I had to switch h100i radiatiors to intake since It was creating negative pressure (dust magnet). Air flow is far from great but it didnt seem to make any noticable difference in the CPU and GPU temps
I used 2 screws with rubber washers. The fan slide right in to the HDD mount. SP120s do better when they are restricted. I have filters on all of them and SP120 do great.
AF120 are great for open air, but all my fans have a filter which restricts flow. When i tested them The SP120 performed better when the filter was on. A af120 would of been fine in the rear exhaust but i bought them in pairs so i just stuck a sp120 there. Also if i do a custom water loop i can always use them.
I used 5050 RGB SMD LED Waterproof Strip from ebay
All fans have a filtered intake. SP fans perform better when intake is limited.
NZXT Fan controller. I use to just have fan splitters powered by molex.
For the 980ti Gigabyte made the LED milti colered. It can turn 7 different colors with their software
it started as a budget build (g3258 Dual core,$40 mobo, $30 case ect) but in the past 5 months it has turned into this.
BADASS setup. Looks like the one i had when i was using the g25, but much nicer seat.
Put the cable back inside the cards shroud, and got power from a fan the h100i
I have a nzxt fan controller in the back
I used cable combs i bought from ebay. The hold the wires in place. For wires i used bitfenix extensions
rear section of the case
Great, no issues
newegg has it in stock. 29.99
Id love another 980ti but my wallet doesnt like the idea much lol. Yup those MSI cards and bridge really matched my setup. Almost went with a msi 980ti but they were out of stock. I still have the bridge, ill just black out the msi logo and still use it.
LOL! but I cant drive for crap in real life....
The Corsair 540 case has two secions. The Power supply is in the back section hidden
It been perfect. Works at advertised speeds.
In the rear compartment, using a small bracket.
They are connected to the h100i. That allows me to control them through corsair link
Inside the cards shroud. Just pushed it back it since it's not connected to anything
It was more about "wanting" than "needing" lol. With a second 295x2 i would go with custom cooling but i doubt thats the direction i take. I just keep tinkering with it.
Not at all. Controlling the rpm speed makes it silent. Also added sound dampening foam.
Yeah more gpus isnt allways better but I spoke to several people running Trifire and the performance was great on the recent AAA games they played. But im waiting on the 980ti and the 390x to see which route i go.
It is actually really quiet because I can control the speed on Corsair link. So a custom fan speed curve keep the noise down. Also the intake fans are the SP120 quiet editions, so usually i leave them at %100
ill do some testing and post the results
I tried a couple of different ones and liked some that i found on ebay the most.
The cables are extensions by Bitfenix so they will work without any issues.
I purchased several but the ones i liked the most came from ebay, they are the ones in the pictures.
The shipping was incredibly fast considering they come from Hong Kong
That backplate is amazing! Incredibly unique build awesome job! Might borrow a couple of your ideas for my 540!
The intake fans have mesh dust filters. (3 front, 2 bottom). Bought them from ebay and they seem to do a adequate job. Thankfully its not dusty where i live so it hasnt been much of a problem, but i like your idea with the black netting since the filters i have only cover the outline of the fans.
Didnt have to drill any holes. The tabs that hold the HDD trays align up perfectly with 120mm fans. I just used a rubber grommet so its held on tight. Also added fan filters
LOL might get a black marker and black it out.
I completely agree! But not worth changing right now since im looking to jump over to x99, or possibly Skylake when it gets release.
LOL thats what i said when it was done.
thanks. The small table is a Ikea "LACK" $9.99. Both are Black-blown color
logisys Led kit
Yup clean up those cables and it will be perfect. The blue and black theme looks great!
The carbon fiber looks great. Might do the top portion on mine now.!
Nice build, great part choices
Ikea MICKE desk
Thats the color I wanted for my s340 but newegg didnt have it instock :( . Really nice build!
It does look like cable management is a pain, but it came out nice
Looks good! I has the stock nzxt fans on the radiator too and switched to some static pressure ones and made a big difference in temps. But your temps seem to be fine.
Nice build, its looks like mine. But why do you have the 24pin connector over the blue bar?