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Apart from increasing the speed of higher static pressure fans on the intake and rad pull fan if you'll use that on the CPU, one other thing you can do is use the SFX-L PSU with the 120mm fan. Try if it doesn't get too hot if you installed it flipped, with the fan facing the case wall rather than the motherboard, since that will force the PSU fan to suck hot air coming off the non-blower card's sides rather than all the other air that's inside the case (which will still bleed out via convection through the vents between the PSU and motherboard rear panel mounts).

That's an interesting idea, but I'd always thought of the PSU fan's pulling air from the middle of the case as integral to the convection design of the FT03 mini.
Wait, how would flipping the PSU to pull from the case wall's side help? That isn't even the same wall that the GPU is on...!?
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Wait, how would flipping the PSU to pull from the case wall's side help? That isn't even the same wall that the GPU is on...!?


In theory at least, look at where the PSU is more likely to draw air from. If its fan is facing the motherboard then the air it's most likely to pull into it will be what's coming off the CPU rad, and then the air coming off the open shroud GPU hopefully bounces around until it reaches the vents. If the PSU is facing the wall, it increases the likelihood that it will pull in air coming off the (wider PCB) GPU, helping minimize how much of the hot air gets trapped and recycled. Air coming off the CPU rad isn't going to be a problem as it can just rise up out of the vents between the mobo and PSU.

It's a crappy 2min diagram from Paint, but the red arrows indicate hot air flow.
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Alright. I think I'll stick to the notion that a greater volume of space almost always allows for greater movement of air. Flipping the PSU to draw from the side just sounds crazy. There's very little clearance on that side, especially with an optical drive installed.

But thanks for your feedback. I'm considering the dremel option. If any other gurus on this thread care to speak up and address my question, please do so!
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I have an FT03 and I'm wondering how important is airflow over the chipset. Parts are:

Asus Z170 Gene
6600K w/ h80i
a rx480 (blower style)
2 x 4 ddr4 2400

For case fans I have 2 80mm fans in the bottom and two 120s on the h80i (push and pull). Do I need that intake fan that sits on top of the optical drove bay? Looks so much cleaner without it.
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I have an FT03 and I'm wondering how important is airflow over the chipset. Parts are:

Asus Z170 Gene
6600K w/ h80i
a rx480 (blower style)
2 x 4 ddr4 2400

For case fans I have 2 80mm fans in the bottom and two 120s on the h80i (push and pull). Do I need that intake fan that sits on top of the optical drove bay? Looks so much cleaner without it.
A common mistake by many water cooling modders is leaving the vrm heatsink without any active cooling, so that heat just concentrates over time. This is the reason why I opted to water cool my vrm mosfets because I won't have room for that fan above the cd rom slot. You don't want any heat to concentrate over time. Your pull fan probably isn't adequate and your GPU is most likely blocking the bottom intakes.

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Hmmm, For the H80i I have one fan outside the case on top and the other as push on the inside. They together pull a lot of air through the case. I assume thats not enough?
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Hmmm, For the H80i I have one fan outside the case on top and the other as push on the inside. They together pull a lot of air through the case. I assume thats not enough?
Is there a way for you to read the VRM temperature? Due to the FT03 design you don't want heat leaking into the storage drives in the back. My VRM tops out in the low 50s but causes my WD 7200rpm to get as hot as 45C whereas it was 30c in a bigger case with direct airflow. VRMs are rated for 100C+ but I would keep them low enough as to not adversely affect your other components in such a tight enclosure.

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None of the MB sensors seem all that high in temp. Under load one of them goes from 30-40 degrees and the rest only move a couple degrees, but im not to sure which sensor is which yet (just built this pc). I have no mechanical drives in this PC, just a 1tb ssd on the back. The only component that might need more airflow is the ram, but its sitting out there in the open with no residual heat building up around it.
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None of the MB sensors seem all that high in temp. Under load one of them goes from 30-40 degrees and the rest only move a couple degrees, but im not to sure which sensor is which yet (just built this pc). I have no mechanical drives in this PC, just a 1tb ssd on the back. The only component that might need more airflow is the ram, but its sitting out there in the open with no residual heat building up around it.

Yeah the Asus VRM temperature is not easy to get at. Use Hwinfo64 and enable it temporarily when stressing.

I actually had to put a fan on my 4 sticks of ddr3 at 1.725v. Otherwise my pc would crash after idling for a few hours. With the fan it can idle 24/7. In my case water cooling the ram would be suggested. However my ram modules have been known to not survive the thermal pad stripping.

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