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If I decide the Slip Stream 1900RPM at 5V, do I need to use 4 of them (2 intakes and 2 exhausts) on my cabinet to have optimal airflow?
For my HAF922 case, is it better to have one top front intake fan (and blocking the rear area) than having a 200mm intake fan in there?

You won't need 2 exhaust fans if you cut out the rear mesh and remove the pci slot covers. It is even possible you don't need exhaust fans at all as the hot air should just automatically escape from the case. Maybe it is a good idea to add a 140mm+ side panel fan that can run will run at low RPM like a TY-140, TY-150, Prolimatech Vortex, etc (nice quiet slow fans).

Since the 200mm top fan is directly above the SA, a 120mm fan placed on the front-top section would serve better by not causing turbulence in the wind tunnel within the SA.
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post #1232 of 2110
Hi,
I just collected a Phantom 410 running on an Antec 920. What is the desirable fans set up?

My current set up idea:

Front 12mm Input (Stock)
Bottom 12mm Input
Top Rear 14mm Input (Stock)
Top Front 12 mm Input (Stock)
Rear 920 Rad Exhaust

How will this work. Planning to get 1-2 D12SH-12 or D12SM-12. Is it required and where or which fan should i replace.

Thank You for the help.
Edited by pedokuma - 5/8/12 at 2:17am
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post #1233 of 2110
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I wrote the review in such a way that you should be able to make intelligent decisions on your own, once you get the case. You can compare temps and see.

 

As for the Lian Li case, I'll look into it tonight after my conference.

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I know you took a look at the Z9 case and thought it was good. Could you take a look at the Z11 as well? Z9 and Z11 have the same skeleton except Z11 has two 80mm exhaust fans on the side near the hdd. thanks for the guide
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You won't need 2 exhaust fans if you cut out the rear mesh and remove the pci slot covers. It is even possible you don't need exhaust fans at all as the hot air should just automatically escape from the case. Maybe it is a good idea to add a 140mm+ side panel fan that can run will run at low RPM like a TY-140, TY-150, Prolimatech Vortex, etc (nice quiet slow fans).
Since the 200mm top fan is directly above the SA, a 120mm fan placed on the front-top section would serve better by not causing turbulence in the wind tunnel within the SA.

1.) The 2 intake and 2 exhaust fans question was pertaining to my CABINET. My cabinet has all my network devices in it: a computer (pfsense box), 2 modems, 1 switch, 1 linksys router, poewr supplies, lan cables, etc.). It is a closed area and needs fans in it to avoid device overheating. My question is what is the optimal setup for this? I want it to be silent because it's near our dining area.

2.) My top front intake fan was pertaining to my personal desktop computer (HAF922 case). Right now I have the stock 200mm (non-LED fan) on the top intake slot. The 200mm fan is just 1000RPM (low speed) and has a cone-shaped wind flow pattern. How can it disturb the wind tunnel effect of my SA heatsink and create turbulence?
post #1236 of 2110
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OK. My review of the Phantom 410 is up. You can see what I think is important in a case.
Nice review! thumb.gif

One quick question:
If were to choose from that one and the Corsair Carbide 500R (they both are similar and cost pretty much the same) which one would you take for an air cooling setup? smile.gif
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The Slip Streams are different from the Slip Stream Slims, right? Are you recommending the standard Slip Stream or slim Slip Streams to me?
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OK. My review of the Phantom 410 is up. You can see what I think is important in a case.

Awesome in depth review thumb.gif I'm actually really glad I went with this case. I'm gonna be replacing the 2 front intake fans with 2 Yate Loons and I'm thinking 1 TY-140 intake up top with the rear spot blocked off.
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The only thing I don't like about that case is the position of the top panel fan. Love the completely mesh-free exhaust hole. Adding a fan in the 5.25 bay would be easy. Lian Li makes 5.25 mesh covers and a fan could be secured with zipties or foam. thumb.gif

I think I'll get those mesh bay covers and fit a 120mm in there tongue.gif That should give the cpu some fresh outside air. Which would get exhausted at the back/top. Sounds like a plan, right? biggrin.gif
Really useful thread and advice given here. thumb.gif
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The Slip Streams are different from the Slip Stream Slims, right? Are you recommending the standard Slip Stream or slim Slip Streams to me?
oops misread the part about the cabinet. not sure what to do about that.

I'm taljing about the regular SSs, not slims.
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