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The stock fans won't cause you to kill a card or anything. You don't have to replace them. Personally, I would recommend an intermediate fan that can be easily added with a few zip ties and could give you some better airflow aimed right at your cards, or even better if you have the mesh you could use it and mount up to four fans. Another great option is to use software to change the thermal ramp for your video cards so the fans kick in at a lower temp and speed up faster as the temp increases. Afterburner works pretty good for that.
Personally, my case is using a few mods to keep temps low so I can still use the window instead of the mesh, including an intermediate fan (a fan mounted between the optical drive bays and the bottom hard drive rack, in place of the top hard drive rack).
So, you have a few choices. If you're not worried about the noise the stock fans make, I don't think you have to replace them.
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That picture shows 3 mods I did for increasing the cooling to the video cards. (new 120mm intake on the bottom, upgraded 200mm at the front and an intermediate fan). Just the added intermediate fan should help your cards up to 5c. All this can be avoided by using the mesh and adding a couple of 120mm intake fans (if you have a case that comes with the mesh).
For me, as long as my cards are under 80c I'm happy. Right now after 15 minutes of testing with furmark at ambient of 22c my bottom card was steady at 60c and my top card was steady at 68c. I bet you would get close to the same with one or two fans on the side panel mesh.

Thank you!

What 200mm fan did you upgrade to for the front intake?
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I used a 200MM highspeed NZXT fan. It pushes 166 CFM at max speed however it's fairly loud as well. It's also 30mm thick so it won't fit without a little modding. (there are a few ways to install 30mm thick fans). There are other fans available, some of which are 25mm thick and should install without issue. I picked the NZXT because it moves the most air. Cooler Master makes a pretty good 200mm at 110 CFM but I think they're also 30mm thick. Xigmatek makes 25mm thick 200mm fans but I think they're basically the same fans as the stock fan and they only move 76 CFM. I'm sure there are others (Antek Big Boy) if you look around some.
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yeah the asus matrix has their waterblocks, i almost bought the matrix platinum, but in the end evga step up program was too good to pass with kepler around the corner

NOW you tell me about that program....
post #5334 of 18197
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I used a 200MM highspeed NZXT fan. It pushes 166 CFM at max speed however it's fairly loud as well. It's also 30mm thick so it won't fit without a little modding. (there are a few ways to install 30mm thick fans). There are other fans available, some of which are 25mm thick and should install without issue. I picked the NZXT because it moves the most air. Cooler Master makes a pretty good 200mm at 110 CFM but I think they're also 30mm thick. Xigmatek makes 25mm thick 200mm fans but I think they're basically the same fans as the stock fan and they only move 76 CFM. I'm sure there are others (Antek Big Boy) if you look around some.

I didn't know 25mm fits, I thought only 20mm fits in the 600T. Anyways, that is awesome because I was thinking of getting the Bitfenix Spectre Pro which is 150 CFM and it's 25mm and is about as loud as the stock fans which is perfectly acceptable to me.
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The NZXT fan is 30mm and I have not tried a 25mm fan (I thought the stock fans were 25mm, but I just checked and indeed they are 20mm)

When I installed my NZXT fan, I had to cut the "curl" off of the front of the hard drive rack. The NZXT fan fits snug against the rack now, and I bet the curl was less than 5mm so I think a 25mm thick fan should fit.

Just measuring the curl on my spare 600T HD rack...and surprisingly it's about 5mm. Considering the stock fan is 20mm, and I had to cut 5mm off to get a 30mm fan to fit snug, 30-5=25 so I would say a 25mm thick fan should fit but it will be snug against the hard drive rack. Of course, you could always move the rack to the rear position.
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NOW you tell me about that program....

how about i do one better...

link http://www.evga.com/support/stepup/ thumb.gif

btw it's 90 days from date of purchase in order to use the step up program, and you will have to upload your invoice to them. basically you have to pay the difference of what the new cards cost. thats why i went with the gtx 580, cost me 489.99, so if the new kepler gtx 6** whatever is, and it costs 600, i would have to pay $110.
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post #5337 of 18197
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The NZXT fan is 30mm and I have not tried a 25mm fan (I thought the stock fans were 25mm, but I just checked and indeed they are 20mm)
When I installed my NZXT fan, I had to cut the "curl" off of the front of the hard drive rack. The NZXT fan fits snug against the rack now, and I bet the curl was less than 5mm so I think a 25mm thick fan should fit.
Just measuring the curl on my spare 600T HD rack...and surprisingly it's about 5mm. Considering the stock fan is 20mm, and I had to cut 5mm off to get a 30mm fan to fit snug, 30-5=25 so I would say a 25mm thick fan should fit but it will be snug against the hard drive rack. Of course, you could always move the rack to the rear position.

here's one for you mega, since i've seen you are rather knowledgable, if i grab one of thsoe phoyba 200mm rads, think i could use the stock 200mm, nzxt 200mm, or bit fenix 200mm fan with it?
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Finally did some cutting 360 up top rest you can see Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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question, i see a 240, 120, and a 360 rad on your build...but only the cpu is getting water...

1) why
2) what are your temps like?
3) are you planning on adding more blocks to it?
4) where the heck is your reservoir Mr. Houdini (only say that because i like how you ran the tubes thru some grommets to hide it.)


*edit* lol sorry for posting 3 different things...should have used multi quote...fail
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check it out guys smile.gif Especially if you have a H100.
 
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I just recently got an H100 into my 600t. One thing I hadn't planned on, the P6TD motherboard doesn't leave any room for a push fan on one end. The memory gets in the way. But, I was using the CM excaliber fans, and the curvy sides nested nicely offset. So I had just enough room to make some stand off/spacers and mount the fan 2/3rds over the radiator. This also left enough room to still squeeze my memory cooler in. Albeit with zip-ties holding the top up. The H100 made this case go from really roomy to kinda cramped in a hurry LOL. But, my CPU is nice and cool, as well as the 620's radiator not getting warm cpu cooler air directly through it anymore. win-win. CPU idles at 26*C and GPU idles at 27*C. Load temps are still below 50*C at 100% load

Oh yeah, the mobo vrm cooling needed to be bent over as well to get the radiator to line up with the screw holes up top. Its pretty tight up there with my particular setup. http://www.ebaudio.com/MyPics/new_pc_build/IMG_2301.JPG

This is still the best case I have ever used biggrin.gif

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