Originally Posted by JackNaylorPE
Feel free to add / use / link it to your FAQ .... my biggest worry though is just how much extra cooling can we expect from push / pull ...... that 21% figure is based upon the 9.2C to 7.6C drop which is 21% temperature wise but does it hold up watts wise ? .... I dunno
But while the Monsta certainly looks impressive, I wanted to use the opening thru the PSU wall for the tubing.... and I believe the Monsta blocks that in push pull. With the Enthoo's fans .... we picking up just 10 extra watts of cooling over a UT60 280 (216 versus 206) ....so looks aside, I dunno whether 10 watts is worth losing that access opening.
With 145 for an OC'd 4770k and 275 (estimated*) each for twin 770s, I'll need 695 watts of cooling . Options, assuming my calcs are correct:Top @ 1250 rpm1. XT45-420 in push / pull (309)
2. UT60-420 in pull (262)
3. XT45-480 in push / pull (296)Bottom @ 1250 rpm4. UT60-280 in push / pull (206)
5. Monsta 280 in push / pull (216)
6. UT60-480 in push / pull (244)
The Monsta on bottom only gives me an extra 10 watts....the 480 on bottom gives me only 38 watts and kills the cage area. Since 1 and 4 only give me 515 watts (180 short), I can either go to 1800 rpm where 1. becomes 295 and 4 becomes 443 (738 total).....or add a front 240 Rad..... (Neither Phanteks site, manual nor Modzoo indicates a thickness limitation here) but looking at the video (which shows HD cages left in place) it looks like routing the tubes would be a PITA.... (not that I need bottom cage).
A. What is the space between the Front fans and HD cages ? (Looking to see what rads or rads + 140 x 120 Shrouds would fit)
B. Can the Top and Bottom fans be moved to the side ? I know Rad can't go there w/o losing HD cages bit looks like fans will mount. Buying 10 new 1800's would at least allow me to still use the two 140mm Phanteks fans for case cooling.
One thing I just noticed. The Enthoo doesn't have the usual round grommeted case rear cutouts for external rads .... was considering and external Rad (3 x 3 x 120) w/ four 180m fans but then lookd at the rear pic and was surprised they weren't there.
*Anyone have a source for calculating TDP of overclocked GFX cards ?