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I'm getting pretty good temperatures but I'm wondering if maybe I can improve them to hopefully push my system a bit further. Right now I only have one intake coming in from the side of the case and everything else blows air out. The side panel fan is on the outside of the case because the Silver Arrow is takes up so much space All comments are appreciated

Idle: 27C
Load: 54C @ 1.296v



Edited by nezzarix - 7/29/11 at 12:45pm
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close...you want the front fans as intake, suck cool air in from the bottom region of the case, and blow hot air out the top/back of the case...turn that front fan around and it looks good to me...

::edit::

btw, iirc your 560 uses the fan for intake and blows the exhaust out the back of the card...i could be wrong, but i'm fairly certain that's how the airflow goes, if so you have the arrows on the card wrong as well...
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Here read these, they should help you.

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

and

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


To Summarize all that.

Top: Intake
Rear: Exhaust
Front: Intake
Side: Intake
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close...you want the front fans as intake, suck cool air in from the bottom region of the case, and blow hot air out the top/back of the case...turn that front fan around and it looks good to me...

::edit::

btw, iirc your 560 uses the fan for intake and blows the exhaust out the back of the card...i could be wrong, but i'm fairly certain that's how the airflow goes, if so you have the arrows on the card wrong as well...
Huh, I didn't know the GPU did that. Thanks for the info! I'll reverse the front fans and give them a shot.

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Originally Posted by xTweetyBird View Post
Here read these, they should help you.

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

and

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


To Summarize all that.

Top: Intake
Rear: Exhaust
Front: Intake
Side: Intake
Thanks for the info. I'm sure the top fan can be reversed I'm just not sure how to do that. I'll have to read the manual for the Antec 900 and see.
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Huh, I didn't know the GPU did that. Thanks for the info! I'll reverse the front fans and give them a shot.



Thanks for the info. I'm sure the top fan can be reversed I'm just not sure how to do that. I'll have to read the manual for the Antec 900 and see.

No Problem, You should be able to reverse the fans easily. Just loosen up the screws and flip the fan.
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Originally Posted by xTweetyBird View Post
Here read these, they should help you.

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

and

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


To Summarize all that.

Top: Intake
Rear: Exhaust
Front: Intake
Side: Intake
well now, that's interesting...i've always used my top fan for exhaust...never thought about reversing it, that's how it came on my HAF...maybe i'll have to give that a shot and see if it makes any difference in case temps...
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well now, that's interesting...i've always used my top fan for exhaust...never thought about reversing it, that's how it came on my HAF...maybe i'll have to give that a shot and see if it makes any difference in case temps...
Same here. My top fans are exhaust. I don't know about that piece of advice. Need highly scientific, FBI / CSI / Area 51 investigation for that one.

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well now, that's interesting...i've always used my top fan for exhaust...never thought about reversing it, that's how it came on my HAF...maybe i'll have to give that a shot and see if it makes any difference in case temps...
Same here. My understanding was that the top should be an exhaust because hot air rises.
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Also, the link says that for top fan intake one needs a filter to prevent dust. Looks like I need to go buy a filter big enough for it. How much does that reduce air flow?
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Also, the link says that for top fan intake one needs a filter to prevent dust. Looks like I need to go buy a filter big enough for it. How much does that reduce air flow?
meh, you don't really need a filter...i've got three cats at my house, always hanging out in my office/computer room, two of them long-haired...the filter for fans, imo, are completely unnecessary, unless you've got a problem cleaning your computer out with air every couple three weeks
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