Originally Posted by Jeffinslaw
That last option was what I was going to do. I plan to have all of the rads intake and all of the case fans as exhaust. That way, both rads in the bottom will be pulling in cold air. So if by going just push, and then having the air exhausted by the fan at the front of the case, it should have some good temps, I will for sure test it and find out which one works best.
I'm kind of changing my thinking on this one - and I think I'll be doing the same on mine. I might do a straight through design however. Now that my case will no longer fit under a desk (with pedestal and casters it will be ~31" tall) I'm thinking of rearranging my office and doing a "hybrid sandwich" for the pedestal - I'm coining that term now!
If I run both my UT60s in the pedestal push pull going from left to right as you look at it so INTAKE->UT60->EXHAUST |SPACE| INTAKE->UT60->EXHAUST. I'm thinking then I'll put a flexbay with an intake fan in the front blowing more fresh into the middle, so there's a mixture of cool fresh air and exhausted warm air from the first UT60 in the chamber.
The advantages of the former configuration (like you're considering) are obvious... maximum cooling potential. Plus I could uncover the rear 140mm fan ports but just put finger guards on them to let the air just be pushed out the back (still doing intake flex bay in the middle). However, the advantages to the latter configuration is that my desks will be to the left of the case - and the door to the hallway and the air return for the AC is just outside that door... so I'd have less hot air mixing into my office which is on the western side of the house. I think I'd be willing to give up a couple degrees of cooling capacity to have less heat pushing into the room. Have to think about that some more.
Originally Posted by PCModderMike
Heeeeeey didn't know you had a log, and it's using one of my fav cases. Subbed for sure.
Welcome aboard. Yeah, I'm kind of under the radar... but at least with the first incarnation that made sense because it's a ninja-build.
This time around it's going to be a little more in-your-face I think.
And now with a tiny bit of progress... modding complete (not my best cuts ever, but not my worst - and it's not like I'm going for a magazine cover here... plus it's going to be behind the side cover anyway).
Cut away about 3/4" - way more than necessary, but still leaving plenty of extra material for strength, and at least that way I knew it would fit no matter what I did on that side (like maybe add a temp probe in one of those ports.
With one of the UT60s test fitted with push pull fans installed! However I used the 'wrong UT60' for this side - so I've either got to flip the inside fans so the wire are aimed upwards and swap the fittings - or pull the whole thing and put it on the opposite side... and flip the outside fans but keep the fittings the same.
I've decided that if there's ever a situation where there is a 50% chance of being right purely on dumb luck... I will somehow manage to pick the wrong thing 100% of the time.
And here's a tipped-up view from above showing the space you have in here! Really if it weren't for having to run tubing, you could almost put an optical drive in between this setup! Nice and roomy.