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Hey everyone,
I'm currently trying to optimize my airflow in my HAF X.
Right now the top 5 fans cooling my radiator are intake as well as the sidepanel fan and the front fan. The only exhaust I have is the rear fan. I don't want to have my top fans as exhaust because I don't want the hot GPU air rising to the radiator. I thought it would be a good idea to have the side panel as exhaust but the problem is that my front fan hardly reaches the GPUs (pump and HDD bay in the way). Also the problem I'm facing right now is that the 5 top fans are trapping the hot air down in the case.
What do you guys recommend?
Edited by Emmanuel - 8/11/11 at 2:29pm
    
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post #2 of 7
Get some blocks on the GPUs or turn the fans to exhaust on the radiator.

Edit: Forget the thing with turning the fans. You have non ref coolers on the GPUs. Watercooling is your only real option here. You should have room for at least 2 single rads in that case.
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Lightnings don't have water blocks and having 80c rising to my radiator kinda defeats the purpose of water cooling.
    
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I got tired of trying different configurations so I just took my side panel off worked wonders. Only other option is to exhaust through your rad, I personally wouldn't do that though.
    
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Aha lol I'd like to keep mine own. I'll find a way using small fans I guess.
    
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Bump, I need help to!! My 4870 is reaching 72C
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I got tired of trying different configurations so I just took my side panel off worked wonders. Only other option is to exhaust through your rad, I personally wouldn't do that though.
That's what I did for 6 years. Worked well for me, except the interior was full of dust.

I think I'm gonna do some testing and see which works better for me...
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