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Discussion in 'Case Central' started by ThundyCat, Jan 10, 2014.

  1. Emlyn_Dewar

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 15, 2003

    Posts: 12,707

    Location: Chengdu

    That’s a lot of fans! :D
     
  2. ShiWarrior

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 20, 2002

    Posts: 19,218

    Location: Oxon

    Coolermaster H500M

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  3. ChrisLX200

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jun 23, 2004

    Posts: 1,778

    Location: Macclesfield

    Lian Li O11 Dynamic XL. All 4 HD slots occupied so was forced to 'adapt' two of the SSD plates to fit the extra 2 into the bottom of the case. So in total Six HDs, Two 2-1/2" SSDs, and Two NVMe drives. Six fans on the 360mm rad (push/pull), Three more in the top of the case, and One at the rear. Have to say this case is an absolute pig to move around fully loaded, nothing to get a hold of, no wheels, rubber feet so it won't slide on any surface. Also, the HDs in the hot-swap drive bays don't get a lot of ventillation. Apart from that it's OK :)

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  4. jazzy68

    Gangster

    Joined: Apr 10, 2007

    Posts: 328

    Location: UK

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    I wasn't happy with the temps in my other case so I purchased the Corsair 465x rgb and the temps on idle @29c and under stress test around 62c which is about 10c lower than previous build, lucky I was able to return the other case and this only cost £20 extra.

    I have the bios controlling the fan curves.

    I would love to have water cooling but the thought of a leak ever scares the hell out of me...

    The build

    Corsair 465x case
    Ryzen 5 3600
    16gb ddr4 Corsair rgb
    1tb m.2
    2070 Msi gaming trio x
    Corsair 750w rmx
    Artic freezer 34 sport
    Msi meg x570 ace
    Dell S3220DGF 31.5 Inch

    Overall very happy with the case even though the space at the back for cabling is not deep enough so it was a bit of a struggle.
     
    Last edited: Mar 30, 2020
  5. satchef1

    Mobster

    Joined: Apr 17, 2009

    Posts: 4,724

    Looks great. Love those cables; really suits the "rainbow puke" theme (not being sarcastic here; I think it works well in white cases).

    I gave water cooling a go last week. Found it an incredibly stressful experience. One of the EK fittings I bought of OCUK leaked and spewed water all over my motherboard, breaking it. Got a replacement motherboard and ordered some extra fittings. Then the other EK fitting (fortunately the one I was using for the drain, which was outside of my case at the time) wouldn't grip the tube properly. So that's me put off EK for life; the rest of the fittings were Barrow, and worked fine. Finally got it all working, booted my PC up and... no video output.

    I'd hit breaking point by then. So I disassembled the whole thing and went back to air cooling, praying I hadn't broken my 5700 XT. Want the punch line? The GPU was fine. The monitor was set to the wrong input. So chances are the loop was working :p

    I might try again one day, with a more suitable case and better parts. But for now I think I might just focus on buying quieter air cooled or CLC parts...
     
  6. jazzy68

    Gangster

    Joined: Apr 10, 2007

    Posts: 328

    Location: UK

    That is my fear, a leak of some sort. Never been any good at plumbing :p

    My temps seem fairly good with this Artic freezer so will stick with that for now.
     
  7. satchef1

    Mobster

    Joined: Apr 17, 2009

    Posts: 4,724

    Not mine. But I saw this over at SFFn and felt like it was worth sharing:

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    A full custom loop in a Dan A4 SFX, with one 240mm radiator and one 120mm radiator (link). Amazing what some people can pull off. I wouldn't say it's much of a looker, but it's really pushing the boundaries of what's possible.