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I feel they are restrictive though, and a lot. GPU at load is under 65C but CPU reaches high 80s. It's about 81F in my room now so maybe that explains it..
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I feel they are restrictive though, and a lot. GPU at load is under 65C but CPU reaches high 80s. It's about 81F in my room now so maybe that explains it..
I had the Demiflax on my HAF X, they did no better than the ones it came with.
With that high ambient, no fans will help cool your system.
Exactly how many fans are used in the case?
Show you mine is set up. CPU is maxed out a 65c, fans are at 60% when under load. 800rpm

Edited by Sp33d Junki3 - 8/4/13 at 9:35am
    
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With that high ambient, no fans will help cool your system.
Exactly how many fans are used in the case?
Show you mine is set up. CPU is maxed out a 65c, fans are at 60% when under load. 800rpm
Dang, so that's the issue. My parents really don't want to crank the AC up, so I'll have to deal with it I guess.

My setup is: 2x NF-A14 FLX intakes (1200 RPM) NH-D14 at max RPM (can't remember RPM) and another A14 FLX in the rear at 1200 RPM.

Very nice system by the way!
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Dang, so that's the issue. My parents really don't want to crank the AC up, so I'll have to deal with it I guess.

My setup is: 2x NF-A14 FLX intakes (1200 RPM) NH-D14 at max RPM (can't remember RPM) and another A14 FLX in the rear at 1200 RPM.

Very nice system by the way!
So you dont have anything on the top or bottom? I set my top as Intake, as it worked out better. Bottom intake to help GPU better.
if you have your cpu OC and increase voltage then temps will be hotter.
Top HDD cage is gone, so clear airflow.
    
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So you dont have anything on the top or bottom? I set my top as Intake, as it worked out better. Bottom intake to help GPU better.
if you have your cpu OC and increase voltage then temps will be hotter.
Top HDD cage is gone, so clear airflow.
Nope, no fans in top or bottom. I was thinking of gutting out the rear fan mesh because from the tests I've seen temps are a lot cooler. I'd put that one fan to use then. Also have no HDD cages in, but I will be putting the bottom one back in soon. And yes I know they will be hotter so maybe I should ease off the OC for now. But it has to due with my ambient temps, right? It's super hot this summer.
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Nope, no fans in top or bottom. I was thinking of gutting out the rear fan mesh because from the tests I've seen temps are a lot cooler. I'd put that one fan to use then. Also have no HDD cages in, but I will be putting the bottom one back in soon. And yes I know they will be hotter so maybe I should ease off the OC for now. But it has to due with my ambient temps, right? It's super hot this summer.
I would use top fans to exhaust. The space between the rear and heatsink has little room to be of use.
It is best to try to help increase your airflow. You can use the stock fans that came with the case.
    
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I think I'm done tinkering for a bit. It will likely stay like this for a while.





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Maximus V Formula Z77
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EVGA GTX 760 SC ACX w/ EK-VGA Supremacy Bridge Edition Nickel Acetal
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XSPC Raystorm
Black Ice GT 240mm w/ P/P Corsair SP120
XSPC RS240mm w/ Thermalright Highs
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Bitspower Z-Tank 150mL


A couple of blemishes, I have a final order to place for appropiate fittings. There's a 1/2" to 3/8" reducer on the return line from the GPU to the res because I ran out of 45 deg 1/2" rotary barbs but I had a 3/8" barb and reducer on hand
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I've just finished a mock up of a false wall to go where the hdd cage is on the R4. Waiting on some 5mm acrylic so I can make the final product.

Also making a cover for the optical bays and psu.

I'll post some pics when they're done.
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Use nothing. Take a pair of needle-nose pliers and rip the foam out from between the metal mesh and plastic frame. People get WAAAY too hung up on 'filters' for computers. Unless your computer lives in a bakery, or the high-desert, you shouldn't ever have enough dust to worry about. Just keep a medium horse-hair paintbrush in your tool box and brush the front off every now and then.

Without the foam it'll breath MUCH better. Hell, I'm getting great temps from two front intake and one rear exhaust. Bottom 140mm fan spot (between power supply and hdd/ssd cage) blocked with packing tape over the bottom filter, and kept the foam up top. The foam creates enough resistance for air to pretty much go from front to back and not leak out much. Until I decide to water-cool, I'm thinking of totally blocking the top with black posterboard. (or white) wink.gif
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