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best airflow for 560 hawk?

post #1 of 5
Thread Starter 
Here is my case Antec DF-30

I would like to optimize THE AIRFLOW inside the case. My priority is the GPU.
Here is the list of my fans currently installed

STOCK: (all set to HIGH) specs based on manual
a. EXHAUST top: 140mm TwoCool Fan
1200 RPM, 58.9 CFM, 0.80 mm-H20, 26.0 dBA
b. INTAKE front: Two(2) 120mm Blue LED Fans
2000 RPM, 66.6 CFM, 2.55 mm-H20, 34.5 dBA
c. EXHAUST rear: 120mm TwoCool Fan
1500 RPM, 51.2 CFM, 1.21 mm-H20, 27.9 dBA

AFTERMARKET:
a. EXHAUST rear (BELOW GPU): DEEPCOOL XFan 80mm
1800 RPM, 21.8 CFM, 20 dBA
Could you help me, where to place the three fans below to optimize the airflow? Please indicate whether it's exhaust/intake.
- Corsair H50 120mm Fan 7-Blade
1700 RPM, 59.1 CFM, 3.57 mm-H20, 29.8 dBA
- CoolerMaster Blue LED Silent 120mm Fan 9-Blade
2000 RPM, 90.0 CFM, 3.04 mm-H20, 19 dBA
- Silverstone FM-121 120mm Fan 9-Blade
2400 RPM, 110 CFM, 3.26 mm-H20, 39.5 dBA

I have given you four(4) possible places where there is space.
1. Side Panel 2. Front of Radiator 3. Front of GPU 4. Behind DVD Burner

Thanks!

Here is the diagram of my case,
Mid-End Game Rig
(17 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-760 @3.9Ghz (1.29375v) GA-P55A-UD3P rev 1.0 MSI GTX560 Ti Hawk G.Skill ECO 2x2GB DDR3 1600 (7-8-7-24-2T) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
WD Caviar Blue 500GB WD5000AAKS HP DVD1260i 24x Corsair H50 Silverstone FM-121 110CFM 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
CoolerMaster 120mm Blue LED Silent Fan 90CFM Deep Cool XFan 80 Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Chimei 23LH 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Genius KB-110 HEC Cougar CM 700w Antec DF-30 PowerLogic PowerLaser GLX-20 
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Mid-End Game Rig
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-760 @3.9Ghz (1.29375v) GA-P55A-UD3P rev 1.0 MSI GTX560 Ti Hawk G.Skill ECO 2x2GB DDR3 1600 (7-8-7-24-2T) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
WD Caviar Blue 500GB WD5000AAKS HP DVD1260i 24x Corsair H50 Silverstone FM-121 110CFM 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
CoolerMaster 120mm Blue LED Silent Fan 90CFM Deep Cool XFan 80 Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Chimei 23LH 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Genius KB-110 HEC Cougar CM 700w Antec DF-30 PowerLogic PowerLaser GLX-20 
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post #2 of 5
If i read everything right i would say 1/2/3. Also it might not be substantial but the 80mm fan directly under your gpu could be depriving it of certain airflow.

#1 intake from side panel
#2 push/pull on h50
#3 intake
post #3 of 5
Thread Starter 
what fans should i place in the 1-2-3 slots?
Mid-End Game Rig
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-760 @3.9Ghz (1.29375v) GA-P55A-UD3P rev 1.0 MSI GTX560 Ti Hawk G.Skill ECO 2x2GB DDR3 1600 (7-8-7-24-2T) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
WD Caviar Blue 500GB WD5000AAKS HP DVD1260i 24x Corsair H50 Silverstone FM-121 110CFM 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
CoolerMaster 120mm Blue LED Silent Fan 90CFM Deep Cool XFan 80 Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Chimei 23LH 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Genius KB-110 HEC Cougar CM 700w Antec DF-30 PowerLogic PowerLaser GLX-20 
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Mid-End Game Rig
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-760 @3.9Ghz (1.29375v) GA-P55A-UD3P rev 1.0 MSI GTX560 Ti Hawk G.Skill ECO 2x2GB DDR3 1600 (7-8-7-24-2T) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
WD Caviar Blue 500GB WD5000AAKS HP DVD1260i 24x Corsair H50 Silverstone FM-121 110CFM 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
CoolerMaster 120mm Blue LED Silent Fan 90CFM Deep Cool XFan 80 Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Chimei 23LH 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Genius KB-110 HEC Cougar CM 700w Antec DF-30 PowerLogic PowerLaser GLX-20 
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post #4 of 5
I made a thread very similar to this a couple days ago. Good advice from the posts.

Link: http://www.overclock.net/nvidia-cool...r-cooling.html
post #5 of 5
Thread Starter 
I tried placing the 110CFM on the side. I have observed that the intake fan on the side should not be too strong as it will disrupt the airflow within the card. Based on my experiment, if i set my intake at 800rpm it is much cooler by 1-2c than @2400rpm
Mid-End Game Rig
(17 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-760 @3.9Ghz (1.29375v) GA-P55A-UD3P rev 1.0 MSI GTX560 Ti Hawk G.Skill ECO 2x2GB DDR3 1600 (7-8-7-24-2T) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
WD Caviar Blue 500GB WD5000AAKS HP DVD1260i 24x Corsair H50 Silverstone FM-121 110CFM 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
CoolerMaster 120mm Blue LED Silent Fan 90CFM Deep Cool XFan 80 Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Chimei 23LH 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Genius KB-110 HEC Cougar CM 700w Antec DF-30 PowerLogic PowerLaser GLX-20 
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Mid-End Game Rig
(17 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-760 @3.9Ghz (1.29375v) GA-P55A-UD3P rev 1.0 MSI GTX560 Ti Hawk G.Skill ECO 2x2GB DDR3 1600 (7-8-7-24-2T) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
WD Caviar Blue 500GB WD5000AAKS HP DVD1260i 24x Corsair H50 Silverstone FM-121 110CFM 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
CoolerMaster 120mm Blue LED Silent Fan 90CFM Deep Cool XFan 80 Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Chimei 23LH 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Genius KB-110 HEC Cougar CM 700w Antec DF-30 PowerLogic PowerLaser GLX-20 
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