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post #13031 of 16134
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Originally Posted by dzb87 View Post

Ok, so this can be only used for titanium version.

Another question:
Which fan to choose for Define R5 bottom?
120mm is a must because of my long PSU.

Currently I have in my case:
3x Fractal GP-14 connected to fan controller set to middle position (7V?).

And on CPU (Noctua NH-D14):
1x Noctua NF-P12 via ULN adaptor (900rpm)
1x Noctua NF-P14 via LN adaptor (900rpm)

I would like some Noctua product to match colours of my CPU cooling wink.gif
Which one to choose?
Another Noctua NF-P12? Or maybe NF-S12A FLX?
I wouldn't like to make my setup louder than it is now so the new fan would be also used with LN/ULN adaptor.

I still don't see the point in ULN adapters. I mean I guess I can for DC fan's if being powered on the PSU but w/ Mobo's controlling both PWM and DC why not just setup a fan curve? Or let Bios control or set RPM's at 900 or you can easily change it to whatever you want?
post #13032 of 16134
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Originally Posted by JynxLee View Post

I still don't see the point in ULN adapters. I mean I guess I can for DC fan's if being powered on the PSU but w/ Mobo's controlling both PWM and DC why not just setup a fan curve? Or let Bios control or set RPM's at 900 or you can easily change it to whatever you want?
There is some problem with my current MoBo (Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD4H) and PWM control.
Everything is described here.
I didn't make any deeper research of this issue but it seems to be true. There is only one fan connector that works with PWM.
post #13033 of 16134
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Originally Posted by dzb87 View Post

There is some problem with my current MoBo (Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD4H) and PWM control.
Everything is described here.
I didn't make any deeper research of this issue but it seems to be true. There is only one fan connector that works with PWM.

Gottcha.

Currently I'm using

140mm back
140mm top
120mm side (cooling gtx 980 ti)
120mm floor
2x 120mm front

NH-D15 on the CPU.

Everything is set to a fixed RPM which I just raise each one till I can hear it then go down a bit and just save the profile in FanXpert.
post #13034 of 16134
I doubt the black version is painted, Titanium one is and comes with a plastic over the paint.

I have 140mm in R4 bottom with 180mm PSU. Various pics in gallery.



Shouldn't be an issue with R5.


Unless you use the rattle cages I suppose, then a 140mm won't fit flush much.

I always connect all fans to the motherboard and have them controlled by CPU temperatures.
From Noctua personally I would go for Redux NF-P14 or IPPC. But even Redux is overpriced and IPPC costs through the roof.

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CPU cooler with minimum in case temperature?
Water with a radiator mounted outside the case or on exhaust port at least.
Unless you are storing an ice cream in your case I don't see why in case temperature is an issue so it has to be minimal. Most CPU coolers that blow air right out of the case will keep inside temperature decent. Getting GPU heat out of the case is much much worse and there is more of it than from CPU on any middle and higher end GPU.
Edited by JackCY - 7/22/15 at 6:43am
post #13035 of 16134
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What is your hdd mounted too?
post #13036 of 16134
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Originally Posted by JynxLee View Post

What is your hdd mounted too?

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Levitation wink.gif

Suspended on rubber cord. The HDD (Seagate Barracuda ST3000DM001) is pretty quiet itself and even the little vibration it makes doesn't get transferred anywhere. I may rarely notice the HDD is there if it turns on/off from sleep but that's it, just the 7200rpm spinning noise. Fans at 500rpm is all I hear otherwise.

Here is a few demos from previous posts:

Edited by JackCY - 7/22/15 at 7:03am
post #13038 of 16134
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Originally Posted by JackCY View Post

Levitation wink.gif

Suspended on rubber cords. The HDD (Seagate Barracuda ST3000DM001) is pretty quiet itself and even the little vibration it makes doesn't get transferred anywhere. I may rarely notice the HDD is there if it turns on/off from sleep but that's it. Fans at 500rpm is all I hear otherwise.

Here is a few demos from previous posts:

I like it. I'm waiting on one more ssd and then I'm taking the hdd out of the case along with the small drive cage and just using my 2 ssd's in back in raid0. Anything else will be external storage and cloud based but I'll have more then enough internal really.
post #13039 of 16134
Been thinking about doing that too. Most games I play regularly are on ssd's and I suppose using USB3 external drives would be fast enough. Is there a large difference between USB3 and SATA directly to the mobo?
post #13040 of 16134
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Originally Posted by lapino View Post

Been thinking about doing that too. Most games I play regularly are on ssd's and I suppose using USB3 external drives would be fast enough. Is there a large difference between USB3 and SATA directly to the mobo?

In theory there shouldn't be but it just doesn't work out like that. For the most part if your using all USB 3.0 compliant drives/cables then you shouldn't really notice a lot. And I'm more talking storage here, if your reading/writing to it a lot then you may notice and may want something like eSata.
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