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post #11 of 39
Meaning no disrespect,
I've seen this advice given more than a few times here, and I have tried it myself. With bad results.
Luckily this small mod can easily be undone.

That being said.
If I were you, I'd keep your fans in the direction they are!
My results were an added 10C inside my case.
Your best cooling results will come from fans that are rated with a higher CFM, and static pressure.
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I would keep the setup you have now and add the rear exhaust fan just to get a better balance of airflow.
Out of curiosity, would you consider the stock fans quiet enough when they are high, medium, or low? Just so we can get an idea of what you think quiet is.
Edited by spaceballsrules - 6/20/11 at 5:41am
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post #13 of 39
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Ok for comparison...
Have you heard a blademaster at around 80%? that not to bad also the stock 140mm fan at medium is not bad, and the stock 120mm is fine at lowest.
    
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post #14 of 39
Quote:
Originally Posted by ASUSfreak View Post
Hi, I've got Antec 1200 for me and Antec 300 for my girlfriend (well actualy it's my previous setup )

Turn the side-fan around!!! Suck OUT hot air instead of blowing "cold" air into the case and over the hot graphic card(s). By this it just adds more hot air into the rather small case so the internal air becomes even more hot and it keeps getting hotter and hotter etc...

By sucking out the heat of the cards, you'll suck out hot air as well. Works great for my overclocked 8800GTX SLi
This is a bad idea, that side fan pushing cold air in is very useful, it provides direct cold air to the GPU's and also to the PSU. Reverse this and you will be starving them of air.

I have 5 tricool's in my 300, I have them set to medium on the front intakes and medium on the two exhausts. The intake on the side is on low. This provides excellent airflow through the case and is easily able to cool my GTX 480 and my CPU.

I have tried taking the pci slots out of the back to see if it made any difference, but it simply does not, so really no point in doing that.

Honestly the 300 is one of the best air flow cases, and beats out many far more expensive cases. You best bet is to set your front intake fans and rear exhaust fans to a faster speed, you should notice good results from that.
post #15 of 39
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ok thanks. i currently as front intake i have 2 rosewill 80cfm fans. i added a rear exhaust fan and switched the top 140mm to intake also today.
    
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post #16 of 39
I'm actually really surprised at how hot your rig is with an Antec 300. You should definitely have a powerful exhaust fan if heat is trapped in your case. I think that's more important than intake fans.
    
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post #17 of 39
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I was actually running with 0 exhaust fans lol. Probably one of my problems.
    
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post #18 of 39
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I was actually running with 0 exhaust fans lol. Probably one of my problems.
That was definitely the problem. I had two add two extra exhausts to my case before temperatures became tolerable
    
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post #19 of 39
nwegg has 250mm fans for 20$ cut a nice hole and get a grill for your side panel maybe even 2 of them,maybe put another 120mm in the top of case
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post #20 of 39
Exhaust fans are more important then intake. Cant keep the case cool if the hot air is circulating inside. Rear 120 exhaust top 140 exhaust with maybe one side 120 intake and 2 front intakes would probably do all you really can do. So the 2 HD 5770's are too hot? Thats weird. Are they rear exhaust ref designs or the kind that exhaust hot air into the case? I hate those kind of cards.
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