Ordered my Cerberus X

Revenant

Airflow Optimizer
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Apr 21, 2017
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Well, I took the Cerberus X plunge today. My beloved NCASE M1 just wasn't coping with what I wanted to do with it anymore. The 980ti blower card was fine with my 5GHZ OC, but as soon as I put the RTX 2080 in, the case got too hot to maintain the OC. Also to keep the GPU cool I was blowing hot air in my face, or pulling the side panel off. Plus the NCASE got LOUD. So my build will consist of transferring my current rig to the X, with a few minor changes.

Current specs: 8086K at 5GHZ 1.37V (AVX Stable), 2080 Founders, 32GB DDR4-3200, Samsung 950 Pro 512GB, Samsung 860 EVO 1TB, Intel Optane 32GB with 6TB WD Black, NZXT X52 with Noctua A12 fans, and SilverStone 600 Watt SFX PSU.

In order to keep things quiet, I'm going to build with a vertical stack airflow. I've ordered an X62 to replace my X52, and have replaced my SilverStone SFX with a Corsair Platinum 600 Watt (quietest rated SFX). I'll be using the Noctua A12s as top exhaust (if they fit), and Noctua A14s as bottom intakes as a pull config for the X62. I'm going to do some thermal tests to see if adding a 92mm exhaust makes a difference.

Now my big issue is the high frequency capacitor whine, and hard drive spindle whine. To combat this I went with solid side panels, and ordered SilverStone 10mm acoustic foam. I also plan to replace the 6TB WD Black and Optane with a 4TB Micron SSD.

With a little luck, I can drop 3 to 6 decibels, stop my CPU/GPU from overheating while overclocked, and not get blasted in the face with hot air anymore.
 

SushiOne1

Cable Smoosher
Nov 5, 2018
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What a coincidence, I ordered a Cerberus X on Tuesday too. Although, I am coming from a s4m. I was debating on whether I should get the h115i pro or x62.
 

Revenant

Airflow Optimizer
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I prefer the tubing on the NZXT. Otherwise there isn’t much difference.