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Originally Posted by surfbumb View Post

i'm preparing to build my r3 setup and have one question.
Are 3 fans enough (2 front intake, 1 rear exhaust) for a single gpu setup?
If not I would add 1 more fan to one of the top exhaust spots.

Some help info on this can be found in the Positive Airflow Cooling item in my sig. thumb.gif
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Hi guys,
After a long 6 months of research and loads of reading I thought I'd pay homage to the club and post my first ever water cooling build.
First things first, I did use a lot of ideas from this forum and I would like to thank everyone on the forum for your help - if I nicked your idea it was because I thought it was fantastic! I would also like to take this opportunity to give special thanks to Scorpion49 who gave me a lot of advice for my build biggrin.gif
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For those who are interested, parts are as follows:
1) Fractal Design Arc Mini (Most important unit!)
2) Asus Maximus IV Gene-Z/GEN3
3) Intel i5 2500k
4) 16GB Crucial Ballistix Elite PC3-12800 8-8-8-24
5) Gigabyte GTX 560 Ti 448 (ruined my black, red, white settings mad.gif)
6) Corsair AX850
7) 256GB Vertex 4, 120GB Intel 320 (from old PC) and a 120GB OCZ Apex (from a veeeery old laptop)
8) NZXT Mix
9) Lian Li BZ-525B (originally a Sharkoon SATA QuickPort 6 but was way too noisy)
10) 8 Zalman ZM-ZF3 120mm fans
11) Zalman ZM-RC1000
12) 2 Koolance HX-CU720V
13) 1 Koolance HX-CU420V
14) Koolance PMP-450
15) XSPC Acrylic Reservoir for D5
16) Phobya Noise Destroyer
17) Koolance CPU-370
18) Koolance GPU-220 with Koolance Video RAM Heat Sinks
19) A lot of compression fittings from Koolance
20) Primochill White PrimoFlex - all 10mm (3/8") ID and 13mm (1/2") OD
21) White BitFenix SATA cables which are too short (bought the wrong length mad.gif)
22) White paint tongue.gif
On picture 6 & 7 shows my current overclocks (Prim95 stable for 24 hours - ran twice) 4.5Ghz @ 1.280VCORE & GPU currently at 850Mhz, 4000Mhz Memory, 1700Mhz Shader
CPU temps while running Prime95 is 55 degrees at max while GPU running FurMark hits 51 Degrees.
Would definitely appreciate your feedback and where I can further improve this (besides changing my GPU!). I would also be extremely happy if I could be signed up to the Fractal Design club thumb.gif




so how well do them zalman fans work? do they push much air?
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post #2573 of 15943
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quick question, can't find the answer on the interwebz, so hoping someone here knows smile.gif
Will the thermalright silver arrow CPU cooler fit in a fractal design arc mini?
And will it fit in a fractal design arc midi?
Yeah, Silver Arrow will fit to both cases (101% on midi, 99% sure on mini), I just installed a HR-02 Macho (162mm) in a mini at work (literally minutes ago). Fractal states the max cooler heights on their website btw, 165mm for mini and 180mm for midi wink.gif
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Originally Posted by surfbumb View Post

i'm preparing to build my r3 setup and have one question.
Are 3 fans enough (2 front intake, 1 rear exhaust) for a single gpu setup?
If not I would add 1 more fan to one of the top exhaust spots.
Ought to be fine. Will you be using the stock fans?
I had my 2500k @5ghz and 6950 TF3 crossfire in an R3 for few weeks and had 2 fans intake front, one exhaust top and cpu cooler fans exhausted through the rear, so that's 3 case fans and 2 on the cooler. The gpu temps were a bit on the toasty side, but the gpu's didn't have practically any gap between them so that made it a bit worse. If you're worried about GPU temps, put an intake to bottom or side panel.
Edited by Blizlake - 5/22/12 at 10:54pm
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@toyz72 - The Zalman SF3 are really good. From my opinion they do push a lot of air through and operate quietly. After long hours of playing, the case inside is still very cool and the only "warm" area is usually the power supply which I can't do much about sadly.

misterD - Thanks for the advice - will look for some "postage foam" and see if I can make it fit. Great thing about this case is that the front panel comes off easily.
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With me the fans are silent when removed from the frontpanel, when i insert the fans i have the noise again...
Pretty stupid for a 95€ case...
So i placed some foam between the clips and fan and tada! Fan noise is very silent again
Cheewah0, try this!
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True words man I think that they should have used a better way for mounting the fans. I got the same fans in the front but I have no noise problems at all biggrin.gif
I will try your trick too for possible noise reduction.
Thanks for your tip.
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Am I missing something or what? My Arc Mini case came in today and started tearing it apart to be ready for the rest of the parts tomorrow. I'm looking and unless I'm missing something the front fan filter is not removable is it? Or am I over looking something?
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Am I missing something or what? My Arc Mini case came in today and started tearing it apart to be ready for the rest of the parts tomorrow. I'm looking and unless I'm missing something the front fan filter is not removable is it? Or am I over looking something?

You aren't missing anything.

Folks who remove it, do so to remove it permanently. The rest of us leave it in place and clean it in place. I use a vacuum brush attachment when my PC is off...being careful not to overdrive the fan RPM. Easy enough. That said, I wish that it was easily removable (and replaceable), but even if it was, I would probably still clean it in place...since that approach doesn't require me to remove the front and deal with my fairly tight fan wiring.
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Aww well ain't a kick in the.

I was also hoping to cut away some of that extra plastic behind the filter. Maybe I can bend the mesh tabs then remove it and the filter and cut away the plastic.

Thanks for the quick response.
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I would like to join the fam & give props to Fractal Design thumb.gif I'm currently modding my Core 1000...Here is a teaser pic sneaky.gif

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And the images below are the inspiration for me to perform this face-lift... biggrin.gif

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wheee.gifI'm gonna have a ton of fun with this mod project wheee.gif
Edited by drBlahMan - 5/23/12 at 12:39pm
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I would like to join the fam & give props to Fractal Design thumb.gif I'm currently modding my Core 1000...Here is a teaser pic sneaky.gif


And the images below are the inspiration for me to perform this face-lift... biggrin.gif


wheee.gifI'm gonna have a ton of fun with this mod project wheee.gif

 

Can't wait to see it, be sure to start a build log and post it here.  And feel free to check out my build log for any ideas :D

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