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Ok then, next question is this: the fan speed controller on the casing controls only 2 fans. On the mobo I got 3 free fan plugs (which are 10V I think). How would I go about plugging all this? (currently the intake and outake are plugged on the controller)

Any idea of the output on the controller? Most of them will handle at least 2 to 3 fans per channel .. so you could you Y cables there if you wanted.

Or you could hook things up on the Mobo... and control the speed from the bios or through software (it looks like AISuite is available in the downloads.. and it should have FAN Expert in it... works pretty well). Again.. you could use Y-cables if wanted.. just make sure your fans don't pul more juice than what the Mobo provides.

Page 2-32 from your user manual:


This is a good Y cable if needed... it has Tach only on one side... so you get more accurate readings...

http://www.amazon.com/Silverstone-Tek-Sleeved-Splitter-CPF01/dp/B00B46XKKQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1395665964&sr=8-1&keywords=fan+y+cable
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I have the R4 running an OC 2600K, 16GB RAM, three 3.5" hard drives and an SSD. All "modu-vents" are closed, but I did add an additional Fractal fan in the front, so I have two front fans pulling air in, and one rear fan blowing it out. For CPU cooling I have a D14 with dual Noctuas, both with speed reducers in place.

With all three case fans at 5v, My mobo temp is 32C, my CPU temp is 30C, and my hottest drive is 34C.

So, with the exception of a better CPU cooler and an additional intake fan, it is a similar setup to yours.

So a couple of questions:

#1 Is it clean inside? Dust filter, cooling fins, etc?

#2 Are your cables well-managed? All behind the motherboard tray, etc?

Both #1 and #2 are about fresh air flowing through.

And...

#3 Is your CPU cooler properly mounted to the CPU? If that is loose, your CPU temps will climb.

So if I were you, I'd start with a good cleaning, check the CPU cooler, and then add another intake fan and see what that does to your temps.

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The casing is brand new and I can confirm everything is clean about it, the fans, and filters. The heatsink though had a ton of dust in it, and as I said I emptied a can of compressed air (in the previous casing), and it just might still have dust in it. As far as I can tell, the cpu is properly mounted, so that wouldn't be the problem.

The only BIG difference is that the top exhaust fan hole is still close, with the other casing it was open. So unless I suck major air from the front and shoot a ton in the back, maybe it's just the natural heat going *upward* that is stuck in there... somehow... (kinda strange thinking about it, as I type this hehe).
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Open up the front top 'exhaust' and make it an intake. Filter it with one of the filters I suggested before it will get cool air from outside the case straight to the front of your cooler and if you make it a silent fan it will have much less effect on noise then adding side/bottom and front ones. Forget the whole hot air rises thing, air goes where you push it smile.gif
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An INTAKE from the top? It would absolutely need to be flitered indeed. I was told before the top exhaust was *just* for outtake... I'm kinda perplexed. bigeyedsmiley.png
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post #26 of 26
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An INTAKE from the top? It would absolutely need to be flitered indeed. I was told before the top exhaust was *just* for outtake... I'm kinda perplexed. bigeyedsmiley.png

Try it and see what it does for your cpu temps. I'm certainly not the only one wink.gif

Edit. In my case i dropped about 3c under full load doing this. I do have quite a lot more fans then you though so I wonder if it might not have more of an effect. The cooler air from outside will go straight to the front of your cooler and be pulled through and out the back of the case.
Edited by Slink3Slyde - 3/29/14 at 3:58pm
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