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I´ve done some testing with many fan directions. I came to the conclusion that the GPU has 10°C less then with the conventional way and the cpu heat rises jus 2°C I thought that it is the best way of doing things wink.gif
I also had problems with the RAM and the MUGEN2 :// which is anpther reason I went this way.

Yeh that heatsink is massive, guess you've gotta do what you can.

So you're saying it acted as an exhaust for the GPU?
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Good one. It seems like you have put quite a lot of money into Be Quiet! products. biggrin.gif
I would advise to mount the cooler horizontally. Fractal fans aren't meant for heatsinks, you should use it as case fan instead.
Use the Be Quiet! fans on top as Push/Pull on the heatsink, it will lead to a front->rear air movement. Having top exhaust isn't really useful actually ("hot air rises" phenomenon is way negligible and top exhaust doesn't help CPU temps). Drill the rear fan grill would also improve exhaust.
Edit: just saw your post. Nevermind but I do still think that the Fractal fan should be on the heatsink.

Yeah mate I put a lot money int bequiet! bur I got a good friend there wink.gif
I know that Fractal Fans arent made for headsink but I´m actually waiting for 2 Silent wings2 for Push Pull :DDD
I also think about a change to Arc Mid for Watercooling and let my server get a R3 biggrin.gif
Edited by FractalDesign - 4/16/12 at 12:46pm
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Yeh that heatsink is massive, guess you've gotta do what you can.
So you're saying it acted as an exhaust for the GPU?

Yeah exactly! and because I have no side fan and the 570 is non reference it gets lots better Temps at all smile.gif
Edited by FractalDesign - 4/16/12 at 12:20pm
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I've finally changed the CPU fan from a stock Cooler Master to a Nexus Real Silent PWM fan. Look gets worse, but silence is better biggrin.gif

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I'm debating a graphic card update for next year, with an objective of watercooling the GPU only as it's by far the noisiest component in the system under load. I've been thinking of installing a 240 mm rad in the top placement, would that be a good idea or would it interfere with CPU cooling?
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If you're going to water cool just the GPU I'd probably put a rad in the front to avoid compatibility issues.

But I would just water cool both CPU and GPU, then you could have a 240 up top and a 250/280 up front but I'm inexperienced with water cooling.

If you want to cut down the noise of your GPU then buy an Accelero Xtreme cooler.

Just a thought.
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I've finally changed the CPU fan from a stock Cooler Master to a Nexus Real Silent PWM fan. Look gets worse, but silence is better biggrin.gifSnippy McSnipperson (Click to show)
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'm debating a graphic card update for next year, with an objective of watercooling the GPU only as it's by far the noisiest component in the system under load. I've been thinking of installing a 240 mm rad in the top placement, would that be a good idea or would it interfere with CPU cooling?
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If you're going to water cool just the GPU I'd probably put a rad in the front to avoid compatibility issues.
But I would just water cool both CPU and GPU, then you could have a 240 up top and a 250/280 up front but I'm inexperienced with water cooling.
If you want to cut down the noise of your GPU then buy an Accelero Xtreme cooler.
Just a thought.

I agree with Vulgar, GPU rad in front would be easiest for a GPU only loop. You can fit a 120.2 rad up top without any mods and if you remove the HDD cages (minor modding) you can stand up a 140.2 rad in the front. Now I'm not sure if you can still fit that 120.2 rad up top and have a tower cooler for your CPU, my guess would be there isn't enough room for both, probably not even a low profile CPU cooler. Think of this, though: to add a CPU block to your GPU loop wouldn't be much more than just doing the GPU loop alone. All the basic hardware would be the same, the only difference would be a couple more fittings and the CPU block itself. At that point, you might as well just go all in, right?
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Not finished yet tho. smile.gif
Edited by Sixt - 4/17/12 at 11:33am
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Dang Sixt, that's lookin' super nice. Well done man!
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Dang Sixt, that's lookin' super nice. Well done man!

Thank you man happysmiley.gif
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Thank you man happysmiley.gif

No problem. I'm wanting to do something very similar with my Arc Midi but instead of a bay res I'll use a pump / cylinder res combo. Is that a 140.2 you have standing up front and a 120.2 up top? Did you research at all to see if you could fit a 140.2 up top? I have yet to do measurements and such but I'm somewhat hopeful. If I can't then no worries thumb.gif
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