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It's hard to say wich is the better solution, because it's such an odd case. smile.gif

But without the side fan i'd get this:

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/thermalright-hr-02-macho-cpu-cooler-with-140mm-silent-fan-for-775-1155-1156-1366-amd-am2-am3

witht he side fan i'd get this:

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/be-quiet!-shadow-rock-pro-top-flow-sr1-cpu-cooler-with-120mm-shadow-wings-pwm-quiet-fan
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The exhaust fan size is 80mm (I know, odd size, odd case tongue.gif), and will have a fan in it very soon which will help exhaust a lot of the air from the CPU cooler once it's installed.
Hmm, interesting. That's very true, I was going to de-lid my 3570k when I got a new air cooler too, which would drop temperatures even more in which case I may try giving it an OC. Thanks for the tips. thumb.gif

Any more suggestions?
I need to study your case more to understand what the airflow is like. The key is not just a good cooler but keeping the cool intake air to cooler separate from hot exhaust air.

Looking at Lian Li gallery of your PC-U6 and thinking / wondering if you would be interested in modding the back exhaust to enlarge it? Opening up the 80mm vent to 90mm x 140mm vent hole? With this and removing the I/O cover you would have similar exhaust area to cooler exhaust area. Build a simple construction paper (I use file folders for material) duct on each side and top of cooler and all the hot exhaust is out the back of case. Anyway it's an idea. biggrin.gif

Elohim gives good advice too.
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Originally Posted by PontiacGTX View Post

it isnt easier to have another case? less limiting?

No way am I changing my case, took me long enough to find one over here, and I love it! smile.gif

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Originally Posted by Elohim View Post

It's hard to say wich is the better solution, because it's such an odd case. smile.gif

But without the side fan i'd get this:

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/thermalright-hr-02-macho-cpu-cooler-with-140mm-silent-fan-for-775-1155-1156-1366-amd-am2-am3

witht he side fan i'd get this:

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/be-quiet!-shadow-rock-pro-top-flow-sr1-cpu-cooler-with-120mm-shadow-wings-pwm-quiet-fan

It is. Thanks for the suggestions, I'm not sure if I'd rather keep the side fan or not as I have a front fan that I put in that blows air over the HDD's/under the GPU so I don't really need a side fan. The second option would give me the exact same issue I am having with the Khuler, so not a great idea...redface.gif

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I need to study your case more to understand what the airflow is like. The key is not just a good cooler but keeping the cool intake air to cooler separate from hot exhaust air.

Looking at Lian Li gallery of your PC-U6 and thinking / wondering if you would be interested in modding the back exhaust to enlarge it? Opening up the 80mm vent to 90mm x 140mm vent hole? With this and removing the I/O cover you would have similar exhaust area to cooler exhaust area. Build a simple construction paper (I use file folders for material) duct on each side and top of cooler and all the hot exhaust is out the back of case. Anyway it's an idea. biggrin.gif

Elohim gives good advice too.

I wouldn't want to mod it, no. Interesting ideas, though.

My fan setup at the moment is an AP-14 rested at the front, acting as a front intake, two AP-14's on the side (both intake obviously, one on the 620's radiator), and that's it. An exhaust fan is on it's way to me as we speak though, so take that into account.

I'm thinking it'd be better to remove the side fans if I don't need them, because fans blowing that way would just interrupt the airflow (if I had a decent CPU cooler), am I right? It doesn't aid my GPU cooling at all as I have a reference card so it's enclosed at the sides.
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post #14 of 40
is there another case that you would like in Aesthetics? Sometimes you have to get performance over appearance
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He could always use the Phobya case that he won tongue.gif
     
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I wouldn't want to mod it, no. Interesting ideas, though.

My fan setup at the moment is an AP-14 rested at the front, acting as a front intake, two AP-14's on the side (both intake obviously, one on the 620's radiator), and that's it. An exhaust fan is on it's way to me as we speak though, so take that into account.

I'm thinking it'd be better to remove the side fans if I don't need them, because fans blowing that way would just interrupt the airflow (if I had a decent CPU cooler), am I right? It doesn't aid my GPU cooling at all as I have a reference card so it's enclosed at the sides.

I kinda figured that. It's a unique case.. which means it's nice to keep it stock. thumb.gif

If the lower side fan doesn't interfere with new cooler there is no reason to remove it.

I'll keep thinking and looking at your case. You have any ideas how to keep the exhaust and intake air separated? Can be with airflow or ducting.

Maybe the solution is to use the side for intakes and front/back for exhaust and duct the side fan to a downflow cooler on mobo.
I know it's not £40
http://www.phanteks.com/PH-TC14CS.html
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/phanteks-c-type-low-profile-premier-cpu-heatsink-blue-edition-2011-1155-1156-1366-775-and-amd-fm1-am

Or Noctua NH-C14
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/noctua-nh-c14-top-flow-flexible-cpu-cooler-with-140mm-fan

If CPU is directly below side fan they might be the best bet even though a few quid more expensive
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is there another case that you would like in Aesthetics? Sometimes you have to get performance over appearance

No. I love this case.

If I wanted to solve my problem with a new case, I would just use the PS07B that this replaced I have sitting idle. tongue.gif

I'm aware I'm choosing looks over performance, but I don't really mind because this case looks phenomenal to make up for the lack of cooling ability. wubsmiley.gif

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He could always use the Phobya case that he won tongue.gif

Never! tongue.gif

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Originally Posted by doyll View Post

I kinda figured that. It's a unique case.. which means it's nice to keep it stock. thumb.gif

If the lower side fan doesn't interfere with new cooler there is no reason to remove it.

I'll keep thinking and looking at your case. You have any ideas how to keep the exhaust and intake air separated? Can be with airflow or ducting.

Maybe the solution is to use the side for intakes and front/back for exhaust and duct the side fan to a downflow cooler on mobo.
I know it's not £40
http://www.phanteks.com/PH-TC14CS.html
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/phanteks-c-type-low-profile-premier-cpu-heatsink-blue-edition-2011-1155-1156-1366-775-and-amd-fm1-am

Or Noctua NH-C14
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/noctua-nh-c14-top-flow-flexible-cpu-cooler-with-140mm-fan

If CPU is directly below side fan they might be the best bet even though a few quid more expensive

I'd rather have the air exhausted out the case using a regular upright air cooling tower, just because I can't expect an quiet 80mm exhaust fan to dump out all of the heat from the case unless it's directed directly at it, thus the want for a regular cooler.

Interesting idea though. Might be worth noting I hate fan noise, so my GT's are obviously low noise/speed (although the CFM isn't bad), and my exhaust fan is this (going to cut the LED's out, got it cheap on OCN), so only 22CFM of exhaust at the most, and that's before I possibly turn it down with the fan controller. Doubt it'd do a great job if it was tasked with sucking in and pumping out all the hot air if I got a downflow cooler, an upright would help me make the most of what I have.
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post #18 of 40
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No. I love this case.

If I wanted to solve my problem with a new case, I would just use the PS07B that this replaced I have sitting idle. tongue.gif

I'm aware I'm choosing looks over performance, but I don't really mind because this case looks phenomenal to make up for the lack of cooling ability. wubsmiley.gif
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http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA-053-AE&tool=5 cheers.gif
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Christ that case is hideous. Makes me want to tear my eyes out. Are you trolling? confused.gif

I'm not changing my case, period!

The only thing even vaguely similar in looks is the Lian Li PC-777, the big brother to my case, and that's a lot uglier and too big, even if it wasn't, it's impossible to find them for sale now.

PC777_b.jpg

But as I said, I'm keeping this case. tongue.gif
    
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Christ that case is hideous. Makes me want to tear my eyes out. Are you trolling? confused.gif

LOL It looks good and supports 175mm heatsinks tongue.gif

maybe my like is bad for you.. My Case biggrin.gif


I always prefer performance over appearance
Edited by PontiacGTX - 4/12/13 at 8:31am
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