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Old 12-31-2012, 01:33 AM   #351
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Default New PC in CoolerMaster HAF XB Case

New build to replace my previous dual Xeon 5440 system for work.

CoolerMaster HAF XB case
Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UP5 TH planar board
Intel i7 3770 Ivy Bridge processor (non K - need virtualization!)
16GB Corsair Vengeance RAM @ 1600
Mushkin Chronos Enhanced 256GB SSD
Western Digital Black 3.5" 1TB HD for mass storage
EVGA GTX560ti 2GB GPU
LG 12X BluRay burner
Thermaltake 850W modular power supply
Antec Kuhler 620 closed loop liquid cooling system

For the cooling system I replaced the stock CM 120mm front fans with Cougar PWM fans controlled by the planar board

I also installed two Cougar non-PWM fans on the Kuhler 620 in push-pull configuration bringing cool air into the case from the rear and exhausting it vertically out the top of the case via a 90 degree duct.

In testing, I tried a single Cougar on the radiator before adding the second. The additional fan lowers Prime95 torture test temps 10 degrees C without adding a significant amount of noise.

Overall the system is VERY quiet - I can barely hear it on my desk less than three feet away. The PWM case fans spin up a bit under heavy load but it's still quite livable. I hate noise!

Temp wise, the CPU never goes above 60C according to CoreTemp while running Prime95 for hours. The PWM fans respond to the chipset temps and spin up after a few seconds then spin right back down when the CPU load is removed. At idle and during normal light use like web browsing, the CPU stays at 28-30C.

I didn't bother adding 80mm fans to the lower level - temps down there never get anywhere near warm. The heat from down there rises up the sides and finds its way out anyway.

Benchmark wise, my old dual Xeon ran Geekbanch 2 64 bit about 12,000. This 3770 system runs it a little over 18,000 which is a noticeable improvement.

I really like the HAF XB case. On my desk it looka a little like the ED-209 - squatty with an attitude. I'll add external pics tomorrow when I get to work.

Only things I plan on changing are adding 16GB additional RAM and a NZXT black perforated card reader to the lower optical bay.











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Old 12-31-2012, 05:36 PM   #352
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Finally stopped being lazy and decided to tidy up the desktop a bit. Sorry the shitty quality pictures. Only have a Nexus 4 on hand.

Corsair 300r
Intel i5 2500k
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo
Asus P8Z68-v/gen3
AMD Radeon 5850
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Old 12-31-2012, 06:27 PM   #353
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Nice and simple, love it!
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Old 01-09-2013, 02:32 PM   #354
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Hi guys,
Been reading here for years, but only joined today, so here are some images of my case and cooling system.

The system:
Case: Corsair Obsidian 800D
Mobo: Asus Maximus Extreme IV - Z
CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K @ 4.4ghz
GPU: 3 x Sapphire Radeon 7970's running 1200/1600
RAM: 8GB of Corsair Dominator GT 2133mhz
SSD's: 1x vertex 4 512GB and 1x Vertex 3 256GB
HDD's: 2x 1TB 7200rpm Seagates
PSU: XFX Pro 1250w Black gamer Edition

Input / Output Items:
Mouse: Logitech G500 (Rat 9 on its way)
Keyboard: Logitech G19
Monitors: 3x BenQ 2420 120hz 3D versions running Eyefinity at 5760x1080.
Audio: Dolby 7.1 system.
Game Controllers: Razer Nostramo Keypad and Thrustmaster T500RS wheel & pedals


Cooling & Monitoring
CPU Block: EK Supreme HF Plexi EN
Radiator internal: EK Coolstream XT 360mm Copper Fins - Single Circuit
Radiator external: Phobya Extreme Supernova 1260mm
Reservoir: XSPC Acrylic Dual 5.25 with pump inside
Pump: Alphacool VPP655 - D5 Pump
Internal Rad Fans: 3 x Scythe Gentle Typhoon 1850RPM - AP15s.
External Rad Fans: 4x 200mm Coolermaster Magaflow silents
Case Fans: 3x 140mm Noisetakers. (1 in, 1 out, 1 HDD bay.)
Coolant: EK EKoolant clear
Monitor and control: Aquaero 5 pro Computer.

External Backup:
Server: HPMediasmart with CPU upgrade & 4TB installed.
NAS: Thecus 5200pro with 5TB installed. (2TB raid & 1 spare)


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Old 01-13-2013, 01:33 PM   #355
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[QUOTE=Stu @ MSD;34474070]Hi guys,
Been reading here for years, but only joined today, so here are some images of my case and cooling system.




It's so beautiful, I can't even fathom
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Old 01-13-2013, 03:01 PM   #356
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It's so beautiful, I can't even fathom
Really any need to quote 10 pics to make a 7 word reply. Be sensible some people are on restricted bandwidth and the first post actually tells you not to do this.
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Old 01-14-2013, 01:31 AM   #357
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Really any need to quote 10 pics to make a 7 word reply. Be sensible some people are on restricted bandwidth and the first post actually tells you not to do this.
it was an accident geez
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Old 01-14-2013, 06:22 AM   #358
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CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4
VGA: MSI NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 (Lightning Edition)
HD WD Caviar Black 1 TB 7200 RPM 64 MB
SS Corsair Force GT 240 GB
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3 12800)
PSU: Corsair Enthusiast Series TX 850 Watt ATX/EPS Modular 80 PLUS Bronze
Monitor: Samsung S23A950D, 1920x1080, 23", 120hz, 3D, 2ms
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 Gun Metal

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Old 01-14-2013, 06:22 AM   #359
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CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4
VGA: MSI NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 (Lightning Edition)
HD WD Caviar Black 1 TB 7200 RPM 64 MB
SS Corsair Force GT 240 GB
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3 12800)
PSU: Corsair Enthusiast Series TX 850 Watt ATX/EPS Modular 80 PLUS Bronze
Monitor: Samsung S23A950D, 1920x1080, 23", 120hz, 3D, 2ms
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 Gun Metal

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Old 01-14-2013, 06:59 AM   #360
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Looks like you double posted that. But its pretty pretty.
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Old 01-14-2013, 08:21 AM   #361
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Looks like you double posted that. But its pretty pretty.
I blame my internet connection . Thanks anyways
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Old 01-27-2013, 05:14 AM   #362
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Here's mine modest machine:

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Old 01-27-2013, 07:42 AM   #363
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Hadn't opened it in a while, didn't realise how much it probably needs dusting!
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Old 01-30-2013, 09:27 PM   #364
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Old 02-03-2013, 05:15 AM   #365
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Slightly updated my main rig and rebuilt my secondary in a Corsair 300R:



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Old 02-03-2013, 04:34 PM   #366
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Got a new hsf, bit of a tight squeeze....thinking about how to rearrange things. I can put the STX below the 7950, but that will restrict airflow to the gpu. I tried dropping the 7950 to the bottom slot but the power/reset headers get in the way-won't clear the heatsink shroud



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Old 02-03-2013, 10:10 PM   #367
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Here is my recently finished black and white build.







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Old 02-04-2013, 01:23 AM   #368
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Rearranged:

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Old 02-04-2013, 01:41 PM   #369
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Another rearrangement, this time for good.
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Old 02-04-2013, 02:16 PM   #370
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Another rearrangement, this time for good.
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If your 7950 runs at x16 on the bottom slot I would have left it there or put your Xonar on one of the bottom slots. Looks like you will be trapping heat.
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If your 7950 runs at x16 on the bottom slot I would have left it there or put your Xonar on one of the bottom slots. Looks like you will be trapping heat.
The 7950 was limited to x8 v2 (5gb/s bandwidth) in the bottom slot. I noticed the performance decrease, hence why I moved it back up. Until I get a new mobo, this layout is as good as it's going to get, unfortunately. As for heat being trapped, gpu temps are up maybe 1-2C but they are the same otherwise. There's a lot of airflow moving over components in the area, which helps tremendously.
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Clean looking rig m3ta1head. Very nice!
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Old 02-07-2013, 02:04 PM   #373
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wow, awesome job man...so clean...nice sleeving too (I have the same case)
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Old 02-20-2013, 07:34 PM   #374
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My computer. Just another carbide.

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Old 02-20-2013, 08:30 PM   #375
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Damn, some nice cases over here. I recently moved from a Corsair 800D to a NZXT Phantom 820 (was bored lol)

Anyways, hope it can stack up to some of these.

i7 3770k @ 5.1 @1.415v (delided with Coolab Liquid PRO)
ASRock Z77 Fatal1ty Pro Board
16 GB Corsair Dominator GT @ 2133
Corsair AX1200 PSU
2x ASUS Direct CUII GTX 680 2GB (Triple Slot) @ 1201c/6700mem
Samsung 840 PRO 256 GB SSD
Swiftech Apogee Drive II Block with MCP35X Pump
XSPC RX360 60MM Radiator
XSPC Double Din Reservoir
3x Asus MX239H AH-IPS 23" in 5760x1080
Tt eSports Meka G1 Keyboard
Lightech G500 Mouse
Harmon Kardon AVR146 Receiver with Single Channel Amps and 24bit DAC out to 2 Pioneer A.Jones Bookshelfs and sub.










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