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post #1651 of 2110
There are only 4 140mm fans worth mentioning: Ty-140, TY-141, TY-143 and TY-147 biggrin.gif
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Hey, the Prolimatech aluminum Vortex are awesome too...But ty14x fans will always come first in my book. thumb.gif
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Question guys, I've tried to browse through thread to find answer but figured id ask because I had no luck. You all have some great tips, I have the HAF XM and have my front fan 200mm intake, I am looking to get a fan for mid case, attached to the back of my HDD cage in order to create a wind tunnel. My concern is the fan size though, if I pop a 120mm fan on the back of the HDD cage to create a wind tunnel with my 200mm fan on the front, will it limit the air being pushed through from the 200mm? Basically is having a smaller fan on the HDD cage going to slow down the air coming from the 200mm fan or am I just overthinking?

Also, if any of you guys block off the rear Top mounted fan and make the Front Top fan an intake, what are you using to block off the rear fan position?
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Depends on the cfm. A 120mm can match a 200mm. It's velocity (and noise) will be much faster, though.

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Depends on the cfm. A 120mm can match a 200mm. It's velocity (and noise) will be much faster, though.

Unless the 200mm is just that inefficient or if the 120mm is that efficient (I've only seen the specs of a Sanyo get a CFM/dBA ratio become higher than 4, I think...).
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Well Im not trying to have a noisy fan in there so do you think i'd be better off not putting a fan on the HDD cage?
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Well Im not trying to have a noisy fan in there so do you think i'd be better off not putting a fan on the HDD cage?

You won't hear a fan placed there that much, not at least compared to fans with filters or the rear exhaust fan. Those make more noise, even with lower cfm.
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Well Im not trying to have a noisy fan in there so do you think i'd be better off not putting a fan on the HDD cage?
If it's easy to do and you are not using it yes, by all means remove it. The less restriction on airflow in case the cooler and quieter the case will be.

Airflow / wind makes no noise by itself. It only makes noise when it goes through / past things now moving at the same speed it is. wink.gif
Edited by doyll - 10/10/12 at 10:30am
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If it's easy to do and you are not using it yes, by all means remove it. The less restriction on airflow in case the cooler and quieter the case will be.
Airflow / wind makes no noise by itself. It only makes noise when it goes through / past things now moving at the same speed it is. wink.gif

Thanks.

To sum it up, I just got a new Gaming rig. See sig, its a HAF XM case. I am going to basic overclock the i5-2570k CPU to like 4 - 4.2 GHz and also want to OC my HD7950. Ive had rig for about a week so all I currently have are the Standard Fans that come pre-installed in it; the front 200mm, 1 top 200mm exhaust, rear 140mm exhaust (Thermaltake Liquid Cooling Push-Pull setup) . As I will be OCing I want to make sure I got the case getting proper airflow. I am about to order a 200mm for side intake, an additional 200mm for the open top slot, and was thinking of getting something for inside the case along the HDD rack but not sure if thats optimal anymore.

I want to keep a positive air pressure in the case to prevent dust issues. I have read in here that its suggested to make the top fans intake a lot of the time. Do you guys suggest that? If that is the case I would have 4 200mm intakes and only a 140mm exhaust lol.

Any suggestions are appreciated. I am open to anything
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you could make the top slot in the back exhaust and the top front slot an intake. worked for me on my phantom
   
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