The fans are fugly as all get out..but they are nice
they wont be in my case for long..not enough CFM for what i'm doing
Here is a shot of my case. I use all the same fan mounts in this pic, but have changed some of the fans.
On the top(what you cant see) is I have the left top fan blocked off. the right top fan is an intake, to supply cool air to the CPU cooler, it also pushed cool air DOWN into the GPU's little section. On the side pannle (the one with 2 fan mounts) I blocked off the top one. if you leave it opend the exhaust fan will pull more air from outside the case from that hole than from inside the case.
For the lower section, I have the front intake in the top most position to assist HDD cooling as much as possible, I also mounted my HDD in the bottom most mount(after the lower section of the cage was removed). Becouse the HDD cage and HDD are blocking the part of the front fan, I use the lower side pannel fan, a fan on the back of the HDD rack, and a bottom mount intake fan to deal with the GPU temps. The fan on the back of the HDD rack helps keep the "dual zone" thing working, it push's any air the CPU cooler dosnt pick up form the top intake out the back of the case(the mesh PCI slots).
The fan on the HDD rack also helps cool the HDD. The bottom intake fan make's sure there is plenty of cool fresh air coming into the bottom zone too. The side pannel fan also brings in alot of cool air. All this cool air and focus on the bottom zone is needed becouse a GPU can hit higher peak temps than the CPU, making it harder to cool. There is also a PSU sitting in the bottom of the case(mine is mounted up side down) to add to the heat in the bottom zone. What you cant see is that all intake fans have a second screen filter on them.
Results/temps in my case: Cpu idles at room temp(21c/71f durring this test) CPU load after 8 hours prime95 long FFT's @ stock clocks(955be3.2ghz) and 1.550Vcore(max safe voltage) 37c peak.
GPU(GTX460 with a OC) idles at room temp. 4 hours of evga test software(100% GPU usage @ 1080p and 345 FPS) was 45c.
I have put more time than I should have on testing AirFlow in this case..and the Antec 902 lol, this is the set up that worked the best so far
each rig is diffrent so my cooling set up may not work well for other setups, my work better in some one else's rig. Hope this helps you out some
keep posting what happends with your rig. I wanna know how it turns out. best of luck!Edited by KhaoticKomputing - 4/30/11 at 8:58am