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Let me take that box from under the bed xD (yeah I still have it despite being full watercooled, you never know and it's always good to test hardware on air to be sure of no DOA before putting it all under water)
So yep, it's symmetrical, btw I have the NH-D14 (SE 2011)

potato pic, taken just now

But the heatsink should be one and same? Can ordinary d-14 be upgraded to 2011(v3) compatible?
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Yeah they are according to noctua website, it's just the mount that is specific to socket 2011.
Indeed the NH-D14 can be "upgraded" to socket 2011 with the NM-I2011 Mounting-Kit
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Yeah they are according to noctua website, it's just the mount that is specific to socket 2011.
Indeed the NH-D14 can be "upgraded" to socket 2011 with the NM-I2011 Mounting-Kit

Great, thanks! Looks like I am going for D-14 or Phanteks then, even thought I considered NH-U14S too. D-15 is wider so but I think I am more likely to use pce slot it might block rather than use little extra cooling potential. Phanteks would be for looks, black heat sink is always black heatsink, after all.
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Friends,

Seeking your help/opinions on best case fan placement for my new build in Define R5..


I have bought 2x Noctua A15 Fans and are getting 3 Fractal incase fans due to a promotion.
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The top will suck in dust.
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Friends,

Seeking your help/opinions on best case fan placement for my new build in Define R5..


I have bought 2x Noctua A15 Fans and are getting 3 Fractal incase fans due to a promotion.

I've found through trial and error that a fan mounted behind the 5.25 bays with cable ties facing the CPU cooler works a bit better then a top front intake, top front intake helps as long as your rig has plenty of space above it. Underneath the desk or similar it will recycle warm air from the back exhaust, the 5.25 bay fan I mentioned always works better whatever the situation for me.I think because it pulls the air forward from the front fans and through the bays and stops the GPU exhaust mixing with the cooler intake so much.
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The top will suck in dust.

I agree, that's why you should also use a dust filter like one of the Silverstone ones if you go that way. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811999226. Damn they're expensive in America I bought some for about 3 GBP each last year. Funny that they don't provide filters for the top like the Arc Midi.
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To be honest I'd just stick with the front intake fans and the exhaust at the rear ofc.
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Here's my R5 build which replaces my 5 y.o HP laptop that's dying. Cable management isn't perfect, but I'm pleased with it considering it's my very first build. smile.gif

i5 4590
Gigabyte H97M Gaming 3
8GB-1600 Corsair Vengeance LP
Transcend 256GB SSD
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Asus optical drive
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Future upgrades: GTX 9xx, replace stock cpu fan, add another case fan/s

When I add a gpu, is it better to install another case fan at the bottom or front??
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post #12149 of 16053
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Here's my R5 build which replaces my 5 y.o HP laptop that's dying. Cable management isn't perfect, but I'm pleased with it considering it's my very first build. smile.gif

i5 4590
Gigabyte H97M Gaming 3
8GB-1600 Corsair Vengeance LP
Transcend 256GB SSD
1TB WD Blue
Asus optical drive
Corsair RM-650




Future upgrades: GTX 9xx, replace stock cpu fan, add another case fan/s

When I add a gpu, is it better to install another case fan at the bottom or front??

I'd remove the top or both hdd cages and put the 3.5 in the optical Bay and the ssd behind the mobo. Have 2 intake at the front, 1 intake in the floor and 1 exhaust at the rear and see how the temps are.
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I'd remove the top or both hdd cages and put the 3.5 in the optical Bay and the ssd behind the mobo. Have 2 intake at the front, 1 intake in the floor and 1 exhaust at the rear and see how the temps are.
This ^^
But I'd would skip the bottom intake since you wont need it with 1x GPU.
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