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Hi all

Great thread. I've spent the past hour going through looking at everyone's awesome builds! I'm going to be putting together a Haswell build soon, and I've chosed the White SE as my case.

My aim is for it to be powerful, but quiet.

I just have a couple of questions.

- I've seen folks mention the stock fans are noisy. I was thinking of replacing the top and front 200mm fans with two of these:
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=9_601&products_id=19116 and replacing the back fan with this: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=9_510&products_id=19502. Are these okay?

- I'm going to be buying a 4770 (non K), no overclocking (I'm building a photography editing rig). Really happy to stick with the stock CPU fan, but I'm happy to be persuaded to purchase an after market cooler. Just note I've already got 32GB (4 x 8) of Corsair Vengeance RAM which has fairly large heat spreaders, so I have to make sure the CPU cooler doesn't get in the way.

Thanks! As soon as I've built it, I'll post back with pics smile.gif
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Originally Posted by ZipZapRap View Post

Hi all

Great thread. I've spent the past hour going through looking at everyone's awesome builds! I'm going to be putting together a Haswell build soon, and I've chosed the White SE as my case.

My aim is for it to be powerful, but quiet.

I just have a couple of questions.

- I've seen folks mention the stock fans are noisy. I was thinking of replacing the top and front 200mm fans with two of these:
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=9_601&products_id=19116 and replacing the back fan with this: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=9_510&products_id=19502. Are these okay?

- I'm going to be buying a 4770 (non K), no overclocking (I'm building a photography editing rig). Really happy to stick with the stock CPU fan, but I'm happy to be persuaded to purchase an after market cooler. Just note I've already got 32GB (4 x 8) of Corsair Vengeance RAM which has fairly large heat spreaders, so I have to make sure the CPU cooler doesn't get in the way.

Thanks! As soon as I've built it, I'll post back with pics smile.gif

Hey and welcome!

The stock fans are quite rubbish so definitively recommend replacing them.

The Spectre Pro's are pretty good but me and a few others have had some problems with grinding noises and having fans die on us. I personally don't trust them anymore but there are a lot of people who love them! I can vouch for the Cooler Master Mega Flow 200mm fan, it's my favorite 200mm fan.

I think a better setup would be to get two 120mm in the top and a 120mm in the back as well as a new 200mm in the front.
For noiselevels my PC is dead silent and I'm running a Mega Flow 200mm in the front, a Be Quiet Silentwings 2 in the back (I absolutely love this fan to death. Just ask Darylrese rolleyes.gif) and two NF-F12's in the top on my h100i.

I'd recommend going for the Be Quiet Silentwings2 rather than the Gentle Typhoon as exhaust as they are better optimized for airflow. Two of them in the roof woulnd't hurt either smile.gif
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I would like to join the Owners Club.



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Originally Posted by Jamaican Reaper View Post

The stock cooler is great,i must admit im surprised by how quiet it can be,not silent at load but not as bad as my 670's were,i now hear my h100i over the gpu fans compare to before when it was the other way around with my 670's..

Even more tempted now biggrin.gif
I'll have to check if someone wants to buy my old 680 for some cash..
post #10145 of 18217
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Hey and welcome!

The stock fans are quite rubbish so definitively recommend replacing them.

The Spectre Pro's are pretty good but me and a few others have had some problems with grinding noises and having fans die on us. I personally don't trust them anymore but there are a lot of people who love them! I can vouch for the Cooler Master Mega Flow 200mm fan, it's my favorite 200mm fan.

I think a better setup would be to get two 120mm in the top and a 120mm in the back as well as a new 200mm in the front.
For noiselevels my PC is dead silent and I'm running a Mega Flow 200mm in the front, a Be Quiet Silentwings 2 in the back (I absolutely love this fan to death. Just ask Darylrese rolleyes.gif) and two NF-F12's in the top on my h100i.

I'd recommend going for the Be Quiet Silentwings2 rather than the Gentle Typhoon as exhaust as they are better optimized for airflow. Two of them in the roof woulnd't hurt either smile.gif

Thanks for the welcome! smile.gif

And thanks for your advice. It's a bit difficult to get a hold of those Silent Wings here in Australia, but I can pick them up from Amazon UK it seems easily enough.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Be-Quiet-SilentWings-120mm-Case/dp/B007IE3Z4Y/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1369750047&sr=8-1&keywords=silent+wings+2

Since I won't be running liquid cooling, what benefit does 2 x 120mm up top give me over 1 x 200mm? Isn't the 200mm more quiet than 2 x 120mm? That's my aim.

Cheers for the MegaFlow idea... looks good, but... just red and blue LEDs? I really want white ones! Also, I might keep the front HDD trays in, so I guess having the front one with lights isn't so important. Maybe I'll just break those blue LEDs on the Coolermaster aarambo.gif

EDIT: one more question, if I may. In terms of positive/negative air pressure, is there anything I should be aware of? Is one more positive than the other? I've read that positive air pressure helps prevent dust build up, but negative air pressure will create more air flow. Is this true?
Edited by ZipZapRap - 5/28/13 at 7:23am
post #10146 of 18217
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Thanks for the welcome! smile.gif

And thanks for your advice. It's a bit difficult to get a hold of those Silent Wings here in Australia, but I can pick them up from Amazon UK it seems easily enough.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Be-Quiet-SilentWings-120mm-Case/dp/B007IE3Z4Y/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1369750047&sr=8-1&keywords=silent+wings+2

Since I won't be running liquid cooling, what benefit does 2 x 120mm up top give me over 1 x 200mm? Isn't the 200mm more quiet than 2 x 120mm? That's my aim.

Cheers for the MegaFlow idea... looks good, but... just red and blue LEDs? I really want white ones! Also, I might keep the front HDD trays in, so I guess having the front one with lights isn't so important. Maybe I'll just break those blue LEDs on the Coolermaster aarambo.gif


No worries!

Depending on how much shipping is to Australia it may or may not be worth it. I absolutely love these fans though so can't say enough good things about them and I'm picky when it comes to fans!

It depends, it's generally easier to get two great 120mm fans rather than finding a great 200mm fan (still haven't found one I'm 100% happy with). Speaking from experience, my 120mm fans are quieter at full speed than my Spectre Pro was and is about the same as my MegaFlow or slightly quieter.

Yes unfortunately only blue and red LED's. Those can be cut fairly easy to get a Non-led fan if that's better tongue.gif
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GTX 780...very nice! Would love to compare 1 or two to my overclocked GTX 670 SLI...for two 780's its £1100 though, my GTX 670 SLI cost me £660 in total and packs a serious punch at 1080p thumb.gif

You runing Surround? or just single monitor, my double twin frozr's literally owns eyefinity... I think having multi gpu's is awesome!
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It's starting to get HOT in Oklahoma and as a result my temps are up a bit. I'm going to put the mesh side panel in and a couple of fans over the video cards for the summer months and wondered if the Corsair SP fans, with the more directed airflow (putting them right over the cards) would be better than putting my AF fans in.
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3d time!
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It's starting to get HOT in Oklahoma and as a result my temps are up a bit. I'm going to put the mesh side panel in and a couple of fans over the video cards for the summer months and wondered if the Corsair SP fans, with the more directed airflow (putting them right over the cards) would be better than putting my AF fans in.
Are your cards reference or non reference cards....The SP fans are pretty loud,I would run the AF ones....EDIT....Just saw that your cards are non reference,I have seen cases where people woyld use the mesh side as an exhaust to pull the warm air away from the cards,you could try it both ways and see which works best....
Edited by Jamaican Reaper - 5/28/13 at 3:35pm
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