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post #591 of 2409
I just sent NZXT an email with my purchase info and I got 3 of their 120mm LED fans for free. I would try hitting them up for an extra 120mm and just give the "stock" cooling a go to see how it works for you. Who knows, you might be happy with the amount of airflow and save a few bucks. If you find you want more fans I'd hit up amazon, they seem to have good prices on fans (especially the "200mm" nzxt ones). I can't recommend any specific fans, but I have some thermaltake fans that have been running for 5+ years with no problems so I'd recommend their brand.

On a different note, I just finished adding a 140mm fan and filter to the bottom of my Vulcan. I'll upload some pictures later.
post #592 of 2409
Hey just wanted to show my Vulcan:


I swapped out the orange LEDs on the side strip for Red ones:











I was really happy with my purchase, the quality I got at the price point I paid was well worth it. Thanks for taking the time to look. Critics welcome.

Temps run 28c idle, about 45 under load.

Specs are:


Motherboard: ASUS Maximus III Gene.
Proc: Intel 1156, 2.6 quad oc'd to 3.2ghz
Ram: 2 gig X 2, Crucial Balistix Tracers
Graphics cards: MSI 460GTX HAWK Talon Attack version X2
ABS 1050 watt modular PSU
500 gig Seagate Hard drive
3X 120mm case fans
CPU cooler: Zalaman 135mm CNPS9900R MAX
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That looks fantastic, great work The Zalman heatsink isn't the best performer, but it looks awesome.
Edited by staryoshi - 1/5/11 at 1:36pm
    
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post #594 of 2409
Looks great--I was just thinking that putting red LEDs in this case would look sick.
post #595 of 2409
Thanks guys! Yeah I was torn when it came to coolers. I like performance but I also like aesthetics. When I take it up to 4 ghz my I5-750 goes all the way up to 54-55c which is kind of high I think. I think the nickle plating doesn't displace the heat enough. The fan on it gets really loud too.

NZXT made it super easy to swap out the orange leds in the front light strip.
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post #596 of 2409
Quote:
Originally Posted by Devilguns View Post
Thanks guys! Yeah I was torn when it came to coolers. I like performance but I also like aesthetics. When I take it up to 4 ghz my I5-750 goes all the way up to 54-55c which is kind of high I think. I think the nickle plating doesn't displace the heat enough. The fan on it gets really loud too.

NZXT made it super easy to swap out the orange leds in the front light strip.
For that reason alone is why I decided to watercool, I unfortunately have this ultimate desire to get the best I can which sets my wallet on fire lol
    
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post #597 of 2409
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For that reason alone is why I decided to watercool, I unfortunately have this ultimate desire to get the best I can which sets my wallet on fire lol
LOL, I know how that goes. This build happened by accident. It originally started as just a video card upgrade. When I upgraded and saw no real performance gain I realized my dual core was holding me back. Then one thing after another, boom, whole new system. My 200$ upgrade turned into a 1,200$ build lol.
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post #598 of 2409
I suppose this rig will be an upgrade from my sig rig, though for the moment I just have a gtx 275, I plan on actually finishing it in july with gtx 480 sli watercooled with actual tri channel ram, for now ill just be sticking in some g.skill 4gb kit that was on sale recently.

It will actually mark my first Watercooling experiencing, Im wondering how far I can push the w3520 with a 360 and 120 rad
    
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post #599 of 2409
just wanna ask if the thermaltake spinQ VT cpu cooler will fit into the vulcan case with an x58 mobo (rampage ii gene)... i have seen a spinQ into the vulcan case but not the VT version of it... thankz
post #600 of 2409


screwed my lcd poster to the cover grill



no hdd and graphics card (lack of funds) planning on putting thermaltake spinQ VT if it fits


Edited by Luciferus - 1/6/11 at 5:36am
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