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+1 bottom intake, it helps to feed cold air to GPU.
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Just finished my first custom liquid cooled build. Specs Below

Intel i7 4790k at 4.0 Ghz with an EK Supremacy Water Block
EVGA GTX 980 Ti SC+ with a Swiftech Komodo Titan X Eco GPU waterblock + backplate
EVGA G2 850 Watt power supply
16GB Corsair Vengeance Pro RAM
500GB Samsung Evo M.2 SSD
1TB WD Black HDD
2TB WD Green HDD
MSI Z97s Krait Edition Motherboard
Fractal Design Define S Case
Black Ice Nemesis GTS 280mm Rad (TOP)
Black Ice Nemesis GTS 360mm Rad (FRONT)
EK D5 Vario Res pump combo
EK 250mm Res upgrade
Fractal Design Venturi Fans, 3 HP120s front, 2 HP140s top

Here is the link for more pics
http://imgur.com/a/1QkEf#4M8Hpu6

Constructive criticism appreciated.


Edited by krutoydiesel - 7/16/15 at 8:51am
post #12973 of 16139
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Originally Posted by dzb87 View Post

Hello!
I've just ordered Define R5 to replace my old Chieftec Bravo smile.gif
I ordered also additional GP-14 fan.
I am going to try 3-fan configuration at first.
2x front intake
1x rear exhaust

Will it be enough for my config or should I consider ordering 1-2 fans for top exhaust? I wouldn't like to open top because there are no dust filters.

The key components are:
i7-4770k
Noctua NH-D14
Gigabyte 980Ti G1 Gaming
EVGA Supernova G2 750W PSU

It's more than enough for a single GPU setup. 2:1 is what I'm running as well, 2x GP-14 as rear exhaust + lower intake, upper intake being NF-A14 which has a 120mm AIO cooler strapped to it using an adapter and is cooling my 670.
The GP14's are controlled with the integrated controller of the case, most of the time being 5V/~400rpm (low) and if I'm doing long encode sessions or game sessions I might bump them to 7V/600rpm (med).
Where as the NF-A14 is controlled by the GPU, I have a rather relaxed fan profile for it.

If I'd want more airflow for my setup then I'd add an intake to the bottom and an exhaust to the rear top*.
The front panel and the dust filter restrict the air flow > just adding 1 or 2 exhausts to the top would have the case pulling in air and dust from all the unfiltered holes.
Even a single exhaust added to that 2:1 config would have the overall pressure drop to negative and have dust drawn in. Perhaps 2:2 with 140mm intakes and 120mm exhaust it wouldn't be so bad but I have a feeling more people will be using 140mm fans.

*it depends a fair bit on the setup so YMMV, best to just experiment yourself while keeping all the intakes filtered and generally trying to have the airflow balanced / positive.
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the R5 is huge. just got mine today. really like the look
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post #12975 of 16139
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Originally Posted by ihatelolcats View Post

the R5 is huge. just got mine today. really like the look
huge? I guess it depends what case your coming from.

I find it to be a bigger mid atx case but would not call it huge. Especially compared to something like 900d.
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post #12976 of 16139
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huge? I guess it depends what case your coming from.

I find it to be a bigger mid atx case but would not call it huge. Especially compared to something like 900d.

i just took my parts out of the corsair 900d to put my parts into my new Define S. The Define S is so small biggrin.gif
    
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perspective changes everything.
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post #12978 of 16139
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Originally Posted by ihatelolcats View Post

the R5 is huge. just got mine today. really like the look

Lol, I thought it looked cute and small next to the NZXT Phantom (original big ass version) that it replaced.

EDIT:

Anyone else immediately gut their R5? Zero cages in my box!
    
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Lol, I thought it looked cute and small next to the NZXT Phantom (original big ass version) that it replaced.

EDIT:

Anyone else immediately gut their R5? Zero cages in my box!

Yeah i did to make room for rads, you can see in my rig pic.
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post #12980 of 16139
Hi, I got the design S in the post atm, can this case fit the alphacool 360mm monsta rad and the reservoir on the front mounting section? So will there be room for the res to be fitted with the 360mm (80mm thick+ fan) rad in the front? thanks biggrin.gif
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