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I have the haf x case and I'm looking to kick as much air flow as I can thru it, noise isn't much of a problem on high rpm but on idle id rather it not be to noisy. So far I have a front 220mm fan to push air in at 700rpm a side 200mm fan to push 700rpm to the gpu, a back 140mm fan that I believe exausts air out at 700rpm(I think) and a top 200 fan to exaust air out at 700rpm. I have 2 aditional slots id like to fill. One more top exaust at 200mm and a internal air duct 125mm fan that blows air onto the gpu. Now I'm hoping the intake and exaust are optimal but I'm looking for better cooling and possibly higher rpm if needed. Any sugestions on wat fan to add/replace and where.
Thx in advance...

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Edited by sarge88 - 5/11/11 at 3:12pm
post #2 of 10
Don't measure things in RPM, measure it in CFM. RPM means nothing if you don't have good CFM with it. Not sure what air pressure you have right now but you should calculate it out and decide from there:

Positive air pressure = more air in than out, can keep some more dust out, and will naturally blow the hot air through cracks, etc, recommended (I think.)
Negative air pressure = more air out than in, can suck some dust in, but can suck cool air in too.
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The Xigmatek fan on the Dark Knight is fine, but can you add a 2nd? Getting push-pull going would be nice. Spec's has the current fan there listed at 89cfm, 30dba.

If a 2nd can go on there, and you want to stay in the Xigmatek family 75cfm 20dba XIGMATEK eXTREME SILENT Series XSF-F1252 120mm Case Fan
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Replace the rear exhaust fan with a Gentle Typhoon AP-15. That's what I did (before I got my new heatsink) and it was a huge improvement and still kept the computer nice and quiet.
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post #5 of 10
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I believe at the moment I have 2 in (Front and side) and 2 out (rear and top) once I add another fan to the top it will be 3 out (unless I configure top as 1 in 1 out.) As for the adding a fan to the cpu, I wanted to do that but the dark knight only has a slot for one fan. Don't think it can hold another. And I'll look at the replacement for the rear exaust, thx for the sugestions...
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Replace the rear exhaust fan with a Gentle Typhoon AP-15. That's what I did (before I got my new heatsink) and it was a huge improvement and still kept the computer nice and quiet.
My fan size was wrong. the rear exhaust is a 140mm not 120mm
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My fan size was wrong. the rear exhaust is a 140mm not 120mm
Thermalright TY-140. Silent, PWM and moves a lot of air.
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anything from newegg? i found this fan which is prob wat il buy. a lil expensive but i may get it... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835103073
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Thermalright TY-140. Silent, PWM and moves a lot of air.
This is true have a few as long as you have a space for 140mm but holes for 120mm it will be perfect. This fan is silent even at 12v and it has good static pressure/airflow.
    
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Iv decided on this Positive pressure setup. I think having 2 exhausts will be enough. the Back will have 90CFM, The Duct will have 90CFM, Top Front also has 90CFM, and the rest of the fans are Stock. i also decided against having another top fan. the one up there will do just fine i think. if i was to add another one then the fan right below it would be pointless. so heres my pic of wat im going todo. sorry about pic but im no good with cs5.


If Pic isnt showing then idk why lol. link to pic is http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/190/aircir.jpg/
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