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Could i get the best Air Flow Setup for my 800D.

post #1 of 5
Thread Starter 
I think my air flow is all wrong.I don't want to invest more,I just want to use what i have to its best advantage.Any help would be Greatly appreciated.

Setup:
Top of case= 3 Corsair AF 120 Performance Edition / Exhaust
Front of case=1 Corsair AF 120 Performance Edition / Intake
Back of case= 1 Corsair AF 140 Quiet Edition / Exhaust
Bottom of case= 1 Corsair AF 140 Quiet Edition / Intake
Bottom drive bay=1 Corsair AF 120 Performance Edition / Intake
Top drive bay= drive bay=1 Corsair AF 140 Quiet Edition / Intake
Cpu Cooler= Phanteks PH TC14PE with the 3 140 fans installed.

Pic Below of the current setup.


Build:

Motherboard
CPU Type QuadCore Intel Core i7-3770K, 3700 MHz (37 x 100)
Motherboard Name Asus Sabertooth Z77 (3 PCI-E x1, 3 PCI-E x16, 4 DDR3 DIMM, Audio, Video, Gigabit LAN)
Motherboard Chipset Intel Panther Point Z77, Intel Ivy Bridge
System Memory 16328 MB (DDR3-1333 DDR3 SDRAM)
DIMM1: Corsair CML16GX3M2A1600C10 8 GB DDR3-1333 DDR3 SDRAM (7-7-7-20 @ 533 MHz) (6-6-6-17 @ 457 MHz)
DIMM3: Corsair CML16GX3M2A1600C10 8 GB DDR3-1333 DDR3 SDRAM (7-7-7-20 @ 533 MHz) (6-6-6-17 @ 457 MHz)
BIOS Type AMI (05/10/2013)


Display
Video Adapter NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 (1536 MB)

Storage
IDE Controller Standard AHCI 1.0 Serial ATA Controller
IDE Controller Standard AHCI 1.0 Serial ATA Controller
IDE Controller Standard AHCI 1.0 Serial ATA Controller
Disk Drive WDC WD1002FBYS-02A6B0 ATA Device (1000 GB, 7200 RPM, SATA-II)
Disk Drive WDC WD1002FBYS-02A6B0 ATA Device (1000 GB, 7200 RPM, SATA-II)
Optical Drive HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GH24NS72 ATA Device
SMART Hard Disks Status OK

PSU:
Silverstone Strider Gold 850w


     
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX-8350 Vishera 8-Core Asus Crosshair V Formula-Z AMD Radeon HD 6950 Kingston  
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Kingston  Disk Drive WDC WD1002FBYS (1000 GB, 7200 RPM, S... HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GH22NS70 ATA Device  Phanteks PH-TC14PE 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit  samsung Led Monitor S27B350 SILVERSTONE Strider Gold ST85F-G 850W Cooler Master 932 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
QuadCore Intel Core i7-930, 2933 MHz (22 x 133) Asus Rampage III Extreme  EVGA GeForce GTX 560 TI x2 Sli G Skill F3-12800CL9-2GBNQ 2 GB DDR3-1333 DDR3, ... 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 1TB HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GH24NS72 LG Corsair H100 Push\Pull Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit & OSX 10.8.4 Dual Boot 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung 27" Led Logitech G15 Corsair TX850 watt Corsair 800D 
Mouse
Logitech G5 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX-8350 Vishera 8-Core Asus Crosshair V Formula-Z AMD Radeon HD 6950 Kingston  
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Kingston  Disk Drive WDC WD1002FBYS (1000 GB, 7200 RPM, S... HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GH22NS70 ATA Device  Phanteks PH-TC14PE 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit  samsung Led Monitor S27B350 SILVERSTONE Strider Gold ST85F-G 850W Cooler Master 932 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
QuadCore Intel Core i7-930, 2933 MHz (22 x 133) Asus Rampage III Extreme  EVGA GeForce GTX 560 TI x2 Sli G Skill F3-12800CL9-2GBNQ 2 GB DDR3-1333 DDR3, ... 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 1TB HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GH24NS72 LG Corsair H100 Push\Pull Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit & OSX 10.8.4 Dual Boot 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung 27" Led Logitech G15 Corsair TX850 watt Corsair 800D 
Mouse
Logitech G5 
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post #2 of 5
What are your temps now?

Unplug first 2 top fans so they are not sucking the cool air from in front of cooler.

Most likely removing unused PCI slots will let hot air from GPU out the back too.

It's all about educated guesses of what will work best, than testing to see. biggrin.gif
post #3 of 5
Thread Starter 
These are my Temps reported by AIDA64

Temperatures
Motherboard 34 °C (93 °F)
CPU 32 °C (90 °F)
CPU Package 36 °C (97 °F)
CPU IA Cores 36 °C (97 °F)
CPU GT Cores 30 °C (86 °F)
CPU #1 / Core #1 34 °C (93 °F)
CPU #1 / Core #2 35 °C (95 °F)
CPU #1 / Core #3 30 °C (86 °F)
CPU #1 / Core #4 32 °C (90 °F)
South Bridge 36 °C (97 °F)
iGPU 28 °C (82 °F)
VCCIO 34 °C (93 °F)
DIMM 36 °C (97 °F)
PCI-E #1 32 °C (90 °F)
PCI-E #2 31 °C (88 °F)
USB 3.0 38 °C (100 °F)
SATA 6G 37 °C (99 °F)
GPU Diode 41 °C (106 °F)
Temperature #1 28 °C (82 °F)
Temperature #2 27 °C (81 °F)
WDC WD1002FBYS-02A6B0 (WD-WMATV6527061) 41 °C (106 °F)
WDC WD1002FBYS-02A6B0 (WD-WMATV6184313) 41 °C (106 °F)
     
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX-8350 Vishera 8-Core Asus Crosshair V Formula-Z AMD Radeon HD 6950 Kingston  
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Kingston  Disk Drive WDC WD1002FBYS (1000 GB, 7200 RPM, S... HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GH22NS70 ATA Device  Phanteks PH-TC14PE 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit  samsung Led Monitor S27B350 SILVERSTONE Strider Gold ST85F-G 850W Cooler Master 932 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
QuadCore Intel Core i7-930, 2933 MHz (22 x 133) Asus Rampage III Extreme  EVGA GeForce GTX 560 TI x2 Sli G Skill F3-12800CL9-2GBNQ 2 GB DDR3-1333 DDR3, ... 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 1TB HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GH24NS72 LG Corsair H100 Push\Pull Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit & OSX 10.8.4 Dual Boot 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung 27" Led Logitech G15 Corsair TX850 watt Corsair 800D 
Mouse
Logitech G5 
  hide details  
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX-8350 Vishera 8-Core Asus Crosshair V Formula-Z AMD Radeon HD 6950 Kingston  
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Kingston  Disk Drive WDC WD1002FBYS (1000 GB, 7200 RPM, S... HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GH22NS70 ATA Device  Phanteks PH-TC14PE 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit  samsung Led Monitor S27B350 SILVERSTONE Strider Gold ST85F-G 850W Cooler Master 932 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
QuadCore Intel Core i7-930, 2933 MHz (22 x 133) Asus Rampage III Extreme  EVGA GeForce GTX 560 TI x2 Sli G Skill F3-12800CL9-2GBNQ 2 GB DDR3-1333 DDR3, ... 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 1TB HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GH24NS72 LG Corsair H100 Push\Pull Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit & OSX 10.8.4 Dual Boot 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung 27" Led Logitech G15 Corsair TX850 watt Corsair 800D 
Mouse
Logitech G5 
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post #4 of 5
Those are not bad temps. thumb.gif

Airflow is not just how many fans you have or if they are intake or exhaust. It's about flowing cool intake air to components and flowing the heated exhaust air away from components and out of case without the heated air mixing with the cool air.

I monitor the temps with a cheap indoor/outdoor wired remote or terrarium digital thermometer to monitor air temps. Twist a piece of stiff insulated wire into the last 8" of sensor lead so you can bend it to position sensor where you want it... like 40mm in front of your GPU cooler/radiator intake.. to see what the air temp going into CPU / GPU cooler is compared to room temp. The closer it is to room temp the better.. Shouldn't be more 5c maximum, 2-3c is what I usually end up with after 30 minutes full load on both CPU and GPU. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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post #5 of 5
Thread Starter 
I'm going to shut down the top fans and see what happens.I think they are stealing the cool air from the front intake.I have A/C so its always cool room temp 23c
     
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX-8350 Vishera 8-Core Asus Crosshair V Formula-Z AMD Radeon HD 6950 Kingston  
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Kingston  Disk Drive WDC WD1002FBYS (1000 GB, 7200 RPM, S... HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GH22NS70 ATA Device  Phanteks PH-TC14PE 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit  samsung Led Monitor S27B350 SILVERSTONE Strider Gold ST85F-G 850W Cooler Master 932 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
QuadCore Intel Core i7-930, 2933 MHz (22 x 133) Asus Rampage III Extreme  EVGA GeForce GTX 560 TI x2 Sli G Skill F3-12800CL9-2GBNQ 2 GB DDR3-1333 DDR3, ... 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 1TB HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GH24NS72 LG Corsair H100 Push\Pull Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit & OSX 10.8.4 Dual Boot 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung 27" Led Logitech G15 Corsair TX850 watt Corsair 800D 
Mouse
Logitech G5 
  hide details  
Reply
     
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX-8350 Vishera 8-Core Asus Crosshair V Formula-Z AMD Radeon HD 6950 Kingston  
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Kingston  Disk Drive WDC WD1002FBYS (1000 GB, 7200 RPM, S... HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GH22NS70 ATA Device  Phanteks PH-TC14PE 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit  samsung Led Monitor S27B350 SILVERSTONE Strider Gold ST85F-G 850W Cooler Master 932 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
QuadCore Intel Core i7-930, 2933 MHz (22 x 133) Asus Rampage III Extreme  EVGA GeForce GTX 560 TI x2 Sli G Skill F3-12800CL9-2GBNQ 2 GB DDR3-1333 DDR3, ... 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 1TB HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GH24NS72 LG Corsair H100 Push\Pull Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit & OSX 10.8.4 Dual Boot 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung 27" Led Logitech G15 Corsair TX850 watt Corsair 800D 
Mouse
Logitech G5 
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