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  • Kamusta po temps nyo sa h440 with stock fans. Planning to buy kaya lang mejo worried akovsa temps lalo na mainit sa atin.
  • 3 fans up front. 1 fan at the back. opening up top. im sure it really depends on how much power you put into your rig.

    with my rig. ayus naman 4.6ghz oc i5 4690k. rs240 + gts xflow 120 lang gamit ko. pero, 9 ang fans ko. hehe. kaya gusto ko sana mag rx 360....para 2 PWM nalang sa ibabaw tapos 3 led fan nalang sa harap at 1 led fan sa likod.
    kapaga nagXTU stress test. pumipitik ang cpu ko ng 77*c sa 20 mins. pero, 1 second lang tapos bababa din ng 60+*c basically, averaging around 66*c average temps while stress testing. peak max is 78*c. delta temps peaked at 41*c (ang haswell kasi may pandikit na ginamit sa kaha niya. minsan may awang kaya di lumalapat ang cpu sa takip nito. kaya talon talon ang temps ng core #0-3. ) from 35*c ambient room temp. acceptable range pa din. kasi 100*c bago maprito ang intel cpu. 85* ang threshold ko.

    pero, kapag regular gaming lang. ayus na ayus. 58-62*c cpu average (which is normal) and 47*c (reference cooler is at 80*c. believe it or not! iba talaga ang water cooled na gtx 780! )ang gpu. which is still normal. walang a/c ang mga ito ha. normal 37*c ambient.

    solid naman nyan sir sa cndy crush haha. ganda ng h440 hehe


    XD salamat po! metro last light redux yung 59 average fps ha. hehe


    all in all. i'd say this case is an excellent investment and looks so good too. fine and sleek. everytime is stare at it...napapawow lang ako at ngayon lang ako nagkaruon ng case na ganito. parang panaginip lang sa akin. kasi gift ni wife ko sa akin ito. di ko akalain bibilhan niya ako nito. the case of my dreams come true! hehe.

    -- edited by MDINIGHT on Sep 18 2014, 10:58 PM

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    -- edited by MDINIGHT on Sep 19 2014, 05:49 PM
  • 3 fans up front. 1 fan at the back. opening up top. im sure it really depends on how much power you put into your rig.

    with my rig. ayus naman .46ghz oc i5 4690k. rs240 + gts xflow 120 lang gamit ko. pero, 9 ang fans ko. hehe. kaya gusto ko sana mag rx 360....para 2 PWM nalang sa ibabaw tapos 3 led fan nalang sa harap at 1 led fan sa likod.
    kapaga nagXTU stress test. pumipitik ang cpu ko ng 77*c sa 20 mins. pero, 1 second lang tapos bababa din ng 60+*c basically, averaging around 66*c average temps while stress testing. peak max is 78*c. delta temps is averaging at 41*c from 35*c ambient. acceptable range pa din. kasi 100*c bago maprito ang intel cpu. 85* ang threshold ko.

    pero, kapag regular gaming lang. ayus na ayus. 58-62*c cpu average (which is normal) and 47*c (reference cooler is at 80*c. believe it or not! iba talaga ang water cooled na gtx 780! )ang gpu. which is still normal. walang a/c ang mga ito ha. normal 37*c ambient.

    all in all. i'd say this case is an excellent investment and looks so good too. fine and sleek. everytime is stare at it...napapawow lang ako at ngayon lang ako nagkaruon ng case na ganito. parang panaginip lang sa akin. kasi gift ni wife ko sa akin ito. di ko akalain bibilhan niya ako nito. the case of my dreams come true! hehe.



    hahaa same tayu ng CPU temps sir! lugi pa nga ako kase from GTX 760 eh CPU na kagad yung kasunod ng loop ko kaya nasa ganyan din kataas ang temps ko with my old larkooler cpu block.

    thiss weekend ko pa marevise yung loop ko, kaya by late sunday ko na siguro mapost dito yung temps hehehe XD

    current loop = pump > 240mm rad > gtx 760 > i7-3770 > res
    cpu = idle @ 40-45c, 50-60c on load
    gpu = idle @ 30c, 40-45c on load


    target loop after revision
    pump > 240mm rad > gtx 760 > XSPC RS120 rad > CPU with improved RASA block > res

    hehehe, im sure mapapababa ko pa temps ko nito bwehehe XD

    im soooooo eggzoited!! XD
  • current loop = pump > 240mm rad > gtx 760 > i7-3770 > res


    hello sir. may nabasa ako na di daw ok ang nakarekta ang heat source papunta sa pump. kelangan may sumasanggang radiator. kasi, masmadali daw uminit ang pump = overheat po.

    di iinit yan sir. di pala K version ang cpu niyo. normal temps lang ng intel yan sir. 100*c ang max na kaya ng intel chips.

    with the rasa. kaya pa ang isa pang rad. expect lower temps with rasa. mga 5*c drop if im correct.

    the coolest you will ever get in a loop is how cool the ambient room temp is. di ko kasi kabisado ang larkooler block. ang alam ko sa rasa lang. which is 50mm x 50mm. sa raystorm ko masmataas lang ng kaunti 56mm x 56mm. sa totoo lang. kaunti ang diperensya kapag stress testing na. kelangan talaga masmalaking radiators. pero, sa akin lang ha. ayus na yung setup ko. di naman lumalagpas ng 80*C eh...kahit nga yung gts 120xflow ko solo siya. 81*c ang temps ng cpu @ 10mins.

    -- edited by MDINIGHT on Sep 18 2014, 11:15 PM
  • the coolest you will ever get in a loop is how cool the ambient room temp is. di ko kasi kabisado ang larkooler block. ang alam ko sa rasa lang. which is 50mm x 50mm. sa raystorm ko masmataas lang ng kaunti 56mm x 56mm. sa totoo lang. kaunti ang diperensya kapag stress testing na. kelangan talaga masmalaking radiators. pero, sa akin lang ha. ayus na yung setup ko. di naman lumalagpas ng 80*C eh...kahit nga yung gts 120xflow ko solo siya. 81*c ang temps ng cpu @ 10mins.


    haha even with the rasa same pa rin CPU temps ko running at 40c idle and normal browsing mode. pag games there's an improvement (with the help of the additional rad). from 55-60c, down to 50-55c :)

    so I've added an RS120 120mm rad and replaced my larkooler CPU block with the rasa. I guess my larkooler block is just as good as the rasa. it it definite that the additional rad who helped improved the temps during load.

    here's my improved loop - pump > 240mm rad > gtx 760 > 120mm rad > i7-3770 > res


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  • usually replacing the blocks depends on the flow. not the overall cooling. ganun din sa raystorm ko. nung nagpalit ako. napansin ko lumakas ang flow at mas even na ang performance. ng loop. pantay ang init sa loop. which helps cool down faster all in all. masmabagal ang flow mashirap magpalamig ang loop. unless you place more fans in the loop. hehe.

    sa rig ko, kapag babaran na, binabaklas ko na yung bubong para sigurado lang na presko ang rig. gusto ko lagyan ng isang ex 360 radiator sa ibabaw. pero, kapag ibang games nilalaro ko nasa 50+*c lang ang cpu at gpu ko. sa metro:last light lang nagiinit ang gpu ko hanggang 58*c at ang cpu tumatama ng 60+*c. pero, kaya pa din. yung pump lang talaga ang inaalala ko. kasi, nagooverheat ang mga yan....ipon mode na para sa isang mcp 655. tapos t-line then isang ex 360 nalang. wala nang reservoir para di gahol sa rig.

    @mordath. nice rig sir!

    -- edited by MDINIGHT on Sep 22 2014, 03:04 PM
  • Thanks sa input mga sir. Kaya lang im not planning on water cooling my gpu. Msi or gigabyte gtx 970 balak kong ilagay dto. With stock fans infront. Then kraken x40 at the back for exhaust then sa top middle ko ilalagay yung dati nyang fan sa back for exhaust din. Meron na ba nakatry ng gantong set up. Iba kasi ambient temps natin dito sa ph kesa dun sa mga reviewa online kaya worried talaga ako. Salamat po ulit
  • di umiinit ang msi or gigabyte. I suggest to stay away from the latter though. rma specialist yan.

    single NVidia 900 series gpu (148 watts only. no need for water cooling at all.) with kraken rig. nope. not much heat at all in an H440. you just place a couple fans on the ceiling for exhaust for your motherboard vrms and mosfets. and youre good to go. yan na ang trend ng 900 series. banking away from amd style more wattage + more power (ika e, brute force design ang laban ng AMD at Nvidia nuong 700 series vs. r9 series. with AMD leading the way as the better one for overclockers.) to more power with less wattage used. that was the trick intel did that made intel a great innovator. smart move green team. nice one here with the 900 series. I just hope your war with tonga will drop the prices down.

    lastly, im glad I have the gtx 780. I was able to successfully overclock it to 1202mhz@1.212v courtesy of OccamRazor and team skyn3t. and this overlclock is better than a gtx 970 by around a modest 6% at most thanks to watercooling it. its also a power hoarder at 340watts compared to the gtx 970s 145 watts power consumption though. :(

    results of gtx 970 vs gtx 780ghz edition:

    <click here for link>


    with an sli gtx 780. the dawn of multi panel 2k gaming.
    with gtx 970 sli. welcome the dawn of 4k gaming.

    just a side note:
    hanep ang arctic silver 5 thermal paste. never seen my rig this well....uhm...attached to the cooling system. last night. had a 20 min XTU stress run and man. My CPU never got past 66*c (single core, peak temp achieved) with 34*c ambient temps with an OC of 4.4ghz @ 1.175v. basically, got high 20s to low 30*c delta temps. just wanted to know what my Apsara (rig) is capable of doing. totoo ngang may 'curing time' ang arctic silver. pero, kapag kumagat na. di siya tulad nuong nakanoctua nt-h1 ako. sa nt-h1 para siyang bulubundukin. peaks and valleys ang trend ng temps per second. so, to say. ngayon, masmore of hills and smooth rise and drop of temps. and also, with the more free flowing XSPC raystorm cpu block.

    -- edited by MDINIGHT on Sep 24 2014, 11:55 PM
  • Salamat sir. Got my confidence back sa h440 since galing ph din yung nagbigay ng opinion. Pang dream pc kasi talaga ang dating ng h440. :D
  • true true...umiinit lang dun sa may exhaust ports. sa top at sa rear. but, it doesn't reflect overall heat inside the case. takpan nalang siguro ang mga butas na di mabubugahan ng hangin palabas ng kisame para di magrecirculate ang init. ginamit ko yung 3m na non-staining /marking duct tape. medyo mahal. pero, assured na din magmamancha sa case ang katas ng tape as time goes on.

    natural nang lalabas ang init kasi nandun ang mga exhaust fans. isa pang maganda sa h440. is yung intake niya nasa front right at ang exhaust sa top left at rear niya.

    -- edited by MDINIGHT on Sep 25 2014, 02:26 PM

    -- edited by MDINIGHT on Sep 25 2014, 02:26 PM
  • H440 users need your opinion here. I am an avid audiophile with a fairly high end stereo setup for near field listening. I also happen to be a pc gamer with these humble components

    4670k @ 4.2ghz 1.1v cooled by a Noctua nhd15
    Sapphire r9 290x tri x

    By themselves, they are fairly silent but i am looking at the h440 to house them and possibly add another 290x in the next few weeks. I wonder if the h440, with the mounting holes populated by noctua 120s would be sufficient to grt rid of the heAt generated by the fire hazard we call the 290x. Silence is the recurring theme here. Is the h440 good enough for air flow and silence? Or should i look at the phantom series instead and put all noctuas in there?
  • sa alam ko nga yung umiinit sa r9 290x is yung vrm and also mosfets at di na ang chips. hehe. noise is one thing that separates the more selective from the norm. hehe.

    yung cm690II advance ko populated ng 3 140mm 2 yate loon at 75% power and 1 prolimatech na bakal @ 75% and man. that is one noisy rig.

    anyways, I suggest avoiding noctua fans in general and go for either the (based on my personal experience)

    corsair quiet edition fans 1650rpm with 47.27cfm.
    cougar 120mm fans. 1200rpm with 65 cfm...I think....

    I think nzxt also has the RB fans which cater to silence as well. iniiwasan ko ang mga ibang tatak kasi nasiraan ako kagad ng Silverstone fan. maybe a bad batch. I also avoid manual controllers to avoid overloading the controller which also happened in my cm 690 case that i attached with 5 140mms and 1 120mm yate loon fans with an nzxt sentry. namaga yung capacitor niya at nagpapatay sindi ang power. basically, sira na.

    h440 has its own multi fan mount and is said to run 10 fans. I wont risk it especially with high performance fans.


    kapag 4670k @ 1.1v mga 60+*c lang yan max load at around *15 mins with intel xtu stress test. if you used the right thermal compound and correctly applied it. use line method and I personally suggest arctic silver 5. ganda nito kumpara sa nt-h1 ng noctua.

    *intel haswell chips are very different from one another that the glue used to stick the cover from the chip is sometimes thicker and causes an uneven temperature rise and drop in all four cores. eg. 72-65-63-61. may nakakatakas na isa na di basta basta nalalamigan kasi dahil dun sa lecheng pandikit masmakapal dun sa area na malapit sa core na yun. kaya medyo dagdag sa torque ang tornilyo. apply 1/2 turn when the bolts are flat across the surface. yung lumapag pa lang sabay pihitin ng 1/2 turn. avoid over turning. basta paglapag ng tornilyo na gamit ang magaan ang kamay. tsaka siya diinan o higitan ng 1/2 turn lang.

    what I would suggest if you ask me is place 4 corsair PWM sp120s as exhaust fans and connect it to the motherboard cpu and case fans 3 top and 1 rear. attach the noctua cpu fan to the fan mount and let it run at max around 1000rpms lang mga 20dba at most (not even a whisper). then use the stock nzxt fans in front since 1650rpms is the border between silent efficiency and strong and noisy. when the going gets tough there might be negative pressure inside the case (nasasakal) kasi hahataw na ang mga sp120. just use the motherboard fan controller and set the PWM fans to 75% power as maximum or for your desired temps. that way, you wont become irritated by the noise when the heat is off. there will be a slight hum at most. also, the top exhaust port is rectangle shaped following the flow of the top of the case. kaya kapag umiinit na at nakatapat sa may hita mo yung top exhaust port. it will get quite uncomfortable.
    pwede mo din tapatan ng 1 sp120 yung xfire mo then 140mm nzxt ang sa rear exhaust. para magbuga ng malamig na hangin sa mga ito.

    lastly, remove all the drive bay trays to allow a little more free flowing air through the front towards the rear.

    -- edited by MDINIGHT on Sep 27 2014, 03:02 PM
  • I couldnt have asked for a better answer. Thanks for your insights. I have to say, yung mga cougar fans are really getting my attention. They are said to be silent, its just that hindi ko pa sila na audition if the sound signature of the fans have acceptable hum/tonality. I cant afford to have a whining sound to exist with an exotic hifi.

    Anyway, by the sound of your answer i guess the h440 should have no problem housing a 290x or two.. It all comes down to experimentation with the intake and exhaust. Alrighty, i might join your lil nzxt h440 owner club then. :)

    Btw, no love for the Phantom 530/630? :D
  • I couldnt have asked for a better answer. Thanks for your insights. I have to say, yung mga cougar fans are really getting my attention. They are said to be silent, its just that hindi ko pa sila na audition if the sound signature of the fans have acceptable hum/tonality. I cant afford to have a whining sound to exist with an exotic hifi.

    Anyway, by the sound of your answer i guess the h440 should have no problem housing a 290x or two.. It all comes down to experimentation with the intake and exhaust. Alrighty, i might join your lil nzxt h440 owner club then. :)

    Btw, no love for the Phantom 530/630? :D


    if you wanna go full silent, then go for full system water cooling :)

    yung sakin pag non-gaming mode yung 2 fans ko lang sa 240 rad yung naka-on, back exhaust, and front and bottom intakes are set to lowest. I hear absolutely nothing hehehe :)
  • true...true....

    xfire 2 r9 290x watercooling at the top with an ex360 and a nice plexi-topped mcp655 pump with a cute little ek reservoir kit wont be too bad. cost: 30000.00 liquid cooling solution only. hehe
    2 ek gpu full blocks
    1 series connector
    1 radiator ex360 xspc. this is biggest one that could fit up top. with only exhaust fans behind it
    3 sp120 pwm fans top mount (I choose sp120s since they are silent when not needed. and loud when the heat is on.)
    6 1/2" barbs
    12 1/2" clamps the others are spare
    2 meter 7/16" hose buy colored flexi hose. xspc flex hoses are really easy to use and install.
    1 plexi top (optional)
    1 pump mcp655 with vario setting
    2 bottles of tequila este ekoolant. silver is not inteneded to be used on eks nickel plated surfaces at all. never mix silver killcoil with ek nickel plates,
    2 backplates
    additional:
    4 pieces bitfenix alchemy yellow or red. 8 pin gpu sleeved cable extensions
    1 24 pin bit fenix alchemy yellow or red caable extension
    1 led 200cm sleeved kit
    with that truly expensive mod. you get to have a silent gaming rig experience. and, all that heat will be pushed away without lingering in the case too long extending your rigs life and electronic and electrical systems against heat exposure. reminder: ensure that your psu is capable of powering all those goodies installed in your rig.

    but, having a sapphire 280x toxic myself (I believe the 290x is a bit warmer with a bit higher tdp). I only see 65*c on it while playing bf4 at 1080p gaming with ultra settings. so, I think this doesn't warrant liquid cooling at all. unlike that of my NVidia gtx 780 reference. which reaches 80*c.
    I think you can bypass liquid cooling for now. also, the fan noise from the tri-X fans aren't that much of a noise maker and the sound deadening will nullify it.

    expect the cougars are super silent. there is also a 1500rpm PWM version as well. basta di tataas ng 1650rpm yan. expect little to no noise at all 20db. especially if the case is place a meter away from you. halos wala na but, if the case is beside you on the desktop. then, go for the cougars only. the corsair quiet edition fans still have that humming noise at close range whereas the cougars are only a bit faster than noctuas (950rpms).


    kung ang h440 love ko. ito crush ko.

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    meet the nzxt lexa silver
    sana I-update na nila. that beautiful front fascia is something to admire. the internals are soo bad and out of date already. dingy aluminum non-modular parts. totally, old and out of place for todays cooling needs. kaya crush lang. hanggang tingin na lamang. hehe.

    @mordath. sir, gtx 970 ka na. hehe. di lang pampamilya, pampam pa!

    -- edited by MDINIGHT on Sep 28 2014, 03:12 AM

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    -- edited by MDINIGHT on Sep 28 2014, 03:23 AM
  • mg sir meron na po bang Source 340 dito? how much po? cheaper version ba talaga siya ng H440? thanks
  • ^^^

    Panoorin mo sa hardwarecanucks sa youtube may issue yan, panget ng pag ka paint, madaling ma scratch ang windowed and panget ng filter sa bottom anyway may good sides din naman.....
  • Shhhh. Im happy with my silent setup. :) My ears are thanking me.

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  • My tri-x cooler would not fit without removing some bays though..

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    -- edited by TowersCrumbleHerosDie on Oct 09 2014, 06:53 PM
  • @sir vladz, hi sir, talaga po sige po watch ko, naku sayang naghahanap pa naman ako ng 4k range na tipong h440, gusto ko sana yung very simple elegant at large clear window gaya non. at first h440 talaga gusto ko pero masyadong mahal para sakin e.. hmmmm
  • tagal ng Source 340 satin..
  • Pasali lang. hehe
    Aircooled lang walang budget sa watercooling. Napanalunan ko lang to sa sugal.

    Wala ng fan controller pati yun switch sa LED sa likod. Ginawa ko nalang lalagyan ng headphone yun butas for fan controller. Ebay ko nalang un fan controller sa china 380 lang free shipping na kaso 1 month bago dumating. hehe

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    -- edited by tjpixes1 on Oct 16 2014, 01:42 PM
  • Hi all, where can I buy extra hdd rails/bracket for my NZXT Guardian 921?

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