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Originally Posted by Jvalen;14471898 
Thanks for the advice, I will be trying to get one of my fans to fit in the 5.25 bays. All I have now are 120mm fans that I don't think will get in that bay, but if I can find some way to hold it in place I think it will do. I know you also run your top rear as exhaust. Have you tried running it as intake as well?

I will be taking off the mesh back plate later today and doing some tests also with the temps I get. Hopefully it will help. rolleyes.gif

I have tried running mine both as intake and both as exhaust as well. both as exhaust makes it hotter as the top front exhausts air before it reaches the cpu fans, both as intake blows the hot air from the rear of the cpu fans back into the case, by making the back corner as exhaust i keep most of the hot air in one general area
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Originally Posted by Jvalen;14472690 
Thanks a lot for the guide there. It took me about 5 mins, luckily I had some material lying around. I wont take a picture of it because it's not as neat as you're job, and kind of embarrassing redface.gif.

i don't think it will be too bad, I just shoved some foam from my case in there. pretty sure there's not much "niceness" that can be had with foam in a case lol
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Originally Posted by ROSALIA;14484401 
Hello

The problem is that if I use second top fan as intake air I have just a fan as exhaust (the rear fan) and I do not think enough as exhaust.

I agree about cut out the rear grill but I´m not a genius with dremel and I'm a little afraid of the result.

The filter of PSU is blocked by the fan at the bottom.

I have the option to change the Noctua by corsair H100. In that case the two fans above exchange by 3 120 mm fans where the first two sets, radiator and the third to take air out. 3 nidtec would use 1850.
In this case, my question is if the radiator fans get ******* air from outside or from inside the box. If I take air from the outside will better temperatures on the cpu but get hot air in the box. If I take air from the box interiror Do not put hot air in the box but I can break the general flow of air from the box.

As you see it?

Thanks and excuse my english

you don't have to use a dremel, you could just use a nibbler as they are cheaper and easier to use. and it is okay to have more intake than exhaust. you could also open up your pci slots and let the air flow out there
   
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I have tried running mine both as intake and both as exhaust as well. both as exhaust makes it hotter as the top front exhausts air before it reaches the cpu fans, both as intake blows the hot air from the rear of the cpu fans back into the case, by making the back corner as exhaust i keep most of the hot air in one general area. i don't think it will be too bad, I just shoved some foam from my case in there. pretty sure there's not much "niceness" that can be had with foam in a case lol

I tried the setup and noticed a nice drop in temps. The only thing I need to do now is get a side fan that will actually fit will with my NH-d14. I know the XIMATEK XLF are currently the only ones that can fit. My next question deals with the fan speeds themselves. How should I monitor them so that I don't create to much turbulence in my case? I know having the exhaust on 100% is necessary (at least I think lol), but how should I monitor my intake fans? Everything at the moment is running at 100% while gaming.
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everything at 100% sometimes cancels out other intakes, since you also have the phantom, il tell you what I did, I took out the side mesh and put the fan on the outside with the air filter. I know some might like their case nice and neat but I think it adds some character. Anyways I have my rear fan at 100% all the time and everything else at minimum even when gaming. the one in my drive bay is max as well because its directly connected to the psu. if you were to max anything, the front intake and the side 200mm should be all that you max, everything else just low in my opinion because that would create best airflow without much turbulance
   
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Avoid Antec, except for the DF-85.

why would you avoid antec and especially the antec 1200? i cant imagine a better air cooling case when i do have 12 fans in it. Room temp 32celcius and in case temp 35celcius.
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Originally Posted by supra_rz;14488103 
why would you avoid antec and especially the antec 1200? i cant imagine a better air cooling case when i do have 12 fans in it. Room temp 32celcius and in case temp 35celcius.

Because the expensive overdecorated dumb chuck of a steel box has the typical Antec rear-only top fan. No flexibility for top intake. Otherwise, they had some good ideas.

The DF-85 has space for two fans on top. It also does very well in bit-tech case reviews, where they measure cooling performance. It's the only Antec case I would not avoid.
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Originally Posted by ehume;14488245 
Because the expensive overdecorated dumb chuck of a steel box has the typical Antec rear-only top fan. No flexibility for top intake. Otherwise, they had some good ideas.

The DF-85 has space for two fans on top. It also does very well in bit-tech case reviews, where they measure cooling performance. It's the only Antec case I would not avoid.

i dont know, maybe cause i only had some crap cases my 1200 seems to me a great case. I will try a corsair case in the future but i dont expect it to be so much better than this " i s*ck air machine* i do have now.
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Originally Posted by supra_rz;14496524 
i dont know, maybe cause i only had some crap cases my 1200 seems to me a great case. I will try a corsair case in the future but i dont expect it to be so much better than this " i s*ck air machine* i do have now.

If you like cases with lot of fans you might want to try this :

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There's an interesting back story to that case. It's made of 80mm fans. I'll see if I can find the narrative.
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Originally Posted by ehume;14497829 
There's an interesting back story to that case. It's made of 80mm fans. I'll see if I can find the narrative.

Here you go. I had to follow some differents links to finally come to the original publication.

It doesn't seem worth it... The fact is that this guy found two boxes of 8cm fans cheers.gif
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Interesting read tongue.gif

It would have been interesting if he had tried all intake except the rear fans or just the top, front, and rear fans running.
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