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People really need to see this if they haven't already.
One thing I don't think ehume explained yet is why you shouldn't have a fan over the heatsink adding air into the flow. IMO it should be pretty obvious but if you don't know, it will blow air onto the gfx card by partially redirecting the airflow. You must add the air before it is heated. Adding that top intake over the heatsink is like adding gasoline while you're driving instead of before.


The idea is that the air coming from the CPU heatsink is still cooler than the GPU.

i.e.:

CPU temps: 50c

GPU temps: 70c

Difference: 20c

So that 50c air will still "cool" a 70c area, plus you have the benefit of added pressure and air flow, which cools even more.
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Well ehume suggested me to use a top 200mm intake with my coolermaster haf922 case. it does have a portion that is blowing directly over the heatsink.

I believe he's referring to a fan on the side panel directly over the CPU cooler. The type of cooler you have plays a big role in this setup. IMO in a proper positive pressure setup with the right cooler (like this one perhaps) it could be beneficial.

I have a top front 140mm feeding fresh air to my Silver Arrow. That and the design of the SA make adding an intake directly over it on the side panel unnecessary for me.
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Originally Posted by chinesethunda View Post

well, it might work for some people and not others, from my experience if i have the top intake while my computer is on my dresser or something, it doesn't do anything, but if i have it on the ground it helps with temps because its cooler, so each person has to test for themselves to see if it works for them

+1000 thumb.gif

There's no one perfect way/method/setup. Just lots of experimenting and posting the results in this thread! biggrin.gif
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I recently purchased the Rosewill Thor V2 it appears to be a very well built case for its price point. Excellent cooling and placed at the top of Tom's recent 10 slot case comparison test. Of course that rating was thanks to its pricepoint and performance (Audible noise, cooling). Unfortunately UPS did not deliver the rest of my components today so I will have to wait till tomorrow to see how well it performs. She will be holding the big daddy nhd-14 heatsink.

If this case has not previously been mentioned in this thread, it deserves to be. If it has just add me to its list of supporters. Anyone with the Thor V2 or in the know far as case cooling, any suggestions on mods would be helpful.
    
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I recently purchased the Rosewill Thor V2 it appears to be a very well built case for its price point. Excellent cooling and placed at the top of Tom's recent 10 slot case comparison test. Of course that rating was thanks to its pricepoint and performance (Audible noise, cooling). Unfortunately UPS did not deliver the rest of my components today so I will have to wait till tomorrow to see how well it performs. She will be holding the big daddy nhd-14 heatsink.
If this case has not previously been mentioned in this thread, it deserves to be. If it has just add me to its list of supporters. Anyone with the Thor V2 or in the know far as case cooling, any suggestions on mods would be helpful.

I don't know how I feel about those top vents on the side panel. Seems like a good deal of air from the top and side fan would blow out and be sucked right back into the case. Oh, and I believe the Silver Arrow is a tad larger than the NH-D14. biggrin.gif
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Well reading a bit more in this post has given me some ideas on how to trim the air more over my important components and possibly add more fans from the front in the extra drive bays as others have done. The vents on the top seem a bit silly but if i flip that fan to be blow in the case I dont think the fins will be a problem. I am using a micro atx board in this monster the maximus IV gene3/gen3 with only one video card. So lots of extra case room and lots of room for modifications.

Nh-d14 is a monster to me and for this mobo had a ton of concerns about making it all fit =)
I'll have to check out that silver arrow though ... here in Texas bigger is better
    
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In Texas, you need a big air cooler because it gets dayum hot in the summertime.


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Well reading a bit more in this post has given me some ideas on how to trim the air more over my important components and possibly add more fans from the front in the extra drive bays as others have done. The vents on the top seem a bit silly but if i flip that fan to be blow in the case I dont think the fins will be a problem. I am using a micro atx board in this monster the maximus IV gene3/gen3 with only one video card. So lots of extra case room and lots of room for modifications.
Nh-d14 is a monster to me and for this mobo had a ton of concerns about making it all fit =)
I'll have to check out that silver arrow though ... here in Texas bigger is better

biggrin.gif One great feature about the SA is both 140mm fans are PWM controlled. That's one of the main reasons I got it over the D14. Both are excellent air coolers. thumb.gif
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In Texas, you need a big air cooler because it get dayum hot in the summertime.

Seriously. My hometown in southern california is the same way. 105+ degrees during the summer months. eek.gif
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I have the 2011 SE version of the DH-14 with dual PWM fans. Since Im using a 1155 socket I had to order the proper mounting kit. Thermalright makes fantastic heat sinks though My first overclocking heatsink was made by them after a ton of research. Still have that tornado sitting around here somewhere that went on top of it. Talk about loud...

From Noctua's website in reference to the 2011 DH-14
Dual NF-P14/NF-P12 PWM fan setup
The NH-D14 sports a premium quality dual PWM fan setup consisting of Noctua’s award-winning NF-P12 (120mm) and NF-P14 (140mm) fans, both of which feature Vortex-Control Notches, SCD technology and SSO-Bearings in order to achieve a perfect balance of performance and quietness

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doh.gif Thanks for reminder about that! The SA is just as quiet. I'm not a fan of TR's other heatsinks....except the Archon. biggrin.gif
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Should I change anything in my setup ?
There is no top panel with filter on the foto, but I use it.

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