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Noctua a14ULN, the faster fan (which is actually about 3 dollars cheaper per fan) is the P14FLX
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Noctua a14ULN, the faster fan (which is actually about 3 dollars cheaper per fan) is the P14FLX

I guess you'll just have to try them and see if they move air.
 
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Originally Posted by dakjones View Post

Noctua a14ULN, the faster fan (which is actually about 3 dollars cheaper per fan) is the P14FLX

I guess you'll just have to try them and see if they move air.

 

This is why I like to have a fan controller and in the way I mounted it in my brothers build in which then one can purchase higher rpm fans that undervolt well and adjust speed accordingly.

 

EDIT: Photos are in post# 251 for those who want to see the fan controller used secured inside the chassis.


Edited by nickt1862 - 1/20/13 at 1:29pm
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This is why I like to have a fan controller and in the way I mounted it in my brothers build in which then one can purchase higher rpm fans that undervolt well and adjust speed accordingly.

I do this as well. All of my case fans run around 2000rpm at 12v. I usually run everything at 1000rpm while gaming, and I turn them off while browsing OCN.

EDIT: unless I have headphones on, then I may crank them up.
 
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post #765 of 10491
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I guess you'll just have to try them and see if they move air.

Hmm, I guess so. Really a dumb move on my part. Depending on how much the restocking fee is they might just become paper-weights lol. Thanks for the help though. I'm gonna look into the fan controller route.
post #766 of 10491
Hello gentlemen,

I'm planning on purchasing one of these enclosures for my spare rig, mostly just for fun. They sell 2 version here, one with the window (5 bucks more) and one without. I am wandering though: does the window version also come with the mesh to replace the window with (like for example with the 600T white edition)? I'm planning on using the mesh (still got some 200mm's lying around) but if I can get the window as well for only 5 bucks more I'd just do that instead for if I'd ever feel like using it.

Edit: mmm just noticed that a 200mm will probably not fit in combination with a 212 CPU cooler, that would be quite the bummer. Also 140's at the location of the stock fans don't fit without modification (I don't have many tools lying around)... This is too bad as I kind of wanted to optimize this case in terms of airflow...
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post #767 of 10491
The case either comes with the window or mesh, you don't get the other one with the case. Peoples testing of using the top panel for an exhaust fan doesn't do much for temperatures apparently
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Hello gentlemen,

I'm planning on purchasing one of these enclosures for my spare rig, mostly just for fun. They sell 2 version here, one with the window (5 bucks more) and one without. I am wandering though: does the window version also come with the mesh to replace the window with (like for example with the 600T white edition)? I'm planning on using the mesh (still got some 200mm's lying around) but if I can get the window as well for only 5 bucks more I'd just do that instead for if I'd ever feel like using it.

Edit: mmm just noticed that a 200mm will probably not fit in combination with a 212 CPU cooler, that would be quite the bummer. Also 140's at the location of the stock fans don't fit without modification (I don't have many tools lying around)... This is too bad as I kind of wanted to optimize this case in terms of airflow...


They will mount on the inside, no problem at all.
 
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post #769 of 10491
So far the temp increase between mesh w/o fan and window has not been discernable, either. Given the choice between the two, I prefer the window. Due to how the wiring is run the viewable area is really pleasing to the eye.

I got upgrades coming next week. Hopefully by the weekend I'll have some nicely lit shots to share.
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Dont have any testing or numbers to back this up, but in my mind, if you have a video card with a cooler that throws heat around the inside of the case, I would want the mesh so it has somewhere to go (heat rises, so it should just go straight up and not heat up your board or get recycled in to the card's cooler). If you have a blower type cooler that pushes air out the back, then I see no reason to not get the window, unless you prefer the look of the mesh like I do (since the front and sides match mesh more then plexi).
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