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I'll echo Ehume here, block the back portion of your top panel I was messing around with a fog machine and with it open there is all sorts of weird turbulence and lots of air gets sucked out the back (if you still have the fan there) instead of passing through the noctua.

One question I haven't seen asked is are your graphics cards external exhaust or twin frozr type internal exhaust?
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so it would be a good idea to block out the back of the top of the case? where should i place the extra 200mm fan by doing so? if it requires modding, i will need some further in-depth explanation.

i havent done anything with my graphic cards so i am assuming they are exhaust exhaust? i am running crossfired xfx 5830's for the time being
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any suggestions for the previous post?
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post #24 of 28
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so from my understanding. i should remove the rear fan to where my 5.25 slots are, block the back top fan and move it behind the graphics card and remove the grids, and cut out the rear grill.

i was wondering why would i block the rear top fan and how would i mount the fan where the 5.25 slots are and the fan that sits behind the gpu. wouldnt this set up be more susceptible to collecting more dust? i would like to keep my case in tact and not permanently cut out anything and i dont clean my computer out very much which seems like i would have to do if i did this. i definitely can see how this would work and will keep it in mind.
Since you don't want to cut your case - don't. And then leave the rear fan there. As for the top of your HAF X, unlike other cases you have two discrete fan positions. The forward one is far enough forward to clear your heatsink. By pointing the airflow from the front fan downward you will feed lots of cool air to your heatsink. And yes you will need a filter there.

As for the rear top fan position, block it. Since they only give you one top fan with the case, you're not wasting anything. If you already have two top fans, put the other away as a spare. Remember, you want a wind tunnel with the air shooting back through the heatsink.

This does not require modding the fan:



The foam holds it in place. But since you are going to use your 140mm fan as a rear case exhaust, you may not have a fan for the 5.25 bay.

All intake fans need filters. Nylon hose will do. In my case the front 5.25 bay covers. From the picture, I think yours does too. Remember, you can vacuum out dust from the front without opening your case.

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we'll see. my biggest concern is permanently modding or cutting anything out. i would like to keep the case intact to its original form as much as i can.

im also not sure how to mod the fans on since ive never done this before
Since this is your case and your values, don't mod the case. Leave the exhaust fan in place.

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yea i think i will be fine without having to mod anything on my case. i can understand why the cooling setup in the picture would give better cooling and ventilation but i dont think it will be very necessary for me. i dont plan to extremely oc my 2600k
Famous last words. That's how I started. You'll eventually crank your system up to see what it will do, if only temporarily. You'll want your cooling to be up to the task.

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I'll echo Ehume here, block the back portion of your top panel I was messing around with a fog machine and with it open there is all sorts of weird turbulence and lots of air gets sucked out the back (if you still have the fan there) instead of passing through the noctua.

One question I haven't seen asked is are your graphics cards external exhaust or twin frozr type internal exhaust?
Silverstone has a video on top intake. Very convincing.

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so it would be a good idea to block out the back of the top of the case? where should i place the extra 200mm fan by doing so? if it requires modding, i will need some further in-depth explanation.

i havent done anything with my graphic cards so i am assuming they are exhaust exhaust? i am running crossfired xfx 5830's for the time being
So you would have an extra 200mm fan. Well, you could try using it as a mid-case fan, like my Shark 14cm:



I didn't mod that fan. It's held in with a single 8-inch ziptie.
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thanks, i really appreciate your input. i will definitely have all your recommendations kept in mind when i mess around with it tomorrow. if i have any additional questions, i hope you dont mind if i pm you
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thanks, i really appreciate your input. i will definitely have all your recommendations kept in mind when i mess around with it tomorrow. if i have any additional questions, i hope you dont mind if i pm you
Ask here. That way everybody can chime in . . . and tell me when I'm FOS.
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post #27 of 28
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so now that i have all my parts and starting to put everything together. it seems like the heatsink is partially under the rear top fan and in between the back and front top fans. since i have an extra 200mm fan, should i place the rear top fan as well with the front top fan since the heatsink is right under it? Or just have the front top fan like you guys recommended?

i also have a small thermaltake fan, probably 80mm or something, that i didn't use from my previous case. I would like to have this fan behind my 5.25 bays so it blows air to the NH-14 and redirects the air intake coming from the top. im not sure how i can secure it there so looking for any suggestions
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post #28 of 28
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so now that i have all my parts and starting to put everything together. it seems like the heatsink is partially under the rear top fan and in between the back and front top fans. since i have an extra 200mm fan, should i place the rear top fan as well with the front top fan since the heatsink is right under it? Or just have the front top fan like you guys recommended?
Try using it as a mid-case fan like mine. There's probably room.

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i also have a small thermaltake fan, probably 80mm or something, that i didn't use from my previous case. I would like to have this fan behind my 5.25 bays so it blows air to the NH-14 and redirects the air intake coming from the top. im not sure how i can secure it there so looking for any suggestions
Don't bother with 80mm fans: the quiet ones push no air; the ones that push a little air are too loud for the air they push.
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