well after owning my C70 for 6 months now I have come to the conclusion it does not have good airflow, I have tried everything I know to get the air to move in this case and it just seems to have a dead spot right in the middle.
the only way to get a little better airflow is to remove the front filter, but then the temps only change about 1c, then the way the front grill is designed there is a very bad high pitch sound with no filter.
my cpu runs very cool as do my graphics card as the graphics cards exhaust air out of the rear of the case, but just average temps inside the case just seem to high for how many fans and openings in the setup. when I game I have to remove the side panel.
the temp that worry's me is the northbridge, just at idle it sits at 49c which is fine, but when gaming it goes to 72c, even though intel specs on the X58 chip is max of 100c my old $45 case kept this chip at 63c max. if I remove the side cover while gaming my chipset max is 63.
I should not have to remove the side panel to get the same temp I had with my old cheap case when it was fully closed and had 2 less fans and no opening on top for fans either. I guess what bothers me is I paid $139 for a case that has worse airflow then a cheap ugly $45 box.
does anyone else have any concerns with the C70 airflow?
fan setup : 2 Noctua 120mm SP front intake with top hdd cage removed.
2 Noctua 140mm top exhaust.
1 Noctua 120mm AF rear exhaust.
1 Noctua 92m AF bottom floor intake
CPU cooler is this NoctuaEdited by jlhawn - 11/1/13 at 10:45pm