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CORSAIR 650D + NZXT KRAKEN X60 + 770 SLI = Best Airflow Setup?

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June 3, 2013 10:27:55 AM

Please help me!
I already ordered the parts.
Here's the parts:

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CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor (Purchased For $349.99)
CPU Cooler: NZXT Kraken X60 98.3 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler (Purchased For $119.99)
Motherboard: Asus Z87-PRO ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (Purchased For $209.99)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Tactical 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (Purchased For $109.99)
Storage: Plextor M5S Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($197.13 @ DirectCanada)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($87.99 @ Canada Computers)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) (Purchased For $419.99)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) (Purchased For $419.99)
Case: Corsair 650D ATX Mid Tower Case ($149.99 @ Canada Computers)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional 850W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($129.88 @ Canada Computers)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($97.99 @ NCIX)
Total: $2292.92
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-03 13:25 EDT-0400)

So as you see, I'm having a SLI build with KRAKEN X60 to cool the CPU and I chose the 650D as the case, I'm just wondering in this type of setup, what would be the best airflow solution to keep all of the parts adequately cooled without much dust accumulating the inside? Thanks a lot!



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June 4, 2013 2:00:30 PM

The problem here is that the two 770's have to be adjacent in the top two slots (for maximum performance), which means that they get quite hot. if I were you, I would've done a bit more research and bought a better-cooled 770 (like the Gigabyte Windforce) instead of the reference card. However, in the situation that you are in, I would simply try to manipulate your parts to provide as much space (and therefore airflow) as possible.
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June 4, 2013 10:17:22 PM

dannyboy2233 said:
The problem here is that the two 770's have to be adjacent in the top two slots (for maximum performance), which means that they get quite hot. if I were you, I would've done a bit more research and bought a better-cooled 770 (like the Gigabyte Windforce) instead of the reference card. However, in the situation that you are in, I would simply try to manipulate your parts to provide as much space (and therefore airflow) as possible.


It's not a reference card. It uses the new dual fan ACX cooling that EVGA has. :) 
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a b 4 Gaming
June 4, 2013 10:20:24 PM

johnvonmacz said:
dannyboy2233 said:
The problem here is that the two 770's have to be adjacent in the top two slots (for maximum performance), which means that they get quite hot. if I were you, I would've done a bit more research and bought a better-cooled 770 (like the Gigabyte Windforce) instead of the reference card. However, in the situation that you are in, I would simply try to manipulate your parts to provide as much space (and therefore airflow) as possible.


It's not a reference card. It uses the new dual fan ACX cooling that EVGA has. :) 


Awesome! In fact, your system is almost a carbon-copy of mine except with updated parts (I've got a 3770k, a 670, a 650D, etc) so please keep me updated on your progress with the dual 770's, as I was planning on SLI'ing 770's as well. Great build man! :) 
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June 5, 2013 1:06:09 AM

dannyboy2233 said:
johnvonmacz said:
dannyboy2233 said:
The problem here is that the two 770's have to be adjacent in the top two slots (for maximum performance), which means that they get quite hot. if I were you, I would've done a bit more research and bought a better-cooled 770 (like the Gigabyte Windforce) instead of the reference card. However, in the situation that you are in, I would simply try to manipulate your parts to provide as much space (and therefore airflow) as possible.


It's not a reference card. It uses the new dual fan ACX cooling that EVGA has. :) 


Awesome! In fact, your system is almost a carbon-copy of mine except with updated parts (I've got a 3770k, a 670, a 650D, etc) so please keep me updated on your progress with the dual 770's, as I was planning on SLI'ing 770's as well. Great build man! :) 


Thanks man! I will post some pictures when it's finish tomorrow, here or prolly on facebook if you want, really want to have a lot of tech enthusiast friends! So for the airflow, the front fan will be intake while the rear will be the exhaust and the Kraken x60 in a pull configuration?

Just a side question: Do you love your 650D case? No regrets or whatsoever? Thanks again! :) 
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a b 4 Gaming
June 5, 2013 9:32:51 AM

johnvonmacz said:
dannyboy2233 said:
johnvonmacz said:
dannyboy2233 said:
The problem here is that the two 770's have to be adjacent in the top two slots (for maximum performance), which means that they get quite hot. if I were you, I would've done a bit more research and bought a better-cooled 770 (like the Gigabyte Windforce) instead of the reference card. However, in the situation that you are in, I would simply try to manipulate your parts to provide as much space (and therefore airflow) as possible.


It's not a reference card. It uses the new dual fan ACX cooling that EVGA has. :) 


Awesome! In fact, your system is almost a carbon-copy of mine except with updated parts (I've got a 3770k, a 670, a 650D, etc) so please keep me updated on your progress with the dual 770's, as I was planning on SLI'ing 770's as well. Great build man! :) 


Thanks man! I will post some pictures when it's finish tomorrow, here or prolly on facebook if you want, really want to have a lot of tech enthusiast friends! So for the airflow, the front fan will be intake while the rear will be the exhaust and the Kraken x60 in a pull configuration?

Just a side question: Do you love your 650D case? No regrets or whatsoever? Thanks again! :) 


Yeah! I have an Antec Kuhler 920 in a push-pull configuration and that works great, but I've heard that pull works well too. I love the 650D; my only problem with it is the fact that I don't have enough room to tri-SLI, and the cards for dual-SLI have to be adjacent, which isn't great for cooling. However, the cable management is fantastic on this case, so I definitely love it. :) 
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June 5, 2013 11:03:05 AM

dannyboy2233 said:
johnvonmacz said:
dannyboy2233 said:
johnvonmacz said:
dannyboy2233 said:
The problem here is that the two 770's have to be adjacent in the top two slots (for maximum performance), which means that they get quite hot. if I were you, I would've done a bit more research and bought a better-cooled 770 (like the Gigabyte Windforce) instead of the reference card. However, in the situation that you are in, I would simply try to manipulate your parts to provide as much space (and therefore airflow) as possible.


It's not a reference card. It uses the new dual fan ACX cooling that EVGA has. :) 


Awesome! In fact, your system is almost a carbon-copy of mine except with updated parts (I've got a 3770k, a 670, a 650D, etc) so please keep me updated on your progress with the dual 770's, as I was planning on SLI'ing 770's as well. Great build man! :) 


Thanks man! I will post some pictures when it's finish tomorrow, here or prolly on facebook if you want, really want to have a lot of tech enthusiast friends! So for the airflow, the front fan will be intake while the rear will be the exhaust and the Kraken x60 in a pull configuration?

Just a side question: Do you love your 650D case? No regrets or whatsoever? Thanks again! :) 


Yeah! I have an Antec Kuhler 920 in a push-pull configuration and that works great, but I've heard that pull works well too. I love the 650D; my only problem with it is the fact that I don't have enough room to tri-SLI, and the cards for dual-SLI have to be adjacent, which isn't great for cooling. However, the cable management is fantastic on this case, so I definitely love it. :) 


Just a noob question, what do you mean by dual-SLI to be adjacent? Like next to each other? Isn't it what SLI is supposed to be, next to each other? Thanks
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