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yup, that's the noctua. I very nearly went with that cooler before I decided to just get the H100.

Huw, I would still put in the bottom HDD cage TBH, just so it doesn't look so barren. You could then potentially put a 3.5inch fan controller in one slot, then you have a spare for another HDD in the future.
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Phanteks PH-F140TS at the rear and Corsair SP120's at the top. Undecided which fans to use on the CPU cooler, or if any at all.

That's very nice, are your SP fans a quiet editio or high performance? Are those intake or exhaust fans? I was thinking og putting a fanless heatsink and use the top and front fans as intake then the rear as exhaust. I also wanted it tom be quiet as possible and thought of buying corsair sp120 fans high performance and set it to 7v for positive pressure. Thoughts?
post #2973 of 11743
Corsair fans are pretty loud even at 7V. I have 2 performance edition fans from my new H100i, and both fans are in storage now. I'd go with something else if you want quiet. The fans on that photo are set up as exhaust for the top and intake for the 140mm Phanteks fan.
   
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So you have the rear and front fans as intake and the top as exhaust? Am I right?
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What CPU cooler is that and is that installed on the ASRock Z77E-ITX and what's the performance like on it? I've been looking for a CPU cooler that would fit that board but still allow for a PCI-E video card.
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Looks like Noctua NH-U9B and it's on Asrock Z77E-ITX. Smaller CPU coolres with 92mm fan should fit on it.
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yup, that's the noctua. I very nearly went with that cooler before I decided to just get the H100.
Huw, I would still put in the bottom HDD cage TBH, just so it doesn't look so barren. You could then potentially put a 3.5inch fan controller in one slot, then you have a spare for another HDD in the future.

Yes it is the Noctua NH-U9B SE2 and i do normally have the fans on it, just haven't in that particular photo, though i do now plan on running it fan less and see how it copes, i suspect fine due to the proximity of the surrounding fans.

Thanks for the advice for reinstalling the drive bays, however i have a Bitfenix Recon in the 5.25" bay so have no use for another controller, besides it would be of little use inside the case and inaccessible. I shall never have a requirement for another internal drive either, running a number of NAS drives. So, still open to good suggestions =)

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That's very nice, are your SP fans a quiet editio or high performance? Are those intake or exhaust fans? I was thinking og putting a fanless heatsink and use the top and front fans as intake then the rear as exhaust. I also wanted it tom be quiet as possible and thought of buying corsair sp120 fans high performance and set it to 7v for positive pressure. Thoughts?

You know i debated between the fans for some time and now not even sure which i opted for, but i can tell you then are turned right down on my Recon controller and require an additional 7v reducing cable to be what i would call silent. I may change them yet. They are currently working as exhaust fans with the rear as an intake, i know this is quite backwards to the norm, but seems to work fine for me but the main reason is because it was water cooled with a 240 Rad at the top, so everything still set up for that.
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I want that white mesh front! Any Japanese members here that can get these white mesh front panels?

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@HuwSharpe

What would you think if I used the top and front as intake and the rear as exhaust? Is it any good? I plan to go for a fanless cpu heatsink since air would be coming from the top and front.
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@HuwSharpe
What would you think if I used the top and front as intake and the rear as exhaust? Is it any good? I plan to go for a fanless cpu heatsink since air would be coming from the top and front.

I think this would be fine as a general rule, however it all depends on what else you have in there and if you plan to overclock etc. Out of curiosity i may turn things around myself to compare temperatures, though will be a week or so yet as my home is been renovated and my man cave is in pieces. PM me if you wish to discuss things further regarding this.
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@HuwSharpe
What would you think if I used the top and front as intake and the rear as exhaust? Is it any good? I plan to go for a fanless cpu heatsink since air would be coming from the top and front.
hot air rises cold air sinks, so wouldn't it be more efficient to intake from bottom and exhaust through the top?
post #2980 of 11743
Convection happens so slowly it is easily overtaken by even the weakest fan. It's really only a factor in passively cooled cases.
   
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