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Just wanted to ask the experts before I buy a case. Is this setup good for an Enermax Fulmo Advanced case? The reason why I have it setup like this is because the top, bottom, and front fans have air filters but the side fan does not. EDIT: each arrow represents a specific fan except for the one that says "exhaust" which is just a huge opening.450450
Edited by charlie310 - 5/9/12 at 12:11am
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post #2 of 14
Yes, that will work okay. How will you be cooling your CPU?

Also, with so many intakes, you'll have positive pressure inside your case (Keeps it less dusty!)
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Which CPU cooler will you be using?
 
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post #4 of 14
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I'll be using a modded Xigmatec Dark Knight (Lapped & w/ 2200rpm Late Yoon running at 70% max). I'll be upgrading to a Noctua D14 once it is on sale.
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post #5 of 14
not related to the topic but that enermax looks like cm 690s long lost brother. is enermax related to cooler master?

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post #6 of 14
Well, If I were you, I'd mount the Dark Knight pointing downwards, to get fresh cold air from the roof-intakes.
post #7 of 14
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They look a little similar, but that's where the similarities end. I've been researching cases for the past 5 days, and I found the Enermax Fulmo Advanced is a much, much better case than the CM 690 II. Only flaw I see is that the top 5.25" bay might not be useable (wires from the docking bay, usb3.0&usb2.0, & fan controller get in the way) and no side fan dust filter.
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post #8 of 14
Generally the side fans are used for intakes which would be blowing onto the video cards anyways and the top fans are exhaust.
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post #9 of 14
That card has external heatpipes, the low side fan, if set to intake, will help cool it quite a bit.

Ofcourse that being the main place of exhaust will be moving quite a bit of air away from the GPU too, WHY dont you do each method and see for yourself?
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post #10 of 14
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You are acting childish. If you aren't willing to have a proper discussion with anyone with differing opinions then don't ask. There is a reason that a side fan being an intake is pretty much standard. I'll leave it at that. This is the first case that I've ever heard of with the side fan being in backwards. Enermax isn't exactly known for their cases either. I'll trust Cooler master, silverstone, Lian Li, ect's opinion. wink.gif
Like jags said, try it yourself.

LOL! So ironic how I never called you any names, but you're the one who's calling me "kid" and "childish".

I thought we were having a proper discussion. It appears your definition of proper discussion is essentially "even though you said you wanted a low-dust PC in your OP, you should forget about that and do side-intake / top-exhaust because that's the standard way".
You missed it again; the side fan is not backwards. I mounted it backwards because...read my OP.
What I learned through several builds is that the most popular cases are rarely the best ones for the money. Name me a mid-tower Cooler Master that has similar or better specs than this case that's around the same price-range. BTW, there were several Siverstone & Lian Li cases that were on my radar that (gasp!) had top fan intakes (or top fan filters).

It's amazing how closed-minded you are with MY case. I can understand if it's your case (cuz you have your preferences), but let's be sensible.



I got the case today, and the frame is really solid. My only gripe is that I'm going to have to buy 4x14cm fans, and I can't mount another 18cm side exhaust fan. $90 for a case that comes with 4x12cm & 1x18cm fans, top 3.5/2.5 HD dock; top fan control for 4-fans, fan led control button; vertical HD mounting system; removable dust filters, tool-less bays & PCI slots, 2xUSB3.0, 2xUSB2.0, etc. is a pretty good deal. I was even able to get the top 5.25" bay loaded with my drive, so I was able to mount another 12cm front fan for a total of 3x12cm intakes!\. Very nice!
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