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I updated my LL with some blue stuff smile.gif





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Hi all. Been a while since I updated. But my rig is complete at last:

intel i5 3570k @ 4+ GHz | Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H Rev 1.1 | Kingston HyperX Black 2x4GB DDR3-1600
intel 335 240GB SSD | WD Black 640GB HDD
AMD 7850 2GB
Creative X-Fi Titanium PCI-e


Build is what I would call tidy-functional. About equal to avionics wiring specs.

Mods include bottom 140mm intake, enlarged motherboard cutout, and some one-piece black-ano aluminum case feet from my old Chenbro Gaming Bomb II. They helped lift it off the desk a bit so the bottom intake could breath. I also included some black hex mesh for the intake fans.

Fan orientation:

Rear 120mm: Intake
Top 140mm: Intake
Bottom 140mm: Intake
Front 120mm: Exhaust
PSU: Exhaust

CPU Fan mounted in normal position, except flipped to suck air from rear and top through heatsink.

Case is highly positive pressure, however the bleed air exiting from the PCI slot area and mesh under the PSU helps equalize it.

My AMD7850 idles around 29-30c. CPU (3570k @ 4.4Ghz) idles around 21c.

Coming from a Core2 E8500, this machine is lightyears better.










post #3383 of 3796
Very nice! thumb.gif

I have that same cooler setting on my bench. Original Ultra-120A. Great little coolers!

Have you tried removing your PCI slot covers? Sometimes it makes things even cooler.
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Originally Posted by doyll View Post

Very nice! thumb.gif

I have that same cooler setting on my bench. Original Ultra-120A. Great little coolers!

Have you tried removing your PCI slot covers? Sometimes it makes things even cooler.

Yeah. I'm getting stupid-good CPU temps with it. Still monkeying with it a bit. Thinking of getting a second Pioneer DVD-Drive just because.
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Hi,

I've been eyeing these up recently as I'm a bit fed up with the 700D, it's a nice case but huge and I can't be bothered with water (why I originally brought it).

Could anyone please help with a couple of questions?

1) looks like I can't get the inverted one in the UK, I've only managed to find the FNB. As my GPU will sit at the bottom of the case, with the airflow going back to front, is my card going to starve down there resulting in high temps?

2) anyone reversed the airflow? Would that resolve my issue above? I have a load of fans and can run it front to back with high negative pressure if need be.

3) am I best off cutting a 140mm intake on the bottom to feed the GPU, keeping the case front to back, running big positive pressure via the bottom, rear and top, exhausting front?

Any help on the above would be much appreciated. I'd quite like a nice little compact desktop case rather than the monster I currently have under my desk smile.gif
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Originally Posted by Kane2207 View Post

Hi,

I've been eyeing these up recently as I'm a bit fed up with the 700D, it's a nice case but huge and I can't be bothered with water (why I originally brought it).

Could anyone please help with a couple of questions?

1) looks like I can't get the inverted one in the UK, I've only managed to find the FNB. As my GPU will sit at the bottom of the case, with the airflow going back to front, is my card going to starve down there resulting in high temps?

2) anyone reversed the airflow? Would that resolve my issue above? I have a load of fans and can run it front to back with high negative pressure if need be.

3) am I best off cutting a 140mm intake on the bottom to feed the GPU, keeping the case front to back, running big positive pressure via the bottom, rear and top, exhausting front?

Any help on the above would be much appreciated. I'd quite like a nice little compact desktop case rather than the monster I currently have under my desk smile.gif

Kane,

I did just that. Please see my photos above. You can cut the bottom 140mm hole and still preserve one of the SSD floor mounts. My GPU stays nice and frosty. See my earlier quote:

"Fan orientation:

Rear 120mm: Intake
Top 140mm: Intake
Bottom 140mm: Intake
Front 120mm: Exhaust
PSU: Exhaust

CPU Fan mounted in normal position, except flipped to suck air from rear and top through heatsink.

Case is high-positive pressure, bleed air exiting from the PCI slot area and mesh under the PSU helps equalize it.

My AMD7850 idles around 29-30c. CPU (3570k @ 4.4Ghz) idles around 21c."
*Just checked. My two spinners in the cage are around 32C.

Regards,

-Sean

P.S. - I'm not saying my way is the 'best' way. But it certainly does make the FNB (new, non-inverted) work well. I 'may' reverse the back to an exhaust and turn my CPU fan back around for an alternate config. I may also try flipping the bottom to an exhaust just to see. But I can say that my current high-positive pressure setup is working well, with everything nice and chilly.
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Thanks Sean. I did check out your build above and how you'd gone positive pressure, it looks sweet smile.gif

I am slowly working my way through the 339 pages to see what the general con census was and to get some ideas, so apologies if these questions have been asked 50 times already.
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Originally Posted by XSHollywood View Post

Yeah. I'm getting stupid-good CPU temps with it. Still monkeying with it a bit. Thinking of getting a second Pioneer DVD-Drive just because.
DVD drive eek.gif
This is Blu-Ray time.

If you notice any extra noise from bottom of case you might try raising your case so you have 40-50mm bottom clearance. Greatly helps bottom intake air flow. wink.gif

Edit: I'm in the process of modding and building an old Lian Li PC-50 Think they are same case with a few upgrades over the years. PSU moved to bottom, back and front panel changes. Was going to do same but stumbled into a deal for an ASP-100. It will fit and by reversing the cooler fan it will suck air from cooler and blow into PSU intake. I have modded bottom and front for fans.
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Updated my rig with a watercooled GPU and a 240mm rad in the front. And its alive! Survived several heart attacks when filling that loop biggrin.gif Started the pump for the first time and realized that i had 3 huge leaks :O Just waiting for my res holder now smile.gif
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I have a new PC-A05FNB from NewEgg.

2x 120 Fan PushPull Corsair H-80 CPU Cooler "intake" back.
1x 120 Fan "output" front
1x 140 Fan "input" top

I am now running around 39C CPU and 60C GPU
I am planning to say... drill 1 or 2 120 or 140 sized hole on the side panel.
Is that a good idea to lower the case temp and if there is any advice before I start cutting?

Edit* its the FNB

New Fan biggrin.gif
Edited by smootdot - 4/10/13 at 5:30pm
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