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September 4, 2013 10:04:38 AM

Hi there,

I will soon be buying this cabinet 'Cooler Master HAF 912 Combat Transparent Side Panel Mid Tower Cabinet' -
http://www.flipkart.com/cooler-master-haf-912-combat-tr...

I have this air flow design in mind- 2x80mm front, 1x120mm side panel, 1x200mm top and 1x80mm rear. Is this good enough? Please suggest if you have a better one. This will be my likely future spec-
AMD fx-8350
ASUS M5A99FX PRO R2.0
Corsair Vengeance DDR3 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) PC RAM (CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9R)
Seasonic S12II 620 Watts PSU.
AMD radeon hd 7750

Also will this cabinet have those tiny holes at the bottom below the PSU? I plan on intake from bottom and exhaust for the PSU.

Thanks.

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September 4, 2013 10:34:34 AM

You can attach 2x120mm Fans or 1x200mm Fan front,1x140mm Fan at the side,1x200mm top and 1x120mm fans at the rear panel.I too have the exact case as the one you listed and an FX 8350 in it.:)  I do have a piece of advice though,what CPU cooler are you considering for your FX?Because the stock AMD CPU Cooler is not enough sometimes.I switched from a Cooler Master Hyper TX3 EVO to a Corsair H80i for keeping my FX 8350 Black Edition cool.You could also go for a better GPU,because the 7750 will bottleneck the FX.And what holes in the cabinet are you asking about?I could not understand that.As I see it,the PSU is mounted at the bottom of the case.:) 
Hope this helps.:) 
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September 4, 2013 10:52:33 AM

absxiith said:
You can attach 2x120mm Fans or 1x200mm Fan front,1x140mm Fan at the side,1x200mm top and 1x120mm fans at the rear panel.I too have the exact case as the one you listed and an FX 8350 in it.:)  I do have a piece of advice though,what CPU cooler are you considering for your FX?Because the stock AMD CPU Cooler is not enough sometimes.I switched from a Cooler Master Hyper TX3 EVO to a Corsair H80i for keeping my FX 8350 Black Edition cool.You could also go for a better GPU,because the 7750 will bottleneck the FX.And what holes in the cabinet are you asking about?I could not understand that.As I see it,the PSU is mounted at the bottom of the case.:) 
Hope this helps.:) 


Thanks for all the suggestions! Appreciate it. I will not be OC'ing the CPU.. is the stock cooler enough? Also 7750 bottlenecking FX meaning FX will under-perform or CPU will under-perform? Sorry I'm relatively new to all this. In fact this is going to be my first build, I got my current PC done from a friend. And by holes I mean the mesh for the PSU to draw air in from the bottom.

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September 4, 2013 11:22:39 AM

If you are not Overclocking,then the stock CPU cooler is okay.However,the fan on the cooler makes quite some noise under load.I started out with a cooler master Hyper TX3 from the very beginning but since max temperatures were high (at least what I felt) with the Cooler Master,I switched to a corsair H80i.In my opinion,I think you should go with the stock cooler for a few days,monitor temps while under load (do not Overclock) and if they seem high to you,invest in a good aftermarket cooler(not necessarily liquid cooling). Also,by the 7750 bottlenecking your FX 8350 CPU,I meant that the CPU (that is,the FX) will under perform,in the sense that it will process information faster than what your GPU can handle.Simply put,when a fast component is held back by a slower component,the slower component acts as the neck of a bottle,restricting flow of whatever is in the bottle.:)  And don't worry,I too built my PC with the FX recently,so even I am new to all of this.:)  Yes,a mesh is present below the PSU to draw in air from the bottom.To check,just Google,CM haf 912 bottom view.
Hope this helps.:) 
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September 4, 2013 11:35:33 AM

absxiith said:
If you are not Overclocking,then the stock CPU cooler is okay.However,the fan on the cooler makes quite some noise under load.I started out with a cooler master Hyper TX3 from the very beginning but since max temperatures were high (at least what I felt) with the Cooler Master,I switched to a corsair H80i.In my opinion,I think you should go with the stock cooler for a few days,monitor temps while under load (do not Overclock) and if they seem high to you,invest in a good aftermarket cooler(not necessarily liquid cooling). Also,by the 7750 bottlenecking your FX 8350 CPU,I meant that the CPU (that is,the FX) will under perform,in the sense that it will process information faster than what your GPU can handle.Simply put,when a fast component is held back by a slower component,the slower component acts as the neck of a bottle,restricting flow of whatever is in the bottle.:)  And don't worry,I too built my PC with the FX recently,so even I am new to all of this.:)  Yes,a mesh is present below the PSU to draw in air from the bottom.To check,just Google,CM haf 912 bottom view.
Hope this helps.:) 


Oh I did not know that. Your replies have been of great help, thanks a ton! One last question though, I only game on a 19" monitor with max 1360x786 res and this card works pretty well on this res for me.. In most games. Will it be okay to use this setup for a while and change gpu later? Or will it lag/under-perform in games that previously were working without lag with old setup? Once again, thanks. :) 
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September 4, 2013 11:51:55 AM

No problem.:)  Your resolution is 1366x768,correct,not 1360x786?Absolutely ,it will work fine,until you change it to a better gpu later.It is just that,the card will work at it's full potential while the CPU utilization will be low and not full.I was just suggesting a better GPU to unleash the full power of your CPU.It will not lag if it is not currently lagging in modern games.But do change to a better GPU if you plan on utilizing your CPU to it's full potential.All the best.:) 
Hope this helps.:) 
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September 15, 2013 1:15:09 AM

I am going to buy the exact same CASE aswell :) 

BTW are you buying the PC only for gaming? IF yes then the 8350 is an overkill.
Also 8350 is an overkill for the 7790 not a bottleneck.
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September 15, 2013 4:26:11 AM

First of all,congrats to you too,acid1drinker. :)  You are correct-the 8350 is an overkill for the 7790,but that is exactly what I am saying as well.The 7790/7750 will be a bottleneck for the 8350 and not vice versa. :) 
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September 15, 2013 4:44:08 AM

absxiith said:
First of all,congrats to you too,acid1drinker. :)  You are correct-the 8350 is an overkill for the 7790,but that is exactly what I am saying as well.The 7790/7750 will be a bottleneck for the 8350 and not vice versa. :) 


You did not understand what i am telling.

The 7790/7750 will not be a bottleneck for the 8350.
If the OP want's more of CPU intensive/multi threaded working and less of gaming the build is justified, whereas if he wants a gaming machine then he should downgrade from 8350 to a 6300 and with the saved cash upgrade his gpu to a 7850/7870.
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September 15, 2013 9:05:48 AM

acid1drinker said:
absxiith said:
First of all,congrats to you too,acid1drinker. :)  You are correct-the 8350 is an overkill for the 7790,but that is exactly what I am saying as well.The 7790/7750 will be a bottleneck for the 8350 and not vice versa. :) 


You did not understand what i am telling.

The 7790/7750 will not be a bottleneck for the 8350.
If the OP want's more of CPU intensive/multi threaded working and less of gaming the build is justified, whereas if he wants a gaming machine then he should downgrade from 8350 to a 6300 and with the saved cash upgrade his gpu to a 7850/7870.


Hey guys! I just completed building the PC this morning.. In fact replying from the new PC.. I went with 6300 and invested on GPU.. bought a GTX 660 OC edition-ASUS. Thanks for the replies, appreciate it.
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