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did anyone notice temp/airflow after taking just changing out rear fan but not the grill?
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1.) But I think the 200mm fan's main airflow is along the top and bottom part of the fan itself and not in the center, right? This is why I kept the SSD in the middle area of the HDD cage. I based this observation when I put my hands in the fan.
2.) Hmmm, ok. How about the side fan, do I need to try to disable it first? It acts as an intake too and is 200mm.
3.) If I raise the mid-case fan (TY-140) won't it bring back hot air to the GPU because it will blow directly towards the inside-case exhause of the GPU heatsink assembly?

1. Brain fart on my part. smile.gif
2. I'd leave it be.
3. With it positioned higher it will blow more cool air from the front intake towards the GPU and rear of case. I don't see how it would suck air back towards the front as it is blowing towards the rear.
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Around 700 RPM iirc. It should run at low speed only right?

Nope. I was wondering before what RPM it was. Forgot to ask. rolleyes.gif
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did anyone notice temp/airflow after taking just changing out rear fan but not the grill?

In my last case (K62) I removed my rear fan about a month before I got the Nibbler and saw a 1c increase in temps. This will be different in every case. Just give it a shot and see what happens! thumb.gif
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1. Brain fart on my part. smile.gif
2. I'd leave it be.
3. With it positioned higher it will blow more cool air from the front intake towards the GPU and rear of case. I don't see how it would suck air back towards the front as it is blowing towards the rear.
Nope. I was wondering before what RPM it was. Forgot to ask. rolleyes.gif

Is it OK to run the bottom TY-140 off of the PWM signal of my GPU? I have proper cables to do that smile.gif

Hmmm, because my GTX 560 Ti blows hot air towards the middle of my case, right? So when the mid-case TY-140 blows directly towards that area, the hot air being exhausted out of the same area will be forced back?
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The Yates are decent and don't cost much. Many love them here on OCN. I don't care much for the sharks due to their wide cone of airflow. The Air Penetrators are decent as well. I'd throw in Bitfenix Spectre Pro's to the list They have non-LED versions as well if that's not your thing. thumb.gif

I see, the sharks are out. I hear alot of Akasa fans here on OCN too, is THIS any good compared with the rest? (140mm)


and these FENIX are gonna be so sexy with the Arc Midi *Drool* Thanks for the suggestions!
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1. Brain fart on my part. smile.gif
2. I'd leave it be.
3. With it positioned higher it will blow more cool air from the front intake towards the GPU and rear of case. I don't see how it would suck air back towards the front as it is blowing towards the rear.
Nope. I was wondering before what RPM it was. Forgot to ask. rolleyes.gif

Is it OK to run the bottom TY-140 off of the PWM signal of my GPU? I have proper cables to do that smile.gif

Hmmm, because my GTX 560 Ti blows hot air towards the middle of my case, right? So when the mid-case TY-140 blows directly towards that area, the hot air being exhausted out of the same area will be forced back?


Make sure you leave your slot covers off so the air can get out.

 

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Is it OK to run the bottom TY-140 off of the PWM signal of my GPU? I have proper cables to do that smile.gif
Hmmm, because my GTX 560 Ti blows hot air towards the middle of my case, right? So when the mid-case TY-140 blows directly towards that area, the hot air being exhausted out of the same area will be forced back?

Sorry I don't know enough about using different fans with GPU's like that. frown.gif I see your point about how your card vents warm air. To quote the OP "Air goes where you push it." You may be surprised by the results...or maybe not. rolleyes.gif
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I see, the sharks are out. I hear alot of Akasa fans here on OCN too, is THIS any good compared with the rest? (140mm)
and these FENIX are gonna be so sexy with the Arc Midi *Drool* Thanks for the suggestions!

Never tried Akasa fans but have used their PWM splitters. biggrin.gif I actually was referring to the Bitfenix Spectre Pro fans but have also heard great things about the original Spectres. You're right, they will look nice in the Arc Midi for sure! thumb.gif
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Make sure you leave your slot covers off so the air can get out.

This too!
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Make sure you leave your slot covers off so the air can get out.
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Sorry I don't know enough about using different fans with GPU's like that. frown.gif I see your point about how your card vents warm air. To quote the OP "Air goes where you push it." You may be surprised by the results...or maybe not. rolleyes.gif
Never tried Akasa fans but have used their PWM splitters. biggrin.gif I actually was referring to the Bitfenix Spectre Pro fans but have also heard great things about the original Spectres. You're right, they will look nice in the Arc Midi for sure! thumb.gif
This too!

My slot covers are off already, no problem with that smile.gif Here's my case setup again:

L1270040.jpg

Hmmm, ehume what do you think of the suggestion of sosamurai of raising my mid-case TY-140 to directly blow air to the card vents where warm air is exhausted?
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That setup looks pretty nice
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@kevindd992002, any progress to report? Just curious. wink.gif I finally got rid of that annoying stock 200mm fan up top in my 650D. For now using the stock 120mm at 5v in the top front position and it's surprisingly quiet. biggrin.gif Temps improved by ~1-2c as well. Now all I can hear is the air moving through my case which doesn't bother me at all. Still looking for a good (non-TY-140/150) 140mm fan to replace the stock 120.
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@kevindd992002, any progress to report? Just curious. wink.gif I finally got rid of that annoying stock 200mm fan up top in my 650D. For now using the stock 120mm at 5v in the top front position and it's surprisingly quiet. biggrin.gif Temps improved by ~1-2c as well. Now all I can hear is the air moving through my case which doesn't bother me at all. Still looking for a good (non-TY-140/150) 140mm fan to replace the stock 120.

Haven't tried fiddling with my setup yet since I'm caught up at work, lol. I'll report back as soon as I'm able to do your recommendations above. Thanks man. Goodluck with your setup, btw.
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