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post #1 of 8
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Hi guys,

its been long time i'v been doing any changes inside my case, but i just recently got my GTX 580 and i'd like to keep everything at reasonable temps. It is summer and the idle temp of my CPU is always 45C +. My GPU is currently at 39C idle, which isnt all that bad, but i think with my case (ATCS 840) it could be a lot better, if i replaced the stock case fans, or changed the airflow a little bit. The thing is, i have no idea what kind of fans should i buy, or which of the stock CM fans to keep. Are 230mm fans good or should they be replaced? Should i use the top front 230mm fan as well? (I'v been told it works againts the airflow in the case). Maybe there is something else that you guys would suggest to improve?

When it comes to noise level, it shouldnt be too loud, but it doesnt have to be totally silent either. I also have this fan controller (ZALMAN ZM-MFC1), but currently not using it.

Below is the picture of my case airflow, with all the fans that i am using. There is also posibility of mounting a rear cage with 1 120mm fan and drive bay cage with 2x 120mm fans.

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Thanks for your input in advance!
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post #2 of 8
What's your ambient like? It looks like I have pretty much the same setup, except for the case, and I'm getting around the same temperatures, but that's in a garage in Texas. Needless to say, my ambient is a little high smile.gif
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I have no way of measuring it, but my room tends to get hot, its certainly above 25C.
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post #4 of 8
Work on moving all your cables being your mobo. This will help increase airflow properly. I know this case has mounts for 120mm fans on the inside of the HDD rack.
Airflow looks normal, you can use the other 200mm top fan to expel more hot air.

This is the HAF X, which is similar to your case. Tidy cables are always the best.
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post #5 of 8
either the rear top fan as intake or both tops fans as intake. I know it would make the case massively positive with air but cooler air is more important right now than forced exhaust if you know what i mean. Just try it and see if youre seeing what you would like to see temp wise
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You should take some time and read this thread: http://www.overclock.net/air-cooling/1041926-how-decide-case-air-cooling-warning.html

Edit: Since your card dumps hot air inside your case and in top of that you have VERY poor airflow, I'd recommend a 5.25 bay fan + duct to your CPU.

Also cable management dept. needs to be taken into serious consideration.
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post #7 of 8
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ATCS 840 is huge and it can be pretty hard to route the cables behind the mobo, as they might not always reach the connectors. I admit i could hide couple of cables (the GPU power cables and some others), but it will never look like your HAF-X (looks very cool btw.), there will always be something poping out. Plus the fact that i have 6 HDDs doesnt help either wink.gif
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Sp33d Junki3;14425605 
Work on moving all your cables being your mobo. This will help increase airflow properly.

I tried to fix what i could, but it still look kinda bad due to fugly sata and power cables. It didnt really help the temps, but it i guess it looks little better.

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