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post #11 of 27
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To solve that myth i reversed my airflow.

Option 1
80mm exhaust
80mm sidepanel intake
92mm intake

Case temp - (while running F@H) 28.3ºc
CPU temp - 41ºc
Mobo temp - 33ºc

Option 2
80mm exhaust
80mm sidepanel exhausting
92mm intake

Case Temp - (while running F@H) 27.6ºc
CPU temp - 44ºc
Mobo temp - 33ºc

That was just a quick 1 fan flip on the side panel window. Case temp drops because the thermal probe is right beside the fan. Intake IMO is better. Getting air drawn in through the vents isnt enough...i'd rather have lots of cold air comming in than hot air going out. I'd rather blow on something (ie soup lol) to cool it rather than suck air away.

Thats just my quick experiment.
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post #12 of 27
^^ I feel the same way, either a bit more intake, or equal. I have 2x120mm exhaust fans (Antec Tri-cools at medium setting, something like 27dB and 44cfm of flow) and then 3x120mm intake fans (1x Antec tricool on lowest setting, 30cfm, 1xSilverstone highest setting, 71cfm, and 1xAC 'silent' series, something close to 25-30cfm) before adding the silverstone case temps were 30-33C while processor idle temp was 32C for core0 and 39-40C for core1, after the silverstone I got 28-29C case temps, and core0 dropped to 30C with core1 dropping to 38C. However this test is biased toward the CPU temps because the silverstone is in the 3 5.25'' bays that are directly in front of the AC64pro sitting atop my processor.
    
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post #13 of 27
lol. I idle under 30 all the time and only have one antec tri cool on low. And ambient is 24 degrees.
    
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post #14 of 27
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Are you talking CPU temps? You also have a lapped AC freezer pro lol....
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post #15 of 27
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Originally Posted by Kopi View Post
Are you talking CPU temps? You also have a lapped AC freezer pro lol....
Shouldn't my case temps be like 60 then?

Just a quick screenie of when my heating broke down.


    
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post #16 of 27
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What are you talking about? Shouldn't your case temps be 60?

You said you idle at 30 all the time, and i said if thats CPU temps, thats understandable because your running a better cooler than i am.

Now whats this talk about case temps being 60? I only idle 3 or 4c above case temp
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http://www.infonec.com/site/main.php...detail&id=8467

Antec HDD cooler, sits in a 5.25 bay.
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post #18 of 27
forget about the floppy then...

You can flash the BIOS with a CD.

Floppies are for RAID drivers....period.
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post #19 of 27
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Flash bios through a CD

Same thing, just burn the file to the CD, bootable CD? err....i'll think bout it
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post #20 of 27
One of the reasons I'm going to built another case, as that's the same problem this X-Alien case has. Great to keep the HDD cool, but using a door fan as an intake isn't how ATX format was designed to handle heat.

What these manufacturers are doing is trying to fit as much in less space to save money on metal. The result is convulted designs that truly aren't functional -- all flash, little thermal performance.
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