Originally Posted by Zap
You mean besides having more airflow than it needs?
I only want to build this thing once. So I'm building in things (including HDD coolers and fans) that might be more than needed. The three 230mm's and the rear exhaust are stock with the case (but the rear upgraded from 120mm to 140mm). One of the stock 230 exhausts, the added bottom 140 intake, the 120 supplemental GPU exhaust and the 120 on the CPU heatsink will all be on the Scythe Fan Controller. So I can turn those off if temps don't require them or the case threatens to take off.
I'm actually not too concerned about that because it's not very aerodynamic and after struggling to lift it off the workbench for photos I weighed it and it's just scraping under 45 lbs. I don't have a wind tunnel anymore but I'm pretty confident about it not generating much lift.
I didn't think about papers blowing around the office. But I suppose I could point the window fan at the billowing case and cancel out the room airflow.
I'm not sure where this build will live, but if it's the no a/c second floor ambient can be pretty high in Summer. I like having the extra capacity just in case. And I planned for more fans running at lower rpm and noise level rather than fewer higher rpm and noisier fans.