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biggrin.gif I'm glad that i could be of help.. thats why we share stuff right? wink.gif Funny i'd never seen the Thermaltake fans before either, until recently where i saw a build that had them, and luckily he had written the make and model biggrin.gif

I would say that the static pressure are just as good, if not better, than the standard corsair fans. I don't use the RGB version of the fans.. mine are the white version, so no LED controller. You can get them in different colors smile.gif

My idle temps when up about 3-5 degress from the h110i to the Raijintek cooler, and that means going from a 280mm rad to at 240mm and fans. The Thermaltake 140mm version is only 1400 rpm @ 51.15 CFM and the Corsairs stock fans are 2000-2200 rpm, so they cool better. My 5930K @ 4.5Ghz MAX load settles on 65-67c cooled by 2 x 120mm 1500 rpm fans. When i had the H110i GT my temps where 60-63 MAX load fans at 2200 rpm and LOAD AF!

They Ring fans are very silent so i can't find anything bad to say about them. They look AWESOME biggrin.gif

About the paint it was just some standard gloss white spray from the local dealer smile.gif no known brand. Just lots of thin coats of spray.. BE PATIENT biggrin.gif

You can see more pictures here and all my specs/parts: : https://pcpartpicker.com/b/ntPscf

and here is one kind of from the front, but without the painted panels:


I was getting confused when you said something along the lines of 'the white you painted the case with didn't match the white you painted the case with....'

Now I get it it. You bought a factory white Air 540 and DIY painted the front and top removable fan grilles. Have I got it correct now?

In case I didn't say it before.........Stunning Build!!!
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I was getting confused when you said something along the lines of 'the white you painted the case with didn't match the white you painted the case with....'

Now I get it it. You bought a factory white Air 540 and DIY painted the front and top removable fan grilles. Have I got it correct now?

In case I didn't say it before.........Stunning Build!!!

Yes correct, factory white 540, and the white spray did not match entirely wink.gif

Thanks again.
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So guys, what is the best airflow option for this case ? ATM I'm rocking 3 120mm Noctua NF P12 in front as INTAKES, and 2 of the 140MM Corsair from the case as the rear and top rear as EXHAUSTS. I have a GTX G1 980 TI and a NH-DH14 cooling a 3570K. So the airflow is pretty much directed from front to back, with the cool air transiting trough the Noctua NH-D14 and exiting from the back.

I saw a lot of people advising to go full positive pressure ? Should I switch to 2 tops intakes (140MM), 1 rear exhaust and 3 front intakes ? (120MM)

I was also thinking of switching a hdd to the back portion of the case and adding a 140mm fan (with high static pressure) just below the GPU (in place of a hdd, but without cutting trough the case) to help it get some air.

Thanks guys smile.gif
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So guys, what is the best airflow option for this case ? ATM I'm rocking 3 120mm Noctua NF P12 in front as INTAKES, and 2 of the 140MM Corsair from the case as the rear and top rear as EXHAUSTS. I have a GTX G1 980 TI and a NH-DH14 cooling a 3570K. So the airflow is pretty much directed from front to back, with the cool air transiting trough the Noctua NH-D14 and exiting from the back.

I saw a lot of people advising to go full positive pressure ? Should I switch to 2 tops intakes (140MM), 1 rear exhaust and 3 front intakes ? (120MM)

I was also thinking of switching a hdd to the back portion of the case and adding a 140mm fan (with high static pressure) just below the GPU (in place of a hdd, but without cutting trough the case) to help it get some air.

Thanks guys smile.gif

I am using “all intake, except the rear fan” option at the moment. I like it because I don't have to deal with the dust at all. I have everything under water, but I think it will work great for the air-cooled setup as well, as soon as you will have a lot of cool air in the case and no dust issues.
Try it, you will only need to turn around 1 top fan (If I understood your current setup correctly), and compare your temps under stress.
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Thanks for the answer ! I'm wondering tho if having a disruption in the airflow wouldn't be detrimental to a air cooled setup ? ATM the air goes right from front to back. However, if I switch to two intakes top, airflow will be dispruted, will it not ?
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Thanks for the answer ! I'm wondering tho if having a disruption in the airflow wouldn't be detrimental to a air cooled setup ? ATM the air goes right from front to back. However, if I switch to two intakes top, airflow will be dispruted, will it not ?

This Corsair case have a lot of holes in the back and in the bottom, and as soon as you will build up high pressure in the case the air will find a way out. So this setup won’t be detrimental. I think that you could just give it a try for a week or so, and if you would feel that case will become hotter or too dusty inside you could always turn some fans around (5 min deal).
But theoretically, I like the variant with only rear fan blowing hot air away more.
(Just to mention: your Noctua cooler air flow should be directed to the back of the case)
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Thanks smile.gif Yes the Noctua airflow is directed to the back smile.gif
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hey looks great , where do you get the rear dust screens or did you make them ?
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hey looks great , where do you get the rear dust screens or did you make them ?

Take a look here. Depending on your country there are several retailers.
http://www.demcifilter.com/p0431/corsair-air-540-dust-filter-kit.aspx
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How much space is the between the PSU and the motherboard metal holder, how much space is there below, is it possible to fit a 16mm tube underneath it with a bulkhead connector to the main chamber?
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