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I come up with airflow design. Tell me what you thing.

yellow stand for metal plate separting the 2 airflows also putting on a Fan Duct for the last 200mm fan so the first 200mm wont suck in hot air.




Edited by themedesign - 6/18/11 at 1:31pm
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post #2 of 16
Both the fans on top will be better exhausting the hot air.
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The fans on the front panel and the side panel should be intake. The other ones should be exhaust.
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Originally Posted by fashric View Post
Both the fans on top will be better exhausting the hot air.
That i want to find out since i can't test it now.
Because then yo 230mm intake front, 200mm intake side panel
140mm exhaust rear, 2x 200mm exhaust on the top.

2 intake vs 3 exhaust

Wont that result in a negative pressure

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Originally Posted by te0o View Post
The fans on the front panel and the side panel should be intake. The other ones should be exhaust.
They are right now seen in the picture
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post #5 of 16
Thats a good flow, Covers the board nicely and covers the parts nicly without sucking air from the psu or the cpu
post #6 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by themedesign View Post
I come up with airflow design. Tell me what you thing.

yellow stand for metal plate separting the 2 airflows also putting on a Fan Duct for the last 200mm fan so the first 200mm wont suck in hot air.



Good start. I'd recommend comparing temps with that rear top fan as exhaust vs the rear fan position closed off.

See item 2 in my sig. I demonstrate how the pull fan on a heatsink extracts the air from a case with no exhaust fan. Simply remove your rear grill.

In general, an open window at the back with no fan allows your air to stream out silently. No pressure ever builds up because the open aperture lets it all go before that happens.
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post #7 of 16
Top fans are ALWAYS exhaust, dont forget that.

And I remember seeing a review in this forum about a guy who compared results adding a second top exhaust fan and found that there was almost no difference in temperature, the idea of the second area is for watercooling radiators, not another fan.
Edited by MexGT - 6/18/11 at 9:41pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by MexGT View Post
Top fans are ALWAYS exhaust, dont forget that.

And I remember seeing a review in this forum about a guy who compared results adding a second top exhaust fan and found that there was almost no difference in temperature, the idea of the second area is for watercooling radiators, not another fan.
False


http://www.silverstonetek.com/techta...tid=wh_airflow
http://www.silverstonetek.com/techta...id=wh_positive

OP, those two links should help you figure out what is the best setup for your case.
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post #9 of 16
Here's my HAF Black Edition! Filtered intake at the back, front, and bottom. Exhaust at the front (120mm fan taking up 3 drive bays) and top. My cpu temps are 2C lower this way, then the traditional way of in the front out the back. Cool air directly to my CPU cooler!
 
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Originally Posted by Tom Thumb View Post
Here's my HAF Black Edition! Filtered intake at the back, front, and bottom. Exhaust at the front (120mm fan taking up 3 drive bays) and top. My cpu temps are 2C lower this way, then the traditional way of in the front out the back. Cool air directly to my CPU cooler!
Excellent. Fresh air is always best for a heatsink. People have suggested this before, but were afraid of heat coming off their psu and gpu(s). You just went ahead and did it. Bravo!

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