Originally Posted by RavageTheEarth
Yes Mr. FTW is StOoPiD.
I didn't call him stupid. Do you always put words in other people's mouths? Just thought perhaps he wasn't up and up on every feature the board has. I've bought two, so compared to someone who hasn't had one (unless he has bought one), I'd probably have a better idea of if something works well or not on the board. It also comes down to simple physics. Someone who says the thermal armour would make it worse just doesn't seem to get the idea. Do 2 40mm fans do a lot? No. But it doesn't have to if it's pushing air into a tight volume of space. If I have an open board just like any other board, it's exposed and air isn't going to run along it as well as if I were to cover it and force air underneath the cover, that same air that was before running around in open space, is now forced to only flow over the motherboard until it's expelled. Making it so air can't go anywhere else makes a channel of air that is much more efficient for getting rid of waste heat rather than something exposed. FTW was saying it would make it worse. Physics just doesn't agree with that. Now this doesn't help the cpu at all, just the surface temperature of the motherboard.
Originally Posted by ivanlabrie
Ok, don't take it so personal, man...was trying to help.
Your case looks pretty bad, like an early 90's AT box, with that cable mess.
That can't have good airflow, that's the thing. 80mm fans are noisy as heck and move little amount of air. No point having them around anymore, I'd personally ditch them.
Noisy as heck? That's why you put fans on controllers. Can't have good airflow? Yeah, why would something with 16 fans put off good airflow? You're judging the case's airflow based on a closeup shot of the motherboard I posted? That doesn't give you an idea of it's cooling ability at all. You're assuming a lot here from that one pic. Then you tell me that wires are all important and I should get rid of some of my fans? Yeah, that's really gonna help airflow, let's get rid of fans to help the airflow. 120's wont fit in the spot I put the 80 mm's and the 80's are electrical taped together so air can only move through the next fan. As you can see, this pulls air in, it's sucked up by the radiator or spit out the back. It's a straight shot right to the radiator The only place a lot of wires are is on the bottom and there are tons of fans there anyways. My system runs fine and puts off a lot of air. Maybe once I buy the final fans I settle with I'll do something about the wires, but until then I couldn't hardly care about anything so inconsequential. Anyways, sorry for getting heated, but it becomes kinda personal when someone insults my work, based on something so trivial like some wires, when they aren't even seeing a good photo of the whole case.
Along the top you have two tiny fan wires, two power cables that just reach and can not be routed and the coolant tubes to the H100i. The only mess of wires is on the very bottom, far away from the radiator.Edited by shamanik1320 - 4/6/13 at 12:21pm