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post #14841 of 16063
Hello guys,

I'm rather new here but I really need some advice on my new rig.
My case is Fractal Design Nano S and is equipped with 6700K CPU and EVGA GTX 1080 FTW Gaming ACX 3.0 GPU (air cooling style)

I have two 140mm intake fans in the front and one 120mm exhaust fan in the rear.
Under the full load the temperature of my GPU is acceptable - about 80 Celsius. To help GPU breathing I even bought an SFX PSU so the gap between the GPU and the PSU is more than enough.

What really bothers me is the temperature of the motherboard and SSDs. It reaches 50 Celsius when my GPU is under full load which I find rather unacceptable.
I wonder if there is anything I could do to improve the situation without selling my GPU and buying blower style one.

Thanks.
post #14842 of 16063
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Originally Posted by Reaper28 View Post

I found this picture here, If I took out the bottom drive cage is it possible for another 5 drive cage to fit in its place? or possibly another 3 drive cage below it? that seems a little to tight of a fit for the 3 drive cage though

http://imgur.com/YAPFhhU

Got totally mixed up back there and was thinking of the R4 for some reason. Gotta get my head back in the game here...

In the R5, yes you absolutely can mount the HDD cages at the top after removing the ODD cage as shown in the image you linked. It's the R4 that has fixed drive cage positions. Sorry I misspoke.

I typically only have my head in the clouds on Fridays but I was ahead of schedule this week.
post #14843 of 16063
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Originally Posted by roman16 View Post

Hello guys,

I'm rather new here but I really need some advice on my new rig.
My case is Fractal Design Nano S and is equipped with 6700K CPU and EVGA GTX 1080 FTW Gaming ACX 3.0 GPU (air cooling style)

I have two 140mm intake fans in the front and one 120mm exhaust fan in the rear.
Under the full load the temperature of my GPU is acceptable - about 80 Celsius. To help GPU breathing I even bought an SFX PSU so the gap between the GPU and the PSU is more than enough.

What really bothers me is the temperature of the motherboard and SSDs. It reaches 50 Celsius when my GPU is under full load which I find rather unacceptable.
I wonder if there is anything I could do to improve the situation without selling my GPU and buying blower style one.

Thanks.

Is your motherboard set to a silent fan profile? You might check in the bios to see if there's a more optimal setting for keeping ambient temps low.
post #14844 of 16063
I am getting there, almost where I want to be with my Define Nano S build.

As it turns out, I forgot the Predator 240 has a spare fan header. I removed the Asus fan extension and plugged the NZXT Hue+ into the molex.

I also found a compatible USB cable which I am running outside the case into one of the USB ports on the back of the motherboard. I need to drill a hole in the back near the side panel so that it's a clean run, but I now have the NZXT HUE+ up and running. There's a lot of space to store it behind the bottom panel (side panel where the cables are tucked away.)

When I was scrounging for that USB cable, I found a couple of braided SATA data cables. I need to order a dark or blood red braided cable to match.

Here's one daytime shot with the candle effect active. I like all of the RGB options available in the CAM software.

I'm thinking of doing something with UV reactive die, just for fun. Any suggestions? I don't want to swap the tubing out, just want to liven it up a little in the reservoir.

post #14845 of 16063
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Originally Posted by Fractal Design View Post

Is your motherboard set to a silent fan profile? You might check in the bios to see if there's a more optimal setting for keeping ambient temps low.

I tried that. I also tried to tune fans for negative pressure to expedite removing heat from the case but still the same. It seems like the heat from GPU goes into the space where SSDs are located and heats them and also motherboard since the left side panel is rather warm.

I wonder why I experience this problem. I've seen several builds which are essentially the same and there were no complains at all.
post #14846 of 16063
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Originally Posted by mypickaxe View Post

I am getting there, almost where I want to be with my Define Nano S build.

As it turns out, I forgot the Predator 240 has a spare fan header. I removed the Asus fan extension and plugged the NZXT Hue+ into the molex.

I also found a compatible USB cable which I am running outside the case into one of the USB ports on the back of the motherboard. I need to drill a hole in the back near the side panel so that it's a clean run, but I now have the NZXT HUE+ up and running. There's a lot of space to store it behind the bottom panel (side panel where the cables are tucked away.)

When I was scrounging for that USB cable, I found a couple of braided SATA data cables. I need to order a dark or blood red braided cable to match.

Here's one daytime shot with the candle effect active. I like all of the RGB options available in the CAM software.

I'm thinking of doing something with UV reactive die, just for fun. Any suggestions? I don't want to swap the tubing out, just want to liven it up a little in the reservoir. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Nighttime:







Daytime:


Edited by mypickaxe - 9/30/16 at 11:12pm
post #14847 of 16063
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Originally Posted by Fractal Design View Post

Is your motherboard set to a silent fan profile? You might check in the bios to see if there's a more optimal setting for keeping ambient temps low.

Ha that's alright. If I take out the bottom cage shown in that picture could the 5 drive cage from the R4 fit in its place?
post #14848 of 16063
Quote:
Originally Posted by roman16 View Post

Hello guys,

I'm rather new here but I really need some advice on my new rig.
My case is Fractal Design Nano S and is equipped with 6700K CPU and EVGA GTX 1080 FTW Gaming ACX 3.0 GPU (air cooling style)

I have two 140mm intake fans in the front and one 120mm exhaust fan in the rear.
Under the full load the temperature of my GPU is acceptable - about 80 Celsius. To help GPU breathing I even bought an SFX PSU so the gap between the GPU and the PSU is more than enough.

What really bothers me is the temperature of the motherboard and SSDs. It reaches 50 Celsius when my GPU is under full load which I find rather unacceptable.
I wonder if there is anything I could do to improve the situation without selling my GPU and buying blower style one.

Thanks.
It's a tiny case of course everything is gonna heat up and heat builds inside the case and your GPU is not blowing the hot air outside instead it's doing so inside the case.
Motherboard cooling on tiny boards may not be as good as on big ones but 50C is nothing to worry about from my POV.
Dunno what and where your SSD is, it can go from 30c to 80C for high performance SSDs or stuck under GPU on the mobo.

All you can do is increase airflow in the case is all.
post #14849 of 16063
Hey guys!
I'm currently picking parts for a friend's new build, and it seems to come down to either the Define R5 (Blackout Edition) or the Define S. It seems he might want a water cooling system for the CPU, where I would insist the radiator is mounted as an intake at the front of the case. (Two 140mm fans.) I have a couple of questions about this.
See, I think I would rather recommend the R5 as it seems to have better noise dampening in the front, and perhaps even better access to air for the front intake? Anyway, I think this would mean that he can't use any of the hard drive bays. (I would prefer a 120mm fan in the bottom as a further intake anyway, for guaranteed positive air pressure. The PSU will be 180mm long.) The problem is that he currently has one hard drive and one 2.5" SSD. I don't know what form factor the hard drive is, I'll have to ask him, but I'm not sure I would want a hard drive mounted behind the motherboard anyway? Due to the heat? I would prefer it mounted in the optical drive bay, and my question is how one does that without too much hassle and without causing many vibrations?
Any and all general thoughts on the dilemma could and would help, and would be very much appreciated!

Thank you guys in advance for any support. =)
post #14850 of 16063
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Originally Posted by zetruz View Post

Hey guys!
I'm currently picking parts for a friend's new build, and it seems to come down to either the Define R5 (Blackout Edition) or the Define S. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
It seems he might want a water cooling system for the CPU, where I would insist the radiator is mounted as an intake at the front of the case. (Two 140mm fans.) I have a couple of questions about this.
See, I think I would rather recommend the R5 as it seems to have better noise dampening in the front, and perhaps even better access to air for the front intake? Anyway, I think this would mean that he can't use any of the hard drive bays. (I would prefer a 120mm fan in the bottom as a further intake anyway, for guaranteed positive air pressure. The PSU will be 180mm long.) The problem is that he currently has one hard drive and one 2.5" SSD. I don't know what form factor the hard drive is, I'll have to ask him, but I'm not sure I would want a hard drive mounted behind the motherboard anyway? Due to the heat? I would prefer it mounted in the optical drive bay, and my question is how one does that without too much hassle and without causing many vibrations?
Any and all general thoughts on the dilemma could and would help, and would be very much appreciated!

Thank you guys in advance for any support. =)

I'd lean towards an S if I were considering water cooling and did not need/want an optical drive.

On the back side of the case behind the MoBo the S will hold three 3.5 inch or 2.5 inch HDDs plus space for two 2.5" SSDs I think HDDs do fine when you get them away from the other heat sources.

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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
core i7 4790K 4.7Ghz Gigabyte Z97X Gaming 5 MSI GTX 970 4G Gaming G, Skill Trident X 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
samsung evo 850 toshiba DT01ACA100 ( powered off ) samsung evo 850 LG WH14NS40 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
cryorig r1 ultimate windows 8.1 pro dell ultrasharp fp2007 dell ultrasharp fp2007 
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