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Freshly built today. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks!



post #2 of 12
I'm not sure the fans at the top are really doing much. Look like they are pushing air on the heat sink, but I think they might also be messing up air flow.

Take them out, run it again, and see what temps you get.
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post #3 of 12
You might want to flip the top two fans so they remove the hot air out the top rather than introducing air into the case.

It would seem to me that have the top fans blow into the path of your cpu fans might actually reduce their effectiveness.

Also, can you drop the hdd/DVD/CD tray to the bottom and place the fan on the top?
That would look to be the optimal fan position.

Nice clean case though.
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post #4 of 12
Make the back fan an intake and the top ones exhaust. If you have a H-Series cooler, I would suggest making all fans intakes to create positive pressure but since you have the NH-D14 that's not a good idea.
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post #5 of 12
Convential wisdom says top fans should exhaust. Thats how I would have it.
post #6 of 12
Get rid of back top fan and keep the front one intake to provide cool air to the heatsink.
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post #7 of 12
I personally would leave it, as I like a positive pressure system, but if you don't mind the inside of your case getting dustier faster, then make those top fans exhaust. In all honesty, you will probably only see temperature differences of like 1-2C

edit: as a sidenote, if you want a positive pressure system to minimize dust, you should get filters for those top fans, otherwise you're making the dust problem worse
post #8 of 12
I'd leave them as they are right now.

http://www.overclock.net/air-cooling...g-warning.html

Looks great BTW
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post #9 of 12
You have got three intakes and one exhaust and how big is that front intake I would change the top 2 fans around to exhaust the idea is to get the most flow through the case as you can usually from lower front to upper back as hot air rises
post #10 of 12
Remove the rear top fan and block the position using a cover of some sort. Leave the top front intake the way it is. You probably don't need the rear exhaust either as in some cases it will actually disturb airflow more, and besides air naturally will flow there from your Silver Arrow.
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