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Additional to the two I already have on the front? If this is the case, I guess I don't see how this would make it any better?

Yes. Did you see the pics that I have posted? Because if you did, I guess I don't see how can you not see that the additional 2 fans at the back of the HDD cages (aside from the default 2 fans in front) can provide a double push of cool air for you PC.
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i have that case, option 1 plus Fermin's 2 added fans is the way to go.
both positive/negative pressure will be balanced, a near pretty wind tunnel casing setup thumb.gif
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Thank you sword_fish, that is exactly what i am pointing out. biggrin.gif


@Cico14

You can also apply this method for the Option 2 if you are more concerned/worried about CPU cooling. You need to do this in order to help direct the airflow toward your CPU. I think the default single fan is not just powerfull enough to do that since the Big Boy 200mm fan at the top partially (if not totally) sucks the air out before it even go to your CPU. nerdsmiley.png
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post #14 of 19
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Yes. Did you see the pics that I have posted? Because if you did, I guess I don't see how can you not see that the additional 2 fans at the back of the HDD cages (aside from the default 2 fans in front) can provide a double push of cool air for you PC.

I guess my thinking was since the fans are lined up in parallel, then the maximum amount of air you can push is governed by the fan that pushes the lease amount of air. Just because you have two fans doesn't mean you get twice the air flow. Is this rational correct?
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I guess my thinking was since the fans are lined up in parallel, then the maximum amount of air you can push is governed by the fan that pushes the lease amount of air. Just because you have two fans doesn't mean you get twice the air flow. Is this rational correct?

well the second fan would just allow the outside air to travel in a more direct path to the components, presuming there is a relatively sealed channel between them. Anyhoo, in my experience Option 2 would be my choice, but it also depends on the presence of a gpu and its cooling design.

Also that case may allow effective reversal of the back exhaust fan due to the large top exhaust, if you feel like experimenting with rotating the heat sink around. personally Ive never been a fan of that case but thats not very helpful.
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I guess my thinking was since the fans are lined up in parallel, then the maximum amount of air you can push is governed by the fan that pushes the lease amount of air. Just because you have two fans doesn't mean you get twice the air flow. Is this rational correct?


Well, in this case, I think it's more like "the maximum amount of air you can push is governed by the fan that pulls the lease amount of air".

Anyway, my point is that you will have the extra air-pushing power (or double push as i posted earlier) directed at your specific components. Hence, I said, "This will supply ample amount of cool air for both your PSU and video card". Remember that you have 2 exhaust fan ( a 3-speed 200mm Big Boy and a 3-speed 120mm). The force of this 2 fans (plus the fact that air travels upward as it gets hotter) is enough to partially (if not totally) divert airflow coming from your default intake fans upward, thus, limiting the airflow for the specified components. The additional fans, which is seperated with the default fans by about 6 inches (via the HDD bays), can help eliminate that limitation for whatever option you may choose (as long as the HDD bays are empty of course).

This isn't about how much air you can pull into your PC, rather, how far you can push cool air so that it can reach your specific components.
Edited by FerminTigas - 1/25/12 at 5:50am
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Well, in this case, I think it's more like "the maximum amount of air you can push is governed by the fan that pulls the lease amount of air".
Anyway, my point is that you will have the extra air-pushing power (or double push as i posted earlier) directed at your specific components. Hence, I said, "This will supply ample amount of cool air for both your PSU and video card". Remember that you have 2 exhaust fan ( a 3-speed 200mm Big Boy and a 3-speed 120mm). The force of this 2 fans (plus the fact that air travels upward as it gets hotter) is enough to partially (if not totally) divert airflow coming from your default intake fans upward, thus, limiting the airflow for the specified components. The additional fans, which is seperated with the default fans by about 6 inches (via the HDD bays), can help eliminate that limitation for whatever option you may choose (as long as the HDD bays are empty of course).
This isn't about how much air you can pull into your PC, rather, how far you can push cool air so that it can reach your specific components.

Okay, that makes sense. What speeds do you recommend setting the fans to?
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Okay, that makes sense. What speeds do you recommend setting the fans to?

Well, all of my fans are at their lowest speed. That is already enough during normal workloads like web surfing and performing multimedia apps. When gaming, I tend to put my 120mm rear exhaust fan to max speed and the 200mm top exhaust fan to mid speed.

It depends upon your workload actually, observing your temps via monitoring applications can help you decide what fan/s to adjust. smile.gif
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post in the rate my air flow thread in my sig for ratings, suggestions, and such.
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