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Definitely get a fan controller if you can afford it. You'll have the greatest amount of control of airflow that way.

Ok, i'm reading up some reviews on newegg... they are either cheaply built or have records of shorting out expensive hardwares..... bad luck??

Hmm, if I don't install an optical drive, I wonder if I can fit a 120mm in that slot to push more air through to CPU.
post #952 of 2110
Don't get a controller from newegg. They don't carry anything worth the money IMO except maybe the Scythe controllers. You need something with a better track record like this Lamptron.
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post #953 of 2110
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Don't get a controller from newegg. They don't carry anything worth the money IMO except maybe the Scythe controllers. You need something with a better track record like this Lamptron.

Damn that thing is sexy, I see what you mean by if I have the cash for it. Definitely saving up for it if I can't fit a fan in the 5" bay.


edit: how about this one? http://www.amazon.com/Lamptron-Speed-Controller-channel-Black/dp/B002R8IZAA
Edited by darksen - 4/12/12 at 9:33pm
post #954 of 2110
You can remove the top HDD cage and get all the airflow you need from that fan. The bottom front intake will keep the HDDs cool. Unless you plan to use more than three four drives that is...at that point you can rotate the top cage. biggrin.gif For any fan controller you're looking at I suggest doing a search by name here on OCN and get feedback that way. thumb.gif
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After a few hours, I finally got my TY-140 into the D14. Now its much quieter! The weird thing is that my temps are higher even though the performance of the TY-140 is supposed to be better than the stock fan.

Can anyone explain this?
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After a few hours, I finally got my TY-140 into the D14. Now its much quieter! The weird thing is that my temps are higher even though the performance of the TY-140 is supposed to be better than the stock fan.
Can anyone explain this?

The spacing of the fins on the towers is different. The D14 was engineered to perform with the included fans and their static pressure. Have you tried high and low speeds and compared temps?

EDIT: Here's a comparison pic from another site:

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post #957 of 2110
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You can remove the top HDD cage and get all the airflow you need from that fan. The bottom front intake will keep the HDDs cool. Unless you plan to use more than three four drives that is...at that point you can rotate the top cage. biggrin.gif For any fan controller you're looking at I suggest doing a search by name here on OCN and get feedback that way. thumb.gif


Yea I only have 1 HDD and 1SSD, so the mid cage will be removed for sure.

A more important airflow question, since the top can fit two 140mm,should I block rear and single 140mm intake, OR double 140mm intake? Theorycraft welcome
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Yea I only have 1 HDD and 1SSD, so the mid cage will be removed for sure.
A more important airflow question, since the top can fit two 140mm,should I block rear and single 140mm intake, OR double 140mm intake? Theorycraft welcome

What CPU cooler will you be using?
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The spacing of the fins on the towers is different. The D14 was engineered to perform with the included fans and their static pressure. Have you tried high and low speeds and compared temps?

That makes a lot of sense actually. At idle, the temps are ~2C lower, while full load is ~5C higher.
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What CPU cooler will you be using?

Noctua D14, hence the side panel fan limitation
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