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when you cut the rear grill off of the case you will feel so much air coming out the back that can't be matched if you had a grill and fan imo
   
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What size fan will fit in the back? If a 140mm fan will fit, use the P14 or a TY-140. None of the other 140mm fans have a comparable static pressure, except the Kaze Maru 2 1700 rpm.

If only a 120mm fan will fit, consider a GT AP-14 or AP-15, or an Ultra Kaze 2000 rpm. You can always undervolt it with a single-channel fan controller. A UK2K at 5v runs 1050 rpm. A UK3K at 5v runs 1250 rpm, so simply rewiring the fans won't quite do.

To expand on what chinesethunda says, to evacuate your case properly downstream from a cpu heatsink, you must have adequate cfm to evacuate the case as well as suck up all of the exhaust from the cpu heatsink, and it must be driven with sufficient static pressure to overcome the resistance of the rear grill. And that is why I got rid of mine.

There's space for 140mm. Maybe for the moment I'll remove P14 from the top and put it on exhaust. And in the top will go fractal 140mm.
In Arc Midi there is also space for 180mm fan in the top, maybe it'll be better with 180mm blowing inside ?
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when you cut the rear grill off of the case you will feel so much air coming out the back that can't be matched if you had a grill and fan imo

I'm almost convinced to cut the damn thing out biggrin.gif
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There's space for 140mm. Maybe for the moment I'll remove P14 from the top and put it on exhaust. And in the top will go fractal 140mm.
In Arc Midi there is also space for 180mm fan in the top, maybe it'll be better with 180mm blowing inside ?
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Originally Posted by chinesethunda View Post

when you cut the rear grill off of the case you will feel so much air coming out the back that can't be matched if you had a grill and fan imo

I'm almost convinced to cut the damn thing out biggrin.gif


Using the P14 as an exhaust fan sounds right. Using a 180mm fan blowing down sounds good, too. But before you do, have it running outside the case. Feel the vibrations as you hold the frame in your hands. Then move the fan from horizontal output to downward output. Make sure the fan is comfortable pushing air down. And while you're at it, feel the vibes from pushing air up, just so you'll know.

 


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I have finished my build and I have a ton of room for modifications. This case has fans blowing in from top, front and side. The fan on back is blowing out. Has a bracket for another fan coming up from the bottom but not to interested in it. I am more interested in possibly blocking off the lower part of the case and putting a fan in my 4.5 drive bays blowing in... What do you guys think? Here is a couple pics of the setup as it stands.

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Pics are not the greatest was taking them for the maximus iv gene3 owners thread to show just how big that NH-d14 is thumb.gif
    
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I have been advocating placing a barrier between what i will call cpu space and gpu space. Hobby shops sell sheets of styrene plastic which is light, stiff and yet flexible. That stuff will partition a case just fine.

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instead of styrene plastic, would plastic rubbery foam that sometimes comes with motherboards, like the stuff it sits on, work?
   
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instead of styrene plastic, would plastic rubbery foam that sometimes comes with motherboards, like the stuff it sits on, work?


I expect it would be too flimsy; but go ahead and try.

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It might be too flimsy, perhaps cardboard? is there any risk to that or should it be okay? I have plenty of cardboard laying around
   
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Any suggestions for rotary tool bits for grinding out the nubs left behind from a honeycomb grill?
    
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It might be too flimsy, perhaps cardboard? is there any risk to that or should it be okay? I have plenty of cardboard laying around


Try it. But the plastic sheeting will be more permanent if you stay with it.

 



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Any suggestions for rotary tool bits for grinding out the nubs left behind from a honeycomb grill?


Use a nibbler the first time and you won't need to rotary anything. Filing and stuff makes metal dust . . .

 

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