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I guess it's a rather simple setup. I decided to apply the concept of the top intake to the bottom intake. The bottom fan will add to the flow of the fan, although I want to slightly modify the flow so it's angled upwards toward the GPU. I might be able to see the flow without a smoke machine by using some dry ice and a plastic sheet. this might also angle the flow the upper front intake creates and the top intake might redirect the flow directly at the CPU heatsink. The fans on the heatsink will pull the air so no worries if the top intake can't redirect the flow.
It's a little late so I'm tired and didn't really think this out. Just wanted something to start out with though. I will be removing the expansion slot brackets.

There's no need to angle the bottom intake fan IMO. It's more about the total intake CFM from all sides collectively pushing the air out the rear of the case. Testing with a smoke machine/dry ice/etc is a bit much IMO. Let the folks at Silverstone do that. Your temps/noise will show how effective any given airflow config is. Remove the top HDD cage (which you can do with that case) and you're good to go! That's the exact layout I would use with that case. thumb.gif
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There's no need to angle the bottom intake fan IMO. It's more about the total intake CFM from all sides collectively pushing the air out the rear of the case. Remove the top HDD cage (which you can do with that case) and you're good to go! That's the exact layout I would use with that case. thumb.gif

Well, that's not what I meant. tongue.gif

I meant the bottom fan would blow enough air to angle the airflow. Unnecessary but just a though.

I might end up removing both. I'm probably only going to have 1 hard drive and a SSD. Just mount them in the 5.25 bay or somewhere. I'll have to think of it. Maybe right under the 5.25" bay. I saw somebody do that.
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Well, that's not what I meant. tongue.gif
I meant the bottom fan would blow enough air to angle the airflow. Unnecessary but just a though.
I might end up removing both. I'm probably only going to have 1 hard drive and a SSD. Just mount them in the 5.25 bay or somewhere. I'll have to think of it. Maybe right under the 5.25" bay. I saw somebody do that.

Lol, sorry I can't read today. tongue.gif The bottom fan helps with additional cool air for the GPU and overall positive flow. If noise is an issue I'd say try with and without it and see how temps are effected. You may not need it in the end. Both HDDs in the 5.25 bay sounds good. biggrin.gif
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I guess it's a rather simple setup. I decided to apply the concept of the top intake to the bottom intake. The bottom fan will add to the flow of the fan, although I want to slightly modify the flow so it's angled upwards toward the GPU. I might be able to see the flow without a smoke machine by using some dry ice and a plastic sheet. this might also angle the flow the upper front intake creates and the top intake might redirect the flow directly at the CPU heatsink. The fans on the heatsink will pull the air so no worries if the top intake can't redirect the flow.

It's a little late so I'm tired and didn't really think this out. Just wanted something to start out with though. I will be removing the expansion slot brackets.


Looks good.

 

Your case seems rather low, as cases go. Mid-tower. Not nearly enough room for a 5.25 bay fan. What kind is it?

 

Can you mount a side panel fan? If so, a nice gentle one would do you some good. It just should not be powerful enough to stall your front and bottom inflows.

 

I'd recommend at the very least removing your slot covers. As you know, I also favor removing your rear grill and slot pillars. That allows you to live with no exhaust fan.

 

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What if you have a GPU that exhausts inside the case(twin frozr, accelero, gigabyte), do you still recommend having the top fan as intake instead of exhaust?

This is my current set in my HAF912 -> http://i.imgur.com/WrsNr.jpg - everything is intake, including two front intake fans (can't see the one in the bay), except the rear and the top
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Looks good.

Your case seems rather low, as cases go. Mid-tower. Not nearly enough room for a 5.25 bay fan. What kind is it?

Can you mount a side panel fan? If so, a nice gentle one would do you some good. It just should not be powerful enough to stall your front and bottom inflows.

I'd recommend at the very least removing your slot covers. As you know, I also favor removing your rear grill and slot pillars. That allows you to live with no exhaust fan.

That's the Arc Midi. It has a 140/180mm side panel mount. The two front fans are 140mm. thumb.gif
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What if you have a GPU that exhausts inside the case(twin frozr, accelero, gigabyte), do you still recommend having the top fan as intake instead of exhaust?

Positive flow pushes all air out the rear of the case. My GPU dumps all it's hot air into my case and stays under 60c. I have almost the same setup minus the bottom intake in my 650D. I'm getting ready to add a mid-case fan for even more airflow so I can fold and run Boinc for longer periods of time. biggrin.gif
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Looks good.

Your case seems rather low, as cases go. Mid-tower. Not nearly enough room for a 5.25 bay fan. What kind is it?

Can you mount a side panel fan? If so, a nice gentle one would do you some good. It just should not be powerful enough to stall your front and bottom inflows.

I'd recommend at the very least removing your slot covers. As you know, I also favor removing your rear grill and slot pillars. That allows you to live with no exhaust fan.

It's the Arc Midi. biggrin.gif

Well, looks like that's where the HDD's are going.

Yup. I can mount a 140 or 180mm.

Definitely doing that and I will get the Nibbler from the Nibbler thread here (forget the specific name).
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Why is it poor to have a larger fan, i.e. 230mm intaking from the top? I could see it affecting the air flow if it was shadowing over the heatsink, but what if it only shadows 2/3 of it. In the case of a D14, it would shadow partly the second tower.

Since I can't easily detach my rear exhaust grill, I'm going to try to run a TY-140 there.

Going to try with a D14 like this:

Ty-140 Ty140<-F12<-F12

Debating whether if I should pair the TY-140s to the same header or not.
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been doing some research, could I get some feedback on he 600t please?

and also, between the two(HAF x, 600T) , which one would you pick for better cooling and management (not aesthetics)
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been doing some research, could I get some feedback on he 600t please?

and also, between the two(HAF x, 600T) , which one would you pick for better cooling and management (not aesthetics)

Definitely the Haf X cool.gif
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