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FT02 with asus sabertooth z77?

post #1 of 18
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Hey ocn
i have a question i have heard that the FT02 is one of the best air cooling cases on the market, but i heard small things can disrupt the amazing air flow, like graphics cards that are not in closed, like the after market heat sinks, but my question is do you guys think a asus sabertoth will be fine in one? sense i have to put 2 little fans on the board, there really small but idk if they can still disrupt the air flow badly. idk if i will be fine or not, but anyways here is a link to the board if you want to check it out, 1 fan goes on the back io panel, and one fan is right under the cpu socket, there not in on the pictures but there is a hatch to wear they go. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131821&Tpk=asus%20sabertooth%20z77 so my question is do you think they will ruin the air flow? thanks in advance biggrin.gif
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I think It could only help you. The way those fans are designed to work is to move air underneath the thermal armor. Having the FT02 fan design I think that the way you orient the fan in the I/O panel could make a difference because of the direction of airflow. Have that one pushing air out the back. Try some testing once you get the board to see if it even makes a difference at all. You may find that the case has such exceptional airflow you wont need those fans. Have fun and let us know how it turns out.

~Baird
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I think It could only help you. The way those fans are designed to work is to move air underneath the thermal armor. Having the FT02 fan design I think that the way you orient the fan in the I/O panel could make a difference because of the direction of airflow. Have that one pushing air out the back. Try some testing once you get the board to see if it even makes a difference at all. You may find that the case has such exceptional airflow you wont need those fans. Have fun and let us know how it turns out.
~Baird
i think i might try that im just a ittle worried that it might not work right and ill be out $230 if it dosent function right in the case, the one other thing i was worried is if i have the i/o fan using as an intake, sense the hot air rises out the case, and the motherboard is rotated 90 degrees, that fan would just be sucking in the hot air that was rising. and this mb was special built to suck in air from the i/o panel, and when i try to use it to blow air out of the i/o fan and suck in air from the other fan, im afraid it wont work together right, any thoughts on that?
Edited by kole208 - 5/6/12 at 11:52am
post #5 of 18
Ya you have got the right idea. If it were me I would leave the I/O fan out and just use the one in the center of the board. I believe that their are some vents to the left of the socket on the armor that would allow for proper cooling in this case. I think it would work well. On a side note what type of CPU cooler would you be using?

~Baird
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Ya you have got the right idea. If it were me I would leave the I/O fan out and just use the one in the center of the board. I believe that their are some vents to the left of the socket on the armor that would allow for proper cooling in this case. I think it would work well. On a side note what type of CPU cooler would you be using?
~Baird
thermalright silver arrow or a d14
post #7 of 18
Ya I wouldnt worry too much about that I/O fan. Truthfully I would leave it out all together. Your going to have more than enough airflow over that board to have any worries. Have fun with your new build.

~Baird
post #8 of 18
I personally don't think it'll have any issue at all, since the bottom 180mm can get the job done.
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i7 3770K 4.9GHz@1.344v HT Z77 Sabertooth EVGA GTX 670 8GB Crucial Tactical Tracer 1866mhz 
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OCZ Solid 3 120GB SSD, Seagate 500GB XSPC Rasa CPU block, MCP655, RX360 Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Corsair TX850M 
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NZXT Switch 810 
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post #9 of 18
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Ya I wouldnt worry too much about that I/O fan. Truthfully I would leave it out all together. Your going to have more than enough airflow over that board to have any worries. Have fun with your new build.
~Baird
so should i take off that thermal armor thing? wouldn't it block it from the air getting to it?
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I personally don't think it'll have any issue at all, since the bottom 180mm can get the job done.
what i am personally worried about now is that the i/o fan would be just pulling in hot air, sense the case im gong with is the FT02 and it exhausts hot air right next to the i/o panel, and i think it would just pull that hot air back in? this case exhausts all its air out the top and this fan will just pull some back in i think?
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