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March 31, 2013 9:33:03 AM

Hello, I need your advice please in order to improve my system cooling. I'm using Storm Trooper Window Edition Case and I´m using Air CPU Cooler (Zalman CNPS11x Extreme) and R7970 Lightning OC GPU this is the reason I want to improve cooling in order to have better temperatures and performance. Please be honest

--First off all i need to replace Rear stock cooler by another better (best possible), I think about AeroCoole Shark because it has great airflow up to 96CFM or some Corsair AF 140 mm.

Which you will recomend for me? And can i controll them with my Trooper fan controller?

--Secondly I can put two optionals 120mm fans on the bottom. I need two good powerfull fans to improve airflow and temperatures in the case.
I think about CoolerMaster Excalibur 120mm fans.

Is this fans good for that? or you will recomend me something better?

Will this changes improve my system performance?

Money is not problem. Only care the performance!

Please need pro help.

Thanks!

My system Specs: (if need for temps)
i7-3770k 4.2Ghz
Asus Maximus V Formula
MSI 7970 Lightning OC
8GB G.SKill Ripjaws 1866 CL8
Corsair HX 1050W Gold
1TB Caviar Black
120GB Neutron GTX SSD
Storm Trooper Window
a c 121 K Overclocking
March 31, 2013 9:48:31 AM

It looks to me that your current case cooling is perfectly adequate.
To test out the effect of more airflow, take the sides off, and direct a small house fan at the innards.
If your temperatures drop significantly, then yes, case cooling is an issue.
Remember, more/faster fans do not cool, they just get heat out of the case faster.
And, they do so at the expense of more noise.

Since money is not an issue, you could replace the zalman cooler with a top end cooler like the Noctua NH-D14 or phanteks.
I would not try liquid cooling. It is noisy, less reliable, an not significantly different in cooling than a top air cooler.

Still, how much better performance do you need?
4.4 might be reasonable for your cpu with a better cpu cooler.

7970 is a very good card. If money is no object, look at a GTX679 or a titan, both $1000 options.

In the end, I would not worry much about heat so long as things run well. The cpu and gpu are built to tolerate heat.
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March 31, 2013 9:54:47 AM

geofelt said:
It looks to me that your current case cooling is perfectly adequate.
To test out the effect of more airflow, take the sides off, and direct a small house fan at the innards.
If your temperatures drop significantly, then yes, case cooling is an issue.
Remember, more/faster fans do not cool, they just get heat out of the case faster.
And, they do so at the expense of more noise.

Since money is not an issue, you could replace the zalman cooler with a top end cooler like the Noctua NH-D14 or phanteks.
I would not try liquid cooling. It is noisy, less reliable, an not significantly different in cooling than a top air cooler.

Still, how much better performance do you need?
4.4 might be reasonable for your cpu with a better cpu cooler.

7970 is a very good card. If money is no object, look at a GTX679 or a titan, both $1000 options.

In the end, I would not worry much about heat so long as things run well. The cpu and gpu are built to tolerate heat.



Thanks! I´m using zalman cpu cooler because i dont know if some top huge cooles wiil fit in my system without ocuping ram slots.
And I dont want Titan GPU i said money is no problem in buying 20-30$ fans but buying 1000$ GPU is a problem.

I just want to improve my system cooling in order to have little better temps in cpu and better airflow for GPU
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a c 121 K Overclocking
March 31, 2013 10:12:18 AM

Well, I agree $1000 is harsh for a graphics card.
Scratch that idea.

On the cpu cooler, they should fit in the case, both the noctua and phanteks are about 160mm tall, just 6mm taller that your current zalman. Just check to see that you have a bit of room to clear the case side from your current cooler.

Some coolers can be impacted by tall heat spreaders.
Exactly which ram do you have?
This can be avoided, or at least alleviated.
If the cooler is oriented to be parallel to the ram, you can install the fans in a pull/pull configuration that will leave the ram slots more open. You usually can install the ram in the more distant two slots if needed.

I think, looking at the pictures that the phanteks has a bit more clearance than the noctua.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Newegg is good about returns, so if it has a fit problem, you can return it if a test fit does not work for you.
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March 31, 2013 10:39:16 AM

geofelt said:
Well, I agree $1000 is harsh for a graphics card.
Scratch that idea.

On the cpu cooler, they should fit in the case, both the noctua and phanteks are about 160mm tall, just 6mm taller that your current zalman. Just check to see that you have a bit of room to clear the case side from your current cooler.

Some coolers can be impacted by tall heat spreaders.
Exactly which ram do you have?
This can be avoided, or at least alleviated.
If the cooler is oriented to be parallel to the ram, you can install the fans in a pull/pull configuration that will leave the ram slots more open. You usually can install the ram in the more distant two slots if needed.

I think, looking at the pictures that the phanteks has a bit more clearance than the noctua.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Newegg is good about returns, so if it has a fit problem, you can return it if a test fit does not work for you.


His RAM is G.skill Ripjaws the memory height is 40mm and he is using Maximus V formula MOBO with Hybrid Thermal solution that can be a problem for huge CPU Coolers look:

http://usa.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1155/MAXI...

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March 31, 2013 12:04:38 PM

Hello denus3, i did a reserch and know how to help you.
You can buy the Noctua NH-D14 its really great.
It is compatible with your mobo and Case will suport the mobo easily.
And your 40mm Height RAM will easily fit. Noctua has 44mm clearens for ram slots.
So you will be good!
And you always can replace noctuas fans and pu other cool fans with led like her: read this
forums.overclockers.co.uk/showthread.php?p=20903857

Hope i was helpful. Good Shoping
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a c 138 K Overclocking
March 31, 2013 3:09:07 PM

Tagging needs to be kept to 10 or less so as to not clog up the forums, I have removed several to get the number down to 10.
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