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post #13041 of 16057
Define s build just started. Swiftech 240x exhaust top, 3xPH-F140SP red input front, 1xPH-F140SP red out back.
GP14 input on bottom. I may expand the loop for 980 Ti Hydro. Either spare 2x240GB SSD raid 0 or buy
the SAMSUNG SM951. I have some DDR4, installing win7. Still waiting for a z170 mobo and i7-6700K to power this up.

Fractal Design Define S build #2
post #13042 of 16057
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Originally Posted by Weber View Post

Define s build just started. Swiftech 240x exhaust top, 3xPH-F140SP red input front, 1xPH-F140SP red out back.
GP14 input on bottom. I may expand the loop for 980 Ti Hydro. Either spare 2x240GB SSD raid 0 or buy
the SAMSUNG SM951. I have some DDR4, installing win7. Still waiting for a z170 mobo and i7-6700K to power this up.

Fractal Design Define S build #2

Do you know if the Swiftech 240x or 220x are enough for SLI?
post #13043 of 16057
Finally finished my FRACTAL Define R4 "The White Dragon" project. What do you think guys? smile.gif

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(Canon EOS 70D + Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS )

Full specs:
Intel Xeon E3-1231 v3 + Cryorig R1 Universal
Kingston Fury 16GB 1866Mhz
MSI H97 Gaming 3
Samsung 840 EVO 250GB / Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200rpm.
ASUS GTX970 Strix
Super Flower Leadex 80plus Gold 650W White
FRACTAL Define R4 Arctic White
2x BitFenix Spectre PRO 140mm White (Intake) + 1x Fractal Define 140mm (Outtake)

Benchmarks:
3DMark: 9724
http://www.3dmark.com/3dm/7749287
3DMark 11: P12913
http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/10048228
post #13044 of 16057
I doubt you would be happy with a single rad with that much heat. Also, the pump is small with sli and another rad. Change pump (lose lights) or add 2nd pump, and add front mounted rad. I have a 220 rad in reserve for just a single 980ti, I may have to go bigger for sli.
Here's a discussion of that question: forums.swiftech.org
post #13045 of 16057
So from that, there saying the pump is fine just add another 360mm rador 420mm rad
post #13046 of 16057
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Originally Posted by Weber View Post

Define s build just started. Swiftech 240x exhaust top, 3xPH-F140SP red input front, 1xPH-F140SP red out back.
GP14 input on bottom. I may expand the loop for 980 Ti Hydro. Either spare 2x240GB SSD raid 0 or buy
the SAMSUNG SM951. I have some DDR4, installing win7. Still waiting for a z170 mobo and i7-6700K to power this up.

Fractal Design Define S build #2
That config is actually what i have planned too. I am curious to see the temps and how much noise it makes like that. The Fans on the radiator are in pull right?
post #13047 of 16057
Ya, there was a different post where their support said the pump was too small for more than 3 extra things , so 2 video and one rad is ok but near the line. I'll be trying the pump first before I replace it. My 240x is sucking out of the case and is helped by the fans blowing air in the front. You may lose the front, top right fan when a front dual rad is added but there is still room to move that fan to the top of the case.

edit: added picture, I don't like the 240 in the front, I ordered a thick 280. Also will look into swapping the top fan and 240x to get cooler air on the top.


Edited by Weber - 7/22/15 at 9:08pm
post #13048 of 16057
First of all, many thanks for your replies cheers.gif

After reading your advices I'm oriented to get the NH-D15 together with 2x240mm fans to improve the air intake from the front of the case. I will try to fit everything into my existing R3 and then I'll decide whether I will want to upgrade to the R5 or not.

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Originally Posted by JackCY View Post

*get an AC biggrin.gif
I wish... but in my flat there's no way to mount a split A/C unit; I tried to go for a portable one and the noise was close to unbearable. If the heat wave will continue I may try a different model with a better construction quality and a "Silent" mode... although in such a small case it's difficult to reduce the noise from both the fan and the compressor tongue.gif

On a more serious note, the X99 Extreme6 despite not being the top of the line should be very sturdy, so I don't really mind the weight. I would like to pick a quality component that will keep my cpu cool and safe for the longest time with the .5 / .7 GHz overclock.

There is some space around the case: on the front, a little bit on the back and then a whole lot on the right side. Both a rad and an air cooler should be OK. I guess it all depends on how much air they require to operate at their full potential.

I have checked for the Swiftech H240-X, but I could only find it from an unknown dutch reseller. Moreover, I don't really know the brand and I don't know how they handle RMA in Europe, how their warranty terms are, etc. (for instance, I have heard that Corsair refunded some of their clients who had their system damaged because of liquid leak. How would Swiftech react in such cases?).

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Originally Posted by fisher6 View Post

If money isn't an issue and your room can get home in the summer you might as well just build a custom loop or at least pick an expendable AIO like the h220 or h240.thumb.gif
The h100i / h110i would be my first water cooling system, so unfortunately I don't have the experience nor the knowledge (nor the money tongue.gif ) to put together a custom-made water block. The new case + the Corsair + the two extra Noctua fans would already stretch my budget, but I'd be happy to do so if it's more reliable and cooler. I will leave the 980 Ti on stock settings, so would it make any sense to go for a custom loop or an expandable AIO? I'm basically looking to cool down my CPU and that's pretty much it biggrin.gif
Edited by Drakknar - 7/22/15 at 4:42pm
post #13049 of 16057
AC would be nice here too today. Impossible to open a window from morning till evening.

In EU the seller handles the warranty for 2 years required, after that either still the shop or an authorized service center/manufacturer/never had to deal with that in EU yet.
Granted Swiftech is a US company and their international presence is poor as is usual for US companies. Hard to find their products sold by any decent bigger shops/resellers in EU.
They list some resellers on their outdated list on swiftech.com. Sure availability can be a determining factor whether to buy or pass Swiftech.

Personally I don't like the weight of air coolers when it's around and over 1kg. I would go with a water loop for such high end system.
post #13050 of 16057
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Originally Posted by JackCY View Post

In EU the seller handles the warranty for 2 years required, after that either still the shop or an authorized service center/manufacturer/never had to deal with that in EU yet. Granted Swiftech is a US company and their international presence is poor as is usual for US companies. Hard to find their products sold by any decent bigger shops/resellers in EU. They list some resellers on their outdated list on swiftech.com. Sure availability can be a determining factor whether to buy or pass Swiftech. Personally I don't like the weight of air coolers when it's around and over 1kg. I would go with a water loop for such high end system.

I checked the reseller list, but either they don't exist anymore or they don't even that product in their catalogue. The other problem is that despite the EU law, if a store has a bad customer service it can take ages and a lot of wasted time and efforts to get a product RMA'd. More so if it's a small e-store in another country.

So today I picked up the components from my local reseller, and I was given the NH-D15 with the promise that if it doesn't fit my needs he will refund the money and exchange it for the Corsair H110i (and a new case). I must say... man, this thing is huuuuuge! tongue.gif All things considered, though, everything seems to fit quite well into my R3, with the only exception being the second fan of the Noctua. I'm planning to get two 120mm NF-P12 and add one on the cooler and the other on the front intake.




I did some tests and OC and I think I can settle at 3.8GHz, vcore 1.000V (with a maximum peak full load at 1.025V). In my very warm room is stable, idling from 35/45 °C (96-120 °F) and tested with Intel XTU (60/65 °C - 138/149 °F), Asus realbench (70/73 °C - 161-163°F) and AIDA64 (similar temps to the Intel XTU).




Given the warm environment, the temps should be ok for an overclocked machine, isn't it? Hopefully with the improved case air circulation I can keep my temps around 65 °C un RealBench. If so, I may call it a day and keep the case and the fan. Otherwise I'll probably go for the R5 and the H110i + Noctua fans smile.gif At least it's good to know that the new mobo, cpu, ram and video card are fully working!
Edited by Drakknar - 7/23/15 at 10:58am
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