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 yes that was my idea too..  I wanted to do that but I have alot of drives so I put my 240 on top instead.

But there is alot of room there for rads in that bay area.
even two if you wanted to Pancake them.

That was my idea too, two rads on both sides, since there is intake on both side panels. I use only ssd drives so I don't need standard hard drive mounts at all. You can fit like 30 ssd drives behind motherboard tray alone.. ;p I guess in future, cases will have much less space reserved for drives, since it will be no longer needed.


Well also there is the little SSD Drive holder at the bottom that is good for at least four or five SSDs on the floor of the unit just ahead of the PSU mount..  So If you are an SSD Only person then you would not have to ge creative on the Mounting of SSDs unless you just want them to be unseen.  That would be a Kick.



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*Fixed*

smile.gif just got my case ill have picture soon

Trooper1.jpg


You certainly did Fix that ... That is so pretty..  make me want one..  Wait????  I already have one.

 

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Has anyone done a comparative analysis of flow directions? I've been reading some posts from other cases claiming that you get better cooling properties with a top mounted rad if you blow in the top and back but out the front and sides (I think maybe that was a HAF* thread) . Is the same true for the Storm Trooper?

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Has anyone done a comparative analysis of flow directions? I've been reading some posts from other cases claiming that you get better cooling properties with a top mounted rad if you blow in the top and back but out the front and sides (I think maybe that was a HAF* thread) . Is the same true for the Storm Trooper?

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 I think the physics is true in both cases.  While we don't have any real world data to answer your question definitively, the proponderance of data from other similar machines would say that it would be the same with the trooper too.

 

My answer to you plainly would be ..

Yea.. I think it would be the same as the Haf the reverse flow of the fans.

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 I think the physics is true in both cases.  While we don't have any real world data to answer your question definitively, the proponderance of data from other similar machines would say that it would be the same with the trooper too.

My answer to you plainly would be ..
Yea.. I think it would be the same as the Haf the reverse flow of the fans.

Well thanks for the quick reply.

No thanks for basically informing me that I have to get my fat head back in the case and turn all my fans around! tongue.gif
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hello i am very interested in this case as my current case can't fit the watercooling radiators i am interested in. Can anyone confirm if theres room for a xspc rx240 in the top with fans?
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Warm air rises, cool air sinks, and the warmest part of your case is going to be the top half of the mobo (not counting the vid card, cause that varies with all types of cards). So going intake at the top and back makes no sense to me, cause you would be going against physics, and pushing the heat from the top half of the mobo over everything else.
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Warm air rises, cool air sinks, and the warmest part of your case is going to be the top half of the mobo (not counting the vid card, cause that varies with all types of cards). So going intake at the top and back makes no sense to me, cause you would be going against physics, and pushing the heat from the top half of the mobo over everything else.

Yeah doesn't make much sense to me either, but people have actually gathered empirical evidence (can't remember where now) that showed their system ran cooler with the fans reversed. Dunno if that has to do with the fact that in a normal configuration (back/top exhaust), fewer fans are pushing the hot air out than the number of fans pulling it in. Maybe the effectiveness is based on the premise that more fans exhausting air as opposed to being intake fans, causes the air to move more efficiently.

I'm not sure it matters that hot air tends to rise if you have efficient air flow. The air would theoretically be moved before it had a chance to displace itself vertically outside of the stream of flow. I don't think the hot air would rise as fast as the fans up top would be pushing it out the front/sides. Efficient airflow would be the most effective way of countering heat soak, more so than simply judging the placement of the intake/exhaust relative to the direction of flow of ambient air.

In the end, I don't know the physics or thermodynamics behind the results of the tests. However, I do see tests which have been conducted in satisfactorily controlled manners showing that, at least in their particular cases, top/back intake worked well.

Also, if a 240mm rad is pulling air in, it's getting cooler air washed across it first, meaning more efficient cooling IMO. Otherwise, you're pushing warmed up air across it that has already traveled through the warmth of the box. This might be the reason CPU temps were lower in the tests with that configuration...?
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hello i am very interested in this case as my current case can't fit the watercooling radiators i am interested in. Can anyone confirm if theres room for a xspc rx240 in the top with fans?

What is the thickness and do you need push/pull?
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What is the thickness and do you need push/pull?

Its 58mm thick i think and im just doing push
Edited by Labze - 12/7/11 at 11:02pm
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Warm air rises, cool air sinks, and the warmest part of your case is going to be the top half of the mobo (not counting the vid card, cause that varies with all types of cards). So going intake at the top and back makes no sense to me, cause you would be going against physics, and pushing the heat from the top half of the mobo over everything else.

The heat rising inside a case is easily over come by the fans. With water cooling the cooler air from outside the case will make more of a difference that trying to use the rising heat. Think about it this way, turn on a burner on your stove and see how much air movement you feel. Or if you really want to get geeky, mount a fan to a box with a hole to put a thermometer in, then hold it above the burner. Take the temp of the air in the box before and after being above the burner. A burner puts out way more heat than a PC ever will unless it catches on fire biggrin.gif BTW the box can't be much bigger than the fan you use just like a PC case. If it is the heat will be able to go around the air being pushed out of the box from the fan.
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