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No front fan? confused.gif

Actually there is a big, 230mm front fan on the Shinobi XL. Like I said, 3x 230mm intake fans, two of them on the top position (both):

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And one bottom intake but no 5.25 bay fan.
I could if necessary add an extra (internal) intake fan like the TY-150 (it seems you did a similar thing on your new rig).
Or maybe better a 170mm Xigmatech bueline like this one central internal intake
And no side panel fans.

Would that be enough? How do you see two top 230mm intake fans?

http://content.hwigroup.net/images/products/xl/148550-7.jpg

The front one would be a blue led bitfenix spectre pro wink.gif
Edited by arrow0309 - 6/21/12 at 1:42am
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post #1462 of 2110
That case looks mighty impressive...I really like that and the Prodigy lol (both extremes)

I'm not familiar with full tower cases that much, but the 3 230mm fans sound good for airflow and the wind tunnel effect.
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thinking of getting a case for a friend, was thinking the haf912 but not sure if i like it enough lol, was also thinking a rosewill case too, needed it to be around the 50 dollar range
   
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thinking of getting a case for a friend, was thinking the haf912 but not sure if i like it enough lol, was also thinking a rosewill case too, needed it to be around the 50 dollar range

Lol I think the haf912 is out of range smile.gif
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Need some help with the following airflow plan. I am going to buy two 1850rpm Scythe GT AP-15s for the H100 radiator after I make a cutout for it on the top of the case. I was wondering if the fans should be intake or exhaust for the best positive airflow configuration. The other fans show in the current picture can also be adjusted to optimize positive airflow.

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Case is a Diablotek Fly.

Also for the rear 120mm fan cutout, i cut the grill out but the mounts still remain and I will be installing a Thermaltake Water 2.0 on that rear exhaust 120mm fan mount. I'm doing the GPU to a GTX 680 when I receive it. The all in one unit will pull air from case push it through radiator or I was think maybe making the Thermalwater Water 2.0 push air from out to inside the case, and have the Scythe GTs AP-15 pull their from inside the case and exhaust out.
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This part looks good. Move that top fan as far forward as you can. Don't worry about screw holes. You can use double-sided Velcro and stick it up with that. You can buy industrial strength Velcro now. Added bonus: the Velcro thatch attenuates vibrations.

Ditto attaching a fan to your HD cage.

I have the same HAF922. How beneficial would it to "move the top fan as far forward as I can" even though it's already 200mm?
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He is my delightful neighbor, sort of like a pookah.

I prefer top intake to top exhaust. With a 912 you have the opportunity for a wind tunnel. Set the forward top position to intake. Block off the rear top fan position. Then put your DVD on the bottom 5.25 slot. Use the top 3 for a front intake fan. If the top of the 5.25 bay is not close you will have room for a 140mm front fan. With the top intake and a front intake, you will really get the air blowing back through your cpu heatsink.

Then remove all your unused slot covers.

Haha! k great stuff

and thank you for the detailed information biggrin.gif
    
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This part looks good. Move that top fan as far forward as you can. Don't worry about screw holes. You can use double-sided Velcro and stick it up with that. You can buy industrial strength Velcro now. Added bonus: the Velcro thatch attenuates vibrations.

Ditto attaching a fan to your HD cage.

I have the same HAF922. How beneficial would it to "move the top fan as far forward as I can" even though it's already 200mm?

Only if you're using the fan as intake.
In order to create a "wind tunnel" airflow effect east/west oriented and also for a better cpu cooler air feeding you're advised to do that, as much as you can, there is some room for that in your case, the 922 is pretty large thumb.gif

http://cdn.erodov.net/portal//reviews/cabinet/haf-922/haf-922-13.jpg

You'd have to either drill for the two front screws or use velcro for that
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He is my delightful neighbor, sort of like a pookah.

I prefer top intake to top exhaust. With a 912 you have the opportunity for a wind tunnel. Set the forward top position to intake. Block off the rear top fan position. Then put your DVD on the bottom 5.25 slot. Use the top 3 for a front intake fan. If the top of the 5.25 bay is not close you will have room for a 140mm front fan. With the top intake and a front intake, you will really get the air blowing back through your cpu heatsink.

Then remove all your unused slot covers.

Haha! k great stuff

and thank you for the detailed information biggrin.gif

I don't think there is much to do with the 912's top fan for the wind tunnel since is placed in the rear top position:

http://www.hardwareheaven.com/reviewimages/coolermaster-haf912/coolermaster-haf912_top.jpg

Supposing you'll move the fan 2-3cm forward you still won't have not even a central intake position.
Maybe only if you use your cpu cooler north/south oriented.

You better look for the newer Haf XM for that wind tunnel opportunity wink.gif
Imagine you're using the front top intake fan only (and it's not a high ceiling case) thumb.gif

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I have nothing to add.

How about my previous post concerning the Bitfenix Shinobi XL that I have to set up for a friend? smile.gif
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