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so i need something that smaller but sufficient to cool my oc'ed I5, 24/7. some friends recommends h80, but to be honest i just prefer old school air cooler rolleyes.gif, any suggestion guys?
Alpenföhn matterhorn and Coolink Corator DS come to my mind... Think the matterhorn has an equivalent from deepcool, dunno the exact model though. Oh and I've done a small review on it, can be found if you click the "1" on the "Reviews:" under my repcount.
post #1702 of 16135
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hi guys, need some help with my gaming rig here smile.gif

just got a define mini, asus gene-z, I5 2500K @ 4.5Ghz and gigabyte gtx580 soc. i've got noctua d14 on hands now but i realized that i have to put the gtx580 in the second slot. even if i rotate the d14 (place it vertically), i've only got really really close gap between the d14 and the gtx580 backplate. plus i don't really like the d14 to blow warm air to the backplate and i can't use the sidepanel fan to mad.gif
so i need something that smaller but sufficient to cool my oc'ed I5, 24/7. some friends recommends h80, but to be honest i just prefer old school air cooler rolleyes.gif, any suggestion guys?
p.s : will post pics as soon as i get a camera biggrin.gif

From what i can gather, the highest performing coolers in "medium" form factors are the prolimatech megahalems/supermega, the alpenföhn matterhorn and the scythe mugen 3. The matterhorn and mugen are both 158mm in height and 130mm in width, so they should fit nicely. Megahalems is a bit taller.
You can probably improve performance with all of them by swapping the stock fan for a scythe gentle typhoon or noctua NF-F12.
post #1703 of 16135
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Originally Posted by Stompy 
From what i can gather, the highest performing coolers in "medium" form factors are the prolimatech megahalems/supermega, the alpenföhn matterhorn and the scythe mugen 3. The matterhorn and mugen are both 158mm in height and 130mm in width, so they should fit nicely. Megahalems is a bit taller.
You can probably improve performance with all of them by swapping the stock fan for a scythe gentle typhoon or noctua NF-F12.
True dat. However the wing boost-fans on matterhorn are great, especially the updated ones on rev.B. Just buy another one of those and you're golden.
post #1704 of 16135
I'll be posting some pics when I get my graphics card back from RMA. I cutout the grill on the front panel so you can see the fans better, re-done the cable management, swapped some fans, removed the top hdd cage fixings and hid my fan controller. I think it looks a lot better than before but I'll let you lot be the judges when I snap the pics. Thanks to everyone for the inspiration.
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Hey guys... Another happy Midi owner here.
I was finally able to move over all my components from my huge Cosmos case. It was quite a challenge considering this case is a bit smaller.
Unfortunately, with my XSPC pump/res combo, I no longer have space for a CD drive and my fan controller. Currently the fan controller is screwed on to the top of the hard drive bay redface.gif
I plan to sell the XSPC res and purchase a separate pump and cylindrical reservoir so I can free up the front bays.
Also plan to install an EX140 rad (when its released) at the front intake.
What worries me is that found it really difficult to maneuver the 1/2" piping. It's gonna be a bit more challenging once I expand the loop. However, I really don't want to switch over to 3/8" as I'll have to buy new fittings thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif

Well, here are some pics of my work in progress.
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Like what you did with the fan controller.
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Like what you did with the fan controller.

thx smile.gif
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Hey guys... Another happy Midi owner here.
I was finally able to move over all my components from my huge Cosmos case. It was quite a challenge considering this case is a bit smaller.
Unfortunately, with my XSPC pump/res combo, I no longer have space for a CD drive and my fan controller. Currently the fan controller is screwed on to the top of the hard drive bay redface.gif
I plan to sell the XSPC res and purchase a separate pump and cylindrical reservoir so I can free up the front bays.
Also plan to install an EX140 rad (when its released) at the front intake.
What worries me is that found it really difficult to maneuver the 1/2" piping. It's gonna be a bit more challenging once I expand the loop. However, I really don't want to switch over to 3/8" as I'll have to buy new fittings thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif
Well, here are some pics of my work in progress.
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post #1709 of 16135
I don't know why but my hdd is causing irritating vibration sounds lately. Can't figure out why. It comes and goes, if I touch the case slightly it stops. :\
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The main reason I'm upgrading cases is to get rid of HDD vibrations.
That's irritating. frown.gif
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