that was a review in it self.lol Thanks alot for the response and thanks DireLeon2010 for noticing that I was still in the dark biggrin.gif
I wanted it for it's unique design and the fact that it's not available in the states. The Elite version is the one around here yet even it is too big for the case without modding. (Spoke with Cooler Master rep)
In the end so I can keep my case (Storm Scout) that hasn't arrived yet and so I can stick to my red and black color scheme I went with the Xigmatek Dark Knight SD1283 Night Hawk Edition or Dark Knight II for short. I'll be taking the reps and Shadow Waters idea for the Hyper 212

and applying it to the Dark Knight II (adding red fans)
Thanks for all the help everyone thumbsupsmiley.png
post #27023 of 28613
I think that Xigmatek SD1283 with the ceramic matte black coating is a really sweet CPU cooler.

IMHO, you made a great choice - doesn't hurt that it looks mean as heck!
post #27024 of 28613
Hey guys just joined the site after lurking for years.
My current set up is:
AMD FX-8150 CPU
Corsair H60 cooling
Gigabyte 970a-UD3 motherboard
Corsair GS700 Power Supply
Sapphire AMD 6870 GPU
CM Elite 311 Case (Storm Scout will be here in two days)
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I ordered a Storm Scout and it will be here Monday along with two extra 120mm fans that are rated high airflow.

I have never had a bottom mounted PSU style case and I am wondering why would I want to put the fan facing down like some people have suggested in this thread? Also I haven't had a top fan before either so I am wondering what the best option for airflow would be. My GPU runs hot so I would like to have the fans on the side panel, not sure if that will mess up the air flow though.

I plan on putting the H60 in push/pull setup but I am still not 100% sure whether intake or exhaust will perform better.

Also, are the stock fans good or should I replace them with better CFM fans?
post #27025 of 28613
Quote:
Originally Posted by bts0uth View Post

I have never had a bottom mounted PSU style case and I am wondering why would I want to put the fan facing down like some people have suggested in this thread?

"It's better to have the PSU's intake fan pull in cooler outside air than to pull in the pre-warmed case air. PSU's operate more efficiently with cooler air. Also the case's internal air flow doesn't get disrupted."
- ko888
I think that best sums up that part of your question. smile.gif I won't answer the rest of the question being that I haven't received my case yet either and I can't give you a hands on answer. BUT I THINK the fans in the case are suppose to be good or better than regular standard fans. Their CFM is rated between 44 and 60 which isn't the best ever but still pretty good. Especially when noise level means something to you.rolleyes.gif

Oh and welcome to the club! thumb.gif
post #27026 of 28613
Quote:
Originally Posted by stratosrally View Post

I think that Xigmatek SD1283 with the ceramic matte black coating is a really sweet CPU cooler.
IMHO, you made a great choice - doesn't hurt that it looks mean as heck!
I was thinking the same thing. thumb.gif When in doubt and in need of help that gets the job done and strikes fear into the hearts of many enemies, pull out that bat phone and call in the Dark Knight! biggrin.gif
post #27027 of 28613
Quote:
Originally Posted by djogoku View Post

"It's better to have the PSU's intake fan pull in cooler outside air than to pull in the pre-warmed case air. PSU's operate more efficiently with cooler air. Also the case's internal air flow doesn't get disrupted."
- ko888
I think that best sums up that part of your question. smile.gif I won't answer the rest of the question being that I haven't received my case yet either and I can't give you a hands on answer. BUT I THINK the fans in the case are suppose to be good or better than regular standard fans. Their CFM is rated between 44 and 60 which isn't the best ever but still pretty good. Especially when noise level means something to you.rolleyes.gif
Oh and welcome to the club! thumb.gif

Makes sense, I guess I just don't see what air is under the case for it to pull in. I guess the case has legs or something that puts it a little bit off the ground.

I want to set up an intake on my H60 but not sure exactly what fans would need to be changed to exhaust. If both H60 fans are coming in, 1 or 2 side fans are coming in, the psu is facing down, the top fan should be exhaust and what about the front fan?

Can't wait to get this set-up and take some pics! I think I am going to love this case!
post #27028 of 28613
the case has 3/4inch feet on the bottem and gives the psu plenty of air when the case is on a flat surface like a wood or tile floor. but if you have a carpet do not put the psu fan facing down. the psu will choke from not getting air and die.
and for your fans have the
front intake
back in push pull intake
top exhaust
and side exhaust
this will make it so the h60 is cool and the air from that goes straight outside and the front fan cools your hhd's and the side fans pull the hot air off your gpu's
post #27029 of 28613
Quote:
Originally Posted by bts0uth View Post

Makes sense, I guess I just don't see what air is under the case for it to pull in. I guess the case has legs or something that puts it a little bit off the ground.
I want to set up an intake on my H60 but not sure exactly what fans would need to be changed to exhaust. If both H60 fans are coming in, 1 or 2 side fans are coming in, the psu is facing down, the top fan should be exhaust and what about the front fan?
Can't wait to get this set-up and take some pics! I think I am going to love this case!

As long as you don't set the case on deep pile carpeting, setting up the PSU for bottom intake is no problem.There should be plenty of room to pull in air - and if your PSU isn't too long, you can install another fan next to it also as an intake from the bottom.

Your front fans should be set up as intake fans, and if you are also running side fans as intakes I'd set up the H60 as a push/pull rear exhaust. Corsair has stated in their forums that their radiators can be used in intake or exhaust configurations - there may be a degreee or 2 difference but for the purposes of airflow sometimes exhaust is better for the rest of your components.

If you end up with 2 front, 2 side, and 1 bottom intake - offsetting that with a rear and 2 top exhausts should work just fine. My H60 is installed in my Scout (original, not the new version) with push/pull rear exhaust and the CPU temps were never a problem, even with an overclock to 3.8GHz from the stock 2.66GHz and running Prime95 to stress it.

If you do have carpeting and need to set your PC on the floor - I recommend finding something solid to use as a platform under it. Mine sits on a nice piece of butcher block...

edit: I just hit post and saw that shadow water and I have the same basic opinion - thumb.gif
post #27030 of 28613
Quote:
Originally Posted by shadow water View Post

the case has 3/4inch feet on the bottem and gives the psu plenty of air when the case is on a flat surface like a wood or tile floor. but if you have a carpet do not put the psu fan facing down. the psu will choke from not getting air and die.
and for your fans have the
front intake
back in push pull intake
top exhaust
and side exhaust
this will make it so the h60 is cool and the air from that goes straight outside and the front fan cools your hhd's and the side fans pull the hot air off your gpu's

Wow, thanks a lot for the very informative posts. Can't wait to get it and start building Monday. I will be back ! tongue.gif
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