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Radiators always want to exhaust. You really can't go overboard with case fans, so long as you have a directional airflow within the case. Meaning, you wouldn't want every fan to be an intake nor would you want every fans to be an exhaust. Place your intakes in the coolest places in your case (front and bottom, maybe side panel) and exhausts near the heat-generating components of your rig (always top and back). this will bring the coolest air in and exhaust the hottest air.

I run the following for my 3570k underwater (Corsair H100) with a 4.6GHz OC:
FRONT: 2 x 120mm INTAKE
BOTTOM: 2 x 120mm INTAKE
SIDE: 2 x 120mm INTAKE
REAR: 1 x 140mm EXHAUST
TOP: 2 x 120mm EXHAUST
(air flow front to back AND top to bottom)
my temps never go above 55C with ambient temps between 18-20C under typical loads (not stress-testing)

a common misconception is that case fans are unilaterally directional. this is of course not true because an exhaust fan will leave a pocket of negative air pressure in its "wake" and, thus, the exhaust fans will also function minimally as an intake and create that windtunnel of air your after.

I'm trying to make it as quiet as possible without compromising too much on the cooling, so I don't want too many extra fans except on the radiators. Since I'm watercooling both the GPU and CPU the RAM and HDDs should be fine with those radiator fans cooling them
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Is there anyone here who uses the Corsair Link?
I do just to look at general temps. it seems to work well.
post #9403 of 12497
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I'm trying to make it as quiet as possible without compromising too much on the cooling, so I don't want too many extra fans except on the radiators. Since I'm watercooling both the GPU and CPU the RAM and HDDs should be fine with those radiator fans cooling them

I got ya.. I'm not the type that's overly concerned with noisiness, but I also don't want a roaring monster under my desk (like most people I would imagine). I would at a minimum, install the 2 x 120mm front intakes, your rad fans and a 140mm rear exhaust. are you going to have your CPU and GPU on separate loops? intakes will be important to supply your radiator(s) with fresh, cool air and even more so if you're only going to be doing a single loop.
   
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I got ya.. I'm not the type that's overly concerned with noisiness, but I also don't want a roaring monster under my desk (like most people I would imagine). I would at a minimum, install the 2 x 120mm front intakes, your rad fans and a 140mm rear exhaust. are you going to have your CPU and GPU on separate loops? intakes will be important to supply your radiator(s) with fresh, cool air and even more so if you're only going to be doing a single loop.

Will those two front fans really make that much of a difference?
Yeah I'm planning on having 2 loops, that was my main question originally, where I would fit the cylinder reservoir/pump combo. Any thoughts on that one?
Edited by NE0XY - 10/23/13 at 12:08pm
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Will those two front fans really make that much of a difference?
I would say yes. otherwise, you'd essentially just be running hot (or, at least hotten than ideal) air through your radiator which obviously would not be very efficient.

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where I would fit the cylinder reservoir/pump combo. Any thoughts on that one?
I don't WC, personally, but I could think of a few spots.. if you only run SSDs, you could just remove one or both of the 3-in-4 HDD cages. although, those cages are where the front fans mount. you could still put 2.5" drives in the bottom-mounted 2.5" drive bay or 3.5" drives with extension adapters under your optical drives in the 5.25" bay (I think there are 3 usable 5.25" bays there)
   
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I would say yes. otherwise, you'd essentially just be running hot (or, at least hotten than ideal) air through your radiator which obviously would not be very efficient.
I don't WC, personally, but I could think of a few spots.. if you only run SSDs, you could just remove one or both of the 3-in-4 HDD cages. although, those cages are where the front fans mount. you could still put 2.5" drives in the bottom-mounted 2.5" drive bay or 3.5" drives with extension adapters under your optical drives in the 5.25" bay (I think there are 3 usable 5.25" bays there)

Hmm, I can't use the back 140mm fan as an intake instead? And not have the 2 120mm front ones?
I plan on having a dual bay reservoir/pump combo on the front plus I have 3 HDDs and plan on getting an SSD aswell so I don't think there's much room for a cylinder reservoir there, plus I want it to visible from the window, like a feature if you will.
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Hmm, I can't use the back 140mm fan as an intake instead? And not have the 2 120mm front ones?
I plan on having a dual bay reservoir/pump combo on the front plus I have 3 HDDs and plan on getting an SSD aswell so I don't think there's much room for a cylinder reservoir there, plus I want it to visible from the window, like a feature if you will.

maybe someone else here can offer you better advice for placement of you WC loop components. I don't have any experience with that.

as for the fans, you can try it and see what your temps are like without the front intakes but I would wager a bet they will not be favorable. it's usually assumed that the rear of your case will be against or near enough to a wall that an intake at that position wouldn't be very useful. the rear fan is located directly adjacent to where all your highest-heat-generating components are so I don't think drawing air in there would be effective either. again, you would be supplying your radiator with less-than-ideally temperate air.
   
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maybe someone else here can offer you better advice for placement of you WC loop components. I don't have any experience with that.

as for the fans, you can try it and see what your temps are like without the front intakes but I would wager a bet they will not be favorable. it's usually assumed that the rear of your case will be against or near enough to a wall that an intake at that position wouldn't be very useful. the rear fan is located directly adjacent to where all your highest-heat-generating components are so I don't think drawing air in there would be effective either. again, you would be supplying your radiator with less-than-ideally temperate air.

Yes hopefully I'll get some more help. I appreciate your input. Thanks =)
I have until I know what to do with the cylinder reservoir to decide what to do with the fans. Thanks again for your help wink.gif
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Yes hopefully I'll get some more help. I appreciate your input. Thanks =)
I have until I know what to do with the cylinder reservoir to decide what to do with the fans. Thanks again for your help wink.gif

You could always just not have a 140mm fan on the rear and use that area to mount a reservoir. I think SortofGrim did this.
 
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Can't you mount a reservoir with the peripherals bracket in the back?

Also, I want to replace the acrylic window in my Stryker with something more scratch resistant. Anybody have any ideas? And ways to mount the window to the panel... First time modding.
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