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Well right now both my top 200mm fans are exhaust as well as my back 120mm fan is exhaust. i have my cm212+ facing up with fresh air coming from the front and sides. I have yet to test it after it's been overclocked but I'll just have to test around. I want to eventually cut the back grill to have unobstructed air
   
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Originally Posted by ehume;14194578 
For both of you, sit down and work out your various air plans of paper. By taking the various variables into account you can do a better job than I can in planning: you know what your own variables are.

Yea you're right mate, thanks again for your help. Will see what can be done yessir.gif
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The new RV03 cools better than the FT02/RV02-E. And you can also remove the gold strips if you don't like them.

And why are you getting a H60? a Antec Kuhler 920 gets the job done better

http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/2011/06/08/silverstone-raven-rv03-review/3

FT02 is still better.
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When I was done, I had created this airflow:

Beta_Evo_Quiet_Rig_02.png

Hello ehume,

I have a Cooler Master CM690 II Advance case, which I can setup very closely to what you have in the picture there, however with some differences.

I have bought these fans: http://www.svc.com/y720dcd-25t1-gp.html 110CFM 16 dBa, and I planned to put one on the back 120mm grill, one in the 5.25" Drive bay like you have in another thread, one on the side panel, and one on the HDD bay all as intakes.

I also have another side intake fan behind the motherboard that blows behind it, that is an 80mm x 15mm fan, and I turned the top 140mm fan into an intake.

The Notctua D14 has it's stock fans at the moment still, and I also will be placing these vents in the PCI slot brackets:
http://www.svc.com/pci-300.html



Would this be a good air cooling solution for my case?

I have not blocked the top back 140MM slot yet, and I still have openings in the bottom of the case for two fans that are not being used.

Or is there a better flow solution that you know of that I can do for my case?

Here's the case at Cooler Master's site: http://www.coolermaster.com/product.php?product_id=6638

And I was thinking of getting this side panel for it which will only allow one 120mm fan in the side: [ame="http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Transparent-Acrylic-RA-692-KWN1/dp/B003AVMRP2"]Amazon.com: Cooler Master CM 690 II Transparent Acrylic Side Window Panel RA-692-KWN1: Electronics[/ame]
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Originally Posted by Hoodcom;14202818 
Hello ehume,

I have a Cooler Master CM690 II Advance case, which I can setup very closely to what you have in the picture there, however with some differences.

I have bought these fans: http://www.svc.com/y720dcd-25t1-gp.html 110CFM 16 dBa, and I planned to put one on the back 120mm grill, one in the 5.25" Drive bay like you have in another thread, one on the side panel, and one on the HDD bay all as intakes.

Flow-through airflow is good. But don't expect to move 110cfm at 16dB. Read the ad carefully. At lowest speed the fan is supposed to make 16dB noise. At highest speed it is supposed to push 110cfm. I suspect both are exaggerations, so expect 20+ dB at the low end, and no more than 100 cfm at the high end (and expect about 40dB of m=noise, too).

I have those fans. I'll be testing them on the D14 by and by.
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I also have another side intake fan behind the motherboard that blows behind it, that is an 80mm x 15mm fan, and I turned the top 140mm fan into an intake.

The Notctua D14 has it's stock fans at the moment still, and I also will be placing these vents in the PCI slot brackets:
http://www.svc.com/pci-300.html

Would this be a good air cooling solution for my case?

I just leave my slot covers off. One of these days I'm going to use my nibbler and get rid of those between-slot pillars.
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I have not blocked the top back 140MM slot yet, and I still have openings in the bottom of the case for two fans that are not being used.

Or is there a better flow solution that you know of that I can do for my case?

Remove the rear grill. Move that back fan to the bottom. Block off the rear fan position. Here's my current airflow:

Beta_Evo_Quiet_Rig-C_02.png

I'll be adjusting the airflow amounts soon, but you get the idea. Your case is perfect for this. It's better than mine.
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And I was thinking of getting this side panel for it which will only allow one 120mm fan in the side: Amazon.com: Cooler Master CM 690 II Transparent Acrylic Side Window Panel RA-692-KWN1: Electronics

Looks like a square fan position. Put a 140mm fan there that has 120mm screw holes: Kaze Maru, Kaze Maru 2, TY-140.
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Originally Posted by ehume;14207558 
Put a 140mm fan there that has 120mm screw holes: Kaze Maru, Kaze Maru 2, TY-140.

or Noctua NF-P14 FLX smile.gif
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Originally Posted by ehume;14207558 
Flow-through airflow is good. But don't expect to move 110cfm at 16dB. Read the ad carefully. At lowest speed the fan is supposed to make 16dB noise. At highest speed it is supposed to push 110cfm. I suspect both are exaggerations, so expect 20+ dB at the low end, and no more than 100 cfm at the high end (and expect about 40dB of m=noise, too).

I have those fans. I'll be testing them on the D14 by and by.

Ah, I see that now! Thank You for pointing that out. Which I don't think I'll mind the noise too much, unless I am trying to listen to orchestrated music in my room. But I could get a fan controller and just turn the fans down for idle loads. thinking.gif

I'll be very interested to see your results with those fans on the D14, for sure! thumb.gif

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I just leave my slot covers off. One of these days I'm going to use my nibbler and get rid of those between-slot pillars.

I have never seen a tool like that before! That's pretty cool.
Quote:
Originally Posted by ehume;14207558 
Remove the rear grill. Move that back fan to the bottom. Block off the rear fan position. Here's my current airflow:

Beta_Evo_Quiet_Rig-C_02.png

So since the back grill is part of the case I'd have to cut it out? What could I do about any sharp metal from the open hole?
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Originally Posted by ehume;14207558 
I'll be adjusting the airflow amounts soon, but you get the idea. Your case is perfect for this. It's better than mine.



Looks like a square fan position. Put a 140mm fan there that has 120mm screw holes: Kaze Maru, Kaze Maru 2, TY-140.

I figured if I am going to be using air cooling, to do it right, so that's why I came to this thread, and I Thank You very much for your assistance so far.

My fans will arrive today, and as well as my new graphics card. The kind it is, apparently it will dump heat into the case, will this airflow plan help push all that out with ease?
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the nibbler tool can cut through case metal? how thick is your case? just curious
   
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Nibbler will nibble sheet steel.

For gpu's that dump air into the case I'm thinking that sheet plastic (hobby shops have it for model railroaders to make buildings) would allow us to separate a case into zones: cpu and gpu. In a 690, I'd look at intakes in front and bottom, exhaust side and rear. Still pondering this.
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Originally Posted by ehume;14214292 
For gpu's that dump air into the case I'm thinking that sheet plastic (hobby shops have it for model railroaders to make buildings) would allow us to separate a case into zones: cpu and gpu. In a 690, I'd look at intakes in front and bottom, exhaust side and rear. Still pondering this.

First of all I think that a fan pushing GPU's heat is gonna make some turbulence, at least with Gigabyte Windforce 3x cooling system (which I own).
[ame="http://www.gigabyte.com/fileupload/multimedia/3/file/267/553.swf"]http://www.gigabyte.com/fileupload/multimedia/3/file/267/553.swf[/ame]

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5V6BLcVWvYw"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5V6BLcVWvYw[/ame]

What do you think about it ?
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Ti-89 OS 3.10 LCD Dot-Matrix 160x100 4x 1.5V AAA Ti-89 HW4 Black 
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Intel Core™ i7 930 Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R 2.0 Gigabyte GTX 470 SOC G.Skill RX 2x4GB 1600C8 
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PNY Prevail Elite 120GB Hitachi 7K1000.C 1TB LG GH24LS50 Noctua NH-C12P SE14 
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Windows 8 Pro x64 Lubuntu 13.10 x64 Samsung BX2250 Logitech Illuminated 
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Be Quiet! S.P. E⁷ 600W Fractal Design Core 3000 Logitech G300 AKG K240 Studio 
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