Thanks! Indeed, I appreciate the ergonomics and silence and never was a fan of rgb and TG sidepanels.
Thanks for a nice comment!
How did you manage to fit the Deepcool cooler in there? As far as I know it’s a bit high for the case even with dust filter off.
You definitely won’t fit pallas into node 202. Too high. They were talking about 55mm high 120mm fan pallas micro, but it’s still nowhere to be found. Interested in your experience though. Maybe you’ll solve it somehow.
No, I mean increasing fan speeds controlled by fan curves in through the software.
Surely, it all just goes to your ambient temps, whether you OC or not, and what temps are you happy with in general at corresponding noise level. I just like things as cool and as silent as possible and decided to point out. My 1080 ftw2 is always running at 99% load in demanding games without fps limits at 1440p and can get quite hot in restrictive Define C, especially during summer. And I’m not a fan of cranking fan curve since evga cards are not quite good in terms of fan noise above 50-60% speed.
The fan configuration is not optimal. You’d be better off by moving the rad to the top and top fans to the intake. Otherwise you’re feeding the gpu with warm air. The top exhaustion fans will not improve gpu temps in either Meshify/Define case series.
Actually, the best airflow configuration for A1 based on gamersnexus review turned out to be a side intake and a single bottom intake under the gpu (closer to the pci brakets where the actual gpu is if we’re using dual/triple fan card). And a rear exhaust of course. Gives best cpu and gpu performance.
Removing pci covers helped me a bit. As well as downvoting the gpu. I never liked the temps I was getting in my Define C. It’s not a good case in terms of airflow because of front panel and dust filter, unless you’re ok with raising fan curves.
Конечно. Сборки и фото выделяются на общем фоне в принципе, но я заметил особую любовь использовать кейсы Fractal Define, которые я и сам предпочитаю больше всего.
Стиль узнается по первой же картинке. Keep it going!
Bad choice for intake fans. Those are high airflow, but they’ll be useless with Define C’s dust filter and front panel as you’ll need static pressure to actually suck in any air through them. Hell, even my HP Venturis can’t quite overcome this resistance.
Interesting, I thought your original all-exhaust setup would result in better temps, especially in a small case.
Thanks! It's a bracket that you need to install before screwing the heatsink into 2 parallel holes. The installation was very easy though.
Good components, but some additional cable management definitely won’t harm.
Sooo, why do you have both turbo and ftw+ on those photos if you went with ghe latter?
Ha, I thought there was some elaborate rationale for such airflow setup. Now I’m disappointed.
The moment I take the Define C panel and filter off - my gpu temps improve by 10 C. That’s too much to be ignored man. And I’m using mere downvolted 1080. Imagine it was a Ti with larger tdp.
There’re a lot of conditions, but it’s definitely not the coolest case when it comes to gpu temps.
It’s all clean if you look at my build, but I could just tuck it a bit better in the back for the hdd cage.
Define C is not the best in terms if airflow and temps on a gpu compared to meshed version. The front filter and panel are quite restrictive. If your bient temp is 20-22, it’ll be OK, but gpu can easily get to high 70s and low 80s if you’re in a warm climate. That’s what I personally don’t like about this otherwise great case to build in. Can be mitigated by gpu undervolting.
Makes me wanna redo some of it in my Define C, despite it’s all hidden in the back.
Hah, thanks! Though it’s still nowhere near compared to what you did with this little beast.
You guys don’t even stand a chance against Huyndai!
Always like these h200 builds, but see contradicting info on gpu temps. How are yours when gpu is fully stressed (e.g. no 60Hz isync) and what is the ambient temperature?
I pledge allegiance to Murica!
That’s what would stop me - knowing how much time and energy it’ll take compared to trivial itx building in same node 202 for example, which is already more tricky for most people. Kudos to you!
I admire your dedication. Building in Node 202 without skimping on proper cable management is the furthest I could personally go so far. This is like a dozen levels above that!
The Meshify Panel is not fully detachable like the Define's is, otherwise it would've been great to try it. I'm honestly starting to look at NZXt's H400/200 cases as I generally want to move to mITX board for my main rig too, but this will probably wait till my next build and I'll swap my case then too. Will ahve to deal with Define C for now.
My gpu temps depend on the game, but even undervolted to 1.000 at 2025 MHz and 11.5 GHz it can climb to high 70s and approach 80s with ambients of 26 C during summer.
Nope, the intakes start at 50%, which is 750ish rpm and only go up from there, though they become audible around 60-65% with some humming sound.
That really sounds like ghetto :D I'd rather just switch cases.
I used Rockit88. Great kit, but I don't know whether it was worth paying $40 for it to delid just a single cpu lol.
Thank you! I'm not a fan of latest glass and rgb trend, but I certainly have OCD when it comes to cable management whether it's visible or not. Always helps the airflow anyway, which I'm still not happy about in this case tbh. Front is too restrictive to provide enough cool air and gpu tends to be quite hot, especially when ambient temps are high during summer.
Looks great! But oh boy, it must be truly hot with two open air gpus inside. I'm still not happy with the temps in my Define C, so unless you're using t without dust filter or in a very chilly room - it must be really giving hot thermals.
Is it really that bad? Aldo, what other case are you thinking about? I doubt there’re a lot of dmall cases like this that could serve the purpose.
Great build! Am I right in my assumption that all fans are set as exhaust? That's a bit unusual setup compared to majority of the builds these days, which must be more efficient actually for temperatures overall.
Nice build, but that cooler is an abomination. It’s thermal performance is atrocious!
Mini C was a much better case than this :p
Suggest moving the lower intake fan close to the psu shroud as it’ll provide better airflow in that area and will lower gpu temps.
Oh my, please, please change your cooler. Almost anything is better than this incapable piece of processed waste.
Need to update that mobo in your parts list here. Shows H370 instead of z370 which you've actually used. Also, why no rear exhaust fan? In my experience Define C is a quite toasty case due to its narrowness. I personally own "classic" Define C and was never happy with GPU temps in it.
Great build! How does it compare to ps4, for example in terms of suze?
Had the same reaction and was redying my pitchfork, but last image warranted some saving grace for now.
Shame you went with b360. For that same price or just $10-20 more you could get a decent z370 board with an option to upgrade to upcoming 8-core in the future and use xmp now.
Wow, that's a killer price for a capable 1080p machine. Always like to build something squeezing every last drop of performance.
You can actually activate W10 using W7 keys. At least that’s what I did with all spare keys from oem machines in the office, since they’re imaged with corporate distributive activated through MS servers.
Thanks! Practicality and simplicity is what I've grown to appreciate over the years. Now it's like a mild OCD :D
I bought it back in 2015 for my main rig (hence the price at the time of purchase), but then got S2716DG in 2016. Even 1050ti can still produce high frames in CS:GO, plus it has g-sync, whic is useful for AAA games. That said, this machine is running GTA V at 45-60+ fps and Prey at 55-75+ on a mix oh High and Very high settings at 1080p. So a very enjoyable and smooth experience.
I've noticed that when I've recently lowered my lower (lol) front 140mm intake fan from being centered related to gpu to being below it instead, lowered the temps quite significantly. I think now it helps to move cool air right into the fans and blow the hotter air through the grill in the back rather than recirculate the hot air. Not sure why I didn't mount it like that in a first place.
Yes, that still boggles me :D (you can see my build in profile) Undervolting helps, I'm just surprised not to see people comment on their gpu temps in this case as I'm trying to figure out if it's more related to fans or the restrictive front panel and non-ventilated side panel, cause as soon as I take a side panel off - temps drop around 6-7 C.