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ill buy ur 295 to fund your 480


I have a 480. EVGA gave me the 480 for the 295.
post #22 of 31
If you're planning to mount a triple radiator in the top of the haf X I recommend you get a quality slim radiator. With a slim radiator you have the option to hang it from the top mounting holes and put fans to push air from beneath it. The best part is the top panel space (where the 200 mm fan is mounted) is nice and empty for air to flow up and out of the case. If you bought a thicker rad like the RX, you probably wouldn't be able to mount fans under it in push, which means the fans would have to go in pull where the 200 mm fans are normally mounted, and that's no good since there arn't any holes for mounting 120 mm fans up there, and you won't be able to mount a 120 mm fan in the middle of the rad since there's a plastic divider between the 200mm holes that wont allow you to close the top panel back down on the chassis afterwards.

tl;dr get a slim rad
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post #23 of 31
there r holes for 120mm fans up top... i have used them... the only probem is there is a bar in the middle of the middle fan
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Yeah, but even then you'll have a big open gap between the radiator and the fans, and they won't sit evenly.
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post #25 of 31
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If you're planning to mount a triple radiator in the top of the haf X I recommend you get a quality slim radiator....If you bought a thicker rad like the RX, you probably wouldn't be able to mount fans under it in push
incorrect. reference at least these two builds and the one I'll post up on wednesday that I'm building.

http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...ercooling.html

http://www.overclock.net/intel-build...x360-rasa.html

    
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post #26 of 31
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incorrect. reference at least these two builds and the one I'll post up on wednesday that I'm building.

http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...ercooling.html

http://www.overclock.net/intel-build...x360-rasa.html

a correction for him... its not impossible in every case, but still in quite a few... like i said before... measure before you buy anything
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post #27 of 31
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Yeah, but even then you'll have a big open gap between the radiator and the fans, and they won't sit evenly.
yah... u will... but u still move more CFM than with 2 200mm fans
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post #28 of 31
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a correction for him... its not impossible in every case, but still in quite a few... like i said before... measure before you buy anything
agreed!
    
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post #29 of 31
I have a very similar setup to what you are using. I only have the RS240 but my temps are good. This is my sig rig. I don't OC my processor. I bought the GTX480 here on OC with the water block.

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post #30 of 31
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Well for now I think I am going to stay with Air cooling. Been having a hard time finding parts for water and not sure if keeping the GTX 480, so don't want to buy anything yet when not completely sure what's up.

I do want to know what CPU cooler I should get for now. I know the stock cooler isn't great so I was looking at the Cooler Master V8 the other day but what do you guys think?

My wife is out by Fry's today and said should would pick it up so thought I would ask you guys.
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