Originally Posted by miklkit
Now I'm sorry I mentioned the hole saw. Sorry.
You should see the mess I made with a grinder opening up the back of my case. Gotta clean it up some day.
Hahaha! That's ALL GOOD man, I know you were trying to help, not your fault, nor mine. We will blame the drill for not adjusting properly
Originally Posted by doyll
Case should be okay. But downflow coolers are terrible at keeping hot air coming out of them from mixing with the cool air going in. Best is pulling out away from CPU and hopefully one of the side fans can be used to exhaust the hot air coming out of cooler. What is the CPU clearance of the case?
According to the video on Newegg.com it's 7.5 inches in width, so with spacers it should be slightly less, 7.35 probably.
P.S. Wouldn't it work though intaking air on the side, if there are 2 fans on top that are already exhausting the air?
I guess I can see what you mean, just trying to be safe all in all, because I want to keep my GPU/CPU healthy for a long time.
Here are some pictures of the case to check it out:
Watched countless videos on negative vs positive air flow cases. So my brain is analyzing everything right now
There will be 3 intake fans, 1 intake from the front, 1 intake blowing air into PSU (intaking air into itself as well), and 1 intake fan right in front of PSU blowing air from the bottom to the top of the case all through the case to the top lid.
Here is my issue why I ask this
: Heatsink fan actually blows air onto CPU (as the fan is pointed down.), soooooooooa)
should I reverse it, and reverse 2 of the side fans to exhaust.ORb)
leave it as is with 2 side fans intaking air as well, heatsink blowing air down on cpu,and let 3 other fans exhaust by default (1 back, and 2 top fans)
If I only reverse the airflow of the side fans, without heatsink fan reverse:
There will be vacuum or hot air pocket, at least I think, because if I intake air on the heatsink and blow air out with 2 fans on the side then it won't properly exhaust, like tugging in 2 directions, 1 side always winning due to 2 fan differential.
If both sides are working in unison, it will work. Question is a) or b) ?
Heatsink: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103100Edited by XLifted - 8/25/13 at 10:28pm