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Originally Posted by skupples View Post

You would just need to drill little pilot holes with the correct bit, on slow speed, with oil. Though i'm not sure what purpose it will have on a windowed panel.
I want it as an intake fan. Other wise my only intakes will be 2x 120mm in the front and a 140mm attached to a Kraken X40 in the back.
post #8322 of 12478
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Originally Posted by Parasyte View Post

I want it as an intake fan. Other wise my only intakes will be 2x 120mm in the front and a 140mm attached to a Kraken X40 in the back.

I'm sorry, i must of miss-read i thought you said you wanted to mount a 200mm fan to the Window correct? Are you also looking to then slot the window for ventilation? Mounting it to the window is easy enough, making it functional and not just aesthetic may be a bit more challenging.

Iv'e seen people mount low prifle 120mm fans to the side vent of the windowed panel.
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post #8323 of 12478
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I want it as an intake fan. Other wise my only intakes will be 2x 120mm in the front and a 140mm attached to a Kraken X40 in the back.

Let me see if I understand this correctly. You have:

2x 120mm front intake
1x 140mm rear rad intake
2x 120mm or 140mm top exhuast
Empty bottom

?

I'd suggest using mounting some bottom fans as intakes unless you're on carpet and you've already considered that.

If that's the case then you could try swapping your top and CPU cooler air flow. Re-mount your rad fan as an exhaust and use your top fans as intake. The top fans will give you the additional intakes you're looking for without needing to get crafty, and they help cool the VRMs and your RAM a little bit. You've also got fresh (or nearly fresh) air coming in right next to your CPU cooler, only now the hot air from the rad is exhausted out of the case instead of into the case.
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post #8324 of 12478
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Let me see if I understand this correctly. You have:

2x 120mm front intake
1x 140mm rear rad intake
2x 120mm or 140mm top exhuast
Empty bottom

?

I'd suggest using mounting some bottom fans as intakes unless you're on carpet and you've already considered that.

If that's the case then you could try swapping your top and CPU cooler air flow. Re-mount your rad fan as an exhaust and use your top fans as intake. The top fans will give you the additional intakes you're looking for without needing to get crafty, and they help cool the VRMs and your RAM a little bit. You've also got fresh (or nearly fresh) air coming in right next to your CPU cooler, only now the hot air from the rad is exhausted out of the case instead of into the case.
Correct except I have 200mm top exhaust and nothing in the bottom at the moment. The case is still empty as I am saving for the components.
post #8325 of 12478
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Originally Posted by LeMonarque View Post

Let me see if I understand this correctly. You have:

2x 120mm front intake
1x 140mm rear rad intake
2x 120mm or 140mm top exhuast
Empty bottom

?

I'd suggest using mounting some bottom fans as intakes unless you're on carpet and you've already considered that.

If that's the case then you could try swapping your top and CPU cooler air flow. Re-mount your rad fan as an exhaust and use your top fans as intake. The top fans will give you the additional intakes you're looking for without needing to get crafty, and they help cool the VRMs and your RAM a little bit. You've also got fresh (or nearly fresh) air coming in right next to your CPU cooler, only now the hot air from the rad is exhausted out of the case instead of into the case.


I would agree with this. mounting fans on the stock panel is no problem. Putting a big fan on the window still makes little sense to me. I think your best bet would be two 120mm fans in the bottom of the case. It comes from the factory ready to hold two fans there. Can also even fit a 240x80mm thick rad there if you want.
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post #8326 of 12478
So this should be my set up? (The PC will be on hard wood flooring btw.)

Front: 2x 120mm intake
Bottom: 2x 120mm intake
Top: 200mm intake
Rear: 140mm exhaust

Actually, I think it would be better if you guys knew what my specs are going to be so you'll know what space I have to work with:

CPU = Intel i5-4670k
MOBO = Asus Maximus VI Hero or MSI Z87-GD 65 (haven't decided yet)
RAM = 8GB G.Skill Trident X 2133 (2x4GB)
CPU COOLER = NZXT Kraken X40 or Corsair H90 (haven't decided yet)
SSD = Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB
HDD = Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB
PSU = Corsair AX 760i
GPU = Asus DirectCU II GTX 780
Edited by Parasyte - 7/14/13 at 3:40pm
post #8327 of 12478
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Originally Posted by Parasyte View Post

So this should be my set up? (The PC will be on hard wood flooring btw.)

Front: 2x 120mm intake
Bottom: 2x 120mm intake
Top: 200mm intake
Rear: 140mm exhaust

Actually, I think it would be better if you guys knew what my specs are going to be so you'll know what space I have to work with:

CPU = Intel i5-4670k
MOBO = Asus Maximus VI Hero or MSI Z87-GD 65 (haven't decided yet)
RAM = 8GB G.Skill Trident X 2133 (2x4GB)
CPU COOLER = NZXT Kraken X40 or Corsair H90 (haven't decided yet)
SSD = Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB
HDD = Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB
PSU = Corsair AX 760i
GPU = Asus DirectCU II GTX 780

First of all, if you've already ordered that 780 and contributed to its current "Out of stock" status on Newegg, F!#K YOU! I wanted to order one! thumb.gif

Second, if you're on a hard surface that setup will work great. I would swap the orientation of the 200mm fan between intake and exhaust and see what gets you the lowest temps. If you're on carpet, then I stand by my earlier suggestion.
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Would swapping the 200 with two 140s be good, and no I haven't ordered the 780 yet.
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Would swapping the 200 with two 140s be good, and no I haven't ordered the 780 yet.

Haha jk - two 140s would work great. The only thing is later on if you want to upgrade to a dual 240-rad (either an all in one like the H100i or one for a custom loop) then you'll have to buy new fans. If that's not on your radar though, then dual 140s is the better choice vs dual 120s.
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Haha jk - two 140s would work great. The only thing is later on if you want to upgrade to a dual 240-rad (either an all in one like the H100i or one for a custom loop) then you'll have to buy new fans. If that's not on your radar though, then dual 140s is the better choice vs dual 120s.
Yeah I was thinking of maybe grabbing two of the Corsair AF140s for the top.
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