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Anyone know if you're allowed to do a Build log with the intent of slowly upgrading parts over time while posting results of constant tweaking of CPU/GPU/RAM clocks?
I don't think I'll be upgrading for a good year but I do want an area to keep track of progress as I go
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Originally Posted by LocutusH View Post

I dont know, its just that i always somehow actively cooled my har ddrives. Even my current case has 2 decks, so the hard drive and psu are more or less separated, but i still cool them with one F8 Pro at least. But maybe its just important for me, because i run it in 24/7 smile.gif I just feel better with my hdd and ssd around, or under 30°C smile.gif

Regarding the 240: Maybe there is a way to put a fan on the drive cage directly... somehow. I saw that a 120mm can be installed besides the PSU, but that just blows on the cables biggrin.gif

Thank you this got me thinking as I read the number of HDD defects go up operating under 25 and above 40 degrees and here in Australia we do get our share of hot days.. so it sounds like a good idea! To check the difference, I installed a stock case fan there running at 12V to check the difference. With an ambient temperature of 20 degrees I got the following readings (using hwmonitor and running the valley benchmark for about half an hour):
- SDD: 36C went down to 28C ( I think it's displaying +2/3C too high)
- HDD: 34C went down to 26C

Having now done this it occurred to me that this extra fan does prevent warmer air coming from the main compartment since I am running that with slightly positive pressure (2 fans at bottom + H75 front intake + 2 fans exhaust at the top). It looks to be pretty effective putting that fan there.
Edited by 44TZL - 10/18/14 at 5:35pm
     
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Originally Posted by 44TZL View Post

Thank you this got me thinking as I read the number of HDD defects go up operating under 25 and above 40 degrees and here in Australia we do get our share of hot days.. so it sounds like a good idea! To check the difference, I installed a stock case fan there running at 12V to check the difference. With an ambient temperature of 20 degrees I got the following readings (using hwmonitor and running the valley benchmark for about half an hour):
- SDD: 36C went down to 28C ( I think it's displaying +2/3C too high)
- HDD: 34C went down to 26C

Having now done this it occurred to me that this extra fan does prevent warmer air coming from the main compartment since I am running that with slightly positive pressure (2 fans at bottom + H75 front intake + 2 fans exhaust at the top). It looks to be pretty effective putting that fan there.

These are some nice results! Where did you exactly put that fan? In the stock 120mm place beside the psu? Does it push more warm air out on the rear, trough the hdd cage?
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Originally Posted by LocutusH View Post

These are some nice results! Where did you exactly put that fan? In the stock 120mm place beside the psu? Does it push more warm air out on the rear, trough the hdd cage?

Indeed on that standard mount and yes it definitely pushes air out at the back. However, with the stock case fan running at 12V, it creates quite some noise with the dust filter left on.. with the filter left off it is quite ok, but still much louder than anything else in the case. I will be going for a much quieter/slower fan there over the next days.
Edited by 44TZL - 10/19/14 at 2:39am
     
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This one

That is UV reactive sleeve cables. You can either learn how to sleeve by yourself or you can buy customized sleeving online.
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Sharing my GF's Rig smile.gif

h100i or custom LCS?

thanks!

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What are her intended uses of the system and how long before an upgrade?
post #8658 of 12476
I am interested in adding some fans to the bottom of my air 540. I would like to remove the bottom plate and put my hard drives in the back where the cables are. I don't know how to go about this. Do I need to cut the bottom plate off or is it removable? Also going to remove the case feet and sit the case window side up. This is my first build and first time trying to mod a case so I need some advice. Thanks
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I am interested in adding some fans to the bottom of my air 540. I would like to remove the bottom plate and put my hard drives in the back where the cables are. I don't know how to go about this. Do I need to cut the bottom plate off or is it removable? Also going to remove the case feet and sit the case window side up. This is my first build and first time trying to mod a case so I need some advice. Thanks
well you would have to cut it and i think its possible to get a cutout of 120mm fan shroud so allyou would have to do is cut it out and mount the shroud some how
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If one were to put a 360 front, 240 top and 120/140 rad back, how would you avoid cooling the rads with warm air?

If I were to cut the case bottom plate and fit 3 intake fans at the bottom, would I be able to run all rad fans out of the case? Or should I push in warm air from all rads and outtake 3 at bottom?

The idea is to never reuse air.
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