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For starters, I originally built this computer last July, but about two months ago I had the urge to upgrade my cooling so I could dabble with overclocking (Plan to this weekend).

Parts:




2X Scythe Gentle Typhoon AP-15's
Corsair 800D Rubber Grommets
Random Sleeving
Sunbeam PCI Fan Controller
FrozenCPU 120mm Rubber Grommet
A few other random things




Original State:





Revision #1 (Basic 3xIntake/3xExhaust setup):





Revision #2 (Current/Positive Pressure Airflow):


5.25" Fan Mod



Corsair 800D Rubber Grommets



Rear Grill Cutout + U-Channel + Finger Guard



Upper Airflow




Custom Fan Tower Bracket + Finger Guards



Blocked Off Rear + Top Intake



FrozenCPU Rubber Grommets - Used to bump out the pull fan so that the Megahalems doesn't make its notorious noise when paired with a pull fan at speeds above 1500rpms, second grommet is for symmetry (Highly advise anyone to get solid plastic shroud, these were terribly hard to install because they flopped around)



Back Panel Wiring (Get A Modular PSU!!)






Final Setup (Installing SSD and New HDD this Weekend)





Fan RPMs (Case Fans out of 1900RPMs, Heatsink Fans out of 1850RPMs)




Temps - Original State





Temps - Rev #1 (Middle, SpeedFan 4.43) Vs. Rev #2 (Outer Programs)
Only reason I'm using speedfan is for a reference to my original SS, I do not use it anymore.





Load Temps after 30 Minutes of Prime95 (Linx Topped Out at 63C)




I'm very pleased with these new results, much better than the 60C idle on the stock proc aha! And positive pressure is amazing, I feel air blowing out of the rear and my side panel holes, it just wants to escape!! Enjoy !
Edited by meeps - 8/17/11 at 7:38pm
post #2 of 10
Hey very nice setup! and great add ons to the case and neat cable management/sleevings. But to come out honestly, I think your fan setup is ruining your airflow a bit (not going to go to every detail), reconfiguring and having air move in and out would result in even more better cooling. Like,

1xrear fan
2x front
1x bottom intake
2x top exhaust.

EDIT: it may sound like a idiotic post since you say the airflow feels just right and perfect, I just can't see a good airflow and cooling through those pictures.
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Originally Posted by RuneDunes View Post
Hey very nice setup! and great add ons to the case and neat cable management/sleevings. But to come out honestly, I think your fan setup is ruining your airflow a bit (not going to go to every detail), reconfiguring and having air move in and out would result in even more better cooling. Like,

1xrear fan
2x front
1x bottom intake
2x top exhaust.

EDIT: it may sound like a idiotic post since you say the airflow feels just right and perfect, I just can't see a good airflow and cooling through those pictures.
It's all good it's not an idiotic post at all, just a curious one. If you look at the second to last photo, you'll see two pictures of speedfan, the middle one is from a SS I took with my previous setup (Which you can see in the picture labeled as Revision #1) and the furthest right one is of my new setup. The reason this is relevant is because my previous setup is almost identical to what you are suggesting and this shows the improvements over it. With this setup, I can actually feel air being pushed straight out of the side panel holes, the empty PCI slots, and the cut out port in the rear.

Here are two images that might show the difference of how the air will act (As best as I understand):

A)


VS.

B)


In option A the exhausts would pull the air being provided straight out the top, therefore possibly suffocating the heatsink. Also, the air being pushed in might slow down to the point where it looses fluidity and never reaches the top. Also, with a top exhaust and rear exhaust there could be some sort of distortion in the air which hinders it from leaving either areas.

In option B the front pushes to the middle fans (Which you could call phase 2 of the bottom airflow), so the air never looses speed. It then pushes past all the PCI components and out the back and also out the side panel holes (The GPU exhausts some air, but some is thrown into the case, the bottom airflow then catches the air and brings it with it out of the case). Also in the top, I have it so the top intake isn't as powerful as the front intake so that the front intake can then carry the top intakes air and bring it straight to the heatsink, which then pushes air straight out the rear (If I were to put a fan behind it, or leave the stock metal mesh design, there could be resistance due to different fan speeds)

Option B is optimal in cooling compared to A even when all fans are at full blast in both options, so it isn't a fan RPM/quietness preference distorting the results.

I hope I answered thoroughly, that's quite a rant above ahah, but it's the best way I understand my cooling. Also, thanks for the kind words! I'm quite the OCD perfectionist and it feels good that someone enjoys my work !
post #4 of 10
Nice build this,you have pleanty of clean airflow there in your case.

I also like the P6X58D-E,i had one in december and for the price i paid it was an amazing board.
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I hope I answered thoroughly, that's quite a rant above ahah, but it's the best way I understand my cooling. Also, thanks for the kind words! I'm quite the OCD perfectionist and it feels good that someone enjoys my work !
Thanks for clearing it up for me, guess if you say it works well, it works well. once again, it looks very neat and nice.
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Is your back panel bent? I tried putting the rat nest behind my HAF912+ motherboard tray but I had to force close the back panel and I'm afraid of damaging the wires

If it's not bent. Great job!
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Is your back panel bent? I tried putting the rat nest behind my HAF912+ motherboard tray but I had to force close the back panel and I'm afraid of damaging the wires

If it's not bent. Great job!
I guess it bulges ever so slightly, but nothing worrisome. I'd rather it bulge the back plate than the motherboard plate. And yes, I (just like you) had to force it closed. It'd be nice to know if I'm damaging my wires aha, but so far I haven't noticed anything alarming. For the most part, the cables I'm using are separated a bit from the rats nest so I might be in the clear.
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Nice job good cable management.
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Where did you get the gromets for your cable managment holes?
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Where did you get the gromets for your cable managment holes?
They're the grommets for the Corsair 700d or 800d. You can find them here: http://www.corsair.com/rubber-gromme...ries-800d.html
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