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Has anyone tried increasing the speed on the front intake fan? If so, how loud does it get? This is all assuming that it can be clocked to go faster. It's nice that my card somewhat is close to it so I can blow more air into it if I can raise the speed of the fan
post #442 of 2347
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Has anyone tried increasing the speed on the front intake fan? If so, how loud does it get? This is all assuming that it can be clocked to go faster. It's nice that my card somewhat is close to it so I can blow more air into it if I can raise the speed of the fan

you can oil the fan...mines come from 1050rpm max to 1090rpm max


but to be honest, at that speed that big ass fan in the small case can cool all the components

try for yourself, at that speed open your side panel, you will feel the good air pressure the fan provide in all the case
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I just saw this vid and in it the case BitFenix Shinobi(similar size to the Enforcer) could fit a 240mm rad in front....is this possible on the Enforcer?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TqmbtErHStQ
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Hey guys, I have the Storm Enforcer also! I would also like some help too!

My question/problem is... I have just fitted the optional 200mm fan above my liquid cooling, however I have installed it upside-down to push the air out of the case rather than inside it (and dust, my room is really dusty so I thought it would keep that out too), thinking it would make the airflow a lot better but will this actually help and make it better? because at the moment there's only the smallest amount of air being pushed out and it's all really cold, so I am thinking maybe I should have installed it the other way around so it blows this cold air into the case to cool it even more. I am rather stuck, and it took me some time to get it in there (while taking everything else out first!) and get the cables all managed so I only want to change it if it will really make a difference.

So yeah, will the way I have installed it currently be better or should I do it the other way around?

Also, here are some pic's of my new build before I installed the optional fan today.

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I would really appreciate your help and suggestions with my above query!

Thanks everyone!
post #446 of 2347
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Originally Posted by Raavas View Post

Hey guys, I have the Storm Enforcer also! I would also like some help too!
My question/problem is... I have just fitted the optional 200mm fan above my liquid cooling, however I have installed it upside-down to push the air out of the case rather than inside it (and dust, my room is really dusty so I thought it would keep that out too), thinking it would make the airflow a lot better but will this actually help and make it better? because at the moment there's only the smallest amount of air being pushed out and it's all really cold, so I am thinking maybe I should have installed it the other way around so it blows this cold air into the case to cool it even more. I am rather stuck, and it took me some time to get it in there (while taking everything else out first!) and get the cables all managed so I only want to change it if it will really make a difference.
So yeah, will the way I have installed it currently be better or should I do it the other way around?
Also, here are some pic's of my new build before I installed the optional fan today.

I would really appreciate your help and suggestions with my above query!
Thanks everyone!

Hi Ravaas! Welcome to the OCN!

Blowing air out from the top of the case would be optimal, as hot air naturally goes up. Have you tried playing demanding games, then measuring the temps? In my experience (I have crossfire) most of the heat inside the case comes from the video cards. Thats why I looked for a new fan for the top of the storm enforcer and found that an air-out configuration works best to keep my temps down.

Additionally, here's a list of things you can try to get the most cooling out of your case:

1. remove the hdd cage behind the front fan. This would improve the amount of air reaching your graphics card
2. re-orient your h60 to get cool air outside (if it is, just ignore this smile.gif ). This would create a 'positive' air pressure inside your case, which basically means better circulation for your case, and less dust creeping in to your impt components.
3. hide the dangling wires so they go around behind the main compartment. For better airflow.

Hope this helps! wink.gif
Edited by ginoboy3 - 2/16/12 at 10:04pm
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Originally Posted by ginoboy3 View Post

Hi Ravaas! Welcome to the OCN!
Blowing air out from the top of the case would be optimal, as hot air naturally goes up. Have you tried playing demanding games, then measuring the temps? In my experience (I have crossfire) most of the heat inside the case comes from the video cards. Thats why I looked for a new fan for the top of the storm enforcer and found that an air-out configuration works best to keep my temps down.
Additionally, here's a list of things you can try to get the most cooling out of your case:
1. remove the hdd cage behind the front fan. This would improve the amount of air reaching your graphics card
2. re-orient your h60 to get cool air outside (if it is, just ignore this smile.gif ). This would create a 'positive' air pressure inside your case, which basically means better circulation for your case, and less dust creeping in to your impt components.
3. hide the dangling wires so they go around behind the main compartment. For better airflow.
Hope this helps! wink.gif

Hi ginoboy3, thanks for the welcoming! smile.gif

I realise that I hadn't tested it yet while playing a demanding game (a little stupid, but I was in a hurry yesterday haha) I'm just glad I put it in that way to begin with! Thanks for the other tips too, I shall remove the HDD cage today to get that out and to try and sort the cables out even more!

Thanks for your help. smile.gif
Edited by Raavas - 2/16/12 at 11:51pm
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Oh I did have another question also,

I built my system in a tight time schedule (I'm a university student and wanted it up and working asap) the original Asus (intel Z68) mobo I ordered was out of stock so they gave me an alternative, I looked it up and was sad that I couldn't get the Asus but the alternative didn't seem too bad so I went with it and got a Gigabyte GA-Z68AP-D3 (Intel Z68).

I am actually really happy with it, I saved quite a bit of money also, however the MAJOR issue I have with this mobo is that it does not support the USB 3.0 header from my beloved Storm Enforcer! This renders both my USB 3.0 ports useless, which really annoys me since I have need for those ports.

So my question is, Is there anyway I can connect the 3.0 header to an adapter or something? I am not good enough to chop up cables and go soldering it onto things haha, so would like a more simple solution.

Thanks again. smile.gif
post #449 of 2347
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Originally Posted by Raavas View Post

Oh I did have another question also,
I built my system in a tight time schedule (I'm a university student and wanted it up and working asap) the original Asus (intel Z68) mobo I ordered was out of stock so they gave me an alternative, I looked it up and was sad that I couldn't get the Asus but the alternative didn't seem too bad so I went with it and got a Gigabyte GA-Z68AP-D3 (Intel Z68).
I am actually really happy with it, I saved quite a bit of money also, however the MAJOR issue I have with this mobo is that it does not support the USB 3.0 header from my beloved Storm Enforcer! This renders both my USB 3.0 ports useless, which really annoys me since I have need for those ports.
So my question is, Is there anyway I can connect the 3.0 header to an adapter or something? I am not good enough to chop up cables and go soldering it onto things haha, so would like a more simple solution.
Thanks again. smile.gif

Glad I could help wink.gif

To make your front panel's usb 3 work, you can get one of these --> http://www.coolermaster.com/product.php?product_id=6791 .

Product description:
"The Internal to External USB 3.0 Adapter can be used to connect an internal 19Pin USB 3.0 cable, leading to the front USB 3.0 ports, to external USB 3.0 ports. Thanks to the Cooler Master USB 3.0 Internal to External Adapter, the latest cases are now backwards compatible with first gen USB 3.0 motherboards that lack an internal USB 3.0 header."

Basically, you'd be able to use the front usb 3 headers by "attaching" them to the usb 3 ports from behind the case. Given your motherboard (which is great! ive used one of these before) this is the easiest way I can think of for you to be able to use the front usb 3 ports of the storm enforcer. thumb.gif
Edited by ginoboy3 - 2/17/12 at 12:59am
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Glad I could help wink.gif
To make your front panel's usb 3 work, you can get one of these --> http://www.coolermaster.com/product.php?product_id=6791 .
Product description:
"The Internal to External USB 3.0 Adapter can be used to connect an internal 19Pin USB 3.0 cable, leading to the front USB 3.0 ports, to external USB 3.0 ports. Thanks to the Cooler Master USB 3.0 Internal to External Adapter, the latest cases are now backwards compatible with first gen USB 3.0 motherboards that lack an internal USB 3.0 header."
Basically, you'd be able to use the front usb 3 headers by "attaching" them to the usb 3 ports from behind the case. Given your motherboard (which is great! ive used one of these before) this is the easiest way I can think of for you to be able to use the front usb 3 ports of the storm enforcer. thumb.gif

Ah that is absolutely perfect! Your a life saver, I was really disappointed that I couldn't use them but that is a great alternative! (Might take me a while to get the cable tidy in the case though, but it's worth it!) thumb.gif

Thank you again, much appreciated! biggrin.gif I shall order one now, and let you know how it goes.

I hate to be a pain but there is one final thing that I forgot to reply to in your first reply, you said to make my case have a more positive air pressure I should re-orient my H60 to get cool air from outside rather than suck in warm air from inside the case to then expel it out the back.

When you say re-orient my H60 to get the cool air from outside, would I simply just turn the fan around? It should then be fine as my optional 200mm fan can expel the air from inside that it creates right? If so I shall do that when I am taking the HDD cage out in about an hour, will save me time if I do it all at once!

Thanks again, sorry to be a nuisance!
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