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100 would be just a bit short , i would take the 200

you can hide/tape the extra one if needed.
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post #1562 of 10499
My case is getting delivered today! biggrin.gif As such, I just put an order in for 3x Noctua S12B 120 fans, 2x Noctua NF-R8 fans, and a 1 meter NZXT white LED kit (I like glowy goodness :3)

I just had a thought... thinking about static pressures, airflow, thermodynamics, etc...

With appropriate cable management (ie zip ties EVERYWHERE muahahah), would having the two 80's on the bottom layer as intakes work with feeding the air through the bottom layer (hence heating it slightly), then having it rise and get caught in the draft of the two front 120's and have it shoved to the back of the top layer be a thermally sound thing to do?

Here's a lil paint diagram of what I mean (yes, I know there will be an optical drive in the way, as well as a 2.5" HDD cage, but the basic idea is there):

post #1563 of 10499
the air would come up to the side of the mobo not on the other side of the case you have a bigger gap between mobo tray and side then in the front. but anyway with the opening grid in the side any over pressure would wash off , with the top mesh too. it s bit more complicated then that. you wont see any difference in temp for sure.
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post #1564 of 10499
So is it worth getting the bottom fans? Or just totally passive on the bottom? Would save me about $30 not getting the two Noctua 80's biggrin.gif
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So is it worth getting the bottom fans? Or just totally passive on the bottom? Would save me about $30 not getting the two Noctua 80's biggrin.gif

I'm happy with my temps with fans just in the front. And if you have stuff plugged in the front chances are that's gonna obstruct the air flow, and if you are gonna add those fans just make sure you go for positive air pressure.
post #1566 of 10499
I'll drop the 80's for now... will keep an eagle eye on my HDD temps. That's the only "dead air" spot I'm truly worried about...
post #1567 of 10499
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Originally Posted by jassilamba View Post

I'm happy with my temps with fans just in the front. And if you have stuff plugged in the front chances are that's gonna obstruct the air flow, and if you are gonna add those fans just make sure you go for positive air pressure.

I have no water cooling or anything. It will be clean from front intake to vid cards and CPU HSF, then clean out the exhaust fan/air holes. Only possible obstruction are power cables for vid cards, 24 pin ATX, and I will cable manage those as much as I can
post #1568 of 10499
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So is it worth getting the bottom fans? Or just totally passive on the bottom? Would save me about $30 not getting the two Noctua 80's biggrin.gif
It depends on how many drives you have running down there and where they are. If you have drives in the hotswap they won't run cooler short of sticking a fan behind that bracket (or removing the swap board), but if you have 2.5s or 3.5s mounted in the 5.25 bays, they'll run 3-5c cooler. They do for me since I have 6 drives down there.

Even so, highest I've seen one get was 42c when I was moving about 400GB between 4 of the drives at once.
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post #1569 of 10499
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I have no water cooling or anything. It will be clean from front intake to vid cards and CPU HSF, then clean out the exhaust fan/air holes. Only possible obstruction are power cables for vid cards, 24 pin ATX, and I will cable manage those as much as I can

I have the same setup going just without the rear exhaust and I'm perfectly happy with my temps.
post #1570 of 10499
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Originally Posted by Kuudere View Post

It depends on how many drives you have running down there and where they are. If you have drives in the hotswap they won't run cooler short of sticking a fan behind that bracket (or removing the swap board), but if you have 2.5s or 3.5s mounted in the 5.25 bays, they'll run 3-5c cooler. They do for me since I have 6 drives down there.

Even so, highest I've seen one get was 42c when I was moving about 400GB between 4 of the drives at once.

1 TB drive for gaming, 3 TB drive for media (this one would get used more). Will probably leave the hotswap backplate on because I have large chubby fingers and trying to squeeze hands in there to change drives around = bleh.

I have a 120GB SSD that will be going into the 2.5" cages. 1 bluray drive (player, dvd burner) going in the bottom drive bay on the front. My PSU is a Corsair HX850, so cables shouldn't be an issue, and I'm hoping that I can run all the fans off mobo headers (2x intake, 1x exhaust) to keep cable clutter to an absolute minimum
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