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what im wanting to do is get better cooling so i was thinking that i could put another 140mm fan on the front of the radiator and have it pull the air out and then put another 140mm fan on the fan duct (as soon as i can find one ) and have it blowing air on the gpu cards any ideas? am i on the right track or no please help thanx



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this is the fan behind my cpu cooler radiator that pulls the air into the case
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these are my top fans which push the air out of the case


this is my front led fan which pulls the air into the case
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your front fan is your problem as the hard drive cage is blocking it, can you remove the cage? I didn't see any drives in it. and if your radiator fan is pulling air into the case through the radiator the top fan is pulling it right back out so basicly your setup is not getting much cool air into the case. corsair suggest the radiator fan pushes case air through the radiator out of the case. also I have the same motherboard as you and the northbridge creates lots of heat, that's why I have a Noctua down draft cpu air cooler so it cools that hot NB and keeps it at 48c to 55c, the way yours is setup I bet under load your NB hits 73c easy, asus suggest if you use liquid cooling for the cpu that you should install a small fan on the NB heatsink, (where that 1 screw hole is).
this my fan setup.


Edited by jlhawn - 8/11/13 at 11:12pm
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Better cooling for what? The only thing I can see that's lacking right now, is perhaps a second fan on the inside of the radiator for a push/pull scenario. The rest of the case fans look like they're set up optimally from what I can tell. Top fans exhaust, front fans for intake. If you do add a side fan over the GPU, I would set that up as an intake to blow cool air over the GPU if it's a blower-style GPU, or as an exhaust if it's a multi-fan non-reference style GPU.
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this is the fan behind my cpu cooler radiator that pulls the air into the case

My personal preference is to set up radiator fans to blow hot air OUT of the case instead of blowing the hot air INTO the case, where it can be ingested by the GPU. You can test it both ways and see which you like better. I've always had lower CPU core temps with the radiators as intakes, but higher GPU temps. Switch it around, you get lower GPU temps and higher CPU temps.

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Edited by hammong - 8/11/13 at 11:06pm
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Better cooling for what? The only thing I can see that's lacking right now, is perhaps a second fan on the inside of the radiator for a push/pull scenario. The rest of the case fans look like they're set up optimally from what I can tell. Top fans exhaust, front fans for intake. If you do add a side fan over the GPU, I would set that up as an intake to blow cool air over the GPU if it's a blower-style GPU, or as an exhaust if it's a multi-fan non-reference style GPU.
My personal preference is to set up radiator fans to blow hot air OUT of the case instead of blowing the hot air INTO the case, where it can be ingested by the GPU. You can test it both ways and see which you like better. I've always had lower CPU core temps with the radiators as intakes, but higher GPU temps. Switch it around, you get lower GPU temps and higher CPU temps.

Greg
i need better cooling because when i play games like just cause 2 or need for speed for like 30 min straight i'm guessing my gpu card gets too hot and it freezes then exits the game i may try what u suggested though too see if that help any
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your front fan is your problem as the hard drive cage is blocking it, can you remove the cage? I didn't see any drives in it. and if your radiator fan is pulling air into the case through the radiator the top fan is pulling it right back out so basicly your setup is not getting much cool air into the case. corsair suggest the radiator fan pushes case air through the radiator out of the case. also I have the same motherboard as you and the northbridge creates lots of heat, that's why I have a Noctua down draft cpu air cooler so it cools that hot NB and keeps it at 48c to 55c, the way yours is setup I bet under load your NB hits 73c easy, asus suggest if you use liquid cooling for the cpu that you should install a small fan on the NB heatsink, (where that 1 screw hole is).
this my fan setup.



please don't laugh but what is the northbridge i'm still a noobie
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please don't laugh but what is the northbridge i'm still a noobie

the green and black heatsink just below my cpu fan, theres 1 screw hole in the green heatsink that you can mount a small 40mm fan and then
to the right of it there is a little white fan header (plug) that says NB Fan, plug the fan into that for power.
you can see it better on yours, it's the green heatsink just above your video card.
and I would never laugh at anyone with a question, I also had to learn all this.
Edited by jlhawn - 8/12/13 at 10:33am
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