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Positive Pressure in Haf X

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I've been meaning to convert my Haf X to a pure positive pressure case and finally got around to it last weekend biggrin.gif

After Ehume's help and introducing me to the idea of positive pressure, what started from just changing my top 2 fans to intake ended up with these changes:

First up:

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I had to take out the HDD bay first since there's just too much obstruction going on there. Initially I just wanted to mount another fan parallel to the front bottom intake (where the GPU duct is) but decided this was the best to go about it. I managed to move my 1tb and ssd to the top 5.25 bays.

Next:

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I added an AP-14 120mm fan as a bottom intake right next to the PSU. It was perfect because the dust filters cover exactly that!


Then:

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This is to help exhaust and move all the remaining hot air out. The TY-140 I initially had mounted in my 5.25 bays got moved as a 3rd fan on my SA to do some major exhausting:

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For now I'm just using a 120mm Silverstone AP-121 as front intake in the 5.25 bays since I only have 3 slots to spare. I might try to find a way to fit a AP-141 in there somehow but that's for another day. Moving on:

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Mounted a Silverstone AP-141 to move some serious air through my GPU without sacrificing much noise. So the end result:

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Yes I know the wire management is hideous but I'll get to that some other time. I really just wanted to test my temps so far and I'm sitting at 64-65 after 2 hours of prime95 vs 71-72 from my previous setup (this is on 4.5ghz / 1.35v... wish I had a better chip to push it further). I've yet to test my GPU since I only remember my temps from BF3 beta. Luckily that comes out next week so I'll post back then!

Thank you everyone for your knowledgeable contributions that helped me get to this point smile.gif
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More or less the same thing I did with my rig lol. So many ways to improve airflow. The only thing I did different was not cut the rear grille. The only gripes are the size LOL, and the dust filters are quite rubbish. But having the size and the amount of airflow options is quite contradictory. If only it would fit on my table.
    
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More or less the same thing I did with my rig lol. So many ways to improve airflow. The only thing I did different was not cut the rear grille. The only gripes are the size LOL, and the dust filters are quite rubbish. But having the size and the amount of airflow options is quite contradictory. If only it would fit on my table. smile.gif

I definitely did not want to cut out the rear fan grill but when I realized how much air was moving out, I just had to. Yes the dust filters are crappy but now that it's all positive pressure I don't have to worry about it too much.

And my placement of the Haf X isn't great neither. It's sitting on top of a section on my table where it's really elevated and higher than my monitors. I bet I'd be able to shave off another 1-2 degrees if I put it closer to the ground but no space under my desk.
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