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Hi everyone, just want to make sure everything looks good in my air cooling system.

Here is a diagram of what the cooling is like:

The blue arrow is a proposed fan. I'm wondering if it would benefit at all in my system or is it useless?

Also the square red box in the front of the case means that that area is filled by hard drives and an SSD.
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post #2 of 10
Looks alright, but why not space out your hard drives so they aren't collecting heat from each other? The addition of the bottom fan will account for some of the flow lost from the front fan. Either it way it looks good.
 
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Looks like a pretty standard layout. Should work just fine assuming the fans speeds are reasonable.
    
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post #4 of 10
Looks good to me.

Only question is why the combo of a 670 and a 7850? I could see a 670 and a 7950 or 7970, with the 670 as a PhysX card, but that's an unusual combination.
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I had nearly the same setup as this. The bottom fan will actually help bring in fresh air to your graphics card if it is long enough to sit above that fan. If not, it probably wont make much difference.
The pic looks like you will be using an air cpu cooler. How many top fans do you have? My case has 2. I originally had them both as exhaust. I changed the front top fan to intake, just to try it out and I got about 1º-2ºC temp drop.
 
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post #6 of 10
looks fine. I like bottom intake fans, but you can't really know til you try. You could probably do without the top exhaust. Maybe try moving the top fan to the bottom intake mount.
    
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Originally Posted by SavantStrike View Post

Looks good to me.

Only question is why the combo of a 670 and a 7850? I could see a 670 and a 7950 or 7970, with the 670 as a PhysX card, but that's an unusual combination.
I originally had a 7850, then upgraded to a 670. Then I realized how useless it was having a 7850 lying around, so I fold with it 24/7, or pretty close to that, and game with the 670.
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I had nearly the same setup as this. The bottom fan will actually help bring in fresh air to your graphics card if it is long enough to sit above that fan. If not, it probably wont make much difference.
The pic looks like you will be using an air cpu cooler. How many top fans do you have? My case has 2. I originally had them both as exhaust. I changed the front top fan to intake, just to try it out and I got about 1º-2ºC temp drop.
I am using a Hyper 212 for the CPU, and I have one top fan that's 230mm on the top of my case.
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post #8 of 10
I pretty much have the same airflow setting than your.With the replacement of my cpu cooler, i hardly see anything higher than 50 while on full-load.

See pictures below !

That was before my new cpu cooler and before my new exchaust fan.



I have a 200m stock corsair intake fan.


You see i have like you an intake near the psu, at the bottom. I have an exhaust at the top too.


You really see my new Phanteks CPU Cooler in here !
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And a little picture to give you an idea of temperature.



By the way, my case is a Carbide 500R from Corsair.

Your airflow setting looks good !
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I say leave the top exhaust. The bottom intake will definitely help cool your graphics cards.
 
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I have nearly the same amount of fans as you and this is my set up:

Front: 200mm intake
Top (front): 120mm intake into the HSF
Top(rear):120mm exhaust from the HSF
Rear: 120mm exhaust
Side: 120mm exhaust

HSF: Cooler Master 212 EVO push/pull

With the fans on 50% my CPU idles at 34C and my GPU with its fans at 30% idles at 28-30C. With the system cranked to 100% the CPU 54-57C depending on my ambient room temps.

You do not want to exhaust in front of the HSF because it will not get enough air. You want to create a wind tunnel of sorts with most of the intake coming from the front, this reduces dust build up as well. I constantly question the side fan, it may not last if I choose to mod my case.

(my sig rig is the current rig with this fan set up)

When I switched to this set up I saw overall temp drops of 2-4C and the dust build up was reduced exponentially. My side fan, when set to intake, was like a dust vacuum right into my GPU. I do not have a slot for the bottom fan, but I feel that it will just suck up dust depending on where you have your case and what kind of filter you have on the bottom fan. I also took of the rear MoBo shield and some of the PCI slot covers to help with the air flow. Just toy with the set up a bit until you find one for your case that works the best. Cheers.
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