Originally Posted by jprovido
i love how you can say all of that from one picture that isn't even showing the whole case lol. I have 7 fans on my system (I have another one at the front bay with a modded coolermaster device bay) minus the fans on the cooler and you're telling me my airflow is bad? the back is exhaust so that would help the NH-d14 wouldn't it? the bottom line is the NH-D14 is overrated. it's not as good as everyone says it is, sure my overclocks were decent but to yield zero performance from a corsair h60 and everyone here in OCN is saying the nh-d14 will demolish it
Care to explain where you other 4 fans are(an how many are intakes which is key), I see the PSU as one (exhaust)fan so there is 3 more to go.?? The Two Exhaust fan would do zero to help the D14 if not enough air are coming in, seeing how the bottom is sealed so the only place air could come in is through the front which I see only enough room for 1 120mm fan(2 horizontally stacked 120mm?).
From What I see there your exhaust fans out number the intake fans, and that's pretty bad considering there are not many openings in front or bottom to pull intake the air from other than the 1 default 120mm fan slot, a big air cooler will definitely suffer from not getting enough intake.
From Hardware Canucks' case review
9- Airflow Analysis
What can really be said about airflow in this case? In my opinion it is next to non-existent and surely not enough for a pair of 8800-series space heaters. G80 cards require a constant supply of fresh air in order to maintain a lower load temperature and the Aurora just doesn’t supply enough of it. Here is one of the reasons:
Not only does the front 120mm fan run at an extremely slow speed (1000Rpm) but the hard drive cage provides too much restriction for the small amount of airflow from the front fan. It would have been even more restricted if I would have kept the toolbox in place.
Even the two rear fans do not move enough air to inspire much confidence. The bottom-most fan (which is mounted directly above the graphics card) expels waves of heat which makes a rear-mounted radiator a very bad decision.
I am all for quiet fans but there comes a point when silence has to be sacrificed for airflow. The best thing Gigabyte could have done would have been to increase the speed of the fans and provide mounting points for a 120mm fan on the outside of the HD cage. Or at least provide adjustable-speed fans like Antec Tri-Cool models.
Many things can be said about the D14, but overrated in term of cooling performance definitely does not apply, your case failed the D14.Edited by sherlock - 1/1/13 at 1:51am