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post #1541 of 2032
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Originally Posted by krel View Post

Got a question about airflow. I am planning on doing push-pull radiators in the top of my case, two 360mm monstas if I can fit them, otherwise UT60s. Here's my dilemma - my office tends to be hot, and blowing air out from my case under my desk does not strike me as a really pleasant environment to sit in. Instead, is there any reason why I can't run the radiator fans from bottom-to-top, and vent out the top of the case? If I do that I can build essentially a chimney to let the hot air go up to the ceiling, and away from my desk, and pull cooler air in through the front and back of the case.

I would suggest the extended top for P/P monstas up top so you have some clearance above you GPU's.
They will fit without the extended top BUT having said that it will depend on your GPU bridging / inlet/outlet ports and will always be a squeeze even if you have clearance.

Been a bit of discussion about air flow recently in my build log.
Top exhausting rads are perfectly fine - just not optimal as with feeding the rads cool fresh air from above, instead supplying with "warmer air from within the case.
The coolant temp difference won't be much - but if anyone has a link to data on this would be great smile.gif
The other consideration is trying to maintain your positive air pressure - meaning you'll want to have 8 or more intake fans of equal or greater air flow.
Edited by fast_fate - 3/24/14 at 6:59pm
post #1542 of 2032
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Originally Posted by fast_fate View Post

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Originally Posted by krel View Post

Got a question about airflow. I am planning on doing push-pull radiators in the top of my case, two 360mm monstas if I can fit them, otherwise UT60s. Here's my dilemma - my office tends to be hot, and blowing air out from my case under my desk does not strike me as a really pleasant environment to sit in. Instead, is there any reason why I can't run the radiator fans from bottom-to-top, and vent out the top of the case? If I do that I can build essentially a chimney to let the hot air go up to the ceiling, and away from my desk, and pull cooler air in through the front and back of the case.

I would suggest the extended top for P/P monstas up top so you have some clearance above you GPU's.
They will fit without the extended top BUT having said that it will depend on your GPU bridging / inlet/outlet ports and will always be a squeeze even if you have clearance.

Been a bit of discussion about air flow recently in my build log.
Top exhausting rads are perfectly fine - just not optimal as with feeding the rads cool fresh air from above, instead supplying with "warmer air from within the case.
The coolant temp difference won't be much - but if anyone has a link to data on this would be great smile.gif
The other consideration is trying to maintain your positive air pressure - meaning you'll want to have 8 or more intake fans of equal or greater air flow.

There's 150mm of clearance from the bottom of the drop in rad mount to the top of a GPU when mounted on a motherboard in the Mercury S8. A Monster with two fans (push/pull) will take up 120mm of that space.
post #1543 of 2032
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There's 150mm of clearance from the bottom of the drop in rad mount to the top of a GPU when mounted on a motherboard in the Mercury S8. A Monster with two fans (push/pull) will take up 120mm of that space.

Last I checked, 80mm+25mm+25mm=130mm, not 120mm biggrin.gif
post #1544 of 2032
All you guys with your top mounted radiators
biggrin.gif >> wheee.gif top XL window reporting in wheee.gif << biggrin.gif
post #1545 of 2032
Nice, Niiice - now where's the pics thumb.gif
post #1546 of 2032
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Originally Posted by fast_fate View Post

I would suggest the extended top for P/P monstas up top so you have some clearance above you GPU's.
They will fit without the extended top BUT having said that it will depend on your GPU bridging / inlet/outlet ports and will always be a squeeze even if you have clearance.

Been a bit of discussion about air flow recently in my build log.
Top exhausting rads are perfectly fine - just not optimal as with feeding the rads cool fresh air from above, instead supplying with "warmer air from within the case.
The coolant temp difference won't be much - but if anyone has a link to data on this would be great smile.gif
The other consideration is trying to maintain your positive air pressure - meaning you'll want to have 8 or more intake fans of equal or greater air flow.
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Originally Posted by XNine View Post

There's 150mm of clearance from the bottom of the drop in rad mount to the top of a GPU when mounted on a motherboard in the Mercury S8. A Monster with two fans (push/pull) will take up 120mm of that space.

I did get the extended top - I was planning on fan, mount, rad, fan. "From the bottom of the drop in rad mount" - I assume you mean mount, fan, rad, fan then? Meaning, I should have around 150-80-25 = 45mm clearance?

Maybe it's obvious, but I want to make sure I have my ducks in a row. smile.gif


I have done some reading on positive vs negative case pressure, still learning.
Edited by krel - 3/25/14 at 7:08am
post #1547 of 2032
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Originally Posted by XNine View Post

There's 150mm of clearance from the bottom of the drop in rad mount to the top of a GPU when mounted on a motherboard in the Mercury S8. A Monster with two fans (push/pull) will take up 120mm of that space.

Last I checked, 80mm+25mm+25mm=130mm, not 120mm biggrin.gif

doh.gif You're right, the Monstas are 80, I was thinking of the UT60.
post #1548 of 2032
The Monsta rads are actually 86mm thick, there is a 3mm spacing on each side outside the core. Still ok at 136mm total for push/pull with standard 25mm fans.
post #1549 of 2032
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All you guys with your top mounted radiators
biggrin.gif >> wheee.gif top XL window reporting in wheee.gif << biggrin.gif

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Originally Posted by fast_fate View Post

Nice, Niiice - now where's the pics thumb.gif

I'll be looking forward to seeing some photos of that case as well.wink.gif
    
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post #1550 of 2032
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doh.gif You're right, the Monstas are 80, I was thinking of the UT60.
Lol, and with UT60, it would be 110mm wink.gif it's ok, it was late in the day.
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