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    4 fans, one on graphics card, one on processor, one on the top back of tower and one in the front on the bottom,

    besides the graphics card and one fan, that's been my setup for about 3 years, and its still serving me well
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    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

    Current Specs
    I5-3570k @4.2ghz (going to push this further)
    Gigabyte Z77-3DH (Friend bought wrong mobo accidentally and never returned it so he left me have it for half price)
    2x2GB 1333 (Next upgrade is probably going to be this)
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    Rosewill Challenger (Either going to build next case or going with a corsair 500R, but I do have to say best damn budget case ever. Cable management, Backplate cut out, tool-less Design and decent room)
    Antec BP550 (also a decent budget item at the time)
    2x1TB 7200 RPM (one WD other Seagate)
    120GB OCZ Vertex 3 (Worked really well despite everything I've ever heard about it)
    CPU: Intel I5-3570k 4.7ghz MB: Gigabyte Z77-D3H
    GPU: Gigabyte GTX 970 G1 Gaming Ram: G-Skill 8GB 1333
    SSD: OCZ Vertex 3 120GB PSU: Corsair CX850M Case: Corsair 750D

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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.

  9. #8549
    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.

    ---------- Post added 2012-08-18 at 03:56 PM ----------

    I can haz dual IPS setup nao?


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    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.

    http://i.imgur.com/K03f0.jpg?1
    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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    Just finished my first build and building the first half of my desk. Tell me what you think.

    GPU: Gigabyte GTX 670 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814125423
    CPU: I5 3570 3.8 GHz http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819116504
    RAM: G.Skill 16GB 1866 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231456
    SSD: Corsair 128GB Force series GT http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820233191
    HDD: Western DIgital Caviar Blue 500GB 7200 RPM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136769
    PSU: Corsair 650HX http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139012
    CPU cooler: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835103099

    Case: Corsair 600T white http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811139005
    Headset: Logitech G930 wireless http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16826104399
    Mouse: Logitech G600 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16826104674
    Keyboard: piece of shit Dynex

    Left Monitor: 22 inch Viewsonic
    Right Monitor: 23.5 inch Asus http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...%20vh242h%2024











    Shopping list for Black Friday:

    PSU: Corsair AX850 Full Modular http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...9015&Tpk=ax850
    PSU Cables: Individually Sleeved White Cables http://www.corsair.com/en/power-supp...les-white.html
    Keyboard: Logitech G19 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16823126053
    Webcam: Logitech C615 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16826104469
    Mousepad: Xtrac XXL http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16826991001

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    Quote Originally Posted by defer09 View Post
    Just finished my first build and building the first half of my desk. Tell me what you think.
    First and foremost, A+ for pictures. Let this be an example to all those who post their setup:
    - One picture of the finished computer.
    - One or several of the internals.
    - One of the cable management in the back (awesome for reference to others looking at that case).
    - One picture of the desk area with all of the peripherals.


    The 16GB RAM eludes me, as does the powerful PSU. I would personally skip upgrading to the AX850 myself but if you want the sleeved cables for looks then I guess it's as good of a reason as any. I would swap out the G19 in a heartbeat personally and get a mechanical.

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    The Ram was overkill but I got a great price. I only paid 70 for them.

    The PSU is in anticipation for another GTX 670. I dont need 1 that powerful now but if I can get 1 on Black Friday for a good price then I will. The Dynex I have right now is an ok mechanical and the keyboard and webcam are purely if there are great deals.

    Any opinion on the cable management? First build and first time ever doing it so I was a bit up in the air about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by defer09 View Post
    The Ram was overkill but I got a great price. I only paid 70 for them.

    The PSU is in anticipation for another GTX 670.
    Your current PSU is fine for SLI.
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    Can't see any mechanical keyboard from Dynex? http://www.dynexproducts.com/product...ltsPerPage=all

    2x 670, with your CPU overclocked, will use around 450W at max. Maybe with overclocking and heavy fan-setups and some added HDDs it will reach 550W, but we are talking a very extreme scenario then.

    Cable management looks good - I got no complaints. I would have probably aimed to keep the cable mess behind the HDD cages to a minimum or out of view, but that's me.


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