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Testing by both Lian Li and Silverstone has shown that applying positive pressure by continuously forcing cool air in works better in small cases to lower case temps. Using the PSU as an exhaust gives the whole case a wind-tunnel effect, moving several times the case's air volume every second. There won't be any dead spots where components have time to warm up any air. It's going to be extra effective in this situation with the Apogee heatsink right under the PSU: hardly any amount of heat feedback. Also: radiators can exchange more heat when there is a larger temperature delta. That means cool air intake is superior provided the air is vented immediately, which it is.
I think Xyexz has shown great understanding here and that's why he's managing to cool CPU+GPU just fine with a single 120 rad in a shoebox case.
It's very inspiring thumb.gif

Well that is not true my sff build. Intake orientation leads to atleast 10c hotter temps, and the psu being the only exhaust makes it heat up to an untouchable point. I get way better temps with exhaust in my sff build.

Moreover, with my main rig, using the rad as intake made the whole system increase atleast 20c. Using my rads in exhaust provide the superior cooling for my loop as well.

I tried both ways of cooling, more than once, and exhaust wins every time for me. I have also tried arranging the fans and rads in several way, and at no point was intake better.

So in both of my scenarios, exhaust was far superior than intake. Just so you know that what you said is not universal.
Edited by Acefire - 8/23/12 at 4:13pm
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I use to think this case was dumb, but you just totally changed my mind! Great job man.
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I use to think this case was dumb, but you just totally changed my mind! Great job man.

Haha hey thanks! Yeah I was slightly skeptical of the case at first because of the limitation in cpu cooler size (even though you can actually fit a 72mm cooler in there) but it's a totally cheap highly capable case.

I don't think this case would be as successfully without the right components though - it couldn't have been released at a better time.
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How much did you pay for the case? Just as a base line for me so I can tell what is a good deal.

Lol and yea, that 670 with a waterblock looks like a midget! (no offense to small people)
Edited by Acefire - 8/23/12 at 7:31pm
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How much did you pay for the case? Just as a base line for me so I can tell what is a good deal.
Lol and yea, that 670 with a waterblock looks like a midget! (no offense to small people)

The case is available @ newegg for $49.99 plus $10 regular shipping.
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Well that is not true my sff build. Intake orientation leads to atleast 10c hotter temps, and the psu being the only exhaust makes it heat up to an untouchable point. I get way better temps with exhaust in my sff build.
In your SG02? Your sig only shows air cooling there and two 6870s in crossfire. You got any pics or link to build log? Or can you update your sig?


Edit: Don't want to hijack the thread, I'll take it to PM.
Edited by WiSK - 8/24/12 at 3:25am
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I am astonished that the single 120 (yes I know its 80mm thick) yields acceptable temps with that hardware! I wonder how thick of a 140 I would have to get to match the cooling power of this little monsta thinking.gif
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I am astonished that the single 120 (yes I know its 80mm thick) yields acceptable temps with that hardware! I wonder how thick of a 140 I would have to get to match the cooling power of this little monsta thinking.gif

Well the only downside to this setup is lack of fans from a more traditional 240, as this rad is the same thickness as two regular 120s sandwiched. I'd imagine a good 60mm 140 would work good.
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This resulted in a sweet little monster rig! Sorry for late reply, been working under some deadlines atm....

btw, Shadow_Foxx is a Mnpctech customer as well!

Thank you again for the local support!! thumb.gif
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This resulted in a sweet little monster rig! Sorry for late reply, been working under some deadlines atm....
btw, Shadow_Foxx is a Mnpctech customer as well!
Thank you again for the local support!! thumb.gif

Hey Bill thanks for stopping by and dropping a comment! Yeah I've been watching Shadow_Foxx's build using the Fractal Design Array R2 case, I freak'n love the Fractal Design cases, I almost went with something like the Array R2 maybe another build sometime biggrin.gif
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