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The 650D is an absolute beauty! The NH-D14 with no fans attached just completes the elegance!;)

 

While I don't have the patience to try it right now, you're more than likely correct. The airflow in this thing is so good there might not be a need for active cooling on the CPU.

 

I do have to mention the white LED on the power button...wow. This thing pierces the darkness of night like a bat signal. Had to put a piece of tape over it until I figure out a better solution. Looks great during the day, but since it lines up directly with my bed, not ideal.

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While I don't have the patience to try it right now, you're more than likely correct. The airflow in this thing is so good there might not be a need for active cooling on the CPU.

 

I do have to mention the white LED on the power button...wow. This thing pierces the darkness of night like a bat signal. Had to put a piece of tape over it until I figure out a better solution. Looks great during the day, but since it lines up directly with my bed, not ideal.

 

tsk, what is it with manufacturers interest in super bright leds. I had to cover a fan controller with piece of aluminium foil because the super mega hyper bright blue leds are brighter than my desk light - and exacly at my bed's height. :p

 

Oh well, after plenty of pondering back and worth about getting the 650D I finally ordered my new Sandy Bridge set - and the case. Figured it'd be cheaper to buy new case with decent cooling than trying to cut more holes in my old one.

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Ha, exactly how it is for me. Points directly at my bed. It's a wonderful LED, really looks great, but given the layout of my room/bed/desk, annoying. I can't fault them for that. I have a piece of blue painter's tape over it at the moment. Tones it down, and gives off a pretty blue glow.

 

Post pics of your build if you can once you get it together. Lots of people doing lots of different things with this case. Let me know if you decide to tackle the LED issue with something other than a piece of tape.

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RedBeard( I think that is Corsair George, not positive) at another forum site said that all currently shipping 650Ds do not have the buzzing issue! That only the very early few are affected. I guess we will all find out when they begin delivering Monday Tuesday and for me Wednesday!;)

 

i got my case last week and waiting on my sandy bridge board i decided to use the paper clip to start the psu yesterday and have a listen. when i set the controller to anything but high i'll get the buzzing noise faulkton described. so the issue is not solved yet. i'm german though, so maybe it's different elsewhere...

the corsair guy in the german forums had no information on this topic, so it would be nice to hear if any of you got their free repair kit yet.

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My case got the buzzing issue too, ordered from Germany if that matters.. :/

 

And the 200mm fans seem wobbly. Figured I'd try if the fancontroller is only issue and hooked the 200mm fans through an adapter that steals 5V from a molex. Without side panels they run quiet, but after you put sidepanels on they'll amplify the vibration to quite annoying durr-sound.

 

For a 155€ case I'm not quite impressed with the quality so far.

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Here are some pics of the modification I've done since my last post.

 

I've replaced the stock paste of the H70 with some Arctic Silver 5 and moved the radiator on top of the case as an outtake. Result; 10c drop :eek:

 

I've also replace the stock H70 fan with a Xigmatek 120mm silent fan runing at 1600rpm (20dba).

 

http://img864.imageshack.us/img864/5306/l1050704.jpg

 

http://img714.imageshack.us/img714/5071/l1050707.jpg

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Your loss of 10 degree can be explained quite easily I think. You've mounted your H70 without the use as it should work. H70 cooler is designed for use with two fans in push / pull. If you remove one of the fans you limited considerably in cooling performance. And although the cooler the family of H. .. can be installed in any location, some are more successful than others.;):

I'll finish by saying that for having experienced it myself, the original thermal paste is much better than most thermal compounds available on the market including AS5.::pirate::

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Your loss of 10 degree can be explained quite easily I think. You've mounted your H70 without the use as it should work. H70 cooler is designed for use with two fans in push / pull. If you remove one of the fans you limited considerably in cooling performance. And although the cooler the family of H. .. can be installed in any location, some are more successful than others.;):

I'll finish by saying that for having experienced it myself, the original thermal paste is much better than most thermal compounds available on the market including AS5.::pirate::

 

By loss, I meant that the temperature droped by 10c, the push/pull method gave me load temps of nearly 80c:eek: Now with the fan mounted as push only I get 69c load:D:

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So VasVas you get better results without push / pull. If that is correct, excuse my English not that I master quite well, I am very surprised and perplexed. :eek:

If you had used the H50 I was less surprised. It works well without using the push / pull even when the push / pull works best with. But the H70 is designed to be effective only mode push / pull. The tests have clearly shown that due to the thickness of the H70 heater, employing a single fan invariably gave poorer results.

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So VasVas you get better results without push / pull. If that is correct, excuse my English not that I master quite well, I am very surprised and perplexed. :eek:

If you had used the H50 I was less surprised. It works well without using the push / pull even when the push / pull works best with. But the H70 is designed to be effective only mode push / pull. The tests have clearly shown that due to the thickness of the H70 heater, employing a single fan invariably gave poorer results.

 

Ok, I gave the puch/pull method another try, this time with NZXT 120mm fans; result is only 3c drop from my previous setup:bigeyes: and a lot more noise:sigh!:

 

http://img153.imageshack.us/img153/6558/l1050712.jpg

 

It looks a bit more beautiful that way as well...

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I wonder if it's because of the way the radiator is sitting?

 

I've read other people with the H70 etc have heard like a gurgling noise (air) when they have mounted the radiator with the pipes up instead of at the bottom when fitted in the usual spot. It could be that having the radiator mounted up the top has somehow increased the cooling of the water surface or thickness.

 

It would be hard to prove without more testing I guess but grats on the -10 degrees :)

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I guess it must come from the case, the design of ventilation so you have like results. I have a H70 in an Obsidian 800D and the choice of mounting direction normally has no insidence. Its location yes but not until win or lose 10 degrees and that with a single fan. I've never tried my H70 with a single fan, but for example on the 800D I have worse results if it is placed on top of the box. But a few degrees I would say 2 or 3 maximum. Otherwise it may come from your fans that I do not know the performance level but if this was them, their level would be exceptional and I will run to buy me a box full.:p:

In the end the most important thing is that everything is working properly and you're happy with your Obsidian.::pirate::

PS: your processor is up to how Ghz overclocks?

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Here are some pics of the modification I've done since my last post.

 

I've replaced the stock paste of the H70 with some Arctic Silver 5 and moved the radiator on top of the case as an outtake. Result; 10c drop :eek:

 

I've also replace the stock H70 fan with a Xigmatek 120mm silent fan runing at 1600rpm (20dba).

 

http://img864.imageshack.us/img864/5306/l1050704.jpg

 

 

Hi VasVas,

 

Could you please show me the the over panel side of the case to see how you have done the cable management becase it looks very tidy where mine is a mess.... Thank you

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Custom DEMCiflex filters for my 650D!

 

Big shout out and thanks to Faulkton for his initial pictures and measurements!!! They were so good that I didn't have to measure the case myself and could place an order in advance (to give allowance for the shipping time) so that I would get both the 650D and the filters on the same week.

 

Am VERY pleased with the fit considering there might be margin for error in the manufacturing despite specific measurements.

 

 

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v200/gaern88/Rig/Filters_650D1.jpg

 

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v200/gaern88/Rig/Filters_650D2.jpg

 

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v200/gaern88/Rig/Filters_650D3.jpg

 

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v200/gaern88/Rig/Filters_650D4.jpg

 

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v200/gaern88/Rig/Filters_650D6.jpg

 

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v200/gaern88/Rig/Filters_650D7.jpg

 

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v200/gaern88/Rig/Filters_650D8.jpg

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