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ehume- let me know about my setup...I know it's right for the most part just not sure about the side fan- should it be intake or exhaust. At the moment it is intake.

All fans are GT 15's and the rear exhaust is a Slim Sycthe.

Two front intakes, bottom mounted intake and side intake.
Two top exhaust and the slim rear exhaust.

Just not sure what would work best for the side fan since the card throws air out of it and in the case- perhaps exhaust would be better? Then again intake and fresh air prob sounds good as well.

Hi, I have the arc midi, and I would HIGHLY recommend putting your forward top fan as intake. I literally just tested it 5 minutes ago, and my prime temperatures went down 5-7 degrees during load. I have a nearly identical configuration as you, 2 front intake, bottom intake, top intake (now) back top exhaust and rear exhaust. I tested to see if the rear top exhaust made a difference as off, but it didnt. I don't have a side fan though, won't clear my SA with the TY-140's lifted a little bit due to ram clearance.

Hope this helps! And thanks again Ehume for this thread! Amazing how much of a difference that front top intake makes.
    
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Hi, I have the arc midi, and I would HIGHLY recommend putting your forward top fan as intake. I literally just tested it 5 minutes ago, and my prime temperatures went down 5-7 degrees during load. I have a nearly identical configuration as you, 2 front intake, bottom intake, top intake (now) back top exhaust and rear exhaust. I tested to see if the rear top exhaust made a difference as off, but it didnt. I don't have a side fan though, won't clear my SA with the TY-140's lifted a little bit due to ram clearance.

Hope this helps! And thanks again Ehume for this thread! Amazing how much of a difference that front top intake makes.
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What do you mean by a "wind tunnel" ?
Wind Tunnel

The wind blows straight back in a wind tunnel. If the ceiling is too high you can't get that. So you want a "bagpipe," or a "whoopee cushion," i.e. -- a pure positive pressure rig.
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post #504 of 2110
Added a bayfan. Sort of ghetto style:



So far no excessive vibrations.
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Hi, I'm new on overclock.net and I'm interested in your "wind tunnel" rig, you have done a really good job!
The thing is I'm a lot concerned about noise, that's why I have ordered 6 new quieter fans (2 ty 140, 2 Noiseblocker PL-1 and 2 Thermalright X-silent) in order to reduce the noise.

My question: Is it possible to build a "wind tunnel" with a decent cooling, avoiding an high airflow (to keep it quiet)?

I am not planning to OC my CPU for now so the cooling isn't a problem, I am just focused on the noise (my case is a CM 690 II advanced).

Anyway thanks for this awesome guide!
Edited by Grouf - 12/9/11 at 11:34am
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if you have good cooling meaning like intake in your fan slots then you should be okay if you are not planning to OC
   
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post #507 of 2110
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Hi, I'm new on overclock.net and I'm interested in your "wind tunnel" rig, you have done a really good job!
The thing is I'm a lot concerned about noise, that's why I have ordered 6 new quieter fans (2 ty 140, 2 Noiseblocker PL-1 and 2 Thermalright X-silent) in order to reduce the noise.
My question: Is it possible to build a "wind tunnel" with a decent cooling, avoiding an high airflow (to keep it quiet)?
I am not planning to OC my CPU for now so the cooling isn't a problem, I am just focused on the noise (my case is a CM 690 II advanced).
Anyway thanks for this awesome guide!

yeah a windtunnel in the upper area is def a win win situation to get enough fresh air.
use foam, works exzellent without vibration

http://www.overclock.net/t/1180580/cpu-cooler-fan-position/10#post_15879595
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Glad to hear it. I didn’t want to cut the rear grill without being sure it would work or not…

So I’m going to try this:

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yeah a windtunnel in the upper area is def a win win situation to get enough fresh air.
use foam, works exzellent without vibration

http://www.overclock.net/t/1180580/cpu-cooler-fan-position/10#post_15879595

Thanks for the link, it will be useful.
Edited by Grouf - 12/9/11 at 3:01pm
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that looks just right
   
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that looks just right

+1. Besides the fan behind the HDD's that's how my rig is setup. thumb.gif
Edited by solsamurai - 12/9/11 at 4:24pm
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