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post #1641 of 18196
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Originally Posted by antipesto93 View Post
being in intake would be the best temps for the watercooling loop, but would heat up the inside of your case like made

so i would use it as an exhaust, the air going in will only have been warmed by the gpu, but atleast all the hot air goes straight out the case

Would like to know how you get on, i have a H100 pre-ordered and plan on mounting it on the top, and the 120mm fans between the roof and the grill. My main concern is the fans will now have TWO grills to have to blow through, so i might end up cutting one of the grills out

i dont think push pull would work with a 120mm up top

Cheers for the reply. Yeah I have two 5850's which dump heat into the case so I'd imagine it'd suck some of that air in, maybe if they were intakes though the back exhaust fan would get most of it? but then again that is a lot of heat inside the case...
post #1642 of 18196
Hi all !

First post, hehe.

I bought this case two months ago ( I had an Antec 900 before that ) and I had several problems with it : temperature and noise. I chose this case mainly for the great cable management and its look. And from several reviews site, they advertised its good cooling capabilities ... Yeah right

On stock fan configuration I had those temperature at idle ( while browsing the web ) and on load ( playing The Witcher 2 at Ultra settings ) :


A bit high, huh ?

Then I said to myself : " There's something wrong with this airflow configuration ", and I search the web for more information on how to lower the temperatures and about fans configuration, and I tried this one : I tossed the upper and back stock fans and replaced them with one Noctua NF-S12B FLX at the back for exhaust and two of the same model at the top, as intake fans ( vs the exhaust stock configuration ).

I basically changed the stock negative pressure system to a positive pressure system. And I flipped upside down my PSU ( fan downward ) to isolate it from the rest of the case. I relocated the top HDD cage at the bottom in front of the PSU. I removed the assistant fan I had on the motherboard and relocated my sound card on the top most x1 PCI-e slot so that my graphic card will be able to breath a lot better ( the assistant fan was too high to plug anything in the top x1 PCI-e slot ).

Note : The 50x50x10 mm Fractal Design Silent Series fan is a POS ( noisy, clunky at time and marginally usefull, with a delta T of about 1-3° C, and this at 2.5-3k RPM ).

Here are my results after the modifications :


A lot better, huh ?

All and all, it's a pretty good case, but I got mixed feelings about it. I might sell it to buy a Silverstone FT02-BW in the future, better suited for our hot temperatures in here.

Without further ado, here some pictures of the build ( chronologic order, some changes happened in the course of time ), and there is nothing fancy, just a plain old air cooled system without any custom parts or anything :


It started like that


Noctua NH-D14


Asus Sabertooth P67


Corsair Dominator 2Gb 1600 C8 ram modules


Intel i7-2600k in its new home


Ram clearance with the huge NH-D14


CPU cooler installed on the motherboard


General view of the build


Her brown Majesty, the Noctua NH-D14


Graphic and sound card


Action shot


Close-up on the CPU cooler


Top HDD cage relocated


The POS assistant fan


Poor graphic card is struggling to breath


HDD cage relocated at the bottom


Exit the stock fans, welcome to the Noctuas !


Sound card relocated after the removal of the assistant fan

Sorry for all the pictures, I felt like sharing a bit
In the future, I may change my graphic card, and get a GTX 590 when there'll be models with non-reference coolers ( Please MSI, devellop a GTX 590 Twin Frozr III Lighthning ).

I got some benchmarks results here and some other pictures I didn't post here. Feel free to browse my other albums as well


My setup and my trusty Daffy Duck cup

Am I in the Club now ?

PS: English isn't my native language, so be gentle with the grammar and vocabulary
Edited by TC_Fenua - 6/6/11 at 12:46am
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post #1643 of 18196
^ Thats amazing

I just got my white 600T, wont post pics till i get my h100 and new gpu though

One problem, in both this and my 800D
When i put my fan controller in, and screw it, its too far pushed IN to the case
so the holes are too far back, i gues i will have to drill new holes into the fan controller
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post #1644 of 18196
looks good but i would mount the 2 noctual fans at the top inside the compartment and would get a duel ssd to 3.5" converter so you only need 1 hd cage
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What are you the NB/SB temps of your ASUS Crosshair in the 600SE? I have the Exact same setup Please let me know. Im wondering if my temps are off. thanks.
My idle temps for NB is 39C and SB 35C using PC PROBE II to monitor....I'll have to get back to you on load temps.....got to go work. What is yours running?
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post #1646 of 18196
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Originally Posted by TC_Fenua;13768073 
Hi all !

First post, hehe.

I bought this case two months ago ( I had an Antec 900 before that ) and I had several problems with it : temperature and noise. I chose this case mainly for the great cable management and its look. And from several reviews site, they advertised its good cooling capabilities ... Yeah right biggrin.gif

On stock fan configuration I had those temperature at idle ( while browsing the web ) and on load ( playing The Witcher 2 at Ultra settings ) :


Then I said to myself : " There's something wrong with this airflow configuration ", and I search the web for more information on how to lower the temperatures and about fans configuration, and I tried this one : I tossed the upper and back stock fans and replaced them with one Noctua NF-S12B FLX at the back for exhaust and two of the same model at the top, as intake fans ( vs the exhaust stock configuration ).

I basically changed the stock negative pressure system to a positive pressure system. And I flipped upside down my PSU ( fan downward ) to isolate it from the rest of the case. I relocated the top HDD cage at the bottom in front of the PSU. I removed the assistant fan I had on the motherboard and relocated my sound card on the top most x1 PCI-e slot so that my graphic card will be able to breath a lot better ( the assistant fan was too high to plug anything in the top x1 PCI-e slot ).

Note : The 50x50x10 mm Fractal Design Silent Series fan is a POS ( noisy, clunky at time and marginally usefull, with a delta T of about 1-3° C, and this at 2.5-3k RPM ).

Here are my results after the modifications :


All and all, it's a pretty good case, but I got mixed feelings about it. I might sell it to buy a Silverstone FT02-BW in the future, better suited for our hot temperatures in here.

Without further ado, here some pictures of the build ( chronologic order, some changes happened in the course of time ), and there is nothing fancy, just a plain old air cooled system without any custom parts or anything :



Sorry for all the pictures, I felt like sharing a bit biggrin.gif
In the future, I may change my graphic card, and get a GTX 590 when there'll be models with non-reference coolers ( Please MSI, devellop a GTX 590 Twin Frozr III Lighthning biggrin.gif ).

I got some benchmarks results ]. Feel free to browse my other albums as well biggrin.gif

My setup and my trusty Daffy Duck cup biggrin.gif[/CENTER]

Am I in the Club now ? wink.gif

PS: English isn't my native language, so be gentle with the grammar and vocabulary redface.gif

Thats one mighty impressive first post. Great photo spread. Glad to see you experimented with another airflow configuration and it worked!

I have a love/hate relationship with this case. Love the looks but hate the temps. And yet I don't have the heart to carve up its beautiful face. I keep wanting to some how enhance the cooling (hoe into a housewife).

I am waiting on the 990FX boards to be available in the US before I do any major changes, but I think I have a few minor experiments to try. I am going to get rid of the HDD cages like many have done. I wanted to try mounting the SSDs behind the motherboard tray, I have seen this on many high end cases and it should only take the right sized drill bit and screws to secure. Next experiment is to do push/pull on a 200mm rad I have mounted in the front fan area. If I move the HDD cages I can make it all fit.

That Sabertooth board looks good for monitoring temps!
Edited by CesarNYC - 6/6/11 at 10:05am
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Hi, Quick question, How do you remove the front of the case?

Underneathe the two hard drive cages there is a little plastic box, but you can get to the screws underneath it as the front faceplate is in the way
- there are some clips on the inside of the case but they dont seem to do anything
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Hi, Quick question, How do you remove the front of the case?

Underneathe the two hard drive cages there is a little plastic box, but you can get to the screws underneath it as the front faceplate is in the way
- there are some clips on the inside of the case but they dont seem to do anything
With a little finesse you can work the six clips holding the bezel off, but you have to make sure the 5.25 bays are clear because they can interfere with the bezel. Also, if you just want to remove the plastic podium thing, you only need to do the bottom and middle clips (both left and right sides) and you should have just enough clearance to get at the screws. At least it worked for me. Not sure if there are any changes between the original and the SE.
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post #1649 of 18196
ah this worked, thanks +rep, Didnt want to break the clips, it just needed alot of force
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This weekend, I completed the mod mentioned a few pages back (removing the plastic grill from the front and top latching panels). Not too difficult with a dremel, though I eventually wound up going with a small hacksaw and finishing off the jagged edges with the dremel. Still contemplating what I'm going to do about the top fan...still contemplating replacing with some alternate fans, but newegg stopped selling the Xigmatek crystal fans in white, and none of the other 120mm white LED fans I've found look that great. May just get some Noctuas as a previous poster mentioned, or something along those lines (non-LED 120mm fans).

What are the opinions on the Corsair H80/H100? I read that the initial self-contained watercooling setups were basically as good as high-quality air coolers, but nowhere near "true" liquid cooling setups...not sure if these are any better, or worth the price (currently running a CM Hyper 212+ with push/pull).
Edited by bmckenna - 6/6/11 at 7:53am
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