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Here's my case setup:



Please feel free to suggest any changes smile.gif
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Segregated your GPU and CPU airflows. Excellent. Now you could blow hot air from your rad in the bottom of the case without adding heat load to your CPU.

 

But you tested it with the rad intaking and exhausting. Exhausting took the GPU temp from 57c to 46c. Testing it both ways is your killer app.

 

Dual fans in a tandem rig on your HD cage gives you a push-pull environment for cooling your spinning disks, and an accelerated outflow that feeds both the rad at the bottom and the fan on your GPU hybrid cooler. Plenty of air for both devices.

 

The only possible thing I could suggest is to take your SSD and Velcro it up out of your airflow. I would keep a watch on the drive's temp because you live in the Philippines, where the ambient can get high. Then I would move both spinning disk HD's into the main airflow, and keep a slot open between them. This should maximize the cooling, which lengthens the life of your drives.

 

Overall, a fine setup. Thanks for sharing. +rep

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post #1833 of 2110
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Segregated your GPU and CPU airflows. Excellent. Now you could blow hot air from your rad in the bottom of the case without adding heat load to your CPU.

But you tested it with the rad intaking and exhausting. Exhausting took the GPU temp from 57c to 46c. Testing it both ways is your killer app.

Dual fans in a tandem rig on your HD cage gives you a push-pull environment for cooling your spinning disks, and an accelerated outflow that feeds both the rad at the bottom and the fan on your GPU hybrid cooler. Plenty of air for both devices.

The only possible thing I could suggest is to take your SSD and Velcro it up out of your airflow. I would keep a watch on the drive's temp because you live in the Philippines, where the ambient can get high. Then I would move both spinning disk HD's into the main airflow, and keep a slot open between them. This should maximize the cooling, which lengthens the life of your drives.

Overall, a fine setup. Thanks for sharing. +rep

Oh and I almsot forgot, my side panel also has an intake 200mm CM Storm Force fan similar to my 200mm front fan which adds more airflow to the CPU and GPU smile.gif

Interesting. Actually, the mechanical HDD in the middle is a temporary drive specifically used just for OC'ing (to avoid OS corruption). My main OS drive would be the SSD and the bottom mechanical HDD would be the main storage drive. Now which slot should I use for my storage drive to be IN THE MAIN AIRFLOW? The 200mm front fan's airflow is not directional, right?

EDIT: Also, I noticed that the mid fan (pull fan) of my case is somewhat not in the center between the GPU and the rad. Should I lower it down for it to be perfectly center?
Edited by kevindd992002 - 2/22/13 at 9:29pm
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Kevin -

 

The principle is to keep the drives you use in the middleof the airflow for best cooling. As for placement of the mid-case fan, try various positions and test your cooling.

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Kevin -

The principle is to keep the drives you use in the middleof the airflow for best cooling. As for placement of the mid-case fan, try various positions and test your cooling.

Ok. Yes, but where is the middle of the airflow? Middle of the 200mm front fan?
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I have the air coming from the front and only exhausted from the back - case Lian Li PC-B10

I took the hd caddy out and placed hard drive on a piece of hardened type plastic foam for vibration for better air flow. I hate cases with side vents, more noise to my way of thinking.

post #1837 of 2110
Talking of cooling. I only have 3 case fans - 2 at front one at back.

Then you have the psu fan and gpu fan. I find my setup very quite. And temps real good.

But do you think if we allow higher temps in most situations well within the realm of gpu/cpu saftey etc, it would be better for acoustics?

What I am trying to say some people may go overboard with the amount of fans
post #1838 of 2110
Hi noticed this great thread, many thanks smile.gif

Was wondering if anyone can suggest where I may be going wrong or how to improve it.

A kind member suggested creating a sort of duct, and looking on it it's kind of impossible without having the length of the case being separated.

NOTE: I will be changing all my fans for Thermalright TY-143 soon, not entirely sure about the top one yet. My "side" panel is going to be acrylic so I only have top and intake and rear.

Reason why, OP you posted a create idea which suits my case design. I may go ahead and strip out the rear vent.




So, basically I got rid of my HDD cage and am left with a lovely empty 5.25 bay from top to bottom to play with. It allows for 2x 140mm fans with space to spare. I currently have the fans tied up and resting on a bottom DVD RW drive (only way to get it to stay still tongue.gif). My HDD is hanging by a single screw on top of my SSD, with DVD underneath, yeah they're stacked on top of each other.


Thanks all! smile.gif it's not originally black. HEC 66RC (a.k.a HEC blitz with stuff missing)

Mike
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Also quick question, if I do remove the rear grill could I install one of these? http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/321072065319?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649

Purely so I don't catch my fingers and to have most airflow as possible
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mikeo01 -

 

I don't think I would stack my HD drives on anything. I like their sides to cool.

 

The eBay unit you identified is a finger guard. It keeps fingers out of where you want them.

 

I think after you remove your rear grill you won't need a rear fan.

 

Happy modding.

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