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Quick question. I have mounted a radiator on bottom of my R5 and would like to get some more clearance for the air to escape - i.e. I need taller case feet. Does anybody have any recommendation?

Thanks!

So you push air from your case trough radiator that is mounted on case floor? am not familiar with water cooling that much but sure you would like to reconsider putting you fan other way around so it takes air from below? Generally all bottom mounted fans are intake.
post #12752 of 16061
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So you push air from your case trough radiator that is mounted on case floor? am not familiar with water cooling that much but sure you would like to reconsider putting you fan other way around so it takes air from below? Generally all bottom mounted fans are intake.

I'm going for a complete silent build so that eliminates top mounting of radiators. Thus I can put the radiator in the back, in the front and in the bottom. First - I can't put the radiator as intake because I'm running 1 - and will run 2 Titan Xs heavily overclocked each pulling about 350W with modded BIOSes. Pulling 350W or 700W respectively of heat into the case is a suicide - or at least its much better to exhaust it (provided you get sufficient intake).

Now as per placement itself:

- As stated top is not possible due to noise (not even from the readiator but from pumps etc.)
- I'm not putting it in the back because I have Noctua NH-D15S so it would get hot air and will eventually have two of them (I have two 120AIO GPUs).
- Putting the radiators in front and letting that hot air from my Titan X in the case (around 350W of it biggrin.gif) into the case is a suicide as I mentioned wink.gif. I have tried creating a custom shroud that then exhausted the air through the bottom exhaust, but it was a lot of husstle and when I simply placed the radiator as an exhaust on the bottom and saw temps drop ~5C.
- So bottom exhaust it is biggrin.gif

I have 2x 140mm (Phanteks F140SP) & 1x120mm (Gentle typhoon AP-14) as front intake (I took out all cages and fitted that 120 in their place on top - works great) which gives me enough air in. I have one 140 exhuast in the end and then the 120 exhaust through radiator (soon to be 2x120) in the bottom. In witcher 3 - max GPU 60C (mostly running ~57-58C) and max CPU 59C (in AIDA stress test it gets to 80, but thats not real usage for me) - plus thats with fans at around 80% (1000rpm).
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post #12753 of 16061
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I'm going for a complete silent build so that eliminates top mounting of radiators. Thus I can put the radiator in the back, in the front and in the bottom. First - I can't put the radiator as intake because I'm running 1 - and will run 2 Titan Xs heavily overclocked each pulling about 350W with modded BIOSes. Pulling 350W or 700W respectively of heat into the case is a suicide - or at least its much better to exhaust it (provided you get sufficient intake).

Now as per placement itself:

- As stated top is not possible due to noise (not even from the readiator but from pumps etc.)
- I'm not putting it in the back because I have Noctua NH-D15S so it would get hot air and will eventually have two of them (I have two 120AIO GPUs).
- Putting the radiators in front and letting that hot air from my Titan X in the case (around 350W of it biggrin.gif) into the case is a suicide as I mentioned wink.gif. I have tried creating a custom shroud that then exhausted the air through the bottom exhaust, but it was a lot of husstle and when I simply placed the radiator as an exhaust on the bottom and saw temps drop ~5C.
- So bottom exhaust it is biggrin.gif

I have 2x 140mm (Phanteks F140SP) & 1x120mm (Gentle typhoon AP-14) as front intake (I took out all cages and fitted that 120 in their place on top - works great) which gives me enough air in. I have one 140 exhuast in the end and then the 120 exhaust through radiator (soon to be 2x120) in the bottom. In witcher 3 - max GPU 60C (mostly running ~57-58C) and max CPU 59C (in AIDA stress test it gets to 80, but thats not real usage for me) - plus thats with fans at around 80% (1000rpm).

I get your point. I would then recommend any larger hardware store or furniture store and look (ask staff) large, cylindrical rubber feet. I am sure you'll find something tha is easy to mod there and will rise case high enough
post #12754 of 16061
Feet are easy, many options.

1) buy custom feet, don't remember the shop but they do exist
2) buy some generic feet at hardware/whatever store, if you can find such store
3) make 'em: rubber (I've used 1 inch thick rubber to create spacers from it), wood, print them in any shape you like, ... cut two pieces of wood and stuck it under your case, use your imagination, magnetic levitation, ...
4) abandon bottom fan exhaust and create a side exhaust instead or mount the radiators outside behind case if you have the space, ... frankenstein monster
5) create a hood on top that will bounce the noise to the back when using top exhaust
Edited by JackCY - 6/18/15 at 12:24pm
post #12755 of 16061
What is this radiator cooling? Do you really want to be pulling the hot air from the Titans through it?
Edited by schmotty - 6/18/15 at 6:02pm
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Do really like fractal cases, build quality is great.

This is my Fractal 804, its a HTPC/Gaming PC, dual water loop setup

build log;

http://www.overclock.net/t/1480841/htpc-to-dual-water-gaming-pc-htpc-evolution-fight-to-defeat-heat-and-noise#post_23414843



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Do really like fractal cases, build quality is great.

This is my Fractal 804, its a HTPC/Gaming PC, dual water loop setup

build log;

http://www.overclock.net/t/1480841/htpc-to-dual-water-gaming-pc-htpc-evolution-fight-to-defeat-heat-and-noise#post_23414843

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)



Does look like a subwoofer from afar!
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post #12758 of 16061
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Feet are easy, many options.

1) buy custom feet, don't remember the shop but they do exist
2) buy some generic feet at hardware/whatever store, if you can find such store
3) make 'em: rubber (I've used 1 inch thick rubber to create spacers from it), wood, print them in any shape you like, ... cut two pieces of wood and stuck it under your case, use your imagination, magnetic levitation, ...
4) abandon bottom fan exhaust and create a side exhaust instead or mount the radiators outside behind case if you have the space, ... frankenstein monster
5) create a hood on top that will bounce the noise to the back when using top exhaust

Thanks - these are some good recommendations! I won't be able to do the side exhaust because of the silence thing - I guess I could put the case facing the other way, but mounting the radiator on the side panel would be pain (taking it off every time I took the side out or it just sort of hanging there). The top with a custom shroud is a good idea if not for the NH-D15S which is too big to route the AIO tubing around. Plus it would fight over air with it. I would have to switch to 140AiO for the CPU and have it as an exhaust in the back. But it gives me an option which is good smile.gif. But maybe I could add the shroud to the bottom as well directing the airflow/noise away from me. I'll try the stores for now.

New question:

If I will want to run two 120 AIOs on the bottom I will need to push my PSU "out" of the case because it's too long to fit (200mm EVGA P2 1200W). I'm thinking I would cut the small pieces holding the PSU and just sort of left it sticking out.

Either that or do what I wrote with two 120 on top with the shroud and switch to CPU AIO in the back. Which do you think is better? My main concern with the top exhaust is the added noise even with the shroud - not really during gaming, but on idle. The more I think about it though, the more I think that the bottom exhaust is probably not that much quieter than the top since I have the case like 10cm from the ground and don't have the shroud there yet so th sound sort of bounces everywhere. Thoughts?

Thanks!
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What is this radiator cooling? Do you really want to be pulling the hot air from the Titans through it?

Why not? It keeps them a lot cooler than the stock blower fan. I max out on 61c with closed front door (57c with those opened). That is running with custom BIOS @1.261V @1475MHz on core & 8GHz on memory smile.gif. It's the EVGA Hybrid AIO for 980. They sell the same thing now for Titan X itself (literally the same thing smile.gif).
Edited by G227 - 6/19/15 at 12:33am
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post #12759 of 16061
Your options are limited, I think that when one wants to go water and 2xGPU it's best to just make a custom loop for it all.
I don't use top fan but the bottom is not quieter than any other front/rear case fan.

With the D15 you block most of top and rear, making only option to put a radiator is front and bottom, which are not good positions for a rad. With modding you could use the sides.

Pursuing quiet PC with 2xGPU(500W) is futile, want to go quiet, need low power. With power always comes heat and noise and the more cooling you need the more money it will cost.
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With the D15 you block most of top and rear, making only option to put a radiator is front and bottom, which are not good positions for a rad.
Could you explain why you say the front is not a good position for a radiator?
Thanks...
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