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C14 is a fine unit. it's used in some SFF builds. your case can actually perform quite well as far as airflow, the problem I had with mine was the 80mm fans tend to have a harmonic effect so it was louder then it should have been.
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I put in a Noctua NF-R8 recently and it seems quiet.
post #43 of 46
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IMO, exhausts are a waste of fan since they only change the static pressure without adding additional airflow. All they do is take out air that would leave anyway. I had 4 fans (2 intakes and 2 exhausts) and going to 4 intakes lowered my PSU and GPU temps by a few degrees while the CPU didn't change (H60 was already intake).
FYI, higher static pressure = lower airflow (given the same fans).

If you have two front fans, and you add two identical spec'd exhaust fans, you have more airflow due to lower static pressure in the case.

Depending on case design, you may be better off with different setups, but the laws of physics still apply.

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Originally Posted by Stuuut View Post
No clue what case that is...
That's a chenming. OP, get another 80mm exhaust fan in there!


Here's another chenming case (mine):



same basic setup - 2 80mm exhaust, 2 80mm intake, psu exhaust, and two 80mm rad fans up top. That setup (and a 50% setting on the GPU) keeps my cpu and my GPU at or under 55C, with the fans all on quiet mode.

The taller chenming allows for two (or three if you didn't get the koolance one as the pumps went there) 80mm front fans (one per each harddrive cage), two 80mm exhaust, PSU exhaust, and a 92mm exhaust up top, at least mine does but the PSU isn't in sideways - they had different backplates up there)
 
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Wow, thanks u3b3rg33k! Now I know which case I have, apparently an Antec Sx1030B.

It's been isolated to reduce noise, so the fan bays have been ripped out and replaced with some fabric. So I don't seem to have any room to put another fan.

I guess the question still remains, is it worth buying a CPU cooler to use in my current case?
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Lol, apparently the chieftec dragon is the same case, maybe thats the one I have
post #46 of 46
There were alot of companies that resold/labeled/re-facia'd the chenming cases - just look at the molding / casting marks, you'll probably find chenming on there somewhere.

As for the cooler, if you get some more airflow through the case, then yes. but no cooler can do magic if the case temp is too high.
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