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Assembled everything yesterday @ idle CPU is 28c ambient were 24-25c so not bad so far.
I plan on moving the rear exhaust to the front drive bays should I block the rear grille?
What about side intake? I have room for 2 120s or one large 200 .
This is what I'm working with I know I need to work on cable management today.
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We need more information to help you out. wink.gif What case and components do you have? How many fans? Got any pics you can post? Also you can use the links in my sig to update yours with your system info. It will help other on OCN answer you questions/ thumb.gif

Here's a couple shots of the Phanteks itself and running in my case. biggrin.gif

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my setup

Haf 922
i5 2500k + 212+
MSI z77 GD65
Xfx 6870 dual fan
gskills 8gb 1600
xfx 6870
ocz 700 modular
segate barracuda 1tb

at some point an SSD, not sure where I'm going to mount it yet.

I have the top and front fans as intakes and the stock rear exhaust.

Looking to add either 2 120's for side intake or a single 200mm not sure what would be better?

Same goes for the top....1 200 or 2 120's?

What about switching to 120's but blocking off the rear like the OP talked about ?
bottom fan?

Also interested in moving the rear exhaust fan to in front of the drive bays and covering the rear grille

And adding a second fan to the 212+ as a push/pull setup.

At idle it's about 30 deg its not oc'd yet...

Also the 212+ runs @ 100%.

Here is a pic
IMG_20120506_043144.jpg

Thanks for the help

Chad
Edited by nimitz87 - 5/6/12 at 3:13am
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Mount an SSD anywhere with a pad of 2-sided Velcro. Works great and you have total flexibility of mount location. You can even mount it sideways on the back of your mb tray.

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post #1193 of 2110
Have read and re-read this a few times now. Love your positive approach. wink.gif

I have a Fractal Design Define R2 w/ 2x 120mm Akasa AK-FN053 frt intake, 1x TY-140 bottom intake & 1x 120mm Akasa AK-FN053 back exhaust. 2x TY-140 fans mated to Noctua NH-U12P with custom shrouds and ducted out top. GPU is HD 6570 so no heat issue there. All fans are controlled by motherboard CPU PWM socket using splitter with 12v power from PSU. Case is almost silent in normal use and only hear it at 50% CPU use.

For many years I have built ducts to isolate cool intake from hot exhaust with good results on CPU & GPU... usually using card stock or hanging folder material. Have you ever tried it?
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Well I will only have a 2tb HDD and a 120gb SSD in the bottom racks and i planon taking the middle rack out, the part in red, to provide more airflow. I will prolly go with 2 120mm in the front that push a lot of air and 2 140mm on top top hooked to CPU mobo fan connection using a PWM splitter
or leave the middle cage in and put a 120mm on it which it has an option to do so, you can even angle it thumb.gif

I would try comparing temps between one top intake with a slot blocked and two top intakes. You may find you get better temps because there's no interference with your heatsink fans. And I would definitely look into getting a fan into your 5.25" drive bays if you can. That solved all of my GPU heat issues when I had two massive case-exhausting heatsinks on crossfire 6850s.
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is that OK when there are so many intake fans while only 1 way hot air gonna be taken out that will be on the rear fans..will the hot air getting trapped inside as too much intake and only 1 exhaust available..??

Keep in mind that a lot of us in this club don't have any exhaust fans at all. When ehume was testing this strategy he found no temp differences between that having the rear exhaust fan and not, so he got rid of it. If the fan isn't reducing temps, the only thing it's doing is making noise.
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So the exhaust would be on the rear fan position and the gpu it self right..??
the only think that problem right know is one of my gtx 460 is the msi cyclone version which it cooler dissipated heat inside the case not like my other gtx 460 which the reference design that exhaust hot air out..
i think on put the reference gtx 460 on top and msi on below..
then all the heat come from the msi card will be suck out by the reference gtx 460..
will this method helpful in managing hot air out..??
this how my gtx 460 look.. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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I would keep the cyclone on the top and remove the PCI slot covers on the back of the case. You don't want that card dumping all its hot air into the other cards intake. Keeping the back as open as possible will allow more air to be push out instead of rising up. I have a cyclone R6850 and have removed all my slot covers and installed a mid case fan. Temps are nice and low even when I get real hot in my apartment. thumb.gif
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Not sure what happened but I quoted my previous post detailing everything...
my setup
Haf 922
i5 2500k + 212+
MSI z77 GD65
Xfx 6870 dual fan
gskills 8gb 1600
xfx 6870
ocz 700 modular
segate barracuda 1tb
at some point an SSD, not sure where I'm going to mount it yet.
I have the top and front fans as intakes and the stock rear exhaust.
Looking to add either 2 120's for side intake or a single 200mm not sure what would be better?
Same goes for the top....1 200 or 2 120's?
What about switching to 120's but blocking off the rear like the OP talked about ?
bottom fan?
Also interested in moving the rear exhaust fan to in front of the drive bays and covering the rear grille
And adding a second fan to the 212+ as a push/pull setup.
At idle it's about 30 deg its not oc'd yet...
Also the 212+ runs @ 100%.
Here is a pic Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
IMG_20120506_043144.jpg
Thanks for the help
Chad

Two 120's on the side would give you a more concentrated flow to your GPU's than 200mm. Same with top intakes. I've found in my case a single top front 140 works better with my heatsink than a 200. Definitely try single top intake vs two and compare the results. A low RPM bottom fan wouldn't hurt. Moving the rear exhaust to the back of the HDD cage is fine but don't block the rear grill. Leave it open for air to blow out. thumb.gif
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If the fan isn't reducing temps, the only thing it's doing is making noise.

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I would try comparing temps between one top intake with a slot blocked and two top intakes. You may find you get better temps because there's no interference with your heatsink fans. And I would definitely look into getting a fan into your 5.25" drive bays if you can. That solved all of my GPU heat issues when I had two massive case-exhausting heatsinks on crossfire 6850s.

What exactly do you mean by block off, just do not install a fan in that slot above my cpu cooler?
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What exactly do you mean by block off, just do not install a fan in that slot above my cpu cooler?

Cover it up with foam, thick card stock paper, etc. The idea is to control where and how the air flows through your case. Here's a pic of my last case with some card stock paper covering the rear top fan slot.

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alright I'm going to install 2 120 side intakes, move the rear exhaust to the drive bays, and for now leave the 200 top....I may expierement and swap two 120's to the top and try it with the rear blocked off as well.

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Cover it up with foam, thick card stock paper, etc. The idea is to control where and how the air flows through your case. Here's a pic of my last case with some card stock paper covering the rear top fan slot.
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OHHHH! You actually mean block it off wink.gifrolleyes.gif Thanks for the help!
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Yup. He means literally block it off:

 

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