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Is there anything you'd change?

Graphic card is GTX 570 DirectCU II so it doesn't dump any heat back into case.


Assuming you'd leave it as it is, what should I put in the white spot?
If I put intake there I think it won't be very effective by blowing basically onto the other fan's shroud.
Setting it as exhaust doesn't seem great either, should I just leave it without fan to not disrupt horizontal airflow through heatsink?

This is assuming there's no fan on the door, not sure if it will fit once I install Venomous X.

Edited by Thewaster - 4/30/11 at 6:01am
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post #2 of 31
I have the same case and I have the "white spot" set to exhaust. I also have the front 140 on the top set to intake like you do to provide fresh cool are for the in heatsink to pull through and it works great.

I have a SA CPU cooler so the top fan mount was blocked on the door but I do have a 120 on the bottom fan mount as intake (don't know if that will be possible for you with the DCII card).

Everything runs cool and quiet on my setup folding 24/7 and I couldn't be happier. Don't forget a fan controller for those time you're not leaning on your system and would like to quiet things down a big. It goes a long way with WAF and your own sanity as well.
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Cheers for reassuring me!

Unfortunately (or maybe fortunately since it's completely inaudible), due to DirectCU II being such a behemoth I had to use the VGA holder to not worry about anything snapping in half, so bottom spot on the door is unavailable.

I'll see if I can fit a fan on the door once I install VenX, if so then I could perhaps set the "white" fan to exhaust, else I'll leave as it is.
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post #4 of 31
On my CM 690 which is basically the same setup and it runs pretty cold (33c or below). My differences are the top two vents as exhaust, plus the vent next the PSU as intake with a filter. If you can fit one on the door that'd probably help you graphics card but I found with my CM 212+, I could only use one fan on there.

And if you are willing to go down the modding way, and dont use all of the HDD bays, I've seen quite a few cases where people have cut half of it out to get some more air from the front fan cause I know with my (I dont really know about the II), nothing really gets through.
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Look at my sig and picture albums for some suggestions.

I also removed some of the Drive bays and stuck a 120mm fan to suck cool air into my case right over the CPU Push/Pull setup.

I also installed fans where the case came with none.
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Isn't there a bottom fan postion on that case?
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Cheers for reassuring me!

Unfortunately (or maybe fortunately since it's completely inaudible), due to DirectCU II being such a behemoth I had to use the VGA holder to not worry about anything snapping in half, so bottom spot on the door is unavailable.

I'll see if I can fit a fan on the door once I install VenX, if so then I could perhaps set the "white" fan to exhaust, else I'll leave as it is.
you dont need to use that vga holder if you screw in the bracket.
 
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Isn't there a bottom fan postion on that case?
^Mhm!

Why not put some nice intakes there? I've got 2 GT's sucking air in from the bottom.
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Isn't there a bottom fan postion on that case?
Yeah there is, right next to PSU, hmm...
I'm a bit worried about all the dust getting sucked in, or rather stuck on the filter, as I won't be able to clean it more than every 2-3 months.

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you dont need to use that vga holder if you screw in the bracket.
I did and the card is still visibly bent, better safe than sorry and this way I won't lose any sleep over it.
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Is there anything you'd change?

Graphic card is GTX 570 DirectCU II so it doesn't dump any heat back into case.


Assuming you'd leave it as it is, what should I put in the white spot?
If I put intake there I think it won't be very effective by blowing basically onto the other fan's shroud.
Setting it as exhaust doesn't seem great either, should I just leave it without fan to not disrupt horizontal airflow through heatsink?

This is assuming there's no fan on the door, not sure if it will fit once I install Venomous X.
add a bottom fan as intake infront of the PSU. also hang a fan off the back of the HDD cage, it helps even if your VGA card vents to teh outside. Block off the white fan space, if you use it as an exhaust youll just supply warn air to the intake fan next to it. dont use the Top fan on the side pannel use the bottom fan slot as intake. Other than that my case is set up like yours, also remove the PCI slot covers, or use mesh ones, as it will help keep the VGA card temps lower. Also, if you can Remove the lower section of the HDD cage do it, you can still rock 2 hard drive's with just the top section installed, it will free up airflow, you can also move the front fan down some when you add a fan on the back of the HDD cage, increasing airflow alot

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I have the same case and I have the "white spot" set to exhaust. I also have the front 140 on the top set to intake like you do to provide fresh cool are for the in heatsink to pull through and it works great.

I have a SA CPU cooler so the top fan mount was blocked on the door but I do have a 120 on the bottom fan mount as intake (don't know if that will be possible for you with the DCII card).

Everything runs cool and quiet on my setup folding 24/7 and I couldn't be happier. Don't forget a fan controller for those time you're not leaning on your system and would like to quiet things down a big. It goes a long way with WAF and your own sanity as well.
first, dont set the rear top vent to exhaust, youll just suck in hot air though the intake fan next to it, block it off. second the Sunbeam Rheosmart matches the case perfect, I use the 6 knob version and love it to death!
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Isn't there a bottom fan postion on that case?
Yes, there are 2 spots to mount a fan in the bottom of the case, how ever you can only mount one fan, as the mounting holes overlap one another.

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you dont need to use that vga holder if you screw in the bracket.
Sorry to say, but I dissagree wwith this, Just screwing in the PCI slot screw still lets the VGA card "hang" down some. With my 460 screwed down tight, it still hangs downabout a 1/16th an inch. set the case on its side, and attach and tighten down the VGA support.

There's my 2 cents, just about the only thing you can do at that point is add high power fans. Thats my plan. Wanting to rock 100CFM fans all the way around in my 690IIAD. Due to the 690II using 120mm fans, you can make a HAF case look like a Low Air Flow case

Forgot, on the side pannel with 2 fan slots, block off the TOP fan slot. with that slot opend the exhaust fan is just sucking air from out side the case, rather than pulling the air inside the case out.
OR remove your rear exhaust fan, block the rear top mount, and leave the top side pannel slot opend.
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