Originally Posted by PontiacGTX
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!
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...
Originally Posted by doyll
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.
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.Edited by SmokinWaffle - 4/12/13 at 7:37am