Overclock.net › Forums › Cooling › Air Cooling › Is this a bad airflow pattern?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Is this a bad airflow pattern? - Page 2

post #11 of 15
Here is a video show the difference between the two set ups.
HAF XB
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 940 EVGA X58 3xSLI R9 280x G-Skill 12Gb 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Kingston hyper X none Corsair H60 Push/Pull Windows 10 
MonitorPowerCase
Samsung B2330 Coolermaster silent pro 850w Cooler Master HAF XB 
  hide details  
Reply
HAF XB
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 940 EVGA X58 3xSLI R9 280x G-Skill 12Gb 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Kingston hyper X none Corsair H60 Push/Pull Windows 10 
MonitorPowerCase
Samsung B2330 Coolermaster silent pro 850w Cooler Master HAF XB 
  hide details  
Reply
post #12 of 15
Thread Starter 
Well, I see an obvious difference, but which is better? It looks like without the fan, the air distributes better but it stays in there for longer and possibly stagnates, while with a fan it causes less coverage but more movement...
post #13 of 15
you're best bet is to try both and see which one give you the best temps.
HAF XB
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 940 EVGA X58 3xSLI R9 280x G-Skill 12Gb 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Kingston hyper X none Corsair H60 Push/Pull Windows 10 
MonitorPowerCase
Samsung B2330 Coolermaster silent pro 850w Cooler Master HAF XB 
  hide details  
Reply
HAF XB
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 940 EVGA X58 3xSLI R9 280x G-Skill 12Gb 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Kingston hyper X none Corsair H60 Push/Pull Windows 10 
MonitorPowerCase
Samsung B2330 Coolermaster silent pro 850w Cooler Master HAF XB 
  hide details  
Reply
post #14 of 15
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by ClickJacker View Post

you're best bet is to try both and see which one give you the best temps.

Can't argue with that logic.
post #15 of 15
Airflow is a complicated study. Using smoke is nice but very hard to tell what it's really doing. Best way I know of is high speed video and playback very slowly to see what's happening. I don't have that capability so use remote temp sensors and monitor component temps. Takes time and patiences but you will find strange and amazing results.

Example:
X58A-UD3R Northbridge chip runs hot. Stock Phanteks setup NB was in high 70s/low 80s. Took blue covers off and temps dropped to mid 60s. Changed to TY-140 fans and dropped to mid 50s. Lowered fans so flush with top of cooler and mid to high 40s. This was done over several weeks of change and monitor to see what was what. I tried extra fans blowing at NB, built ductwork for fans, etc. All to find TY-140 flow pattern solved all my problems.. CPU is slightly cooler and all sounds slightly quieter too. thumb.gif

Changed TY-140 to TY-143 fans and can tell no difference in 700-1300rpm range. i7 980 stock doesn't run hot enough to tax cooler (CPU @100% = 60c with fans unplugged & 53c @ 1000rpm) so don't know what TY-143's extra rpm (700-2500rpm) will do. Need to get busy and overclock.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Air Cooling
Overclock.net › Forums › Cooling › Air Cooling › Is this a bad airflow pattern?