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Discussion in 'Overclocking / Modding' started by kojak, Aug 8, 2010.

  1. kojak

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    I know, I know. I need an Antec 1200 and an HX750 (Modular PSU).

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    No more turbulent intake or exhaust flow ! B)

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  2. KlickKatt

    KlickKatt Inactive Staff Member

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    Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor
    Memory:
    16 GB MEM 4Gx4|CORSAIR CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9
    Hard Drive:
    2 - SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s + 2 640 SATA Drives
    Graphics Card:
    SAPPHIRE 100284L Radeon HD 5750 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express and 2-28" 1080P Monitor
    Power Supply:
    TOUGHPOWER 750 KW
    Interesting! What brand case?

    You've enlarged at least one case fan?

    Unusual (to me, at least) fan mount in first pic. What's the organgy colored thing below the fan? :unsure:
     
  3. kojak

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    I've ordered five Coolermaster 120mm 90cfm fans for this case and the Corsair H70 I will be installing.
     
  4. KlickKatt

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    16 GB MEM 4Gx4|CORSAIR CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9
    Hard Drive:
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    I did something similar to an Antec case (solid side panel). It's now my wife's computer.

    I mounted a fan externally on the side panel - since it was meant to pull air from a case.


    I saw your cut-away grill and assumed you'd enlarged the opening to handle a larger fan (something I did to mine).

    B) Cool is good!
     
  5. Dalo Harkin

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    KlickKatt - I think the orange thing you are referring to is the Zalman 'flower' CPU cooler

    Kojac, take this as a constructive criticism: sort the wiring out, especially at the bottom, having the fans at the front of the case will cool more, but if you remove the front bottom fan and drag/clip all the wiring behind where that fan would be you would see much lower temps
     
  6. kojak

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    YOU HAVE NO IDEA HOW VERY OFFENDED I AM....... :rolleyes::lol:


    Seriously, I could do that if I didn't have one of my two v'raptors in each cage.
    As I said in the beginning, I need an Antec 1200 and/or an HX750 (modular PSU).


    K O J A K
     
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    Then move stuff around!!

    Move the raptors to the top (where you will move one of the front fans too :D )

    Then move the Opticals to either the middle or the bottom.

    You only need 1 Optical slot to hide a plethora of wires in B)

    Trust me, been modding for a very long time, move the SATA cables under the MOBO (any others that go to the opticals while your there too)

    The best cooled cases have well laid out cable trenches / cable management.

    It looks like spaghetti junction in there :eek:
     
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    I do hope you know I'm not really offended...

    I'm leaning heavily towards purchasing either Silverstone or Corsair. Each has a completely modular single rail 750-850 watt PSU.
    I just installed Coolermaster 90 CFM fans on my Thermaltake controller. So there went the optical bay.
     
  9. kojak

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    Scratch the new PSU idea.



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  10. KlickKatt

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    Hard Drive:
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    SAPPHIRE 100284L Radeon HD 5750 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express and 2-28" 1080P Monitor
    Power Supply:
    TOUGHPOWER 750 KW
    Actually, I didn't mean the Zalman cooler - I have one of their units on a motherboard (currently sitting on top of a bookshelf). The newest pictures show a orange power supply. That's what I was wondering about.

    I'm not used to seeing the PS at the bottom of the case.
     
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    Most cases now feature the PSU at the bottom of the case, the bigger case companies such as Antec, Lian Li etc do it.........YES Matt even Coolermaster do it, but there not a 'bigger' case company IMO as you know :p
     
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    The problem with adding more and more fans is that there are hotspots in the case (most cases these are around the CPU as all the air gets channeled into that area and then there are not enough exhaust fans to get it out)

    Kojak taking you case as an example, you have 2 exhaust fans (one at the back and one at the back top (roof)
    Devices that have their own fans (CPU, GPU, PSU) then you have 3 additional cooling fans 2 at the front and one on the side (by the way I dont advise using side ones as they mess up airflow of cool air)
    so you have 6 fans that are being used to cool and 2 exhaust you 'ideally' need 2 cooling to 1 exhaust but the best flow is cool air in from the front bottom and then it rises into the middle and exhausted by the top and rear.

    I personally ONLY use Antec and Lian Li cases due to the fact they have the ability and fan layout to cope with overclocked systems.
    There was an artical somewhere that Custom PC did about case flow, I will try and dig it out
     
  13. kojak

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    Great.

    Now... About that wiring problem... ;)
     
  14. kojak

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    All components successfully transferred to my Antec 1200. Lots of room now.

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    I wanted a baseline on temp's before installing the H70.
     
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    Power Supply:
    TOUGHPOWER 750 KW
    Nice looking case! I just watched the YouTube video
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gkv92aiHnP4

    Pretty good tour of its features.

    NewEgg has a very good rating, 85% by 1789 users.

    My older case is an Antec (actually my wife's now). Lots of changes!

    My current case is a CoolerMaster (with the "wave" front). It's about 5 inches less in height - more height would be nice to have sometimes.
     
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    What you don't see are the mod's I made to the case. I cut out the rear and top grilles and removed the front grilles and filters in the interest of improved airflow.
     
  17. Dalo Harkin

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    That's better :lol:
    Good job, your MOBO looks tiny in that case :)

    Was working with one of these over weekend http://www.silverstonetek.com/raven/products/index.php?model=RV02
    awesome case, was housing a new i7 build

    shame you just bought your 1200 :eek:
     
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    Thanks.

    Antec improved this case by putting a cutout in the motherboard tray to expose the CPU backing plate.
    Ironically it is still insufficient to fully uncover the backing plate on my motherboard. There's no going back now.
     
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    Okay. The H70 is online. I never expected to be so disappointed.

    Pro: 5*C cooler in Prime 95 testing. Quieter system.

    Con: In typical usage my CPU temps are identical.

    My conclusion: It isn't worth the money.
     

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