Overclock.net › Forums › Cooling › Air Cooling › How to set-up the airflow in my CoolerMaster HAF X case?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

How to set-up the airflow in my CoolerMaster HAF X case?

post #1 of 4
Thread Starter 
Ok so this is my first time doing a build and I have been given conflicting views on how I should set-up the air flow in my case..

I was originally planning on having the front 230mm and side 200mm fans intaking air from the outside pushing into the case and then being exhausted from the rear 140mm fan and top h100 in push/pull using cougar vortex fans. Well a gentleman in the forum here said I would experience better temperatures if I had the h100 fans drawing air into the case because of the cool air from outside cooling the rad better and resulting in about 5-7C better cooling on the CPU. He did not specify how his other fans were set-up though..

I understand hot-air rises and and it is generally a good idea to allow the air to flow in from the bottom/front and exhaust out the back top? If I were to use the h100 fans to push air into the case wouldn't that kind of wreck the air-flow of the case?

What is the best method to setting up a good air flow for optimal cooling?
My Rig
(19 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 2700k@4.8GHZ Gigabyte UD5H Z77 EVGA GTX 670FTW 2GB X2 Corsair Vengeance 1600mhz 1.5V RAM 4X4GB=16GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Western Digital 1TB HDD 7200RPM Caviar Black M4 Crucial 128GB SSD(boot Drive) LG Blue Ray Player Corsair H100 with 4 Cougar vortex fans push/pull 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit Asus VG278H 3D 120HZ monitor + VG248QE 144 HZ CM QuickFirePro(Cherry Brown) and CMquickFire R... OCZ 1000W Full Modular 80+Gold 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Cooler Master HAF X 942 Cooler Master Recon PureTrak Talent + SteelSeries QCK Heavy Logitech Z623 
AudioAudioAudio
AKG Q701 Quincy Jones signature Creative ZXR Zalman clip on headphone mic 
  hide details  
Reply
My Rig
(19 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 2700k@4.8GHZ Gigabyte UD5H Z77 EVGA GTX 670FTW 2GB X2 Corsair Vengeance 1600mhz 1.5V RAM 4X4GB=16GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Western Digital 1TB HDD 7200RPM Caviar Black M4 Crucial 128GB SSD(boot Drive) LG Blue Ray Player Corsair H100 with 4 Cougar vortex fans push/pull 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit Asus VG278H 3D 120HZ monitor + VG248QE 144 HZ CM QuickFirePro(Cherry Brown) and CMquickFire R... OCZ 1000W Full Modular 80+Gold 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Cooler Master HAF X 942 Cooler Master Recon PureTrak Talent + SteelSeries QCK Heavy Logitech Z623 
AudioAudioAudio
AKG Q701 Quincy Jones signature Creative ZXR Zalman clip on headphone mic 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 4
Just have the 140 at the back exhausting, having to much exhaust will pull dust in through the openings, all the intake will force the air out the cracks so dust will only build up round the fans where the filters are.
post #3 of 4
if you want optimal settings, you may want to list your parts here so people could suggest more accurately http://www.overclock.net/lists/component/manage/type/RIG

haf-x is kinda big so if i am to setup the fans i would do either:

1) front 230mm fan intake, side intake, good 140mm back exhaust, h100 on the top as exhaust, 120mm in the drive bay as intake (to feed air to the h100)

or

2) front 230mm fan intake, side intake, 140mm exhaust, h100 on the top as intake.

this is what works for me best. i dont really subscribe to the "hot air rises" thing inside a case where you have fans blowing around. if left on it's own, yeah it will rise, but if you have a fan blowing, it will go with the air flow direction. gl thumb.gif
Yep, Aeris died
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5-2500K @4.8 Ghz ASUS Maximus IV Extreme EVGA GTX 580 SC Corsair Vengeance LP 4 x 4 GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Crucial RealSSD C300 WD Caviar Black Asetek 760GC Windows 7 
OSPowerCaseMouse
FreeBSD Corsair Professional Series HX650 Corsair Obsidian 650D Logitech G700 
  hide details  
Reply
Yep, Aeris died
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5-2500K @4.8 Ghz ASUS Maximus IV Extreme EVGA GTX 580 SC Corsair Vengeance LP 4 x 4 GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Crucial RealSSD C300 WD Caviar Black Asetek 760GC Windows 7 
OSPowerCaseMouse
FreeBSD Corsair Professional Series HX650 Corsair Obsidian 650D Logitech G700 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 4
Thread Starter 
Alright well I will try just using the 140mm in the rear as the only exhaust in see if the ambient temps in the case seem ok.
My Rig
(19 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 2700k@4.8GHZ Gigabyte UD5H Z77 EVGA GTX 670FTW 2GB X2 Corsair Vengeance 1600mhz 1.5V RAM 4X4GB=16GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Western Digital 1TB HDD 7200RPM Caviar Black M4 Crucial 128GB SSD(boot Drive) LG Blue Ray Player Corsair H100 with 4 Cougar vortex fans push/pull 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit Asus VG278H 3D 120HZ monitor + VG248QE 144 HZ CM QuickFirePro(Cherry Brown) and CMquickFire R... OCZ 1000W Full Modular 80+Gold 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Cooler Master HAF X 942 Cooler Master Recon PureTrak Talent + SteelSeries QCK Heavy Logitech Z623 
AudioAudioAudio
AKG Q701 Quincy Jones signature Creative ZXR Zalman clip on headphone mic 
  hide details  
Reply
My Rig
(19 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 2700k@4.8GHZ Gigabyte UD5H Z77 EVGA GTX 670FTW 2GB X2 Corsair Vengeance 1600mhz 1.5V RAM 4X4GB=16GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Western Digital 1TB HDD 7200RPM Caviar Black M4 Crucial 128GB SSD(boot Drive) LG Blue Ray Player Corsair H100 with 4 Cougar vortex fans push/pull 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit Asus VG278H 3D 120HZ monitor + VG248QE 144 HZ CM QuickFirePro(Cherry Brown) and CMquickFire R... OCZ 1000W Full Modular 80+Gold 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Cooler Master HAF X 942 Cooler Master Recon PureTrak Talent + SteelSeries QCK Heavy Logitech Z623 
AudioAudioAudio
AKG Q701 Quincy Jones signature Creative ZXR Zalman clip on headphone mic 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Air Cooling
Overclock.net › Forums › Cooling › Air Cooling › How to set-up the airflow in my CoolerMaster HAF X case?