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Your reason for reversing the bottom fan was to improve GPU cooling. GPU is cooler. End of.

Well, I want to know what happens to the wind tunnel effect, if there is enough air going to the intake of the GPU fan (because it fights with the intake of the rad fan, and if the other heatsinks on my GPU are cooled effectively. The only thing I'm sure is cooler os yhe GPU core. So it's not the end of discussion.
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Is anyone else using TY-140 series fans as case fans?
Edited by doyll - 2/13/13 at 5:20am
post #1803 of 2110
Great discussion it is very helpful to me. I'm newbie on this kind of stuff.
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Your reason for reversing the bottom fan was to improve GPU cooling. GPU is cooler. End of.

Well, I want to know what happens to the wind tunnel effect, if there is enough air going to the intake of the GPU fan (because it fights with the intake of the rad fan, and if the other heatsinks on my GPU are cooled effectively. The only thing I'm sure is cooler os yhe GPU core. So it's not the end of discussion.

This is a frequently debated question, without an answer that everyone agrees on. Ultimately "whatever works for you and your hardware" is your answer.
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This is a frequently debated question, without an answer that everyone agrees on. Ultimately "whatever works for you and your hardware" is your answer.

Ah. I wonder though why ehume never recommended setting the bottom fan as an exhaust? He always says to make it as intake.
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With my Accelero Hybrid Cooler, initially I placed the rad/fan combo as an intake in my bottom fan slot (it's only 120mm) and the hot air from the rad was directed towards the intake fan of the GPU shroud. This made temps 57C at full load. I then tried installing as an exhaust and it immediately dropped temps to 46C.

From our conversations before, you never recommended setting the bottom fan as exhaust. Why is that? I have it setup as an exhaust now due to the reason above and what do you think I'm losing? Will it interfere with the wind tunnel positive pressure effect we did with our case?


Excellent wok! I never mentioned the possibility because I was concerned about reingestion of the warmed air, and because most AIO coolers cannot reach far enough to have a bottom mount Congratulations on your discovery.

 

As for will they work against each other, the answer is no, or at least negligibly so. Again, congrats on finding a new cooling method.

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Excellent wok! I never mentioned the possibility because I was concerned about reingestion of the warmed air, and because most AIO coolers cannot reach far enough to have a bottom mount Congratulations on your discovery.

As for will they work against each other, the answer is no, or at least negligibly so. Again, congrats on finding a new cooling method.

Thanks! smile.gif

Why won't they work against each other? I'm just curious.
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Hey guys help me out. My 7870 XT goes up to 73 C in Valley inside my R4 and I want to lower the temps w/out adding fans. I have an intake fan at the bottom and in the front and I rotated the hard drive cage.

 

What kind of fan configs should I try out?

    
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Hey guys help me out. My 7870 XT goes up to 73 C in Valley inside my R4 and I want to lower the temps w/out adding fans. I have an intake fan at the bottom and in the front and I rotated the hard drive cage.

What kind of fan configs should I try out?

Try removing the rear PCI slot covers to let more air flow out. Also try removing the top HDD cage altogether. What fans are you using?

A picture of your system would be helpful. thumb.gif
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Hey guys help me out. My 7870 XT goes up to 73 C in Valley inside my R4 and I want to lower the temps w/out adding fans. I have an intake fan at the bottom and in the front and I rotated the hard drive cage.

What kind of fan configs should I try out?

Try removing the rear PCI slot covers to let more air flow out. Also try removing the top HDD cage altogether. What fans are you using?

A picture of your system would be helpful. thumb.gif

Meh... I kinda want those PCI slots on. I'll try removing the HDD cage.

 

    
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