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    Quote Originally Posted by Marest View Post
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    Lovely sleeving work there. Really need to get around to doing the rest of my PSU in white. Glad to see another Silverstone user as well. Hard to show any interest in new cases when the RV and FT series are so unique and efficient.

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    Quote Originally Posted by n0cturnal View Post
    Don't you already have huge amounts of negative pressure? You have 2 fans pushing in air and 5 out?
    Exactly.
    I'm looking into using the lower rad 4 fans pushing in and the 6 fans pushing out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FearXI View Post
    Exactly.
    I'm looking into using the lower rad 4 fans pushing in and the 6 fans pushing out.
    Still tons of negative pressure and you'll be supplying your top radiator with already heated air, pretty much negating even having that top radiator in the loop in the first place.

    Long story short, your front radiator isn't doing anything special. You may be dropping 1-1.5c in temps, but not much more. You would be better off taking it out of your system altogether and setting up some proper air flow. If having two radiators for whatever reason is an absolute necessity, make one of them external.
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    Quote Originally Posted by glo View Post
    Still tons of negative pressure and you'll be supplying your top radiator with already heated air, pretty much negating even having that top radiator in the loop in the first place.

    Long story short, your front radiator isn't doing anything special. You may be dropping 1-1.5c in temps, but not much more. You would be better off taking it out of your system altogether and setting up some proper air flow. If having two radiators for whatever reason is an absolute necessity, make one of them external.
    I think I'll give it a try.
    If anything I could put it back in if the temps are higher than I'd like.
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    When it comes to water cooling, negative pressure actually creates better circulation with less turbulence and fewer hot spots, though loop temps might increase slightly.

    The front radiator is of course, not useless. The more radiator surface area the better the heat transfer...it doesn't matter if the hot air is going into the case. What matters is that heat is being transferred into the air at all.

    If loop temps are what is most important to you, the best configuration would probably be to have every single radiator fan as intakes and the single rear fan as an exhaust. If you want balance, I would just leave the configuration as front-intake, top-exhaust with the rear fan as an intake.
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  7. #8547
    Quote Originally Posted by kidsafe View Post
    When it comes to water cooling, negative pressure actually creates better circulation with less turbulence and fewer hot spots, though loop temps might increase slightly.

    The front radiator is of course, not useless. The more radiator surface area the better the heat transfer...it doesn't matter if the hot air is going into the case. What matters is that heat is being transferred into the air at all.

    If loop temps are what is most important to you, the best configuration would probably be to have every single radiator fan as intakes and the single rear fan as an exhaust. If you want balance, I would just leave the configuration as front-intake, top-exhaust with the rear fan as an intake.
    What?

    You are aware that the ambient temperature within his case is going to directly influence his top radiator, right? Just because the top radiator will be transferring heat off of the radiator itself doesn't mean that it wouldn't have drastically better performance with room temperature air to start out with in the first place.

    Regardless, unless he's going to -heavily- overclock, the 360mm rad is plenty, especially with only 2x GK104. He can plop the extra fans in push / pull and be set.
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    Quote Originally Posted by glo View Post
    What?

    You are aware that the ambient temperature within his case is going to directly influence his top radiator, right? Just because the top radiator will be transferring heat off of the radiator itself doesn't mean that it wouldn't have drastically better performance with room temperature air to start out with in the first place.

    Regardless, unless he's going to -heavily- overclock, the 360mm rad is plenty, especially with only 2x GK104. He can plop the extra fans in push / pull and be set.
    I wouldn't say so, actually. Not drastically better at least. Probably few degrees at the best. And it would improve the temperatures inside the case.
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    Quote Originally Posted by glo View Post
    Regardless, unless he's going to -heavily- overclock, the 360mm rad is plenty, especially with only 2x GK104. He can plop the extra fans in push / pull and be set.
    I'm actually going to do just that. I want the highest stable OC I can get.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FearXI View Post
    I'm actually going to do just that. I want the highest stable OC I can get.
    Then at least swap the triple rad up top as an intake, keep the rear as exhaust, use the bottom mounted fan mount for intake for the front radiator and use the front rad for exhaust.

    Logically that's the best I can come up with. The rear exhaust (at an appropriate RPM) should pull the heated air out as soon as it comes in, and the bottom intake should supply sufficient fresh air for the front radiator. If you want to further neutralize the air pressure, you can swap your PSU around so the fan is pulling from inside the case.
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    Finally got around to doing some of the upgrading I've been talking about.
    Switched out my crappy 50$ budget board and Phenom II x4 965

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marest View Post
    *Pics*
    Marest you sneaky sneaky guy, why didn't you link this? It's an amazing gallery.
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    Quote Originally Posted by glo View Post
    What?

    You are aware that the ambient temperature within his case is going to directly influence his top radiator, right? Just because the top radiator will be transferring heat off of the radiator itself doesn't mean that it wouldn't have drastically better performance with room temperature air to start out with in the first place.

    Regardless, unless he's going to -heavily- overclock, the 360mm rad is plenty, especially with only 2x GK104. He can plop the extra fans in push / pull and be set.
    And you're aware that heat doesn't just disappear right? What matters is fin surface area and a steady flow of air more than anything. In my system at idle the difference in radiator wall temperature on a top and bottom radiator is <1C. At load it is 2-2.5C. This is rather insignificant and it allows my system to run fanless at idle and dissipate 700W easily with the fans running at 1400RPM. We all have different needs, I want a powerful machine that can be literally silent when using 300W or lower.

    Since he's using push-pull everywhere, he is obviously going to have enough airflow that your concerns don't matter. The fact air is getting hot while being moved is a good thing.
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  14. #8554
    Got myself an LG 23 inch IPS panel LED monitor today. Gonna sell my 24 inch and get another 23 inch before the sale ends.

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  15. #8555
    Updated all my peripherals and installed 2 Gentle Typhoons for my H100. Fans are significantly quieter than the stock ones that came with the H100. Overall, I'm very happy with my new stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Static View Post
    Updated all my peripherals and installed 2 Gentle Typhoons for my H100. Fans are significantly quieter than the stock ones that came with the H100. Overall, I'm very happy with my new stuff.

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    Damn, if that corsair headset had regular jacks, rather than USB, I would've bought it instantly. Fits perfectly with my corsair case, keyboard and mouse. Too bad

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    I'm pretty sure the Corsair Vengeance 1300 use analog connections.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drunkenvalley View Post
    I'm pretty sure the Corsair Vengeance 1300 use analog connections.
    There's 2 versions, i believe the 1500 with usb and the 1300 with analog jacks, iirc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drunkenvalley View Post
    I'm pretty sure the Corsair Vengeance 1300 use analog connections.
    Yep, but it doesn't have the vengeance look, unfortunately. I'm a sucker for looks...

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    Ah. That's true. Nevermind me then. ouo;

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