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Silverstone Raven RV-01B, how to increase intake?

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So I've run across the problem pretty much every RV01 owner has: not enough intake. I have a San Ace 120mm exhausting through my H50's rad, and two 180mm AP181's replacing the stock fans. But CPU/GPU temps are still 10-15c higher with the side panel on. frown.gif

Is there any way I can improve airflow, particularly intake? Seems like the GPU for instance could use a lot more fresh air coming in.
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Do you know how much air (in CFM) your fans are actually moving?
I'd suspect the fan on the Rad isn't moving anything near its rated
CFM.Many case cooling issues aren't now much air, but where it's going.
Most cases are about 2 cu. ft., so even a paultry 50 CFM will
change the air 25 times per minute. Many times adding a fan
INSIDE the case, directing the incoming cool air to where it
is needed, will solve the problem.
Of course, there's always the option of higher CFM (and noisier?)
fans.
Edited by billbartuska - 10/18/12 at 5:22am
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Hmm, San Ace 1011's normally get great reviews. I don't even have them undervolted, so they're running at full speed. And it really seems more of, the case isn't getting enough fresh, cool air.
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